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Demand planner

RecruiterBarclay Meade
Industry SectorGrocery, Retail
LocationsHampshire, South East (Excl London)
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesDemand Planning Jobs
Date Posted31 July 2017

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My client is a global organisation who are looking for a demand planner who will responsible for the supply of finished goods.

The role of the demand planner will be responsible for the management, presentation and insight associated with the UK Demand Forecast. In conjunction with the Planning Manager, this person will play an important part in developing the team’s approach to engaging with the rest of the organisation and key customers.

Location - Andover

Salary - up to £40k with great benefits

The role of the demand planner -

Collaboration with internal partners – Sales, Marketing, Finance, Purchasing, and any other departments as applicable. The frequency of the meetings to be established to suit the relevant area but as a minimum on a monthly basis. Under SAP, there will be a requirement to manage amendments to the forecasts on a weekly basis.
Development and management of Customer Collaboration agendas that serve to facilitate optimal forecasting.
Analysis of all external data pertinent to the forecasting process to include market trends, seasonality and other macro-economic factors.
Use and maintenance of statistical modelling tools (Procast and APO).
Continuous improvement of forecasting techniques, method and approach.
Conduct current and future forecasting analysis, ensuring processes and methods are followed. Provision of forecasts on a 2 year projected basis.
Involvement in key business projects to include NPD
Playing a pivotal role in the adaptation and improvement of new systems and ad-hoc work in getting the financial forecast for the business to desired levels.

The ideal candidate for the role of demand planner will have the following -

Familiarity with advanced planning technology and decision-support tools.
Demonstrated ability to use analytical and statistical models to analyse and prepare demand management plans for a complex number of products and customers.
Ability to cut through and manage high volume, complex amounts of data.
Proven ability to develop and lead Customer & Partner collaboration agendas that serve the company’s objectives on forecasting.
Demonstrated ability to work and where appropriate, lead in a cross functional, team oriented environment.
Outstanding analytical and reasoning skills.
Ability to interact and develop structures of communication that are appropriate to the audience.
Very good understanding of Supply Chain processes, issues and industry practice in Demand & Availability Planning.
Strong relationship building skills.
Excellent general IT literacy and ability.

This role would suit a supply planner, demand planner, forecasting planner or demand planning manager.

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

Barclay Meade acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and employment business for the supply of temporary workers and is part of Gattaca Plc.

Gattaca Plc provides support services to Barclay Meade and may assist with processing your application.

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Recruiter: Barclay Meade
Tel: 0843 208 1255
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