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As part of Aligra’s continual improvement and growth plan we are excited to be seeking incredible individuals to join our team!

We’re an award-winning agency of choice for the transport, logistics, automotive and professional & executive sectors. Having recently celebrated our 15 year anniversary, we’re known for providing a fantastic blend of professionalism, passion and commitment.

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Supply Chain Assistant

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  • Full Time
  • Permanent
  • Swindon
  • £30,000 - £35,000 / Year

Aligra Swindon

Our client in Swindon is looking for a Supply Chain Assistant.

This role is a permanent assignment and will start immediately following successful interview.

As a Supply Chain Assistant, you will be an integral part of our logistics team, responsible for a variety of critical tasks that ensure our product supply and management systems run seamlessly. Your role will focus on managing supplier relationships, processing orders, and ensuring the timely delivery of goods, both from local and international suppliers.


  • Generate and Process Orders: Efficiently generate supplier orders from the UK & Europe, and process ‘Shopping Cart’ orders for genuine spares, ensuring accuracy and timeliness to meet company goals.
  • Order Management: Diligently check order confirmations against orders raised and communicate any cost variance to the relevant manager to maintain budget integrity.
  • Stock Management: Proactively respond to internal and external enquiries regarding ‘out of stock’ items and expected times of arrival (ETAs). Regularly update expected delivery dates in the system to keep all stakeholders informed.
  • Cost Analysis: Calculate the distribution of transport costs across deliveries to accurately reflect the true margin on the system, enhancing financial transparency and accountability.
  • Communication and Relationships: Build and maintain strong relationships with suppliers and liaise effectively with other departments to ensure a smooth flow of information. Communicate with our contact in China regarding Branded Machines and branded spares imports.
  • Supply Chain Strategy: Monitor and identify changes in demand, adjusting replenishment levels as necessary. Use sales data to analyze product trends and prepare for expected sales.
  • System Updates and Maintenance: Process obsoletion through the system, inform Sales or Spares teams of back orders that cannot be fulfilled, and maintain up-to-date Availability Reports.
  • Invoice Management: Investigate any discrepancies in invoices and request credit notes as required, ensuring financial accuracy and reducing discrepancies.
  • Support Functions: Assist the Supply Chain Manager with various tasks, including the management of imports from China, enhancing the overall efficiency of the supply chain operations.


  • Proven experience in a supply chain or logistics role.
  • Strong organisational and communication skills.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and any relevant software.
  • A keen eye for detail and the ability to multi-task effectively.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Excellent level of English and Mathematics


  • £30,000 to £35,000 DOE


  • Monday to Friday 08:30-17:00

If you are interested in this position, please apply today, or contact our Swindon branch on 01793 512635 for further information.

Aligra have been established since 2007 and have since implemented supply partnerships with a number of the UK’s leading logistics companies. Whilst we work across all industries, we specialise in recruitment and talent management for the Automotive & Engineering, Driving & Industrial, Hospitality and Professional & Executive sectors.

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