Chessington World of Adventures

Stock and Supply Chain Planner - Chessington

Chessington, Greater London
19 Jul 2019
16 Aug 2019
Job Type
Full Time

Stock and Supply Chain Planner

Unit 5-6 Silverglade Business Park, Leatherhead Road
Chessington, SURREY, KT9 2QL
United Kingdom


 A job with Merlin isn’t like a job anywhere else. With attractions around the world, from roller coasters to wax figures, we don’t trade in suits, handshakes or briefcases. We trade in fun. In smiles, shrieks and spine-tingles.

 In Memories. In magic. But there are no tricks behind our magic. Instead, there are people like you. Passionate, dedicated people who are committed to making sure our worldwide attractions and guests’ experiences are the best they can be. 

 Due to continuing growth and development of Merlin’s attractions and brands on a global scale, we are looking for a Stock and Supply Chain Planner to join our Group Retail Buying team based at our Merlin Business Support office in Chessington, Surrey. 

 Reporting into the Merchandising Manager, the Stock and Supply Chain Planner will be responsible for coordinating the delivery of orders, importing, consolidation and shipping around the world to Merlin’s attractions worldwide.

 You will build strong relationships with our 3PL and merchandise suppliers to monitor, manage and plan deliveries for both import and landed stock inbound, ensuring accuracy against purchase order date and quantities, import commodity codes, freight costs, case pack sizes and containers. You will also manage outbound stock to our attractions to agreed delivery timelines.

 You will collaborate with attractions teams on stock allocations and delivery dates and have regular communication with the attractions to highlight out of stocks, delays and suggest solutions.

You will ensure proficient and accurate management of stock and orders, ensuring optimised data integrity.  You will ensure that all stock invoices are accurate, documentation is correct and that all paperwork balances with Finance numbers. You will also ensure that suppliers are paid in a timely manner.  

You will streamline and review processes wherever possible and to suggest improvement measures to ensure the highest levels of accuracy are maintained in the management of both physical stock and systems stock recording.

We are looking for the following skills and experience…

• Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Office packages, particularly Microsoft Excel.
• Strong retail stock management systems skills.
• Knowledge of international end to end supply chains and experience of working with 3PL warehousing and freight.
• Knowledge of product classification process, commodity codes , customs documentation & import requirements worldwide desirable.
• Experience of working on a direct basis with the Far East.
• Forklift truck license would be an advantage.
• Degree or equivalent qualification desirable.
• Flexible, team player with excellent communication skills.
• Proactive problem solver with a high level of accuracy and an eye for detail.

The Benefits…

We’re growing fast and alongside a fun and friendly environment, we offer a fabulous package and amazing prospects – ideal if you’re already fantastic and can quickly become even better (our magic can help here).  Benefits include Pension, Life Assurance, discretionary company bonus, 25 days’ holiday and, of course, a Merlin Magic Pass which gives you and your friends and family free admission to all of our attractions worldwide, as well as 25% discount in our retail shops and restaurants and 40% discount on LEGO.



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