Inventory Specialist

up to £30,000

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  • Salary: up to £30,000 (dependent on experience)
  • Based 5 days per week at Sunswap’s Leatherhead HQ

About us

We are a clean-tech organisation who have created the world’s first purpose built battery and solar powered transport refrigeration unit (TRU). This is a fully electric system, is true zero-emission*, viable alternative to diesel power. Since being established in 2020 we have scaled a world-class team by 77% to accelerate innovation across all departments. We are looking for talent who want to join us on our mission, to decarbonise the global cold chain.

Last year we proudly announced partnerships with 8 customers including Samworth BrothersBannister TransportDFDSand Staples Vegetables & secured investment from Barclays and Clean Growth Fund to fuel our mission to decarbonise the cold chain. This year we were announced the Winner of the 2024 Technological Breakthrough award from the Cold Chain Federation.

Primarily, our team and culture distinguish Sunswap as an exceptional workplace. Our collective commitment to decarbonising the global cold chain unites us, fostering mutual support in achieving our mission. We strive to cultivate an inclusive, forward-thinking, and engaging culture that embraces everyone.


Our benefits 

  • 30 days of annual leave (includes a Wellbeing Day)
  • Sabbatical (after 3 years of working with Sunswap)
  • 5 free counselling sessions per year
  • Family leave ranging from 4 weeks to 4 months
  • Employee Share Options
  • Free Monthly Lunches & Quarterly Socials!
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Free laptop & Sunswap merch

Job overview

In collaboration with the Material Controller, supervise Sunswap stores and goods-in operations, ensuring timely and accurate booking of items. Work closely with both the procurement and operations teams to address discrepancies, short deliveries, and supplier returns. Coordinate with the Material Controller to maintain the highest level of stock accuracy.

Key responsibilities

  • Follow up deliveries, track missing parts and ensure the availability of goods for Sunswap projects.
  • Update the material planning master data (in compliance with stock and logistic constraints).
  • Receive and verify the quantity and quality of incoming goods and materials against purchase orders.
  • Create kits of parts for production builds.
  • Conduct goods-in inspection of parts. 
  • Ensure compliance with Health and Safety regulations in the goods-in area, including the safe handling and storage of materials.
  • Conduct daily and weekly stocktakes to ensure the site complies with internal audit requirements.
  • Monitor the shelf life of stock and raise concessions as needed

Qualifications & experience 

  • Proven experience in materials management, procurement, or supply chain operations, preferably in a manufacturing environment.
  • Previous experience using inventory management software/system
  • Understanding of health and safety regulations in a warehouse environment
  • Demonstrate strong attention to detail in resolving stock discrepancies and issues.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment and adapt quickly to changing priorities.
  • Exceptional analytical and problem-solving abilities.
  • Meticulous attention to detail and strong organisational skills.