Head of Planning (FMCG)

Up to £80,000 + car allowance + benefits
12 Apr 2019
12 May 2019
Business Sector
Food & Drink
Full Time
Contract Type

Head of Planning (FMCG) – Bristol – up to £80,000 + car allowance + benefits

Our client is one of the UK’s biggest FMCG businesses with a big part of their business being in food and drink across retail, convenience, out of home and wholesale.

They are now seeking a Head of Planning to play a key role in the leadership team as the business continues to expand.


•Responsible for commercial and demand planning

•Own and continually improve the process for annual business planning to incorporate up-stream continuity back into the supply chain and consumer marketing and downstream continuity through the sales teams into customers. Ensure the plan is regularly reviewed throughout the year with key risks and opportunities being appropriately highlighted and addressed.

•Be responsible for implementing the commercial strategy for each of their brands in the relevant trading channel

•Assess, evaluate and adapt to industry trends and customer dynamics to ensure that we stay relevant and implement the most cost effective customer strategies to unlock growth

•Have a clear understanding of the main influences / key features and market dynamics of all trading channels, key customers, shoppers and product categories covered.

•Be an influential participant in our ongoing IBP process to ensure our systems reflect business reality

•Clearly communicate the strategies and plans to ensure consistency across the business and act as the gate keeper for spend to control overall investment levels

•A clear will to win - you will be the conduit between sales and marketing and commercial finance and will act quickly to respond to changes in the environment and / or business plan

•Manage the divisional Demand IBP cycle on a monthly basis

•Create, maintain and alter forecast models for customers and brands, and incorporate other information (marketing intelligence, sales input of promotions) to create the 24 month demand plan

This is a fantastic senior level opportunity with a major organisation who continue to go from strength to strength with the acquisition of further brands.

On offer is a salary of up to £80K + car allowance + bonus + benefits.

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