Demand Planning Manager

Seven Search & Selection
Home counties with flexible working
Highly Competitive plus excellent package, including bonus
Closing date
12 May 2021

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Business Sector
Food & Drink
Supply Chain & Logistics
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Our client:

  • Market-leading food company with category leading brands and premium own label offering
  • Have seen significant growth over recent years and have excellent financial backing
  • Are in an exciting and crucial time in their life cycle as they double down to build a sustainable business model
  • Have invested heavily in new teams, equipment and software to build process fit for growth
  • Have identified Demand Planning as their next function to focus on and are looking for someone to help them develop their function and processes.

The role:

  • Is the first Demand Planning Manager in the business! So, there’ll be lots of exciting stuff and an opportunity to build it from the ground up.
  • To help overhaul the way they currently operate, taking responsibility for the S&OP process, and integrating the Demand Planning function with Sales and Marketing plans
  • To go forward, you need to look back – analyse and advise on trends, upskilling the sales teams to recognise opportunities based on previous demand drivers
  • Utilising multiple data sources, including their new Demand Planning Software; IFS, and ensuring its availability across teams to maximise the functions capability in action planning
  • This role is a fantastic opportunity to get in on the ground floor of a function and develop it but, as it’s the only one in the team, will be very operational also.

Ideal candidate:

  • Someone with lots of functional expertise in Demand Planning, looking for something different
  • Proactive, inquisitive and tenacious with strong problem-solving ability, and a willingness to get ‘hands-on’
  • Excellent at communicating and networking – there’ll be lots of relationship building involved to ensure the Demand Planning function is integrated effectively
  • Independent and autonomous but also able to work well within a close-knit team
  • Needless to say, you must you be analytical and demonstrate an ability to drive commercial improvements through demand planning efficiencies
  • Be extremely comfortable presenting both internally and externally.

Please send your CV using the form on this page, quoting reference 13/15908/7. Confidentiality assured.

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