Japanese Speaking Stock Controller/Supply Chain

Advertised on : 19 Jul 2018 | Closing date : 17 Oct 2018

  Job Reference : 10055

Job Title

Japanese Speaking Stock Controller/Supply Chain




£28 - 30K


Job profile


Leading Oriental Food Company is seeking a Japanese Speaking Stock Controller/Supply Chain.


Main responsibilities


Optimising stock levels at Dutch Contract Warehouse / Production facility (Machandel BV) on all products packed at this location

·         Planning production for our packed items, by regular communication with the packer to prevent any lost sales through supply chain logistics management, including Bulk supply from Japan.

·         Daily communication with our warehouse and troubleshooting logistic/supply problems – Rework / Language Label instruction/blocked stock/stock allocation

·         Ensuring adequate stock at our UK contract Warehouse for Supermarket supply chain direct orders

·         Troubleshooting issues regarding customer orders due to out of stock, quality and delivery problems



Purchasing stock items against forecast sales for all products (currently around 200)

·         Placing orders with suppliers in accordance with stock turn ratios

·         Advising Director of changes in supply and pricing

·         Checking costs and reporting changes to sales team and finance team

·         Analysing sales to improve accuracy of forecasts

·         Co-ordinating all goods in deliveries and checking arrivals via Holland warehouse

·         Controlling all shipping documents, liaising with freight forwarders regarding custom clearance


Supply Chain and Logistics

·         To regularly monitor and analyse the sales and stock level, communicating to the sales team as needed

·         Control of Supplier Ingredient ordering

·         Checking invoices from suppliers

·         Coordination with sales team re allocation of stock if shortage occurs

·         Producing Stock Reports and valuation of stock holdings regularly

·         Ongoing training with Sage and Exact software to improve reporting and traceability

·         Control of packaging stocks at suppliers in conjunction with product development team


Who we are looking for




The ideal candidate will

·         have a good track record in general logistics/buying in similar environments and be familiar with all documentation relating to importing, exporting and shipping

·         be used to taking responsibility for all aspects of their job without undue supervision, with a flexible approach to adapting to changing priorities

·         be required to make regular trips to the warehouse in Holland

·         have a cheerful and positive attitude to problem solving

·         Good understanding of structure of supply chain.

Essential Skill requirements for the position:


·         Highly numerate and organised re data entry and record keeping, with good general skills in Office.

·         Experienced manager

·         High level of skill in Excel essential (pivot tables, functions)

·         A high level of fluency in English, both spoken and written

·         Good knowledge of ERP system, Access, and Sage Line 50 software


Language requirement


Fluent English for Business situations

Japanese language is essential







Mon – Fri 8:30 - 17:30

Starting date






Candidates must be eligible to work in the UK with no restrictions as no Visa support will be provided.


Functional Areas : Trading & SCM;Procurement, Purchasing & Sourcing
Type of Employment : Permanent
Work Location : (London)

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