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Head of NPI & Central Planning

ReferenceJ8662_317185
RecruiterBis Henderson Recruitment
Industry SectorFMCG - Non Food, Manufacturing
Salary£70,000 to £75,000 per annum
Benefitsbenefits package
Town/CityCoventry
LocationsWest Midlands, West Midlands
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesDemand Planning Jobs
Date Posted07 September 2018

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Exciting opportunity to join a world leading organisation at a time of significant change and modernisation within their UK supply chain functions. This recognised manufacturer and distributor is looking for a Head of NPI & Central Planning, to establish the new product introduction and central planning function which will provide best in class product availability & service across 760+ branch network, supported via a Central Distribution Centre, to grow sales, margin and market share whilst optimising the company’s working capital.

Knowledge, Skills, Qualifications, and Experience Required

Essential
  • Proven history of creating and leading a high-performance team
  • Self-motivated and results driven with the ability to manage a team and relevant stakeholders to deliver results
  • Ability to work across multi functions and influence key decision with excellent communication and negotiation skills
  • Strong and demonstrable inventory management experience
  • Good industry knowledge on what is good & best practice across end to end supply chain
  • Understanding of demand forecasting and the impact on product availability
  • Understanding of the importance and impact of Supply Chain Controls and how to apply right stocking tactics to ensure service levels
  • Competent user of ERP & MRP systems, and analytics tools to support the execution of supply planning process
  • Global supply chain / sourcing experience and knowledge of suppliers supply chain
  • Good understanding of warehouse distribution and transportation and the role of supply planning to optimise efficiencies
  • Ability to identify and implement performance goals, priorities and recommend measures
  • Experience of developing and delivering sustainable changes across a department/functions
  • Resilient and able to constructively challenge and influence
  • Proven and demonstrable ability to understand customer and business requirements
  • Able to work under pressure and manage multiple simultaneous priorities
  • Strong numerical and analytical skills with ability to assimilate information
  • People management experience with demonstrable ability to lead, coach and motivate a team
  • Demonstrable delivery of commercial successes and good business acumen
  • Able to support the need for and lead change within area of responsibility
  • Able to demonstrate excellent relationship management and networking skills
  • Graduate calibre
  • Driving Licence (travel and overnight stays are required)

Desirable
  • CIPS level 4 and/or IoSCM level 4 or higher advantageous
  • Numerical qualifications to A level or equivalent
  • Fast moving consumer goods or general merchanting experience

















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Bis Henderson work with businesses to hire professionals on a permanent and interim basis across professional, management and executive roles.

Specialising in Supply Chain recruitment, Logistics recruitment, Procurement recruitment and eCommerce recruitment, we deliver candidates that meet your objectives – every time.



For more information please call 01494 620 160.

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Specialising in Supply Chain recruitment, Logistics recruitment, Procurement recruitment and eCommerce recruitment, we deliver candidates that meet your objectives – every time.



For more information please call 01494 620 160.







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