Supply Chain Planner

Supply Chain Gloucester, United Kingdom



Supply Chain Planner

Gloucester, UK


About Optimas:


Optimas is a global distributor of integrated supply chain solutions, and engineering support focused on delivering fasteners, components, industrial and safety supplies to our diverse customers around the world. Our local, on-the-ground teams understand the nuances of every community we serve. This allows us to adapt with our customers and partners as needs evolve, leveraging our footprint to remain at your side while providing a highly personalized level of service and support no matter where you find yourself around the globe.


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Position overview:


Optimas is looking for an enthusiastic and driven Supply Chain Planner, to provide best-in-class service to our suppliers in a multi-location global distribution environment. Outstanding collaboration with other members of sales, supply chain and operations support teams is critical to achieving objectives.


Principal Activities:


  • Maintain strong supplier relationship;
  • Meet and/or exceed service expectations and initiatives of the business;
  • Partner with sourcing to ensure inventory requirements are aligned;
  • Adhere and perform to the supply chain planner key performance indicator;
  • Adhere to and embrace the THREAD values of Optimas.


Key responsibilities:


  • Continuous communication with suppliers via phone and email: initial order planning and acknowledgement, tracking, shipping discrepancies, invoice errors, quality issues and inbound freight management;
  • Responsible for all system transactions to execute purchasing transactions: order requirement, scheduling and placement;
  • Manage supplier order book;
  • Utilize Daily, Weekly, and Monthly reporting to optimize inventory investment;
  • Communicate effectively with the Supply Chain team and other internal departments;
  • Communicate with suppliers as required to build and maintain a strong relationship to aid in resolving service, delivery, and other issues;
  • Meet or exceed Supply Chain Planner Key Performance Indicators;
  • Make critical decisions daily with the ability to develop root cause analysis;
  • Collaborate with Operations to meet urgent customer demand and orders;
  • Collaborate with Technical Service Department on Quality issues;
  • Collaborate with Supply Chain Analysts and Demand Planning to continuously improve forecast and order portfolios to the supplier;
  • Other tasks and duties as assigned.


Key Competencies:


The ideal candidate must have the following competencies:


  • Strategic Vision.
  • Building organizational capacity.
  • Results driven.
  • Embrace change.
  • Collaboration and Influence.
  • Entrepreneurial spirit.
  • Customer value and Market focus.


Skills and Qualifications:


        Excellent Communication skills – verbal and written

        Excited about helping our suppliers

        Friendly, patient and empathetic

        Continuous improvement

        Attention to detail

        Positive attitude

        Problem solving

        Excellent organisational skills

        Computer Literate MS Office to include Word and Excel

        Excellent time management

        Excellent Team working


This is an exciting opportunity for career development within a growing, global company. If you are ambitious and positive with good customer service, communication and administration skills, this is the role for you!



To Staffing and Recruiting Agencies: 

Optimas does not accept unsolicited CVs or applications from agencies. Optimas is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited CVs or applications and explicitly reserve its right to contact candidates presented in such unsolicited CV or application.

Optimas OE Solutions provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Optimas OE Solutions complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

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