Forecast Planner - Food

Lincoln, Lincolnshire
£25,000 + Benefits
21 Apr 2017
21 May 2017
Business Sector
Food & Drink
Full Time
Contract Type

Forecast Planner - Food Company

£25,000 + Benefits

Based Newark / Lincoln Area

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a leading organisation as a Forecast Planner working with retail and wholesale customers.

Key Responsibilities of the Forecast Planner;

  • To provide support to the sales department  to produce accurate customer demand forecasts
  • Maintain, develop and monitor forecasting models
  • Monitor divisional stock levels and supporting the operational division to deliver over 99.5% service level
  • Work closely with other departments in the organisation to ensure excellent customer service is delivered
  • To develop relationships with customers, packing centres, forecasting and divisional management
  • Work with all other teams in the business to understand any changes in demand and find solutions to rectify any possible issues
  • Liaise with supply chain contacts at the main retailers to develop relationships and improve data intelligence
  • Ensuring that forecast accuracy is improved to facilitate improved business planning
  • Collating yield and efficiency data to monitor product utilisation

The candidate

  • Experience within either the Retail or FMCG industry is essential
  • Working knowledge of Excel
  • Experience of using an ERP / MRP system ideal.
  • Educated to A Level standard or equivalent.
  • Ability to prioritise a heavy workload and work to deadlines with a high level of accuracy.
  • Strong analytical skills and problem solving skills with attention to detail
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work well as part of a team or on own initiative.

This role would suit an individual with experience in any of the following roles; supply chain, inventory, merchandiser, analyst, demand planner looking for your next career move.

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