Packaging Design
& Manufacture
Packaging Design
& Manufacture

Stock Controller

Stock Controller

Location: Wigan

Package: Basic Salary £20,000 plus bonus/commission

& other excellent PLC company benefits  

Sector: Packaging distribution


The Company

We, the UK’s largest packaging distributor have an exciting opportunity for a Stock Controller to join our procurement team based in Wigan. We are a committed equal opportunities employer that champions ‘dignity in the workplace’. Our focus is to provide customers with fully integrated and innovative packaging solutions, augmented by outstanding customer service. Our procurement functionality is a vital part of our solution offering and we continually invest in the professional development of our team including CIPS accredited training.

The Stock Controller Role

Working as a member of our local procurement team, your role will support the site at which you are based whilst upholding the company wide National procurement strategy.

Within this role you will gain varied exposure to wider procurement tasks and scenarios whilst pro-actively focussing on ensuring that correct stock levels are ordered and held for customers.

Stock Controller Key Duties  

Reporting to the Procurement Manager, the role will require the following activity…

  • To purchase standard and non-standard stock items, maintaining cost effective stock levels
  • Develop a full understand of the total supply chain function
  • Actively seek to reduce stock holing and material costs
  • To ensure that purchasing transactions are carried out in the timeliest and cost effective manner
  • Administer purchase orders and all other associated administration
  • Liaise with existing suppliers and source alternative suppliers when necessary
  • Develop awareness of the profit implication of stock holding costs, including redundant and damaged stock
  • Work in partnership with the Logistic and Warehouse team to optimise stock holding volumes and ensure customer needs are met
  • Develop and maintain a good knowledge of all packaging solutions
  • Work in a constructive manner and promote co-operation between departments and across the group

Do you have the correct profile?

We certainly welcome your application if you have experience of working within a stock-control position or have gained previous experience working within a procurement or purchasing team. Whilst exact experience is not essential, you will at least have an interest in developing experience and learning new skills within a procurement or purchasing role. The idea of joining a corporate business that can provide a structured career path and training will also appeal to you. As a minimum requirement, we do seek strong computer literacy (MS Office), effective communication skills & strong attention to detail. In particular, strong excel spreadsheet skills would be of benefit. You will also ideally have some previous experience of working within a small office based team.

The Package

We provide a competitive basic starting salary along with a performance/profit linked bonus scheme and a flexible employee benefits scheme that includes: 25 days annual leave (rising up to 27 days with service plus all bank holidays), additional holiday purchasing scheme, contributory pension & employee discount scheme. Macfarlane Group is also dedicated to maximising every employee’s potential, by providing career development plans and pathways in an environment that fosters personal growth and continuous improvement.

Next Steps

This is an important appointment whereby we will be working to identify and review the very best of applicants swiftly in the hope of selecting our favoured candidate to commence with us in early January. To make an application please simply click ‘apply’ ensuring that your CV is up to date and relevant. All applications will be acknowledged, shortlisted applicants normally hearing from us within a week or two. Unsuccessful applicants will also be notified at the end of our process, although if you haven’t heard from us within a fortnight of applying, please assume your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.