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Demand Planner

RecruiterMichael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
Industry SectorFMCG - Non Food, Manufacturing, Non-Grocery, Retail
Salary£35,000 to £42,000 per annum
LocationsGreater London, London
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesDemand Planning Jobs
Date Posted24 November 2017

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A new Demand Planner is required for a world renowned cosmetics brand based in London. Our client is an innovative business that is always looking to lead their industry from the front.

Client Details

Ever growing world leading cosmetics business with a base in London. Our client empowers their staff through autonomy and development.

This is a great opportunity for a forward thinking candidate to take a step forward in their career.


The Demand Planner, based in Central London, will be tasked with the following:

o Gather and validate new intelligence by interaction with Commercial and Marketing teams

o Adjust demand signal in the planning architecture to reflect new assumptions

o Undertake ad-hoc analysis of ‘hot topics’

o Upload new demand signal to ERP system weekly when necessary

o Document all assumptions underpinning the forecast, together with Risks and Opportunities

o Prepare and present summary to Senior Management once per month

o Create long term ‘new product’ forecast and manage transition into short-term horizon

o Be an advocate for Best Practice forecasting in all situations


The successful Demand Planner will have the following skills and attributes:

o A-level/equivalent in Science, Maths, or other numerate discipline

o Minimum 3 years Demand Planning experience in comparable industry

o Adept at manipulating large quantities of data at high speed with excellent accuracy

o Proficient at holding others to account within a productive relationship

o Proven experience in the communication of numbers in an engaging and insightful way

o Working knowledge of Supply Chain and appreciation of how forecasting makes an impact

o Experience of managing forecasting on Excel would be an advantage

o Experience of JDA Manugistics or SAP for forecasting would be an advantage


o IT skills, including:
  • Advanced Excel
  • Intermediate PowerPoint
  • Web-based communication tools

o Highly Numerate

o Exceptional ability to prioritise

o Methodical approach to problem-solving

o Able to build effective working relationships quickly

o Skilled in achieving through others

o Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, with the confidence to present internally or externally, across functions, and at all levels of the hierarchy

Job Offer

Our leading cosmetics client is offering the successful Demand Planner a competitive salary, package and a chance to grow in their international operation.

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