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Supply Planner

Posted 5 March by Reed Featured Ended
Role: Supply Planner
Salary: £22k to £25k per annum
Location: Wetherby
Contract: Permanent, Full time

Our client, a National FMCG company based in Wetherby, West Yorkshire, are currently looking to recruit a Supply Planner to join their expanding team. The role of the Supply Planner is to ensure the Company’s stock profile is maintained to an optimum level

The role will involve:
• Create Works Orders and Purchase Orders necessary to maintain their portfolio at optimum stock levels.
• Regular & routine maintenance of planning parameters, e.g. safety stock levels and lead times, for items within their portfolio.
• Optimising planning performance to best support team and departmental objectives (e.g. Component availability & stock budget).
• Through whatever means necessary, proactively expedite materials with both external and internal suppliers to avert disruptions to material availability.
• By gaining an understanding of the requirement for the component, proactively develop purchase and stocking policy for new materials. This will affect MOQ, safety stock etc.
• Management of product portfolio to minimise slow moving and obsolete stock values
• If required – optimisation: using Secant optimisation software to reduce material wastage during cutting operations.
• Co-ordinate delivery schedules for retail product with Transport, Manufacturing and Customer Liaison.
• Provide forecasts for internal and external suppliers to help in their own capacity and maintenance plans.
• Ensure that orders placed on internal and external suppliers represent an achievable volume and that delivery dates will be met.

About you:
• Operational background within a large retail or manufacturing business
• Good IT Skills ( Procast, Excel, Minitab, Crystal Reports)
• Application & selection of mathematical modelling techniques (trends and seasonality)
• Strong analytical skills & statistical analysis
• Demonstrates programme /project management skills
• Capable to demonstrating systems implementation capability
• Excellent communication and influencing skills

For further information on the role please contact Rob Jones on 01423 503194 or email

Reed Specialist Recruitment Limited is an employment agency and employment business

Reference: 34140629

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