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Job Title

Head of Supply Planning

RecruiterMichael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
Industry SectorNon-Grocery, Retail
Salary£60,000 to £70,000 per annum
LocationsAnglia, Cambridgeshire
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesInventory Management, Supply Chain Jobs
Date Posted20 June 2017

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Excellent opportunity to join a growing FMCG organisation based in Cambridgeshire, to manage and coordinate the supply planning, inventory and OTIF metrics for the business.

Client Details

My client are the market-leader within their industry, operating within the consumer market across the UK.

They are currently undergoing an exciting period of change and transformation, making this an exciting time to join a financially stable, forward-thinking organisation as Head of Supply Planning within a progressive, fast-paced, high-volume environment.


As Head of Supply Planning you will have the following responsibilities:
  • Significant experience of expediting goods from Far East

  • Responsibility for all supply planning processes
  • Exceeding targeted customer service levels
  • Optimising inventory levels whilst managing stock coverage levels
  • Work closely with Demand Planning, UK and Far East Sourcing and Logistics teams
  • Development and production of Product Movement Plans at an SKU level
  • Actively managing inventory levels and expediting schedules to ensure inventory budgets are adhered to and safety stock/stock coverage levels are maintained to ensure minimal lost sales from out of stocks
  • Promoting continuous improvement, development and implementation of best practice across management and supply chain planning processes and systems
  • Support the S&OP process, delivering relevant information and analysis to enable a review of all relevant demand and supply issues

  • Manage vendors for the business on a global scale and inventory forecasting and excess/obsolete inventory management


The successful candidate for the role of Head of Supply Planning based in Cambridgeshire, will have experience in a similar role within a FMCG / Retail environment with a Far East supply base.

You will have experience of working with a Far East supply base; managing the imbalance between long supply lead-times and short demand lead-times particularly in a seasonal business. You will have a strong understanding of forecasting and production planning, project management and experience of managing a significant SKU count over a wide supplier and customer base.

Desirable: customs / VAT compliance from both an operational and strategic level and advanced Excel skills.

Job Offer

Competitive salary and benefits on offer.

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