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Demand Planner

RecruiterMichael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
Industry SectorFMCG - Non Food, Manufacturing
LocationsWest Midlands, Worcestershire
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesDemand Planning Jobs
Date Posted26 November 2018

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Forecast modelling for distributed product is the responsibility of this position. This position leads the dialogue with key counterparts in Sales and Marketing and Inventory Purchasing

Client Details

Leading FMCG organisation based in Worcestershire

  • Maintain customer demand forecast which incorporates current and accurate market information that allows the company to correctly predict customer demand and provide its supply chain with the appropriate information to plan how to meet that customer demand.

  • Utilise a collaborative approach by working with Sales, Marketing and Product Managers to obtain and ensure that current and accurate information is used for demand forecasts for distributed product.

  • Review historical sales trends, research demand drivers, prepare forecast data, develop statistical forecast models, and evaluate forecast results.

  • Coordinate cross-functional research activities to reconcile significant variances and refine the forecast model to reflect updated sales and marketing assumptions.

  • Part of the team to implement, and then maintain, Demand Planning software as the primary forecasting system tool.

  • Provide input to the inventory buyers in developing inventory strategies on existing items, new products, and product phase-outs.

  • Closely coordinate and communicate customer action plans and forecasts with inventory buyers.

  • With the buyers, develop and implement planning strategies that will allow the business to significantly decrease its stock holding while always meeting its performance standards

  • Liaise with materials buyers to (resolve) prevent shortages in product lines to ensure customer orders are available by agreed time.

  • Proactively review purchase order status’ against customer order expectations implementing solutions where appropriate.

  • Develop robust stock review of OSMI product to reduce scrap requirement; report monthly to Product Managers, Materials Manager (and Directors as appropriate).

  • Computer Literacy (Advanced level)
  • 3 years experience in a similar role including demand forecasting via MRP systems within a high pressurised sales driven manufacturing environment.
  • Create statistical forecasts:

- Gather, analyse and validate data

- Review resulting statistical forecast model

- Apply error analysis techniques to improve forecasting

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Recruiter: Michael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
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