Stores & Inventory Lead

Req ID:  62288

Newbury, Berkshire, GB, RG14 5TR

Date:  Sep 19, 2022

The primary responsibility is for the management and supervision of all aspects of Warehouse management, Goods Inwards & materials management. This includes maintaining control and accuracy over all goods inventories, including all transactions, working with the Head of Supply Chain and procurement team ensuring that all materials are provided to Operations to enable customer order fulfilment.


Principle Duties and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for coordinating all aspects of material flow, picking and part delivery within the organization.
  • Create, maintain and execute material logistic strategies to manage inventory and support Head of Supply Chain & MRP managers to control excess and obsolete materials.
  • Serve as the Subject Matter Expert for Inventory modules of the organization’s business system.
  • Foster, develop and maintain strong, positive working relationships with the leadership team, and all employees.
  • Develop with the Head of Supply Chain suitable material fulfilment models such as VMI, KAN BAN where suitable  
  • Implement routine cycle counting on key materials ensuring greater stock accuracy.
  • Proactively work with the MRP / planning controllers to ensure inventory and replenishment levels are maintained and forecast to meet Customer on Time Delivery (COTD) and Market Expected Lead Times (MELT)
  • Work with IT to ensure Dynamic Warehousing module is maximised
  • Ensure FIFO/FEFO and other similar stocking principles are implemented and maintained.
  • Oversee picking and packing of aftermarket sales orders in a timely manner and that all materials are available as required
  • Assist in the preparation and lead the annual stocktake process.
  • Coach, lead, and develop team members to ensure key metrics, organizational goals and objectives are met.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Maintain and provide current understanding of industry best practices and technology trends.
  • Knowledge of Material Management System
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Leads by example and motivates people so as to create a challenging, empowering, and collaborative working environment.
  • Ability to determine appropriate course of action in more complex situations
  • Ability to work independently, exercise creativity, be attentive to detail, and maintain a positive attitude .
  • Ability to manage multiple and simultaneous responsibilities and to prioritize scheduling of work
  • Excellent analytical problem solving ability and leverage metrics and other tools to drive supplier performance.
  • Ability to contribute in a cross functional collaborative environment.
  • Ability to understand and drive best in class inventory performance


Education and Experience

  • Strong background in Warehouse / Stores / Materials management within preferably a manufacturing environment. Warehousing experience essential.
  • Working knowledge and understanding of ERP/MRP systems and their use in a manufacturing environment.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access.
  • Ability to demonstrate solid written and oral communication skills.


Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by the Employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Required daily to stand, sit, walk, talk, hear, and see (specific close vision abilities are required to perform computer work)
  • Required occasionally to stoop, kneel, crouch and crawl
  • Required daily to use hands and fingers and arms to reach (to operate a computer and telephone)
  • Required occasionally to lift and/or move objects that are light to moderate
  • Required regularly to travel (usually by air or road so may be required to sit for extended periods)


Working Conditions

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an Employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Ability to work with moderate noise (i.e. business office with computers, phone, and printers, etc.)
  • Ability to work in an open planned office / individual office
  • Ability to sit at a computer terminal for extended periods
  • Ability to sit in a car or on a plane for extended periods



The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work required to perform this role.  They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required to perform this role.   Employees will be required to perform reasonable additional duties, that are not detailed on this job description, which fall within their scope of skills and experience. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Celeros Flow Technology Values

INTEGRITY:  We work safely and respect our employees, business partners & environment. We always lead by example.

SPEED:  In our mission to bring mission-critical flow control equipment to the world, energy in our actions & urgency.

ACCOUNTABILITY:  We stand behind our actions and deliver on our promises.

PARTNERSHIP:  We collaborate across our teams & our customers to win together. We rely on each other to deliver the best outcome & celebrate successes.

EXCELLENCE:  We are passionate about being the best at engineering, manufacturing & maintaining mission-critical equipment.  We seek quality & community improvement in every interaction.



Quality encompasses all aspects of Celeros Flow Technology business, and every Employee shares the responsibility to prevent the occurrence of any nonconformity relating to product, process and the quality system.  All Employees have an obligation to identify and record any such nonconformity, and through designed channels, initiate and recommend solutions.