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Demand Planner

Job Title

Demand Planner

ReferenceEMP398384_172550
RecruiterBarclay Meade
Industry SectorFMCG - Food & Drink, FMCG - Non Food, Grocery, Manufacturing, Non-Grocery, Other, Pharmaceutical & Biotech, Retail
Salary£30,000 to £35,000 per annum
Town/CityHook
LocationsBerkshire, Hampshire, South East (Excl London), Surrey
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesDemand Planning Jobs, Inventory Management, Supply Chain Jobs
Date Posted31 August 2017

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My client, a global FMCG company based in Hook, are seeking a Demand Planner to join their growing supply chain function.

This role would be ideal for someone in the early stages of their Demand Planning career, and seeking a new challenge.

The Demand Planner is to produce a robust demand plan utilising the S&OP framework for defined customers. Collaborate with the Commercial teams to identify and mitigate key forecast risks and opportunities in order to achieve business strategy and current year targets. Successfully demand manage sell in/sell out of innovation and renovation, ensuring obsolescence minimised and launches met.

Location - Hook

Salary - up to £35,000

Key responsibilities for the Demand Planner -
• Build collaborative relationships with Commercial team to provide support and drive process excellence by preparing for and leading Key Demand Review meetings in line with S&OP process.
• Create and maintain the rolling 24 month demand forecast using appropriate statistical modelling, by analysing sales plans, historical sales data, brand changes, new product development and obsolete products.
• Lead forecast meetings with the commercial teams and review performance to improve forecast accuracy
• Understand and analyse trends and seasonal profile to challenge and influence the commercial teams where there is evidence that the demand plan may require revision
• Utilise customer information including intranet site, forecasting reports, EPOS and interaction with sales managers to assist in building the replenishment forecast
• Prepare executive summary reports for Demand review highlighting major risks and opportunities.
• Ensure demand is in line with the agreed market allocations policy and process through regular reviews with the commercial teams, highlighting opportunities and risks where appropriate.
• Support Supply Chain KPIs such as inventory and obsolescence through active involvement in the product lifecycle management process.
• Build a collaborative relationship with key customers to jointly forecast promotional periods, review and manage seasonal events and drive performance of WG&S brands.

Key skills/experience required for the position of Demand Planner -

Essential
• Educated to degree level or equivalent, preferably mathematical or science based
• Comprehensive demand planning knowledge and an understanding of end to end supply chain processes and procedures gained in an FMCG or equivalent environment.
• Working understanding of modern forecasting techniques and packages including S&OP practices
• Proven ability to analyse and interpret data across multiple systems
• Knowledge of PC applications and ERP systems

Desirable
• Knowledge and experience of continuous improvement techniques including six sigma
• Proven track record of managing master data within a global FMCG environment

If you hold the relevant skills/experience required and are interested in the position of Demand Planner for a global FMCG company, then please apply below.
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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