Demand Planner - FMCG

Slough, Berkshire
£35,000 - £45,000 per annum
23 Nov 2016
21 Dec 2016
Contract Type
Full Time
Position: Demand Planner
Location: Slough
Salary: £35,000 -£45,000 + excellent benefits
Job Type: Full time

Our company client is a well respected FMCG global business who are actively looking to appoint a dynamic and highly ambitious Demand Planner to join their vibrant team based in Slough. The successful applicant will be responsible for managing the forecasting and demand planning process driving continuous improvements. The new Demand Planner will also be responsible for managing product changes effectively, working with certain categories. This is an excellent opportunity to join a dynamic team whilst offering both career development and business interaction.

Main duties for this position will include:

* Create collaborative and robust demand plans using forecasting, sales figures and promotional information for a certain brand portfolio.
* Ensuring sufficient stock levels are maintained to meet customer requirements whilst minimising stock holding costs.
* Maintain excellent working relationships with retail customers and their supply chain teams.
* In conjunction with marketing, ensure all new products are developed to satisfy customer requirements/conformance and successfully integrated into the supply chain.
* Manage a successful working relationship with suppliers
* Drive continuous improvements in the company

Competencies and experience required:

* Graduate calibre
* A strong understanding of Retail or FMCG supply chain with at least 2 years+ FMCG demand planning experience
* Knowledge of ERP/MRP/DRP
* Highly computer literate - advanced excel
* Customer focused - experience of working collaboratively with key retail customers
* Excellent communication and influencing to develop strong relationships internally and externally
* Able to prioritise and allocate time effectively
* Diligent in completion of tasks and projects
* Strong team player
* Highly organised and motivated

Keywords: "demand planner" OR "category demand planner" OR "customer demand planner" OR "supply planner" OR "demand" OR "demand analyst" OR "production planner"

If you are interested in this position, please forward your details to us.