Retail Demand Planner, Essex

Salary: Negotiable
Sector: Supply Chain
Location: Essex
Job type: Permanent

Job Description

Retail Demand Planner
Ingredients Manufacturing
Site Based, Essex – Salary up to £35K
The Company
A supplier of ingredients products to the retail and food manufacturing sectors, having been seeing exceptional growth for over 10 years they offer stability and longevity. As a business they are high on their employee engagement and offer numerous additional training and upskilling courses.
The Role
A brand-new role to the business to look after the demand forecasting for a large retail customer, this position will see you working closely with the supermarkets own supply chain contacts and internally with Account Manager and the supply chain and production planning teams. Your duties will include;
• Improve demand management practices in order to consistently satisfy high levels of on-shelf product availability in addition to positively impacting levels of stockholding.
• Generation of accurate and timely forecasts, with the Retail Account Manager coordinate and record forecasting inputs, assumptions, risks, and opportunities.
• Record, track, and analyse forecast inputs such as sales history, customer data, promotions, market trends, seasonality, risks, opportunities, and forecast exceptions to understand forecast performance
• Conduct root cause analysis of errors and implement corrective and preventative actions to drive continuous improvement
Your Skills & Experience
To be considered for this opportunity you’ll ideally be from a food manufacturing background. You will also need;
• IT literate – Advanced Excel skills and SAP
• Excellent communication skills – You’ll be liaising with many internal and external stakeholders
• The ability to analyse and interpret large data with attention to detail and then present simple recommendations
• A calm and proactive attitude – can deal with complexity and change
In Return
If successful you’ll be working in a stable, supportive and friendly office environment, this role is 100% site based. The hours are Mon – Fri 8.30am to 5.30pm. The salary range is £30,000.00 to £35,000.00 + Benefits
Please don’t hesitate to contact me for a confidential chat.

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Nancy Record
nancy.record@drnewitt.com

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