Demand Planner/Forecaster

35000.00 - 40000.00 GBP Annual
24 Nov 2016
09 Dec 2016
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Type: Demand Planner/Forecaster
Salary: GBP35k - GBP40k
Location: London/West London
Sector/Industry: FMCG
Job Reference: 2104
Do you want to work for a leader in the FMCG industry? Do you want to be part of a developing supply chain department? Do you want to work with a portfolio of customers including the major mults?
The companies values are extremely important to them and they include,Engagement, Communication and Leadership. The company are in a significant period of growth and are looking to expand their demand team. The company provide a competitive base salary, great future opportunities for ambitious people and pension scheme.

The Role:
• The Demand Planner will accumulate and review forecasts received from distribution partners to ensure MRP and supply planning are driven by the latest demand information
• Consolidate kit supply plans received from customers and liaise with materials planning team to ensure the agreed stock holding policies to meet customer lead-times are respected whilst minimising risk of obsolescence
• Regularly check for slow moving and obsolete finished good risks, report and follow up by closely working with other functional teams
• Proactively identify, communicate and follow up on significant trends and demand changes to achieve optimum finished goods and kit inventory holding within the network
• Maintain forecast demand within SAP so the system holds the latest details and supports operational plans
• Build good work relationship with distribution partners and other cross functional team members
• Support the development and implementation of improved forecasting & demand planning software & processes
• Regularly check for potential stock-outs due to change in demand / delay in supply. Take immediate action to ensure product availability by following up with relevant teams
• Closely work with the US based new product development team to support new product launch plans
• Support Planning Manager in holding formal demand reviews with distribution partners and regularly publish forecast accuracy performance metrics

The Candidate:
• 3 years demand planning experience in FMCG business
• Analytical, attention to detail
• Strong people and communication skills
• Must be a team player and demonstrate successful experience working in a cross functional international team environment
• Perform well under pressure
• Must have strong maths skills, including the ability to convert measurements
• Must have strong understanding of S&OP processes
• Must have advanced Microsoft Office Excel skills
• SAP experience is desirable
• Ability to work independently and achieve goals and meet timelines
• Flexible, enthusiastic, hardworking and committed to a career within an Operations environment

If you are interested apply now for interviews commencing next week and start in August 2016