Inventory Planner

Function: Sales Support and Administration

Location: Normanton

Contract Type: Full Time Permanent

Salary: Competitive

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Inventory Planner

The Inventory Planner will work with the Inventory Planning Manager/Head of VOW Inventory, focussing on maximising customer fill rate and stock efficiency out of the main Distribution Centres and in relation to a particular portfolio of Vendors.


  • Optimising all purchase orders to replenish stock, ensuring that they are raised in a timely fashion and are in line with both service and stock targets
  • Working closely with Suppliers to ensure that the right stock is delivered as required
  • Working closely with the Goods-In teams to ensure that deliveries and put-away activity are prioritised effectively
  • Ensuring that due dates for out-of-stock products are communicated to the business accurately and promptly
  • Improving and developing working relationships with Vendors
  • Assisting in the development of demand forecasts as required
  • Ensuring that stock is in place to support promotions throughout their duration 



  • Experience of working within an Inventory Planning team
  • Experience of Supply Chain KPI’s
  • GCSE Maths and English – Grade C or above
  • Ability to manage a busy workload and prioritise effectively
  • Good communication skills, able to articulate clearly to internal staff and external vendors / customers
  • Ability to develop Vendor relationships and address Vendor Performance issues
  • Good commercial awareness and high level of business acumen
  • Passionate about delivering the required results
  • Level-headed when problems arrive
  • Approachable and collaborative within a team environment
  • Conscientious, determined and focussed


  • Experience of working in the office supplies / services industry
  • Experience of working within a high volume, fast paced environment
  • Educated to ‘A’ level standard or above
  • Supply Chain qualification
  • Familiarity with ERP systems
  • Experience of working with a Demand Planning/Requirements Planning System
  • Good Microsoft Office Skills – especially Excel
  • Ability to analyse data, identify the issues and develop solutions to drive improvement


VOW is one of the UK and Ireland’s leading wholesalers of business products with its headquarters in Sheffield, England. The company distributes over 20,000 products from its three automated distribution centres in England and Ireland to over 3000 resellers and customers.

 The major product categories distributed by VOW include general office supplies, paper and computer consumables, cleaning, catering, janitorial, health and safety, PPE, premises management, office furniture and a variety of technology and machines.   

VOW offers a wide range of business services including marketing initiatives, e-commerce solutions, business development programmes and logistics options, all which help to grow VOW’s Resellers’ businesses.

VOW is proud to work with all the major dealer groups in the UK and Ireland including an exclusive relationship with Office Friendly and strong relationships with Integra, Nemo, Challenge, Office Club, and the CB Group.


We offer a competitive range of benefits including free parking, subsidised canteen, pension plan, Employee Assistance Programme, paid charity support day, holiday purchasing, staff discounts, an opt-in medical plan and eyecare assistance.   As part of EVO Group your hard work can be rewarded through the EVO Honours reward programme and long service recognition schemes. 


It is our people that make us successful and so we are committed to making The EVO Group of companies an inclusive workplace.

We encourage a diverse culture, in which we value you for being you, and the excellent contributions you make to business, no matter your age, gender, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, race, nationality or religion. 

The EVO Group of companies expect their employees to respect one another and treat their colleagues, and others that they come into contact with, as they would wish to be treated themselves.

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