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We’re Hiring: Stock Planner Job Vacancy

Woods Foodservice Limited is a successful family-owned fine food distributor to the quality sector of the catering industry. We provide high-quality ambient, fine food ingredients and dairy products from around the world and are renowned as a market leader. Our clients are predominantly based in Central London and include the likes of Heston Blumenthal & Gordon Ramsay to name a few.

Our enviable reputation and sustained growth are mainly due to very high service levels. As a result of our continued success, we are looking to strengthen our Stock replenishment team.


Supply planners are an important role within the company and responsible for ensuring we have sufficient stock, forecasting future demand and managing suppliers

Tasks Include:

  • Determining stock requirements based on demand, and placing orders
  • Review and management of missed sales
  • Managing stock held
  • Ensuring deliveries are booked in and arrive on time and in full
  • Working with suppliers to resolve any issues
  • Reacting to any changes in customer demand
  • Liaising with Finance to resolve any invoice queries
  • Helping to interpret reports and predicting future sales
  • Keeping our customer service and sales department fully informed re product information
  • Building & retaining good relationships with the current suppliers

The successful candidate will have the following attributes:

  • Experience in stock replenishment/buying preferred but not essential
  • Understanding of the supply chain process
  • Good attention to & eye for detail
  • Commercially minded
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Effective decision maker
  • Driven, self-motivated
  • Able to cope with the demands of a fast paced and changing business
  • Effective team player
  • Ability to identify trends
  • Good practical knowledge of all Microsoft Office packages including Excel and Word
  • Ability to multi-task
  • UK Driving License

Career development opportunities are excellent, benefits include:

  • Up to 25 days holiday including Bank Holiday, with an option to accrue ‘bonus’ holiday days
  • Monthly Performance Bonus
  • Pension scheme
  • Ride to Work scheme
  • Hours of work: – 40 hours Monday to Friday
  • Job Type: Full-time
  • Starting salary: £24,000 /year
  • To apply for this position applicants must attach an up to date CV and give a contact telephone number