Why work for Weetabix?
Being the UK's number one selling, most trusted and most recommended cereal and one of Britain's most iconic brands are just some of the reasons why you should join Weetabix. Also, if you want to join a Company where you can lead, inspire, collaborate and make a difference every day then this could be the role for you.
Purpose of the role
A vacancy has arisen within our fast paced Operations Support function for a Demand Planner.
You will be responsible for ensuring the successful delivery of our products to our customers through effective liaison and collaboration with our National Accounts team & customer supply chain contacts.
Duties will include
Ensuring that Customer orders reflect the terms agreed (relating to order size, lead time, quantities etc.) & that any agreed restrictions / allocations are applied
Reviewing promotional activity & share information to revise plans based on initial Customer feedback
Delivering industry standard customer service, working closely with transport provider to ensure deliveries meet customer expectations
Working with Forecasting Team to manage short term forecast
Liaising with customers, verifying anomalies in short term forecast, particularly promotional buy in, and communicating back to Forecasting Team
Proactively identifying and implementing best practice ways of working, internally and with customers
Interfacing between transport provider & the Customer to resolve delivery challenges
Creation and issuing of weekly performance reports
Analysis of shortages and identification of future risk, escalating to customer and National Account Manager as appropriate
Liaising with Production Planning to ensure availability of product & highlighting any significant differences to forecast
What you will bring
Minimum of 18 months experience gained within the grocery or retail supply chain
Highly developed numeracy and literacy skills supported with a strong academic record
Strong & effective communication skills, coupled with a natural assertiveness and an ability to develop original ideas and thinking
Proficient in Microsoft Office, particularly Excel
Have a natural flair for analysing and interpreting significant amounts of data & converting it into actionable reports.
Act with pace in a demanding environment with a hands on approach to achieving objectives
We offer a competitive salary that rewards performance, plus excellent benefits as you'd expect. But more importantly, at Weetabix we recognise that in order to grow our business successfully and attract and retain the best talent we have created an environment where personal development and learning is at the heart of individual performance.
Applicaitons will be forwarded to our selected recruitment partner, Joel Stevenson at Macildowie. If you interested in discussing this role further, please contact Joel Stevenson via application or via phone / email.
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