Head of Supply Chain

Lanson International UK Ltd
London W1, UK
Full Time
Job posted
March 9, 2018
Closing date
09 May 2018

UK Shipping/Supplier relations

  • Supplier relations: Including product information, allocations, forecasts
  • Manage shipping companies and negotiate rates
  • Manage warehousing and UK distribution and negotiate rates

Stock Management

  • Manage stock levels and re-ordering for wine and POS
  • Make sure stock is rotated appropriately, ensuring optimum conditions
  • Manage excise duty and duty related issues
  • Stock control: Supervise stock reconciliations book to book – Monthly + 1 year end stock take and three way stock reconciliation. Make sure office reconciliation is carried out regularly
  • Co-ordinate with Off Trade team about promotions and Travel Retail sector promotions to ensure stock is prepared on time
  • Managing stock/ordering patterns during peak times
  • Planning and forecasting events
  • Manage returns and goods in
  • Monitor major retail clients stock levels and EPOS data

Supply Chain projects/NPD

  •  Supporting Marketing/Sales divisions in developing new packaging and gifting ideas
  • Managing re-packaging system for gift items
  • Managing Supply Chain specific merchandising projects


  • Manage/oversee and process sales orders
  • Waste packaging yearly submission through Valpack
  • Calculating yearly price list
  • Assisting in filling new line forms for customers
  • Checking and signing off relevant invoices
  • Ensure fluid communication with the cellars in Reims, feeding back new developments/changes/implementations/packaging/range


Candidate profile

  • Good level of French
  • Minimum of 3 year experience in logistics, ideally within the drinks industry
  • Experience of dealing with duty and HMRC (bonded warehousing, eADs, Intrastats, etc.)
  • Ideally would be familiar with major UK retailers and their Supply Chain
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Confident with numbers
  • Proficient in Excel
  • WSET qualifications would be an advantage, but not essential



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