Stock Controller and Analyst

23rd February 2021

Purpose of the role:

Reporting to the Procurement Manager, the Stock Controller and Analyst will be responsible for the management, movement and recording of stock (pellet, chip, fines) from all operational sites and ports and for accurately reporting stock availability, forecasted versus actuals, financial and stock statistics.

This position will be key to ensuring compliance with end-to-end stock processes, whilst complying with procurement governance, operational H&S and financial excellence.

Main responsibilities of the role:

Allocating stock as required to depots – the candidate will be responsible for liaising with the National Depots and Ports Manager, scheduling logistics, planning stock lead times based on vessel availability and schedules.

Coordinate supply chain reporting – the candidate with liaise with procurement and operational teams to schedule the distribution and movement of product dependant on stock availability and to report on purchasing trends to aid in buying decision making.

Financial reporting – the candidate will be responsible for the daily reconciliation of actual stock against SAGE records. Daily stock reports will be issued giving an overview of the most up to date stock picture. The candidate will also oversee and coordinate the monthly stock count process and manage the yearly stock audits alongside the finance team.

Analyse stock statistics – the candidate once embedded will provide analysis on the stock position, developing key performance indicators such as inventory days per depot based on lead times, forecasted demand, seasonal influences, cashflow and depot capacity vs available stock holding requirements and will be required to report on monthly.

Administration – the candidate will be responsible for raising purchase requisitions for monthly stock requirements, monthly and emergency stock movements, chipping requirements and for the management of the Biomass Suppliers List, ensuring adherence to protocol for all stock purchased and sold.

Process improvement – the candidate will identify and implement best value and improved technological solutions for all relevant requirements from the business, establishing a close network with key internal and external stakeholders.

The candidate will have the following skills and experience:

  • Relevant Technical or Business Degree preferred but not essential
  • Working towards or has achieved CIPS Diploma Certificate (Level 4) or can demonstrate relevant experience in a similar role
  • Commodity knowledge is desirable but not essential
  • Good IT skills – including Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint
  • Strong ERP Systems Knowledge (Sage)

Person specification:

  • Must be a team player; teamwork and flexibility are vital
  • A self-starter capable of working in a consistently busy department
  • Ability to work under pressure to tight deadlines
  • Strong communication skills with the ability to influence key stakeholders
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to analyse and present data to provide key insights and reports


  • We are offering a competitive salary, which will be discussed at interview.


  • Location: Hooton, Ellesmere Port, Cheshire, CH66
  • Hours of work: 40 hours per week – hours will be flexible but typically between 09:00-17:30, Monday to Friday
  • Annual holiday entitlement: 25 days plus a day off for your birthday. In addition, you will have an annual entitlement of 8 days for public holidays.

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