A market leading global company is looking for a Demand Planner to join their Supply Chain team based in Berkshire.
As Demand Planner your primary responsibilities will cover managing product changes, maximising forecasting accuracy on all the products within your portfolio, and driving continuous improvement.
You'll be accountable for a number of brands and will successfully plan the supply of several brands coming from both internal and external sources, ensuring customer targets are met whilst minimizing inventory.
In close co-operation with the Commercial teams, create, monitor and revise forecasts for a portfolio of brands ensuring accuracy measures are met and continuously improved.
Maximise customer service level for a portfolio of brands via effective liaison with factories and monitoring of daily forecast
Analyse trends and promotional volumes to make adjustments and recommendations where necessary
Provide ad hoc analysis and work with sales and marketing teams to ensure optimum decision making and reaction to potential issues
Collaborate with sales teams where appropriate to ensure best supply and financial forecast
Where appropriate deliver improvements in supply efficiencies
Key skills & experience:
Graduate with supply chain or production planning experience within an FMCG
Exceptional ability to manage workload and identify priority tasks to meet tight deadlines
Strong influencing / communication skills
Advanced Excel skills and ability to consolidate complex information, interpret & construct straightforward plans
Able to apply appropriate problem solving techniques to evaluate and resolve operational issues
Knowledge of supply systems such as ERP, MRP or DRP
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