Inventory Controller

Date: 11 Nov 2023

Location: Folkestone, GB

Company: Getlink



Job ID: 10023

Location: Folkestone, United Kingdom (GB)

Company: Eurotunnel Services Limited

Department: Materials and Logistics

Job type: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: Circa. £32k + benefits


Completed applications must be received no later than midnight on 8 December 2023.


The Role

Eurotunnel is seeking a highly motivated and dedicated individual to join our Materials and Logistics Department. Working at our terminal in Folkestone, you will be part of a team employed to ensure the provision of spare parts for the maintenance department. You will be responsible for effectively managing a portfolio of suppliers to maintain the availability of stock and working to control and minimise costs within the supply chain.


Principal Accountabilities


  • Responsible for the purchasing of spare parts for the maintenance department, ensuring the required availability is met in line with deadlines agreed with the suppliers.
  • Analyses the requirements and calculates the optimal quantities to supply at the minimum cost.
  • Manages and adjusts the replenishment criteria required to ensure the availability of stock. Assessing ‘Just in Time’ (criticality, threshold min/max/ safety management, packaging/ reorder points), to ensure that stock is maintained at an appropriate level. 
  • Participates in the establishment of framework agreements and management.
  • Researches suppliers for items without a source of supply.
  • Liaising with and managing a portfolio of suppliers, with the objective of sustaining long-term availability and reliable lead times. 
  • Ensure that offers meet the need in terms of quality.
  • To prepare and issue tender inquiries, compare quoted prices and lead times, and choose a supplier through negotiating the lowest overall cost.
  • Execute orders, chase suppliers and handle any disputes.
  • Evaluates the performance of suppliers based on established criteria and organise quality reviews with suppliers to establish corrective action plans if needed.
  • Alerts the internal clients of the risks of stock-outs to integrate earlier planning and short-term average production.
  • Provides management of records of non-compliance and drives resolution.
  • To estimate, control, and report budgets to ensure they are adhered to.

Qualifications and Experience


  • Educated to A-Level standard or equivalent.
  • Experience working in an inventory, procurement, or logistical role.
  • Qualification in inventory management procurement or logistics would be an advantage.
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office (Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint etc.)
  • Previous experience working with purchasing and computer stock management systems (working with SAP is desirable). 
  • The ability to work in an English/ French bi-national environment is essential.
  • Being able to speak the French language would be a distinct advantage.



For more information about Eurotunnel and who we are and the role, please click on the links below:  
About Eurotunnel

Job Description (Inventory Controller)

Information for Candidates

If you wish to apply for this opportunity and you are a Eurotunnel employee, please submit your application online via Job Corner in MyDev


Applications are invited from agency workers who have a statutory right to apply in line with Section 13 of the Agency Workers Regulations 2010.   

For further information or to express an interest in this role, please contact Human Resources at  


If you are an external candidate, please apply via GetLink Careers


Please Note: From 1 January 2021, non-British and non-Irish nationals who do not already hold a UK immigration status will be required to obtain a visa in order to be able to work in the UK. Prior to applying for this role, please ensure that you are permitted to apply. For further information, please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website