We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Demand Planner to join an already existing team with real growth potential for an award-winning FMCG company based in Maidstone.
As a supply planner you will be responsible for the following:
•Owning the supply planning process for a category across multiple planning horizons at both fruit type, variety and SKU level by Grower
•Translating the demand plan across all time horizons into an actionable fruit supply plan for Procurement and Growers which will ensure minimum impact on the packing operations and maximum customer service against the sales plan
•Tracking the performance of Grower and Suppliers across the agreed supply plan and driving continued accuracy and improvements
•Highlighting risks and opportunities to the Demand Planning Team and developing mitigating actions together with Commercial, Growers and Procurement teams
•Reporting and monitoring the fruit stock position across UK and Import supply chains within the 3-12 week planning window, and yearly plan.
•Monitoring, reporting and challenging the integrity of supply information from Growers, Suppliers & Procurement, adjusting forecasts as necessary and advising all parties of the changes and reasons.
•Providing a clear view of what potential shortage and surplus positions we have against the current sales forecast and establish contingency plans to prevent issues.
•Managing supply reviews with Growers and participating in supplier’s performance review meetings with Procurement
•Owning and developing the supply plans for their category in the short (3-12 weeks), and medium-term (1yr) horizons across BG, reporting to Supply Planning Manager.
•Creation of a supply plan working primarily with Growers, Procurement & Agronomy teams.
•Drive forecast accuracy and improved communications from the Growers to the various stakeholders in BG
•Work with the Demand Planners to ensure the availability of product is matched to commercial plans and issues are raised and solved
•Monitor and deliver functions' performance against set goals and objectives. (i.e. fruit availability, forecast accuracy)
•Advise and counsel growers, procurement, agronomy and operations on fruit availability against the sales forecast
•Ensure the Commercial Planners have a robust and accurate plan to cover the next phase/horizon window (wk1-2)
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 (+ Bank Holidays), Travel Insurance, Life Insurance, Critical Illness Cover, Private Medical Insurance, Pension Scheme and an annual bonus of 10%!
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