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Interim Supply Chain Planner

Recruiter1st Executive
Industry SectorChemicals, FMCG - Non Food, Manufacturing, Non-Grocery, Retail
Salary£275 to £325 per day
LocationsAvon, Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Gloucestershire, Somerset, South West, Wiltshire
Contract TypePermanent or Interim
Job CategoriesDemand Planning Jobs, Supply Chain Jobs
Date Posted07 August 2017

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1st Executive are retained by a global FTSE100 FMCG organisation, who have some significant project-work taking place across their existing supply chain function. They require an experienced Planner with a strong track record in supply or distribution resource planning to join the team to lead a number key projects within supply chain.

Job Purpose:
  • Create an unconstrained 24 month plan at item/location level of planned stock movements across the Europe distribution network in order to meet customer service and operational targets.
  • Creates a robust and feasible packed goods deployment plan of what needs to be shipped from the source location across the distribution network to ensure that stock availability is maximised and stock obsolescence is minimised.
  • Reviews supply shortage alerts daily, takes corrective actions, completes Root Cause Analysis and develops and actions Continuous Improvement plans.
  • Manages the demand inputs into planning from the business Market Demand Managers to ensure the distribution requirements planners are using the right demand signals.

Key Accountabilities:
  • Works directly with the Market Demand Managers to ensure that the sales forecasts in the system are robust and reflect the latest demand plans of the business.
  • Works directly with the business Demand Managers to ensure demand control processes are in place and effective and that any changes to the demand forecasts are understood.
  • Reviews supply shortage alerts daily, takes corrective actions, completes Root cause analysis and develops and actions improvement plans.
  • Reviews SLOBS and Excess stocks monthly, takes corrective actions, completes RCA and develops and actions CI plans.
  • Represents planning in monthly market S&OP meetings and weekly demand control meetings.
  • Ensures inventory levels at SKU level are maintained to agreed target levels.
  • Manages demand for distribution orders in some cases outside the envelope/region.
  • Working with Master Data Administrators to ensure Distribution requirements planning master data is accurate and reflects reality, and regular reviews are in place to drive improvements.
  • Support as necessary to manage any crisis and continuity of supply disruptions, including participation on Incident Management Teams and other crisis forums to drive through to resolution mitigating actions.
  • Works closely with the New Product & Product Lifecycle Management teams to ensure that product lifecycle plans are reflected in distribution planning and deployment plans e.g. managing the phase in and phase out of stocks.
  • Validates all warehouse classifications and packed goods safety stocks for their SKUs as part of the central Stock Mix Optimisation process.

Required Experience:
  • Highly analytical, numerate with a strong attention to detail.
  • Minimum 5 years of experience working across a variety of supply chain planning roles.
  • Ability to guide others in their work and occasionally stand in to management level.
  • Knowledge and experience of Distribution Requirements Planning and a good understanding of its importance to the business.
  • High degree of computer literacy including advanced knowledge of Excel spreadsheets and business reporting tools (e.g. MI/SAP Business Objects).
  • Knowledge and use of SAP and particularly the APO module.
  • Has the drive and insight to take action wherever it is required. Enthusiastically seeks additional responsibility.
  • Able to work well under sustained pressure with conflicting demands, optimizing resources and responding to fast changing circumstances.
  • Rapidly identifies key issues in a complex situation. Makes the complex simple.
  • Problem solving
  • Good communication skills, both verbal and written.

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Recruiter: 1st Executive
Tel: 0843 216 3030
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