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Job Title

Demand Planner

Reference13948430001_548846
RecruiterMichael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
Industry SectorNon-Grocery, Retail
Salary£25,000 to £30,000 per annum
Town/CityBirmingham
LocationsBirmingham, West Midlands
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesDemand Planning Jobs
Date Posted29 August 2018

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The Demand Planner role is a new role within the organisation and will bring the supply chain together. The role will be very front end facing managing a number of SKU's

Client Details

My client is a leading FMCG organisation based in Birmingham



Description

  • Manage supply and inventory of Raw Materials, Packaging Materials and Finished Goods



  • Manage stock holding to agreed value and weeks cover



  • Manage shelf life of warehouse stock



  • Develop statistical forecasting models to ensure best in class supply for all Grenade? products. Excel based model until our ERP product is launched (Microsoft Dynamics NAV)



  • Global demand planning, including UK and US entities of Grenade



  • Collaborate with Sales, Finance & Operations to ensure customer and financial knowledge is reflected in the forecasts and feedback is provided on the demand planning function



  • Gather, analyse and validate all data used in statistical forecasts in close conjunction with the Sales and Finance teams, report back on status of demand planning



  • Apply error analysis techniques to improve forecasting through highlighting any unexpected trends related to seasonality/rapid growth/addition of new customers



  • Develop Standard Operating Procedures for the forecasting processes



  • Ensure all documentation for the forecasting processes and systems is up-to-date and complies with company standards



  • Develop repository of information that can be used to support future forecasting and risk analysis



  • Provide data on forecast accuracy and develop safety stock and inventory planning parameters / inventory strategies on existing items/new products/product phase-outs



  • Support the wider Supply Chain team in all initiatives and activities





Profile

  • Highly educated individual with strong career goals



  • Intelligent and enthusiastic individual who is looking for a varied and interesting role in Supply Chain



  • Min three year's experience in Demand Planning using ERP/MRP, preferably from a food/nutrition environment



  • Advanced level Excel skills capable of complex data analysis



  • Willingness to travel (occasionally) and develop relationships with manufacturing partners



  • Language skills are not essential, but are an advantage



  • Strong attention to detail and ability to finish tasks in a timely way



  • Desire to work as part of a team delivering significant year on year improvements





Job Offer

£25,000 - £30,000

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