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Job Title

Demand Manager

RecruiterBarclay Meade
Industry SectorNon-Grocery, Retail
Salary£40,000 to £44,000 per annum
Town/CityHigh Wycombe
LocationsBuckinghamshire, South East (Excl London)
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesDemand Planning Jobs, Inventory Management, Supply Chain Jobs
Date Posted19 April 2017

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My client, a global retail business based in High Wycombe are seeking a Demand Manager to head up their UK, eCommerce Supply Chain function.

This role requires someone with knowledge of SAP, advanced Excel and an eagerness to progress within Forecasting / Demand Planning. The role will have 1 direct report so management or experience training individuals would be a preference.

The Demand Manager will be responsible for aligning the demand plans for each business unit in the distribution centre purchasing plans and coordinate demand and supply discrepancies to generate optimal solutions for the business unit.

Location - High Wycombe

Salary - Up to £44,000

Key responsibilities for the Demand Planner / Demand Manager -

• Maintain an integrated demand plan for each BU/DC
o Coordinate statistical demand forecast for all active items with BU
o Updated demand plan to include commercial plans and events, in line with M&M
o Inclusion of item PLC in the demand plan
• Optimise stocked and non-stocked assortment balancing commercial requirements versus inventory costs
• Run / Coordinate demand side activities as related to the demand plan as part of the Sales & Operations Planning process
o Participate in preparation meeting as part of S&OP
o Assure demand plan is prepared as input and updated as part of output of S&OP
o Report actuals versus demand plan and improve demand plan accuracy
o Decide and manage yellow stock activities in coordination with BU/M&M
• Balance demand and supply of our assortment and solve imbalance between demand and supply in coordination with supply planning and BU demand side
• Facilitate the cross-functional S&OP process for the assigned Bus
• Participate/driven improvement projects focused on aligning demand and supply
• Lead specific demand side projects and coordinate with supply, like:
o Large campaigns
o Assortment changes
o Customer implementations

Key Skills required for the position of Demand Planner / Demand Manager -

• 5 year experience in FMCG, and or similar business environment with major involvement in coordinating the demand side
• Experience in supply chain involving serving multiple business units from the same supply
• Knowledge in implementation an advanced planning process and tools
• Customer focused
• Experience with ERP systems (SAP preferred)
• Experience with demand planning tool (JDA / AWR preferred)
• Attention to detail; experienced and confident working with large data files (intermediate level Excel as a minimum)
• Strong communication skills; verbal and written
• Forecasting tools
• Microsoft office suite (including access)
• Listening Qualities
• Stakeholders management

This role would be ideal for someone currently within a Senior Demand Planner position and seeking their next step, along with those already within Demand Management and seeking a new challenge.

To apply for this position, candidates must be eligible to live and work in the UK

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Recruiter: Barclay Meade
Tel: 0843 208 1255
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