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Demand Planner


Salary Package: £28000 - £30000 per annum
Location: Oxford, England
Consultant: Kathy Rusher
Posted: 17/11/2020


Berry Recruitment are seeking a Demand Planner to join their client based in the Oxfordshire area on a Full Time and Permanent basis.

The purpose of the role is to coordinate accurate forecasting data to the business in a timely way leading to business planning objectives are being met and a strong stock availability. Collaborating links to the customer base. Supporting the commercial team with their aspirations and supporting the Business Planning cycle.

Role: Demand Planner
Location: Oxford
Hours: Monday – Friday 09:00 – 17:30) Entitlement: 25 Days + 8 Days bank holidays
Salary: £30,000 Per Annum

Key Responsibilities:

  • Calculate and make available to the business with a base level of demand for all accounts and SKU’s with review on a regular basis.

  • Monitor customer information systems to refine ongoing forecasts, identify trends and potential problems.

  • Liaise with NAM’s and KAM has to determine distribution or listing changes. Incorporate seasonality trends if they exist.

  • Be an integral part of the Business Planning review process by customer account with reviews taking place at the defined frequency.

  • Compile and distribute Forecasts to the supply base including Production, Product production and freight forwarders

  • Ensure TPM in Anaplan for promotions is accurate, sense checked and flowing through to Supply Planning.

  • Provide insight and support for the weekly supply planning process

  • Form collaborative relationships with customer accounts, which you have responsibility taking a lead role in customer reviews.

  • Provide cover for other demand planners during periods of absence.

  • Responsible for Ensuring the Supply team have clear guidance on new listings, SKU changes, and promotional periods, delists and on pack activity.

  • Develop strong collaborative relationships with Marketing, Sales, Chile and customer teams providing category champion insight and support.

  • Monitor all promotional activity is nursed from cradle to grave with “in flight” scrutiny and post promotional analysis. Ensure this is recorded for future reference within Anaplan.

  • Produce analysis, reporting and management information.

  • Provide open feedback and challenge to the sales team and customer on their promotional forecast accuracy and forecast predictions ongoing.

Candidate Specification

  • Previous experience within a Demand/Reporting/Data or Analytical setting

  • Good degree or equivalent

  • Ability to manage large data sets

  • Ability to manage and prioritise multiple projects

  • Advanced MS Excel skills with extensive practical experience.

  • Highly Organised

  • Strong Analytical Ability

  • Good communication skill at all levels

  • Strong Attention to Detail

  • Experience in working in a fast-pasted environment.

If you believe, you have the passion and enthusiasm to succeed in this role, please contact Kathy Rusher at the Oxford Branch. We look forward to hearing from you.

If you do not hear back within five working days, unfortunately you have not been successful with your application.

Please note that no terminology in this advert is intended to discriminate on the grounds of a person's gender, marital status, race, religion, colour, age, disability or sexual orientation. Every candidate will be assessed only in accordance with their merits, qualific