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Demand Planner

Reference13988187001_294391
RecruiterMichael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
Industry SectorFMCG - Food & Drink, Manufacturing
SalaryNegotiable
Town/CityManchester
LocationsLancashire, North West
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesDemand Planning Jobs
Date Posted04 February 2019

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Demand Planner - Manufacturing - Manchester

Client Details

Our client is a fast growing manufacturer of FMCG products, who have contracts with global multinational organisations. The company places a lot of investment to help identify new opportunities (whether this be customer, or product based) to sustain long-term, strategic partnerships. They have a commitment to manage impacts they have on the environment, and place a lot of responsibility to achieve their own economic and business aims.



Description

The successful applicant will act as an ambassador between themselves and one of their main contracts based in Manchester City Centre. As the demand planner you will:
  • Maintain effective and collaborative communication between supplier and internal departments
  • Analyse inventory levels, investigating any factors which will affect inbound and on shelf availability
  • Liaising with the Supply Chain Analysts to support promotional forecasts, implementing changes and examining any issues with reports/data
  • Planning for any seasonal demands, which will affect category management and tracking lines through agreement with account teams
  • Managing opening stocks and any subsequent waste impacts, or slow obsolete inventory and suggest actions to improve performance
  • Driving NPD (new product development) by innovative thinking and collaborative ideas between departments
  • Managing the flow of business intelligence between both companies – understanding customer, market trends, and historical data to synergise demand opportunities and production capability
  • Manage day-to-day replenishment by utilising market information and operational tools
  • Maintaining the forecasting system, through efficient S&OP and managing data quality to create accurate demand figures – flagging across any anomalies or discrepancies with data
  • Reviewing performance on a quarterly basis with internal stakeholders to deliver and implement improvements





Profile
  • Has 2/3 years experience within a Demand Planner /Analyst or similar position previously
  • Has track record of forecasting, sales ordering processes and distribution planning
  • Has experience working in an FMCG, or growing industry previously
  • Has track record of managing customer expectations/service
  • Has advanced computer literacy and has a strong working knowledge using IT, including Excel
  • Is a cognitive, pro-active thinker and uses their initiative
  • Is a strong participant of a team with contributing ideas and listening abilities
  • Has great communication skills to be able to liaise between all stakeholders of the organisation





Job Offer

Ciara £28,500 and the opportunity to broaden your skillset within a fast, growing market and to work within the heart of Manchester City Centre

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