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Supply Planner - Ref: 19003

  • Location: London - Uxbridge area, Middlesex
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Languages: No languages
  • Categories: Supply Chain


Your New Job Title: Supply Planner

Your New Salary:  Competitive

Status:  Permanent

Location: Uxbridge area, Middlesex


Who you'll be working for: Our Client is a major FMCG company who is looking for a Sales and Operational Planning Supply Planner to join and progress within their S&OP team. You will need to operate proactively to manage within the volatile FMCG environment. You will work closely with Demand Planning, Material Requirements Planning, Customer Services and the factory operational team as well as regular liaison with other areas of the business to make tactical decisions relating to key KPIs such as customer service, inventory & cost.

What you'll be doing each day:

  • Manage the factory detailed capacity plan & master production schedule to deliver outstanding inbound service levels
  • Generate a 12 wk detailed capacity plan for the site
  • Convert the next 2 wks into the factory production schedule, balancing the optimal line efficiency with customer service demands
  • Represent the central planning team in morning factory reviews to ensure minimal stoppages / waste on line
  • Review daily stock levels with the Customer Service team / factory to mitigate any potential customer shorts
  • Attend the medium-term planning meeting each month to manage site expectations of the forward capacity plan & ensure all lines of products have the required capacity to service the market
  • Deliver company inventory targets in line with budget for your site
  • Use inventory analytics data to minimise excessive production
  • Remove dead stock through setting optimal safety stocks
  • Prevent waste in the form of clearance & finished product scrap
  • Identify non-value add SKUs to be rationalized
  • Play an active role in minimising raw material waste through involvement in product transition planning
  • Control & maintain master data within the planning system to ensure accuracy of plans and full automation where possible
  • Own sections of the planning document for your site and regularly review / update the operating principles between the site & central planning team
  • Multi-skilling, learn to cover at least one other supply planning role
  • Visit sites to collaborate & enhance relationships as & when required
  • Flexibility, go the extra mile where required to ensure delivery of business results
  • In addition to the core role, you would be expected to take on additional project work to build the business. The projects will be dependent upon business requirements

The skills you need to succeed:

  • High degree of understanding of end-to-end Supply Chain Planning processes
  • FMCG industry experience is advantageous
  • IT literate with Advanced Excel knowledge
  • Highly numerate and analytical
  • Ability to work independently and manage own work load, work under own initiative
  • Ability to work effectively with cross functional teams
  • Ability to prioritize workload & cope with pressure & a fast paced environment
  • Ability to negotiate and influence at a Senior level
  • Understanding and appreciation of master data
  • Experience of overcoming obstacles within the Supply Chain environment
  • Have a positive line of thinking
  • Process improvement/Change/Solutions Management experience

We would be grateful if you could send your CV as a Word document. Thank you for taking the time to apply to People First.  If your application is successful, you will be contacted within 7 days but I’m afraid that due to the high volume of applications we receive we cannot provide feedback on individual CVs. Please note that we can only consider candidates who are eligible to work in the UK and are able to provide relevant supporting documentation.

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