Vacancy: Supply Chain Co-ordinator

Hours: Full time
Location: Buckfastleigh, Devon

Overview of Role:
This key proactive role involves working across functions to ensure efficient planning of operations, stock levels are optimised, and supply maintained to support the business’ monthly and annual objectives. There will be progression opportunities as the company grows, as well as projects to improve and automate our systems and processes. Due to the nature of the role, this is an on-site position. 

About Luscombe
We are the country’s leading producer of organic soft drinks, juices and mixers. All our drinks are made in small batches on a farm in Devon using the very best raw organic and wild ingredients, blended with Dartmoor spring water.

Our drinks are listed in the leading hotels, bars and restaurants across the UK including Ottolenghi, Nobu, Chewton Glen and The Newt, as well as being sold in the very best places, from Harrods and Selfridges, to Riverford and Able & Cole. We have national distribution in Sainsburys and other national wholesalers as well as a large presence in local, independent shops and outlets across the UK.

Our drinks have also been enjoyed by the Royal family for many years now and in April 2021, we were awarded the Royal Warrant. Taste and Organic is at the heart of what we do and we were the first drinks brand to gain organic Soil Association accreditation. We have now won more than 90 Great Taste awards by the Guild of Fine Food and have an ever-growing list of fabulous customer reviews to our name.

The Luscombe HQ is based on a farm in the foothills of Dartmoor, where the team develop, make and sell our drinks from. We’re very lucky to enjoy wonderful views, an excellent local farm shop (just a stone’s throw away!) and fresh air by the bucket-load.

Roles and Responsibilities:
-  Maintenance of MPS (Master Production Schedule) & MRP (Manufacture Resource Planning) in Sage 200
-  Creation of weekly production plan based on latest forecast and min/max stock levels
-   Ensuring stock levels are kept to a level that ensures customer requirement OTIF
-  Liaise regularly with the sales team to review sales forecast as well as production capacity to accommodate bespoke orders - React to unforeseen needed changes to the production plan - Highlight foreseen shortfalls in the near future, and work with management and operations to close gaps 

-  Processing of all purchase orders related to production
-  Negotiating with suppliers for price reviews and credit terms 
-  Assessing and recommending potential new and secondary suppliers, as well as tendering contracts, based on MRP
-  Key contact in the business for suppliers, including regular meetings to ensure production of our key raw material is manufactured OTIF
-  Ensure raw ingredients are received in time to fit plan along with assessing best holding of stock to ensure cost reduction (offsite/call off/on-site)
-  Manage and resolve supply issues
-  Gatekeeper of all product & supplier specifications and certifications, which are kept to auditable standards in line with Soil Association accreditation
-  Keeping an audit log of supplier performance – late deliveries, rejected materials, etc
-  Change Management

 Stock Control
-  Management of periodic stock takes including liaising with the production and logistics team
-  Full responsibility for the annual stocktake of the business (in conjunction with the Financial Controller)
-  Review of processes to ensure our stock value and count is accurate
-  Ensure all purchase orders are booked in in a timely and accurate manner
-  Liaising with the Technical Team to ensure specifications are recorded accurately when goods are received
-  Assisting with developing our systems to streamline the process to make it quicker and more efficient.
-  Making all necessary stock adjustments and transfers

-  Keep supplier and material data in Sage 200 up-to-date
-  Royal Warrant annual application -  SKU Management
-  Administration requirements (e.g. Work orders, Receipting materials, dispatching orders)
-  Process and efficiency projects

What we are looking for:
 - Experience in operational planning and purchasing – preferably in manufacturing 
-  Someone who is not afraid to challenge and negotiate with stakeholders
-  IT Literate in Microsoft Suite 
-  Sage 200 an advantage
- Proactive Team player
-   Level-headed person with a positive ‘can-do’ attitude who can see the wider picture
-  Good communication skills (both written and verbal)
-  Good attention to detail Problem-solving skills
-  Strong organisational skills

 What we offer in return:
-  A competitive salary
-  Pension scheme, contribution based
-  A friendly, engaging working environment with a family-run business Beautiful farm location
-  Free onsite parking
-  Staff drinks scheme Regular staff social events
-  A culture of continually developing our people

Apply now
Please apply with your CV and covering letter to:

Or by post to:

Zoe Hillon
Luscombe Drinks
Dean Court
Lower Dean
Devon TQ11 0LT