What is the purpose of the role?
As an Inventory Specialist you will be required to provide a professional outbound delivery of replenishment assets from our Distribution Centres to our Always Ready Hub locations, Strategic Hubs and Flood Resilience Locations. You will also provide a reverse logistics function in for returnable assets across all Thames Water & Alliance locations. As our ambassador in the field you will ensure that the sites/locations within your jurisdiction are “always ready to go” from our Always Ready Hubs, Strategic Hubs, Business Resilience Sites through to our Clean Tankers in order to support the operational teams when facing customer/operational incidences. You will also need to work closely with your respective colleagues to ensure that there are standard processes are in place and that these reflect the need to robustly deliver service continuity and respond to logistical events in a timely manner while continuing to delivering excellent customer service. You will need to create, maintain positive and collaborative relationships within the Thames Water family from service providers and the operational teams.
What makes this role unique?
Do you want to be part of an award winning supply chain excellence team that is making a real difference to the resilience of Thames Water by providing logistical services? Do you pride yourself in being able to make a real difference to deliver excellent customer service? Come and join the Logistics Management Centre that provides end to end logistics for Thames Water, the largest water utility company.
What will this role involve?
As the Inventory Specialist you will be: Responsible for the field site/locations within your jurisdiction and ensure the safe and efficient receipt, storage and despatch of replenishment inventory.
Maintain the fleet database, by coordinating the quarterly fleet audits and accurately updating the system with information received on time, with no errors.
Processing equipment orders/collections in-line with inventory processes
Complying with stock control processes and ensure that there are zero discrepancies for sites/locations within your jurisdiction.
Maintaining the inventory levels at our network of always ready hubs and flood resilience locations within the catchment of the parent distribution centre to underpin the Company's commitment to our customers in that we are always ready
Supporting the GreenTag process by working with the operational teams to drive the behaviours around re-use and recycle.
In addition to these duties, you may be required to undertake other duties in line with the needs of the business, where appropriate training provided
What are we looking for?
We are looking for an individual with at least 1 year experience of Warehouse and Inventory management, who is knowledgeable of warehouse & inventory management systems including the transport legislation and European Working Time Directive. To be successful in this role you will hold a valid driver qualification card and have a folk lift licence, additionally you will ideally hold a class 2 licence. You will have excellent communication and customer service skills and in addition have intermediate IT skills including Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook.
Thames Water information and salary details
This role will be based at our treatment plant in Oxford, Oxfordshire. We are offering a salary of circa £26,000. Our competitive salary package includes an excellent contributory pension and holiday scheme and a wider benefits scheme which includes an annual pay review, season ticket loans and loyalty awards for continuous service plus discounts at a wide range of retailers via Benefits on Taps. We also offer 2 paid volunteering days per year.
We are looking for people to be based within a short commute from Oxford, Oxfordshire.
About Thames Water
Thames Water is the largest water and waste-water services company in the UK. We provide the essential service at the heart of daily life, health and enjoyment to 15 million customers across London and the Thames Valley and we are going through a period of exciting change. On a typical day we supply 2.6 billion litres of top quality drinking water and our 350 sewage treatment works treat more than 4.2bn litres of waste-water. Our 85,000 miles of water mains and sewers would wrap around the world three-and-a-half times.
Thames Water is an equal opportunity, Disability Confident, and Stonewall diversity champion employer.
Closing Date: The closing date for applications is 26/04/2018.