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Inventory & Demand Planner

RecruiterMichael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
Industry SectorTransport & Distribution, Warehousing & Distribution
Salary£21,000 to £24,000 per annum
LocationsSouth Yorkshire, Yorkshire & Humber
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesDemand Planning Jobs
Date Posted03 August 2017

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The successful applicant will be responsible for planning the inventory and forecasting the demand for a group of suppliers and vast range of products to ensure that we remain the market leader in servicing our customer's requirements....in fact, significantly increasing our lead. Supporting the Inventory & Purchasing Manager, this role is a keystone in our plans to maximise availability whist optimising inventory.

Client Details

The client who I am currently working with are a highly successful distribution and wholesaler with over 80 years experience. With 23 sites throughout the UK they are a growing organisation who are looking to expand. Offer support and progression.


Key responsibilities and duties will include but not be limited to:

  • Using various forecasting techniques, influence our software to manage a vast range of products to maximise availability whilst optimising inventory throughout the warehousing and branch network
  • Liaising with Product Managers based at our Head Office, ensure the appropriate purchasing and stocking strategies are applied to each supplier / product
  • Understand seasonal trends and promotional activity and apply to the forecast to ensure stock is ordered effectively
  • Measure - and improve - supplier performance and escalate issues to key stakeholders
  • Export and import data to and from Slim4 (SCM software), Kerridge K8 (ERP system) and MS Excel
  • Extensive statistical reporting within a KPI dashboard
  • Play a key role in future system, departmental and operational developments


The successful candidate will have previous experience in a similar role. To be successful in this role you must have an analytic approach and be good with data. Advanced excel skills is a must.

Job Offer

£21,000 - £24,000

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Recruiter: Michael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
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