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EU Inventory Planner


Supply Chain and Logistics
Malmesbury - United Kingdom


Working as part of the CEU Supply Chain team, you will manage inventory and short term demand for all CEU markets for both finished goods and accessories.  You will be expected to constantly drive improvements and initiatives as well as providing superb service to our Dyson markets.  Not just working in spreadsheets and systems, you need to be diplomatic, innovative and results driven.  You will have the opportunity to support specific Supply Chain projects to drive Dyson forward to 2020.

Success Factors

Inventory metrics – days cover, min/max stocks, buffer sizing

Service Level – 98%

Immediate availability – 98%

“Soft” benefits by creating cohesive working relationships with multiple markets.

Expediting costs – (trucking, airfreight, demurrage)


Responsible for inventory management of finished goods and accessories for all markets in multiple physical warehouses in CEU, including:

Manage demand requirements in the short term (12 week) window

Analysis of sales and forecast to support inventory recommendations

Inventory transfers to support market sales requirements

Review and communicate excess / SLOB / component exposure

Develop robust supply plans by planning sea and, where needed, air inbounds with 3PL, managing safety stocks and understanding supply profile within your own product portfolio

Collaborate with Group and CEU functions to make recommendations on stock allocations when demand exceeds supply

Prepare and distribute warehouse projection reports, identifying opportunity and risk

Collaborate with Demand Planners in markets to raise understanding of CEU supply chain processes and improve future forecast quality

Analyse changes and deviations between monthly forecasts; communicate identified risks

Develop inventory management capabilities of market Inventory teams; support analysis and decision making in fortnightly Demand Management reviews

Represent CEU in communication with the Global Supply Chain team and supply planners

Report KPIs on finished goods and accessories

Maintain forecast integrity by validating NPI changes and SKU master data

Represent CEU Supply Chain in ad hoc projects

Present commentary to support the accountability of ‘availability’ reporting

Embrace a culture of continuous improvement in all activities, implementing these opportunities as part of normal daily contribution.


Technical requirements

SAP – working knowledge of logistics and supply chain transactions

APO – demand planning and supply network planning

BI – Business warehouse


Power Point – deliver Senior Mgmt level presentations


Managing stakeholders across international supply chains

Problem solving

Presenting to senior teams

Collaborating with and influencing cross functional teams


  • 27 days holiday & statutory bank holidays. 
  • Pension Scheme. 
  • Performance related bonus. 
  • Life Assurance. 
  • Discounts on Dyson machines