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Job Title

Demand Planning Manager

RecruiterMichael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
Industry SectorFMCG - Food & Drink, Manufacturing
Salary£30,000 to £35,000 per annum
LocationsCheshire, North West
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesDemand Planning Jobs
Date Posted10 September 2018

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Demand Planning Manager - Food Manufacturer - Stockport

Client Details

Our client is located south of Stockport, they have extensive knowledge and are passionate about their products within the food industry. They have a global presence dealing with major UK and European suppliers providing expertise in retail, wholesale and export. They take pride in an honest and ethical business, placing customer values at the core for sustainable development.


As the Demand Planning Manager you will:

  • Ensure a robust and accurate demand forecast
  • Oversee forecasts and processes for new and existing products to meet organisational goals
  • Understand seasonal demand to anticipate customer needs and identify customer opportunities during constrained supply
  • Understands peaks and troughs in demand
  • Ability to review historical sale trends and enhance profitability for a given channel or product
  • Manage time effectively, handling changing priorities and deadlines to a high level of accuracy
  • Has an good understanding of IT systems and can work with new technology
  • Organises and gathers appropriate information through a number of sources for maximum efficiency
  • Has innovative ability to drive forward projects for continuous improvement throughout the industry
  • Understands the customer and business needs by embracing KPIs and analysing key results
  • Has confidence and ability to work cross functionally throughout the factory near Stockport
  • Uses their initiative to establish different methods of ensuring targets are met
  • Sets and agrees realistic targets by communicating with colleagues, customers and suppliers
  • Maintain and align inventory levels to control future customer demand
  • A demand planning manager should report to the Supply Chain Manager, support the rest of the Supply Chain and work with customers to improve forecast accuracy


  • Ideally has at least 3 years experience for a Demand Planning Manager role in a food manufacturing lead Supply Chain
  • Understands all aspects of a Supply Chain
  • Excellent communication and organisational skills
  • Analytical and practical in approaches to work and projects
  • Good mathematical background to analyse data and communicate it effectively
  • Have advanced Excel skills to be able to link data together by understanding hierarchy process of the industry
  • Has confidence in analysing a situation to make informed decisions
  • Has an influencing and pro-active personality

Job Offer

£30,000-£35,000 competitive salary and the opportunity to work for a company who has received numerous awards in 2018

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