We are working with a leading ingredients client who is looking for an experienced demand planner to help work with internal functions to help deliver accurate forecasting. This role would suit a highly analytical candidate with excellent attention to detail and a passion for numbers.
Key duties may involve:
Working with Commercial, Marketing and Finance to obtain and ensure that current and accurate information is used for demand forecast
Managing the forecast process liaising with the commercial team to improve forecast accurate
Develop demand forecasts (operational forecasts) for multiple time horizons as part of a demand planning function.
Use and maintain the Demand Planning software as the primary forecasting system tool
Prepare and attend sales & marketing monthly review, part of the Integrated Business Planning Process
Liaise with planners and expeditors regarding changes in the forecast
Review historical sales trends, research demand drivers, prepare forecast data, develop statistical forecast models, and evaluate forecast results.
To Provide input to the Supply Planning organisation in developing inventory strategies on existing items, new products, and product phase-outs.
To coordinate and communicate customer action plans with supply planning
Key skills the Successful candidate will process:
The ability to present data to a variety of audiences
Team player with excellent communication skills both face to face and telephone
highly analytical skills with high standards of accuracy
Strong knowledge of Microsoft package
Experience of forecasting statistics
Previous knowledge of ERP processes
In return the company are offering a package up to £30k+ plus outstanding career opportunities and a rewarding environment.