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Demand Planning Manager

RecruiterBarclay Meade
Industry SectorFMCG - Food & Drink, FMCG - Non Food, Grocery, Manufacturing, Manufacturing - Other, Non-Grocery, Other, Retail
Salary£50,000 to £55,000 per annum
LocationsSouth East (Excl London), Surrey
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesDemand Planning Jobs, Inventory Management, Supply Chain Jobs
Date Posted01 August 2017

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My client, a global FMCG company based in Woking, are going through a process to enhance the capability of their supply chain function and internal business planning processes.

This international and sucessful organisation are currently seeking an experience Demand Planner / Demand Manager / Demand Analyst to enable them to improve and centralise their forecasting processes and support the implementation of new forecasting tools.

This role of Demand Planning Manager / Demand Analyst will be suitable for someone with 5+ years experience within FMCG, seeking a new challenge.

Location - Woking

Salary - £55,000 (possibly flexible) + Bonus

Key Responsibilities for the Demand Planning Manager / Demand Analyst -

• Work hand-in-hand with the project team (internal and external) on the:
a. Detailed design
b. Development of new business processes
c. Reorganisation, recruitment and on-boarding of the team
d. Deployment of advanced planning tools
e. Change management program
• Ownership of the Above Restaurant Planning function, ensuring that robust processes are in place such that all restaurants are supplied with optimal stock every day of the week (issuing approx. 3000 replenishment orders per week)
• Direct line management and development of the Above Restaurant Planning team (between 2 and 5 people)
• S&OP/IBP process manager: driving business performance through cross-functional collaboration and effective engagement with senior stakeholders
• Process performance management and KPI development
• Key-user on the new advanced planning tools and analytics support
• Trend analysis and augmenting/enriching forecasts with demand sensing data sources
• Close interaction with NPD SCM manager to incorporate impacts of LTO (limited time offers) on the demand plan
• Indirect influencing of master data management processes ensuring that SKU list (approx. 400) and store list (approx. 900) are maintained to the standard necessary for the effective functioning of dependent business processes
• Inventory optimisation throughout the supply chain, partnering with procurement functions and suppliers
• Close collaboration with distribution partner customer service and supply planning functions
• Provide support and assistance in the execution of supply chain projects

Key skills/experience required for the position of Demand Planning Manager / Demand Analyst

• 5+ years’ work experience in a related field or sector
• Advanced Excel
• Entrepreneurial: takes the initiative to find bold, sustainable solutions
• Ownership: understands that success is dependent on their effectiveness
• Never settles: inquisitive, critically analyses performance and delivers improvements
o Creation and deployment of training programs
• Experience in any of supply planning, demand planning, customer supply chain management, S&OP/IBP, or procurement would be highly desirable
• Strong educational background with a degree in a mathematics/science or business based subject
• An affinity for systems would be a plus

If you have experience within a demand planning / demand analyst position and are seeking a step up or a new challenge within the supply chain function of a global FMCG company, then please apply below.

To apply for this position, candidates must be eligible to live and work in the UK

Barclay Meade acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and employment business for the supply of temporary workers and is part of Gattaca Plc.

Gattaca Plc provides support services to Barclay Meade and may assist with processing your application.

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Recruiter: Barclay Meade
Tel: 0843 208 1255
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