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Demand Planner

RecruiterMichael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
Industry SectorOther
Salary£35,000 to £45,000 per annum
LocationsBerkshire, South East (Excl London)
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesCustomer Service, Demand Planning Jobs
Date Posted19 November 2018

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A Global leading FMCG Business require a Demand planner to join their team based in Berkshire.

Client Details

My client is a Global leading FMCG business looking for a demand planner to join their team based in Berkshire


The key responsibilities for the Demand Planner role are:
  • Working alongside Commercial and Finance teams, you’ll generate the best possible demand forecast for your customer.
  • Ensure that this demand forecast is input to planning IT systems.
  • Monitor actual orders against your demand forecast, speedily investigate significant variances and amend your demand forecast appropriately.
  • Be the face of the Supply Chain to your customer and own the service level into their depots.
  • In addition to your customer-specific work, you will own a variety of other projects on behalf of the UK Team. This could include certain sales events, new product development launches, system enhancements and process reviews.
  • Act as the Senior Manager’s deputy when required.
  • Provide our Supply Chain Teams with timely analysis, guidance, information, and decision-making to ensure that the Supply Chain is in the best position to deliver against your demand plan.
  • Demonstrate high personal integrity to develop / manage the customer relationship so that we are recognised by them as a best practice supplier.


The successful candidate for the demand planner role will have the following skill set:
  • Worked in a similar Demand Planning or Forecasting role in an FMCG/fast paced environment.
  • Worked alongside one of the UK's biggest grocery customers
  • Able to achieve of results in a fast-moving environment, where you can demonstrate a strong self-starting ability and persistent will-to-win.
  • Has worked cross-functionally at an operational level, with the ability to influence all levels of the organisation.
  • Strong examples of relationship building and creation of collaborative, customer-focused plans.
  • Good understanding and use of IT systems; database and JDA, Manugistics or IMI understanding would be particularly relevant.
  • Able to identify connections in data, events and trends.
  • Must be able to make the right short-term decisions without sacrificing long-term context and results.
  • Great communication skills.
  • Strong coaching skills.

Job Offer

The chance to join a Global leading FMCG business based in Berkshire as a Demand planner.

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