Demand Planner - St Albans

St Albans, Hertfordshire
£32,000 - £37,000 per annum
30 Sep 2016
28 Oct 2016
Contract Type
Full Time
Position: Demand Planner
Location: St Albans
Salary: £32,000 - £37,000 per annum
Job Type: full time

The company client is a highly regarded retail business who are actively seeking to take on board a personable and ambitious Demand Planner to join their talented team office based in St Albans. The role holder will be responsible for managing the forecasting and demand planning process for the UK market. This is an outstanding opportunity to achieve a highly lucrative and rewarding career.

Job purpose:

* This role takes an instrumental lead within S&OP and is dealing direct with internal and external stakeholders so requiring excellent communication skills and an eye for detail.

The main duties for this position will include:

* Create collaborative and robust demand plans using forecasting, sales figures and promotional information on a 12 month forecast.
* 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.
* Formalise actions and support needed to solve issues and drive improved KPI performance as well reducing Transport & Warehouse costs / Cost to Serve.
* Maintain accurate records of Retailer EPOS data, providing sales team with monthly dashboards on sales performance by retailer.
* Monitor and improve OTIF between the company and the customers.

Background and competencies required:

* A strong understanding of Retail supply chain with at least 2 years+ FMCG demand planning experience
* SAP is highly desirable
* Customer focused - experience of working collaboratively with key retail customers
* Excellent communication and influencing to develop strong relationships internally and externally
* Diligent in completion of tasks and projects
* Highly organised and motivated

Keywords: "Demand Planner" OR "Senior Demand Planner" OR "Demand Analyst" OR "Planner" OR "Demand"

If you are interested in hearing more about this opportunity, please don't hesitate to send your CV and APPLY NOW.