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Inbound Supply Planner - Ref: JO18044

  • Location: London
  • Salary: £35K
  • Job Type: Permanent
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Your New Job Title:  Inbound Supply Planner

Your New Salary: £35K 

Status: Permanent

Location: Feltham

The skills you'll need each day: Supply Planning, S&OP, SAP, Supply Chain 

Working for a well known luxury food business you will take responsibility for maximising availability across the product portfolio, liaising with numerous stakeholders, both internal and external, to ensure the timely flow of goods into the UK warehouse to meet customer demand, efficient stock levels and budgetary requirements.

· Calculate monthly net requirements for the designated factories to maintain flow of supply into

the UK, as well as to attain optimum target stock levels

· Review and present latest supply requirements in monthly cross-functional meeting, in order to

ratify supply plan and variances to budget

· Place orders upon factories, based upon agreed lead time and capacity availability

· Foster a close and collaborative working relationship with manufacturing plants through weekly

teleconferencing and factory visits

· Work closely with the factories, 3PL and logistics partners to ensure the smooth flow of inbound

deliveries into the warehouse

· Proactively communicate stock and service risks in order to minimise negative impact on

customers and business goals

· Actively participate in relevant monthly S&OP reviews, cross-functional work-groups and team


· Generate weekly and monthly supply planning reports, reflecting status updates and KPI tracking

· Identify and manage stock shortages and over-stocks, and recommend mitigating actions

· Conduct root-cause analysis for supply chain issues and variances, defining and performing

corrective action plans to avoid reoccurrence

The skills you need to succeed:

· Strong working knowledge of supply chain processes and S&OP cycle

  Demonstrable supply planning experience, preferably gained within an FMCG or food organisation

· Proficient in the use of SAP and APO MRP planning systems

· Computer literate, with advanced use of Excel and MS Office, as well as exposure to BI software


· Highly numerate and able to analyse and interpret large amounts of data

· Demonstrable analytical and problem-solving skills, as well as experience in project management

· Proactive in making improvements and achieving results, in order to meet company and team


Strong presentation skills and the ability to influence and develop strong working relationships

both internally and externally

· Excellent organisational skills - able to prioritise tasks and resolve issues within a fast-paced


· Precise attention to detail

· Enthusiastic team player with a can-do attitude and strong work ethic

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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