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Head of Planning

ReferenceVA001837_763359
RecruiterVertical Advantage
Industry SectorFMCG - Food & Drink, Manufacturing
Salary£65,000 to £75,000 per annum
Benefitscar allowance, bonus and benefits
Town/CityLondon
LocationsBerkshire, Buckinghamshire, Greater London, London, South East (Excl London)
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesDemand Planning Jobs, Inventory Management, Supply Chain Jobs
Date Posted18 September 2017

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A fantastic opportunity as arisen for a Head of Planning to join my client a multi-million pound turnover global business based in Greater London. My client is invested in innovation, is fast paced and have a dynamic working environment.

As the Head of Planning you will be responsible for owning and driving the ‘one number’ as well as ensuring the demand plans and supply plans reflect the market movements. You will provide strong leadership to your team of Demand and Supply Planner by coaching, identifying, evaluating and developing initiatives to ensure skill and competency levels are maintained within the team.

Key responsibilities will include;
  • Lead and manage a team of 7 Demand and Supply planners to deliver against the customer’s expectations at optimal cost and working capital levels
  • Ensure that the most profitable plan is delivered for the business
  • Ensuring the most accurate and timely delivery of the operational forecast and supply plan through the team
  • Drive best practice across total planning team
  • Integrate Customer Care Service processes to improve the overall supply chain performance.
  • To recruit high calibre Demand & Supply Planners, to add to the overall strength of the team.
  • Delivery of key S&OP KPI’s
  • Develop a talent / succession plan to create a high calibre of planner across the total planning team

The ideal candidate will have the following;
  • Degree level education or equivalent working experience
  • Experience of working within an integrated Supply Chain in a FMCG environment.
  • Understanding of Factory Production Processes and related capabilities.
  • Proven leadership/team management experience
  • Project Management and process improvement experience
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • SAP knowledge and experience desirable.
  • Highly numerate and analytical
  • Previous experience of working within an integrated supply chain in a manufacturing environment.
  • Process improvement mentality

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Recruiter: Vertical Advantage
Tel: +44 (0)207 438 1565
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