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Demand Planner


Salary Package: £40000.00 - £43000 per annum
Location: Banbury, England
Consultant: Kathy Rusher
Posted: 01/07/2024


Berry Recruitment are NOW hiring for a committed and experienced Demand Planner to work for a large manufacturer in Banbury, Oxfordshire. The Demand Planner is responsible for processing orders for on-line customer planning, whilst managing allocated supply chain resources and demand processes to ensure the business meets agreed customer service targets at minimum operating cost and optimum stock levels. The role entails a 50/50 split developing the current supply and demand planning processes in order to evolve the business from production lead, a necessity as the business continues to grow.

Role: Demand Planner
Salary: £40,000 - £43,000 Per Annum with 10% bonus scheme
Location: Banbury, Oxfordshire
Hours: 37.5 per week - 09:00 - 17:30

Key Responsibilities of the Demand Planner

  • Establishes robust demand forecasts by utilizing relevant statistical tools and using market and sales information including planned sales orders, customer contracts, intercompany standing orders, promotional activity seasonality, brand changes etc.

  • Cooperates with sales, marketing, customer service personnel to deliver accurate demand driven forecast plans.

  • Liaises with colleagues in production planning to provide innovative solutions to supply chain issues and capacity constraints.

  • Leads the business away from a production lead model of supply and towards a demand driven business.

  • Organises inbound containers for the UK Distribution Centre operation in order to meet customer forecasts, taking responsibility for stock levels, availability of product and the operational costs of this.

  • Conducts analysis and challenges sales forecasts using historical data and point of Sales information, to improve forecasting accuracy in conjunction with the Marketing and Finance teams.

  • Reports on forecast accuracy.

  • Co-ordinates forecast updates and manages demand changes from key areas communicating the onward affect across the business.

  • Continuously improves forecasting techniques, method, and approach.

  • Manages inventory targets (including safety stock levels) that are approved by management.

  • Is responsible for collaboration of key customers.

  • Drives the Sales and Operational Planning (S&OP) cycle and reporting.

  • Taking responsibility for Key Performance Indicators.

About you:

  • Previous experience of working in a FMCG environment.

  • Experience of working with high level of SKUs.

  • Previous scheduling/forecast/planning and procurement experience.

  • Sound knowledge of SAP/MRP systems.

  • APO module knowledge.

  • Knowledge of demand management/forecasting tools.

  • Experience of dealing with supply chain & operational issues whilst implementing processes effectively.

  • Advanced skills in Microsoft Excel.

  • Accurate IT and data entry skills.

  • Ability to learn and maintain up to date.

No candidate will meet every single desired qualification we have listed. If your experience looks a little different but you think you can bring value to the role, we'd love to learn more about you!"

For more information and to apply, contact the Oxford branch of Berry Recruitment – 01865 777733 or click 'Apply Now' to submit your application.