Shenwick Recruitment Limited specialises in recruitment solutions across the sectors of Demand Planning and Supply Chain

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Shenwick Recruitment Limited specialises in recruitment solutions across the sectors of Demand Planning and Supply Chain

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Demand Planning Manager

Reference: VAC-74
Sector(s): Demand Planning, S&OP
Salary: £ 35,000 to £ 40,000 Per Annum
Town/City: Stoke
Contract Type: Permanent

A leading UK food manufacturer urgently requires a Demand Planning Manager to lead an optimisation review of both the forecasting system and the company's S&OP process. 

The candidate must have considerable experience of both implementing and reviewing forecasting packages, as well as experience of either leading or being a major stakeholder in S&OP management

 

Job Requirements

  • Establishing actual forecast performance both year to date and in recent years
  • Working closely with all key stakeholders in the S&OP process (Production Planners, Production Managers, Sales team, Purchasers, Marketing and Finance) to understand the main pinch points and drive process improvement
  • Responsibility for the forecasting system and overall control of the base line forecast
  • Ensuring that all forecast variance targets are continually met within each product category
  • Regular promotional reviews with the Sales team and external customers to ensure that all promotional forecasts are correctly reflected in the overall Demand Plan
  • Ensuring that historical demand is accurately categorised
  • Leading of the weekly S&OP review to present and review current performance levels
  • Updating of current procedure documents for the Demand Planning department

Candidate Requirements

  • A number of years experience of working in specific Demand Planning roles, which ideally include management roles and the overseeing of a DP team/control of forecasting system
  • Demonstrable knowledge of forecasting methodology and varying forecast types
  • Ability to engage with different departments to ensure that all relevant information is fed into and captured by the S&OP process 
  • Project management experience preferable, ideally with Demand Planning systems/processes
  • Manufacturing background in Demand or Supply Planning
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel and Powerpoint skills