Global Demand and Supply Planner

Bedford Permanent £45,000 - £55,000
  • Global Consumer Goods Brand
  • Leadership Position

About Our Client

Our client is a global FMCG manufacturer who have a very strong brand image and great market share.

Job Description

Main Responsibilities include:

  • With Commercial Director, build a bottom up full year sales & purchasing budget with clear growth assumptions, drivers and financial targets for UK, France and U.S markets.
  • Maintain accurate MRP and forecasts by analysing sales data and holding regular forecast reviews with NAMs within a clearly defined monthly process for both new and continuity products.
  • Regularly review in market sales performance vs forecast vs inventory and continually adapt purchase plans to avoid un-productive overstocks or poor availability through out of stocks.
  • Produce Monthly reporting on stock and purchasing to FC / CD to support financial updates and projections.
  • Be a key contributor of technical and supply input into new product development process to ensure appropriate logistical / operational specifications for local markets are met.
  • Manage the relationships of UK / EU suppliers and support the Brand Manager team on range selection.
  • Oversee the customs clearing process by ensuring accurate duty rates and administration for timely clearance.
  • Lead the contact, performance manage SLAs and negotiate with a menu of freight companies to ensure high levels of service at competitive costs and has contingency available during peak.
  • Manage the shipping process from PO generation, tracking and shipping - keeping the business and SAP systems updated on expected receipt and booking dates.
  • Support profitable commercial decisions by financially modelling the expected landed costs of purchased products and update the business on material changes to inform quotations and business planning.

The Successful Applicant

The Candidate will ideally be able to demonstrate all of the following:

  • 8+ years of relevant Supply and Demand planning experience in fast moving or component driven industries.
  • Demonstrable expertise and understanding of freight, customs, cost negotiation and cost optimisation.
  • Expertise to build off line analytical / planning excel tools and a good working knowledge of MRPs and SAP.
  • A problem solver who analyses facts to objectively evaluate options & lead the development of solutions.
  • A can-do attitude and the adaptability to manage a fluid list of priorities with integrity & collaboration with others.
  • High levels of personal organisation showing high level attention to detail and ability to drive results from others.
  • Effective written & verbal communication & able to express points of view in a clear, concise & structured manner.
  • Have the potential to develop personally and the ability to grow a team to expand to other territories and brands.

What's on Offer

You will be offered a role with a global remit within a business which promotes internal development & growth.

Liam Kavanagh
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+44 121 6346923

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Liam Kavanagh
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+44 121 6346923
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