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Supply Chain Analyst

Role: Inbound Supply Chain Analyst

Purpose of role:
This is an exciting role in our growing Supply Chain. Primark imports goods from a number of origins worldwide, predominantly from Asia and Europe, over Ocean, Air and Road freight transportation services. Our Supply Chain is undergoing transformation and this role will be critical to the overall management of the Inbound Supply Chain, providing an authoritative source of information and creativity, on which the operating model can be developed.

Reports to: Inbound Carrier Manager

Location: Islip (Northamptonshire) or Reading (Berkshire)

Key Responsibilities:
  • To design and transform performance KPI’s and financial metrics in order to drive Primark Service Providers (Ocean Shipping Lines, Airlines, Freight Forwarders, Road Hauliers and others) performance
  • To support Inbound Supply Chain Budget creation, monitor all partners performance against the budget, identify and evaluate saving opportunities and maintain the cost trackers accordingly
  • Delivering Business Intelligence and consistent, timely and effective management information to the business aimed at driving efficiency, profitability and continuous service improvement of the Inbound Supply Chain
  • To use initiative and creativity in the preparation and evaluation of BI data leading to fully supportive proposals and recommendations to management on business practises and process
  • The input of ideas and feedback on improvement, advancement and risk to the business
  • To prepare and present BI data and conclusions based on analytical evaluation of business process and performance.
  • Proactive engagement of all stakeholders including the internal and external parties.
  • Managing stakeholder's expectations, at senior management level, through detailed requirements gathering, clear communication of delivery timelines and early notification of any issues/blockers
  • To design and develop effective and actionable BI dashboards and reports
  • To drive data quality improvements across the operation
  • To provide prompt response to ad-hoc reporting and data analysis requests

The ideal individual will have:
  • The individual should be self-motivated, focussed and results orientated, with the ability to operate within a highly pressurised and fast paced environment, consistently delivering results and achieving corporate objectives on time and within the agreed parameters.
  • As this is a role placed in fast changing environment he/she will have the self-drive and will enjoy creative process of setting up and shaping of the solution as well as own role in the organisation
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Experience working with large volumes of data / documents
  • Ability to translate complex business requirements into clear and concise reports and visualisations
  • End To End Supply Chain awareness and previous International Supply Chain operational experience is preferred
  • Understanding of requirements of retail will be an advantage
  • Experience of having worked in a similar role previously
  • Good influencing skills and ability to work under pressure
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Ability to work on own initiative and as part of a team
  • Ability to deliver and achieve results within demanding timescales
  • Ability to think strategically and be proactive
  • Strong business analysis and problem solving skills
  • Ability to interpret data and present findings in a clear and concise format i.e. graphs, tables, diagrams
  • Ability to present ideas and potential solutions, and documenting them in the form of a report

Core Skills
  • Advanced Microsoft Office skills (particularly Excel and Powerpoint)
  • VBA will be advantage but not a requirement
  • Experience of SQL will be advantage but not a requirement
  • Excellent organisational, prioritisation and time management skills
  • Experience in collating reports from various data sources
  • Cultural awareness and sensitivity
  • Excellent problem solving, strategic thinking and planning skills
  • Relationship builder both internally and externally with strong influencing skills
  • Experience of working in a fast paced supply chain environment
  • Strong administrative skills
  • Effective communicator





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