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Job Title

Demand Planner

RecruiterMichael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
Industry SectorNon-Grocery, Retail
Salary£25,000 to £30,000 per annum
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


  • 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


  • 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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