Inventory Manager UK South - Distribution

Celesio UK
Competitive Salary, Company Car & Benefits
12 Aug 2017
24 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Inventory Manager – UK South

FTC – 12 Month Fixed Term Contract

Location: Field Based – UK South

££ Competitive Salary Company Car & Benefits


Celesio UK, a pioneering provider of integrated healthcare services, have an exciting opportunity for an Inventory Manager to join our growing AAH Supply Chain Division in the UK South.

Now is an exciting time to join our AAH business, as Celesio UK embarks on multiple transformational change projects to help shape our end-to-end supply chain offering into a market leading proposition.

As the Inventory Manager, you will act as the conduit between or Inventory & Supply Chain division and AAH Branches in the UK South, where you will be accountable for managing the stock integrity across our respective regional branch network.

He/she will ensure that all colleagues are fully conversant in Inventory systems and processes, whilst supporting achievement of stock related Customer Service KPIs within the AAH distribution network. A key element of this role will be focused on achieving Inventory integrity targets, in respect of stock losses within the relevant operating region.

The Inventory Manager will be responsible for owning the Inventory control and investigative processes for AAH warehouse operations, whilst supporting key operational developments & projects from a stock integrity and process perspective. He/she will produce weekly stock summaries by Branch, Identifying key issues that require resolution.

The successful applicant will be accountable for conducting Branch stock audits in line with the agreed company requirements and the creation of audit action plans with depot management. This will include reviewing and monitoring of processes that require change and / or improvement.

Working closely with the National Inventory team at Celesio head office, he/she will be expected to continuously review & implement branch stock management processes and provide support to Branch management teams with regards to system housekeeping and reconciliation of escalated stock discrepancies.

To succeed in this role, the Inventory Manager must be confident carrying out continuous development (coaching and training) of site staff on stock management processes and systems, whilst ensuring compliance with SOx requirements and implementing stock control processes to support SAP implementation.


The ideal applicant will be an experienced Inventory Management professional at site level, with the ability to effectively coach site management teams. He/she will be an expert user of Microsoft office and well versed in controlling Inventory integrity targets with respect to stock losses. Lean Six Sigma experience or knowledge of SAP would be highly advantageous but not essential.

Please note that this role will encompass travel to AAH Branches in the South of the UK, so a valid full UK driving license will be required

Please note the closing date for applications for this vacancy is Friday 1st September 2017.

However, if we experience a high volume of applications for this post, it may be necessary to close applications prior to this date.

We would therefore encourage all applicants to apply as soon as possible.

AAH Pharmaceuticals

A career with us is a career at the cutting edge of logistics and supply. We are the largest pharmaceutical wholesaler in the UK. We have over 3,800 employees at 18 locations across the UK and are the largest distributor of pharmaceutical and healthcare products and services to pharmacies, hospitals and doctors. Every week our 18 country wide depots make 100,000 deliveries from a stock of more than 20,000 products, providing the NHS with a safe, efficient and cost effective way of getting medicines from manufacturers to dispensing points.

AAH Pharmaceuticals is a part of the Celesio family of companies. Celesio UK, is an inspired and inspiring career choice. A pioneering provider of integrated healthcare services, we are unique and innovative, with career options that are found nowhere else. No other organisation in our sector provides the end-to-end offering that we do… from the buying of pharmaceuticals from manufacturers, right through the whole supply and distribution chain to dispensing. We’re one team with one purpose… to effectively, efficiently and passionately deliver innovative healthcare services that equip and inspire more positive lives.

Wherever you work with Celesio, you will enjoy a uniquely rewarding career. You will be challenged but well remunerated, assume real responsibility but be well trained and developed to undertake it. You’ll work hard but be recognised for your contribution and be able to keep a healthy work/life balance. In addition to highly competitive salaries, we offer a valuable benefits package which includes generous holiday, pension scheme, professional support and relevant training, childcare vouchers, option to buy additional holiday and an employee discount scheme. What’s more, we regularly review our rewards package and it is improving all the time.

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