Here at Ellison Europe HQ we distribute our products to customers all over the world. Through forecasting product quantities and communicating product arrivals, our Supply Chain team ensure that our products arrive ready for distribution and manage stock through their life cycles. We’ve asked our Supply Chain Team Leader Marco Gamboa all about what everyday life in Supply Chain is like and what he loves about working for the Sizzix brand.
Here’s what Marco had to say:
When did you join the Sizzix team?
I joined the Sizzix team in January 2016, as part of the Sales team. In July 2017, there was an opportunity to join the Supply Chain team and it was really exciting to move into a new position where I could apply my skills and learn new ones. It has been a challenge but it has proven very rewarding too!
What does your role entail?
It involves a little bit of everything, as it requires managing, planning, forecasting, liaising and communicating with different areas of the company.
What’s your usual work day like?
Every day is different, but it involves managing stock availability, reviewing product life cycles, processing packing lists and invoices, reporting, planning and submitting replenishment reviews. I also communicate product arrivals and ensuring system information is up to date.
What makes your role unique?
My role is unique because I am involved with many different areas of the company here, in the US and our factory in China. I really enjoy being part of a global team.
What do you love most about what you do?
I love that my role has given me the opportunity to challenge myself and move out of my comfort zone.
If you could spend one day working in another part of the business, which department would you choose and why?
I would like to spend a day with social media, because I would like to be involved in creating content and videos to drive traffic to our website and keep our customers engaged with Ellison and the Sizzix brand.