Demand & Supply Planning Manager – International

Home Counties
£50,000 Plus Excellent Package
02 Oct 2019
02 Nov 2019
Business Sector
Food & Drink
Full Time
Contract Type

Demand & Supply Planning Manager - International

This multi-national & multi-FMCG brand owner is currently making headlines for all the right reasons! With their continued investment into their brands, sites and people it’s no wonder they are currently held in such high regard by their competitors and customers.

Clearly, this food group is not small. In fact, they boast some of the most powerful brands in the food industry. With compelling growth plans, they are now looking to strengthen an already first-class Demand Planning Team

Demand & Supply Planning Manager – International

You will lead the Supply & Demand team and process for the International markets, ensuring robust forecasts are created with appropriate inventory levels throughout the supply chain.

As Demand & Supply Planning Manager you will drive the S&OP and Customer Collaboration processes, with a view to continuously improve forecast accuracy, support OTIF targets, drive on-shelf availability and manage stock health.

Key Demand & Supply Planning Manager Accountabilities & Responsibilities:

  • Lead a team of Supply & Demand analysts to maintain the forecast, including daily, weekly and monthly adjustments
  • Drive the S&OP process to improve forecast accuracy and stock availability
  • Establish Supply Chain to Supply Chain relationships to embed the Customer Collaboration process in core territories
  • Understand forecast bias / error using statistical root-cause analysis and create plans to step change as required
  • Provide a collaborative planning approach between the Supply Chain, Finance and Commercial teams
  • Work closely with the Commercial and Finance teams to develop the forecast for NPD / EPD launches and new customers / markets
  • Ensure accountability by customer / market on implementation of seasonal / NPD forecasting
  • Develop management reports on forecast changes, accuracy, inventory levels and stock health
  • Support a continuous improvement culture across the Operations team
  • Attend S&OP / Project meetings as a representative of the International function


We’re looking for an individual whom can demonstrate the following:

  • Excellent analytical and numerical skills and experience using statistical forecasting systems to analyse EPOS data
  • Strong experience in S&OP / IBP processes, preferably within an FMCG / Food Production environment
  • Experience in Demand Planning, preferably with experience across Supply Planning, Customer Collaboration, Inventory Management and Production Planning
  • Excellent E2E project management skills, preferably across NPD / EPD launches
  • Line management experience
  • Experience using SAP along with advanced skills in Microsoft Excel

If this Demand & Supply Planning Manager role sounds appealing, then we’d like to hear from you! Apply quoting reference 22/15496/7 today!

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