Assistant Supply Chain Analyst- 12 Month FTC

Assistant Supply Chain Analyst- 12 Month FTC
  • Eastleigh, Hampshire
  • Full Time - Fixed
  • £19,000 to £21,000
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About the role

Assistant Supply Chain Analyst- 12 Month Fixed Term Contract

Full time

Southampton Store Support Office

£19,000 - £21,000 per annum

A good home for everyone. It’s what we believe in, and it’s what we make possible. From our Southampton Store Support Office, we equip our stores, our people, and our whole business with everything it takes to help our millions of customers create the homes they want. Join us as an Assistant Supply Chain Analyst, and you’ll help us speak to all these customers, all across the country.

Key responsibilities

To support the Supply Chain function with the day to day management of the end to end supply of specified product range(s), managing the stock flow plan either through automated system replenishment or push allocations. You will assist with the forecast of stock requirements and managing stock/product flow whilst maintaining correct store and Distribution Centre stock levels to service demand in order to ensure availability and stock targets are achieved. 

Role Objectives:

  • Support the supply chain team in ensuring forecasting and replenishment is set up to maximise availability    
  • Delivering stock/inventory days targets to deliver the sales plan across all selling channels.  
  • Raise import and domestic orders where requested. 
  • Manage order proposals produced by the forecasting and replenishment system 
  • Create the Distribution Centre (DC) store and on-line inputs of products. 
  • Ensure orders are raised in a timely manner. 
  • Amend orders and ensure all systems are aligned with the correct data. 
  • Log all orders raised, amended, shipped and received into DC. 
  • Run reports as requested by Stock Team on order management and product flow.  
  • Manage our international and domestic Vendors ensuring compliance with our requirements. 
  • Run reports at request from Supply Chain Analysts as and when required. 
  • Support the Supply Chain Analysts in all Import/Domestic related administrative tasks. 
  • Review and challenge processes and procedures (internal and external). 
  • Train team members in correct usage of procedures, processes and documentation. 
  • Ensure information is keyed accurately and meets required deadlines. 
  • Use the tools and reports available to manage store replenishment, (including blocking replenishment as required)

Required Skills & Experience

Essential experience

  • Able to analyse complex data efficiently and effectively. 
  • Understanding of forecasting and replenishment systems desirable.
  • Strong attention to detail/accuracy and the ability to work well under pressure to tight deadlines.
  • A good understanding of associated Key Performance Indicators s e.g. availability, stock and inventory days. 
  • Can monitor purchases and intake of stock to the business to maximise availability and control stock levels. 

Knowledge and Experience

  • Working with others; helps and supports other members of their immediate team. 
  • Stays positive and understands the impact of their own behaviour on others and modifies it accordingly. 
  • Balances talking and listening in meetings, communicates simply and clearly, confident representing own views.         
  • Regularly shares information and ideas and recognises the most appropriate form of communicating. 
  • Problem solving and decision making; open minded to ideas, makes decisions based on factual information. 
  • Resolves problems promptly, prepared to make a decision and explores a range of options before reaching a decision. 
  • Planning and delivering; works hard to achieve or exceed targets and objectives, plans and prioritises work effectively.  
  • Completes work to a high level of accuracy and detail, maintains focus, energy and effort when under pressure. 
  • Driving change; recognises where changes could be made to improve results, remains open minded to different ways.  
  • Development focus; aware of own personal strengths and development needs, seeks and acts on feedback. 

Career Progression

We want to ensure that all employees, future employees and applicants to all Kingfisher companies are treated equally regardless of age, gender, marital or civil partnership status, colour, ethnic or national origin, culture, religious belief, philosophical belief, political opinion, disability, gender identity, gender expression or sexual orientation. 

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Learn & Develop at B&Q

When you join B&Q, we want you to be all you can be. From the minute you walk through our doors to the exciting moment you make that next career move, we're here to help you make the most of every opportunity. Thanks to our friendly learning system, Mylo, we make sure you always have the support you need to take on every challenge and fit your learning around your life. Here, we know that the best way to grow is together. 

Flexible learning with Mylo

Mylo is your every day, on the go learning and development partner. Helping you build the knowledge you need now and in the future. With Mylo, you can access training and content, anywhere, anytime and on any device. You can even influence the type of training on offer by rating and recommending content, and letting us know what we can do to improve. Award-winning and featuring over 150 different learning activities - like short videos, articles, workshops and webinars - think of Mylo as your 24/7 training pal, designed to help you make the most of your B&Q career journey.

Developing in role

Learning never stops at B&Q. Whether you've been in your role for one day or five years, there's always something to be curious about. It's why we're always creating learning opportunities and experiences that'll give you the chance to develop your skills. Like our First Line Manager programme: a course that helps our newest line managers build their confidence and management skills. Or our Leadership Development programme that challenges our more experienced leaders to reflect on and adapt their approach for our ever-evolving ways of working.

Building expertise and know-how

We believe anyone can learn the technical skills to do their job with excellence. It's all about attitude and behaviour here. So, if you're passionate about customer service and design, we'll teach you how to create beautiful kitchens. If you're someone who loves being outdoors, we'll help you learn about our garden ranges. And, if you're someone who just loves what we do but doesn't know where to start, we'll help you find the perfect role for you to grow into. 

Accelerated Development Talent Programmes

Whatever goal you're working to at B&Q, we want to help you get there. We do this by designing a number of programmes which help you to practice your skills and learn new ones, gain valuable experiences, learn from others and jump on opportunities that are right for you. From leaders taking their first steps into management to those simply looking for a new challenge, we're there to make sure you achieve your ambitions.


At B&Q, we want every new colleague to understand our values, our customers, and how we work together to achieve our purpose. That’s why we’ve designed an induction programme that’ll give you real insight into our business, our culture and help you feel included from day one. For your first few weeks on the job you’ll work with your team and line manager, mixing online learning with practical tasks, to grow your knowledge a little every day.


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In B&Q house, you’ll enjoy an onsite gym, a subsidised Costa, a canteen and restaurant, prayer room, plus open plan and cosy work spaces, an outdoor picnic area, and bike sheds for those who cycle in.


B&Q House has a biomass boiler, solar panels and a rainwater harvesting system. Our building also makes use of upcycled and recycled furniture and fittings, and features natural ventilation, heat retention and CO2 management, all via our very own weather station on the roof.

COVID-19 safety measures

At B&Q House we've made lots of changes to ensure we're ready for our colleagues to work safely. Watch our video to find out more.

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Why Supply Chain at B&Q?

Things move quickly at B&Q. And so do our supplies. By making sure each and every one of our 295 stores are fully stocked, we can make sure our customers get what they need, when they need it most.

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Assistant Supply Chain Analyst- 12 Month FTC

  • Eastleigh, Hampshire
  • Full Time - Fixed
  • £19,000 to £21,000