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Forecast Demand Planner/Manager

RecruiterMichael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
Industry SectorFMCG - Food & Drink, Manufacturing
LocationsSomerset, South West
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesDemand Planning Jobs
Date Posted13 February 2019

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  • Demand Planning within a short shelf life product range and a large French supply base.
  • An exciting opportunity to progress in a growing business with dominating presence in their market.

Client Details
  • Our client is a market leading international food organisation



  • Organising the collection of information necessary for forecasts: promotions, actions,….

  • Analysing, documenting and refining records of sales, and of exceptional circumstances (stock shortages, seasonality, promotions,…)

  • Defining with Sales & Marketing the forecasts baseline per SKU

  • Incorporating known future events, after collecting data from the Sales and Marketing departments

  • Comparing forecasts VS retailers forecasts and identifying differences/risks


    • Wholesalers : Managing the wholesalers business from customers’ orders to deliveries : check and create orders, consolidate orders and place purchase orders, manage extra-orders, shortages, transport issues, monitor and reports service level

  • Managing levels of stock of incoming cheese according to finished goods stock level, forecasts and production plans with the target to guarantee good service level and minimal wastage.

  • Calculating order requirements taking into account cheese specificities (maturity, leadtime for production,…) and communicating them to the different suppliers

  • Solving delivery and transport issues and communicate variances to relevant departments


    • Personal attributes :

    • Previous experience in Supply Chain especially in forecasting / stock management

    • Previous experience in Food industry especially in Cheese market.

    • Excellent Excel skills

    • Knowledge of SAP and APO

    • Confident communicator and confidence to challenge / question information received

    • Analytical, capacity for analysis and synthesis

    • Well organised with attention to detail

    • Proactive

    • Excellent oral & written English

  • French language – a bonus

Job Offer
  • £35000 per annum + Benefits

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