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Supply Chain Planner

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At Sofology, sofas are SO our thing - but so are our people! In fact, people are our greatest asset and that’s why we are completely committed to our ED&I strategy, So For All. We are working passionately with all of our colleagues across the business to learn, understand and be completely enthralled into continuing to make Sofology an equal, diverse and inclusive place to work.

We encourage each and every one of our Sofologists to be who they are in a role they feel at home in and we actively prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, colour, sex, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or any other protected characteristic. 

It’s important to us to make sure that we don’t just look for new talent to ‘fit in’ with our culture, but instead, we look for incredible talented colleagues to ‘add’ to our wonderful culture.

We are here to support you every step of the way, if you require assistance with your application due to a disability, you can call or email your Inclusive Recruitment Advisor to assist you on 01942 296484, or [email protected]


The Supply Chain Planner will be a methodical thinker and has exceptional attention to detail. You can see by the tasks they complete they are an obvious problem solver. They are able to communicate at all levels and know how to cascade information to different levels within the business i.e Senior Management & Colleagues. They are continuously developing their own skills and are completely commercially aware of external competitors. They are determined and able to gain buy in from others when it comes to dependency on information for departments throughout head office.



What you'll be doing

  • To manage flow of orders from Order intake to Delivery into our Sofology distribution network

  • To explore opportunities for lead time reduction with suppliers

  • To drive high OTIF performance from our suppliers and Freight Forwarders

  • To anticipate future warehouse requirements 

  • To work with suppliers to smooth our inbound flow 

  • To build strong operational  relationships with Suppliers, Freight Forwarders, Ports and Hauliers where needed


Skills/experience .....

  • To give supplier forward visibility of capacity requirements

  • To give warehouse forward visibility of capacity requirements

  • To ensure that all supplier orders are acknowledged 

  • To identify and communicate any delays 

  • To ensure all orders are progressed in line with customer requirements

  • To ensure correct delivery dates are maintained in HQM

  • To ensure correct lead times are maintained in HQM

  • To ensure that supplier delays are communicated effectively and customers are advised

  • To ensure that Deliveries have delivery slots pre booked at least 7 days in advance

  • To ensure that Delivery discrepancies are resolved expeditiously 

  • To ensure that suppliers perform to lead time agreements

  • To ensure that supplier delays on day of delivery are communicated to warehouse receiving

  • To monitor supplier performance and drive continuous improvement

  • To ensure that all orders are booked in, no NBI to be outstanding for the following 2 weeks

  • To ensure that our buying department have up to date information regarding samples and new models

  • To ensure that the supplier portal is up to date and monitored with any issues/queries resolved within a short period of time

  • To attend weekly calls with suppliers to feed back delivery performance and any issues or new updates



Sofology benefits

  • A great basic salary & a very generous team bonus
  • Professional Qualifications Learning & Development
  • Next generation programme 30% discount across the group & 15% for friends & family
  • High street Discounts with 100’s of great brands
  • Contributory Healthcare Pension 
  • Your Lawyer
  • Employee Assistance Programme for all colleagues & your household
  • Enhanced Maternity & Paternity Pay
  • Discuss flexible working & part time opportunities
  • Company Apple Ipad

A little about sofology

Founded over 30 years ago, we're true sofa specialists. So much more than just a piece of furniture, we know that a sofa is the one thing that truly turns our customer's houses into homes.There's a lot at stake when it comes to guiding our customers to make the right choice for them - that's why our customer journey is unique in the sofa market. That means no ‘ends next Sunday sales.

We think choosing a new role and choosing a new sofa have a lot in common. Your old one feels comfy, you're used to it, and you know exactly where you fit. But a new job - or a new sofa - holds so much potential. Pick the right one and you'll never look back. You want to feel comfortable, but with enough going on to keep you right on the edge of your seat. Our team is always growing, and we're constantly shuffling up on the sofa to make room for the newest member of the Sofology family.



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