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Inventory Planner


Corby, ENG, GB, NN17 9FH

Brand:  RS Group
Function:  Supply Chain
Work Location:  Hybrid

We have an exciting opportunity available for an Inventory Planner to join our team based in Corby. You will be the inventory planning specialist for a specific Category to contribute and deliver to the category inventory strategy for Supply Chain. You will be working in conjunction with the Senior Inventory Planner and the Inventory Control Manager on continuously improving the KPI’s within the department. 


This is a hybrid role with flexibility working from home 2 or 3 days a week on a 6 Months FTC. 


What you will do to be successful in this role


  • Manage Supply Plan in line with Category and Cell inventory strategies
  • Manage Purchase Order Book to ensure it meets Demand Forecast including expediting and rescheduling
  • Support Inventory Control in mitigating Excess inventory whilst keeping within Category and Cell Stocking Policies
  • Manage exceptions to Supply Plan including but not limited to zero/low stock and customer order shortages
  • Resolve queries regarding product deliveries, working closely with Operations
  • Support Buying teams in improving or maintaining vendor performance and identifying cost reductions
  • Work closely with Demand Planning to ensure Supply Plan meets customer requirements
  • Optimise Return on Investment (ROI) through cross-functional improvement initiatives, implementation of established industry best practices and employing a Total Cost of Ownership approach
  • Be key interface for relevant vendor Supply Plan enquiries for both external (vendors) and internal stakeholders such as IC, Demand Planning, Product, and Operations
  • Proactively seek to continuously improve processes
  • Adhere to the RS Ways of Working:  with Passion, Integrity, Innovation, Collaboration, Accountability and Aspiration


What you will have to be successful in this role


  • Ability to demonstrate customer-oriented thinking 
  • Good challenging, collaboration and influencing skills 
  • Good understanding of inventory management principles and practices  
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills 
  • MS Excel proficient 
  • Ability to interpret data and reports and provide clear analytics / recommendations  
  • Ability to challenge status quo and drive for high performance 
  • Ability to operate within a global organisation and to demonstrate cultural awareness 
  • Diversity and inclusiveness aware 
  • Understanding of the market and industry within which we operate
  • SAP and JDA knowledge would be a great advantage
  • MS Office competent 


A little bit about you:

You are an analytical thinker who is focused on outcomes and have a strong bias for execution. You thrive in a rapidly changing environment and are excited about taking ownership. You have great interpersonal skills and communicate effectively while influencing to drive performance.


We are RS Components part of the RS Group.


Since 1937, we have been a leading distributor of Electronic, Electrical & Industrial components and supported generations of engineers with products for all types of applications.


As a FTSE 100 company with £2 billion in revenue, we have nine operating brands: RS Components, Allied Electronics & Automation, RS PRO, OKdo, DesignSpark, IESA, Synovos, Needlers and Liscombe. We operate in 32 countries, shipping 60,000 parcels a day to over 1.2 million customers worldwide


Our vision is to become first choice. Not just for our customers and suppliers, but also for our people.

At Electrocomponents you’ll be encouraged to think differently and share your ideas, helping our customers to create, develop and discover. As we grow our business, we’ll help you grow – expanding your expertise and helping you become the best you can be. You’ll be proud of the impact you make on the world and appreciated for what you do.


What we offer

You can take control of your future here at RS Components. We offer all the good stuff you’d expect like:

  • Private medical cover for those unexpected moments
  • On top of your holiday entitlement, you can buy up to 5 extra days to enjoy how you wish
  • Annual bonus to pay for those extra holidays!
  • Generous, market-leading pension; it’s never too early to start planning for your future
  • Training and development opportunities


Grow in our high-performance culture and be rewarded for your success. Whoever you are, whatever you do and wherever you are; it all starts here.


Are you ready to explore the possibilities?


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