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Supply/Demand Planner

RecruiterBarclay Meade
Industry SectorFMCG - Non Food, Manufacturing
Salary£250 to £300 per day
LocationsSouth West, Wiltshire
Contract TypePermanent or Interim
Job CategoriesSupply Chain Jobs
Date Posted22 June 2017

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I am currently recruiting for a DRP planner for a FTSE 25 oil and gas organisation.

Purpose of role:
>?? Creates 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 plant 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 (RCA) and develops and actions Continuous Improvement (CI) plans.
>?? Manages the demand inputs into SNP from the business Market Demand Managers to ensure the DRP Planners are using the right demand signals.

Key Accountabilities:
>?? Works directly with the Market Demand Managers to ensure that the sales forecasts in APO 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 RCA and develops and actions CI 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 non-NIKE distribution orders e.g. outside the envelope/region.
>?? Working with Master Data Administrators to ensure DRP 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 (IMTs) and other crisis forums to drive through to resolution mitigating actions.
>?? Works closely with the NPI & Product Lifecycle Manager to ensure that product lifecycle plans are reflected in the DRP and deployment plans e.g. managing the phase in and phase out of stocks.
>?? Validates all warehouse ABCD classifications and packed goods safety stocks for their SKUs as part of the central Stock Mix Optimisation (SMO) process.

Key Performance Indicators:
>?? Customer IFOT
>?? Stock availability
>?? Number of supply alerts
>?? Sales back orders
>?? Inventory volume and days cover
>?? SLOBS volume and % of total packed goods stock volumes

OMS accountabilities
>?? Ensure legal & OMS compliance to all regulatory and internal requirements in line with the OMS matrix.
>?? Accountabilities within the scope of legal or BP OMS requirements might be assigned to this role with separate written assignment documents.

Human Relations and Contacts
>?? Market Business Demand Managers
>?? Supply Planners
>?? NPI & LC Coordinators
>?? CF Managers

Key Challenges:
>?? Maximising stock availability across the whole European distribution network while minimising inventory working capital.
>?? Ensuring that there is a good demand signal in SNP and that demand is managed in the short to medium term despite not being directly responsible for this although recognising it as a key input into a successful DRP and inventory plan.

Experience required:
>?? 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 (DRP) 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
>?? 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.

To apply for this position, candidates must be eligible to live and work in the UK

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Recruiter: Barclay Meade
Tel: 0843 208 1255
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