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Demand Planner

England, West Midlands, Birmingham
Up to £35000 per annum
Closing date
16 Jul 2024

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Business Sector
Food & Drink
Contract Type
Full Time
Supply Chain & Logistics

Job Details

Job Title: Demand Planner
Location: Birmingham
Salary: £35,000
Working Pattern: Site - based
Best suited for: A bright graduate looking for an exciting role to kick-start their career.

This is a key role that is integral to the day-to-day running of the business and its ability to grow. The main focus will be planning, forecasting and problem solving.

The business:
  • A market leader within the FMCG industry.
  • Supplying the major Grocery Retailers such as Tesco, Sainsburys, Aldi etc.

Your specific accountabilities will be to:
  • Maintain and improve our long term forecasting system.
  • Use this to provide guidance to our Factory team and our logistics partners to ensure perfect planning.
  • Undertake sales capture and analysis using IRI Worldwide Unify database and Crunch data (specific training available, but must understand POS data).
  • Own the daily forecasts supplied by our customers. Challenge where necessary.
  • Provide insight which will guide product development direction and commercial opportunity in the markets we trade.
  • Find new ways of working with our suppliers to improve service and control cost.
  • Support the wider team in customer meetings with insightful presentations.
  • Plan the Peak (high volume promotions, seasonal) sales periods.

You must be able to demonstrate the following:
  • Strong IT/systems use, with good Microsoft Excel skills.

  • Strong Analytical Skills, and the ability to data mine EPOS data to help support sales opportunities for the business. e.g. Dunnhumby/Kantar World Panel/IRI Worldwide.

  • Confidence in delivering presentations and producing written reports which may form the basis of communication to customers or internal Directors: presenting solutions and influencing others.

  • The ability and confidence to make changes and improvements within the business

  • Strong interpersonal skills are also essential to effectively interact with all teams, areas and levels of the business affecting the forecast process.

If you feel like you're able to meet the above criteria, and you're looking to embark on an exciting new career path then apply to the advert with your CV and Jordan from MorePeople will be in touch.


MorePeople are a specialist recruitment business for the food, fresh produce, horticulture and agriculture industries. Founded in 2000 by two passionate foodies with vast experience in the industry, we’re a growing team comprising of a mixture of ex-industry professionals and professional recruiters passionate about the sector.

Offering a functional approach to recruitment, we have dedicated expert teams to assist in all roles across a business;

  • Commercial  
  • NPD
  • Operations
  • Technical
  • Growing
  • Agronomy
  • Engineering
  • Finance
  • HR, Admin & IT
  • Rural Surveyors, Land Agents & Estate Managers

The team are committed to offering the best recruitment service for all professional roles within the sectors in which we operate.

Find out more on our website at or call us on 01780 480530.

Company info
01780 480530
Cherryholt House
Cherryholt Road

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