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Forecasting & Supply Chain Planning Implementation

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Forecasting & Supply Chain Planning Implementation

RecruiterBarclay Meade
Industry SectorGrocery, Non-Grocery, Retail
LocationsHampshire, South East (Excl London)
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesDemand Planning Jobs, Inventory Management, Supply Chain Jobs
Date Posted12 April 2017

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A global FMCG business are recruiting a Forecasting & Supply Chain Planning Implementation Specialist. Applicants require Supply Chain Planning expertise, and experience implementing forecasting tools & systems into complex supply chain organisations.

The Forecasting & Supply Chain Planning Implementation Specialist will work closely with the Head of Supply Chain to implement a new forecasting tool in SAP, which will manage the supply and availability of stock, and bring consistency to stock management across the business. Acting as a subject matter expert in all aspects of systems implementation, the Forecasting Implementation Specialist will integrate and embed the tool into the business, training Purchasing & Supply Chain teams in the use of the new forecasting system.

Specific duties of the Forecasting Implementation Specialist include:

1. Implement, embed, integrate and bring consistency to the use of Forecasting tools
2. Contribute to the development of Supply Chain Planning activities
3. Work with technical teams to make alterations, and test changes made to Forecasting tools
4. Ensure forecasts from multiple markets are consolidated into one demand stream
5. Analyse sales history and forecasts - measure deviations and forecast beyond product structure
6. Train Supply Chain End-Users in the use of supply chain tools
7. Report on, and analyse forecast accuracy
8. Improve systems through bench marking and standardising processes
9. Improve forecast accuracy through root cause analysis
10. Act as SME for all forecasting tools and systems issues

Forecasting & Supply Chain Implementation Applicants should meet the following criteria:

1. Supply Chain Planning (Demand Planning, Supply Planning, Replenishment) expertise and knowledge
2. Experience working within a complex, matrix-structured, or global business
3. Experience implementing; Forecasting tools/systems - SAP, Oracle, JDA, Manugistics, JD Edwards etc.
4. Experience working with, and influencing senior level stakeholders
5. Ability to train supply chain staff in the use of Forecasting tools/systems

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Recruiter: Barclay Meade
Tel: 0843 208 1255
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