We are currently working with a leading National FMCG business based near Maidstone.
Due to ongoing growth, they are currently seeking an experienced Demand Planner to join their established team and report directly into the Demand Planning Manager.
The Demand Planner will be responsible for the following:
Owning the demand planning process for a category across multiple planning horizons.
Translating the commercial forecast across all time horizons into an actionable demand plan.
Tracking the performance of retailers across the agreed supply plan and driving continued accuracy and improvements.
Highlighting risks and opportunities to the Supply Planning Team.
Analysing Demand Planning variations to forecast/plan.
Assisting in the delivery of industry leading customer service levels and minimising product waste through proactive customer and supplier engagement.
Enhancing forecasting capabilities and accuracy, building relationships with key internal customers.
Providing a clear view of potential shortage and surplus there may be against current demand plans.
Work closely with Supply Planning and Procurement teams.
Creations of a demand plan working primarily with retailers.
The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate:
Previous experience working in a Demand Planning role.
Experience within the FMCG sector is preferable.
Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal relations skills.
Highly developed influencing and collaboration and facilitation skills.
Excellent analytical skills and confidence to work with numbers.
Knowledge of ERP and forecasting systems.
This is a fantastic opportunity to join a growing business that can offer a competitive remuneration package along with ongoing training and development. They also offer an excellent benefits package including 25 days holiday (plus Bank Holidays), Travel Insurance, Life Insurance, Critical Illness Cover, Private Medical Insurance, Pension Scheme and an annual bonus of 10%.
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