Packaging Design
& Manufacture
Packaging Design
& Manufacture

Supply Chain Coordinator

Supply Chain Coordinator
Location: Gloucester
Sector: Luxury Packaging
Package: Basic Salary up to £23,000 (dependant on experience)
Plus bonus & other excellent PLC Company Benefits  

The Company
Part of Macfarlane Group PLC, Macfarlane Packaging is the UK’s largest packaging distributor and we are seeking to hire a Supply Chain Coordinator to join our established Luxury Presentation Packaging team based in Gloucester. As a business, we are passionate about providing innovative packaging solutions augmented by outstanding customer service. As a Group we are continuing to grow and always keen to attract talented new individuals to our business.

The Supply Chain Coordinator Role
Working as a member of our specialist luxury & presentation packaging team, this role will support both the immediate team and stakeholders across our wider Group business. This appointment is therefore integral to the success of the business, with the successful candidate working full time hours (37.5 per week Monday-Friday) within a fast-paced office environment and undertaking a variety of core duties.

Supply Chain Coordinator Key Duties

  • Liaising with suppliers, freight forwarders & branches
  • Raising & processing purchase orders (accuracy & speed equally important)
  • Administer purchase orders and all other associated administration.
  • Handling incoming internal enquiries & requests from other sites UK wide
  • Providing first class customer service to internal customers and seeking out information as required in order to resolve queries and expedite requirements
  • Planning delivery timetables
  • Monitoring stock levels
  • Organising logistic, consolidating & Overseeing arrival of shipments
  • To develop an understanding of the supply chain function, basic procedures surrounding stock control and support as appropriate within this area
  • Provide direct support to the team of buyers as required encompassing general administration, procurement procedures and any ad-hoc projects.
  • Work in a constructive manner and promote co-operation between departments and across the group.
  • Work in partnership with the logistics and warehouse team to optimise stock holding volumes and ensure customer needs are met.


Do you have the correct profile?
You will have at least 1-2 years commercial office experience, preferably having worked within a busy/fast paced environment (you will be used to handling multiple enquiries and prioritising your own workload). Experience of having worked within a similar distribution or retail arena would be useful but is not essential. Packaging experience is certainly not required and whilst direct purchasing/supply chain experience is by no means needed, previous exposure to working with buyers/purchasing professionals could be highly advantageous. Applicants must have Strong Excel spreadsheets & data analysis skills (essential) along with generally strong PC skills incorporating CRM/MS Office etc. Above all else, we are seeking an autonomous person, who is able to react quickly to requirements and situations, using their own initiative. You will have a positive ‘can do’ attitude, team working approach and excellent customer service & communication skills. Furthermore, you will ideally already hold a reasonable level of general understanding with regards to logistics/transportation and supply chain.

The Package
In return we offer a competitive basic starting salary along with an attractive 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 a key hire for us whereby we seek someone to commence ASAP. Shortlisted applicants can therefore expect to be invited to a locally held interview in the coming fortnight. To make an application please simply click ‘apply’ ensuring that your CV is up to date and relevant. Please note that all successfully shortlisted candidates can generally expect to hear back from us within no more than 10 working days of making their application. If you do not therefore hear back within that timeframe, please assume that your application has not been successful on this particular occasion.