Salary: 35,000 - 45,000 car allowance, bonus and excellent benefits package
Our client is a world leading FMCG company who deliver innovative solutions and products globally. This is an exciting opportunity to join their growing organization as a Demand Planner.
As a Demand Planner you will be responsible for effectively managing product changes, maximising forecasting accuracy on all products within portfolio and driving improvements. You will have full accountability for a number of products and will successfully plan the supply coming from both external sources and factories for the UK market, ensuring Customer Service targets are met whilst minimizing inventory.
Candidates should have previous Demand Planner experience, ideally 4-6 years worth and this will preferably have come from within an FMCG environment. This is an excellent opportunity to join a leading organisation that will offer fantastic career development and progression potential to the right candidate.
In close co-operation with the Commercial teams, create, monitor and revise forecasts for a portfolio of products ensuring accuracy measures are met and continuously improved
Maximise customer service level for a portfolio of products via effective liaison with factories and monitoring of daily forecast
Analyse trends and promotional volumes to make adjustments and recommendations where necessary
Monitor and manage in transit stock and safety stock requirements. Effectively manage inventory
Provide ad hoc analysis and work with sales and marketing teams to ensure optimum decision making and reaction to potential issues
Challenge sales teams where appropriate to ensure best supply and financial forecast
Where appropriate deliver improvements in supply efficiencies
Challenge the status quo' with the suppliers
Professional Skills and Competencies
Graduate with supply chain or production planning experience within an FMCG environment
Exceptional ability to manage workload and identify priority tasks to meet tight deadlines
Strong influencing / communication skills
Advanced Excel skills and ability to consolidate complex information, interpret and construct straight forward plans
Able to apply appropriate problem solving techniques to evaluate and resolve operational issues
Knowledge of supply systems such as ERP, MRP or DRP