Chemical Inventory Manager

Job Posted: 23rd May 2022

Job Title:        Chemical Inventory Manager, Scottish Leather Group

Reports to:     Operations Director, Scottish Leather Group

Location:        Bridge of Weir, Scotland


Role Purpose

The Chemical Inventory Manager is responsible for end-to-end management of all chemicals and associated materials. Elevating productivity, whilst ensuring company policies, health and safety practices are upheld and maintained at all times.

You will be an integral part of the team that has foresight to ensure decisions within the team are cost-effective.

You will liaise daily with internal departments to ensure quality assurance.

You will be responsible for maintaining stock usage data, stock accuracy and stock security by having a thorough understanding of sales and production systems that drive chemical requirements, investigating and eliminating sources of variance.

To minimise stock outages and coordinate effectively to prevent disruption to production.

You will be responsible for building strong relationships with key chemical suppliers and order all production chemicals.

Key Accountabilities

  • Implement stock control system ensuring shelf-life items are managed effectively
  • Liaise with Production, Technical and Financial departments to optimise stock holding
  • Responsible for compiling and managing stock usages, monitoring against theoretical usage, and ensuring accuracy of data by batch
  • Check that the BOM information is accurate at point of launch and monitoring any ongoing variances, liaising with technical who are responsible for creating the BOM
  • Manage physical chemical stocks ensuring safe storage in compliance with any regulatory requirements
  • Implement FIFA controls
  • Identify and implement ways of continually improving stock control
  • Accurate and timely preparation/processing of - all relevant procurement and stock control documents, managing the monthly, stock takes
  • Deliver ad hoc projects as directed and instructed by line manager
  • Design and deliver relevant KPIs
  • Logistics for incoming chemical deliveries, maximising onsite space
  • Maintaining long term relationships with key suppliers 

Experience Desired

  • Relevant management experience in a supply chain/stock management role and excellent interpersonal and communication skills to build strong business relationships with all stakeholders
  • Majority of our chemicals are secured from overseas suppliers; it is important that understanding and competent in dealing with international supply chains and currency
  • Knowledge of continuous improvement tools (e.g., Lean Manufacturing, 5S etc)
  • Good understanding manufacturing stock management (especially batch manufacture, complex routings, transaction management)
  • Able to work effectively with limited guidance/direction and determine own priorities
  • Well-developed personal computing skills including spreadsheet applications
  • Flexible and able to work across shifts as required, and at short notice
  • Good attention to detail
  • Good understanding of an ERP system; preferably Dynamics 365
  • Good understanding of cross border trading conditions 

Key Competencies Required 

Role Model

  • Being an exemplary role model and taking the lead in promoting and living our values

Develop Yourself

  • Invests in Personal Development, self-aware and authentic
  • Is open to feedback

Drives for Results

  • Delivers against targets in a way which is fast, agile and in line with our company values


  • Clear, concise, consistent, and relevant for individual situations and understands, manages, and clarifies expectations

Commercial Awareness

  • Understanding what makes our business successful
  • Being conscious of internal and external developments
  • Making sense of complex situations and systems

How to Apply

To apply please send your cover letter and CV to

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