Senior Supply Planner

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Job TitleSenior Supply Planner
LocationHemel Hempstead
Salary£30 - £32K + annual bonus + free lunches + free parking

This is a senior role in a fast-growing company, the promotional prospects are very high!


Job summary:

  • To manage the Supply activities to achieve success in all areas.
  • To build, maintain and develop strong relationships with the Customer, Suppliers and internal stake holders.
  • Best-in class supplier management and effective communication & information sharing across the full supply chain.
  • To support on value, add projects and business change initiatives.
  • 1 in 4 weekends working and bank holidays on a rota basis.


Major duties & responsibilities:

  • Ownership of forecasts and effective management for group of products and suppliers.
  • Ensure optimum stock holding and order policies are set and supplier issues are resolved.
  • Responsible for ensuring necessary escalation, root cause analysis and resolution processes are in place and supported by the full engagement of all key stakeholders.
  • Effective transition management of substitutions, discontinued and new products, minimising waste/residual and optimising availability.
  • Effectively plan with entire team to manage and execute key events, e.g. product launches, peak periods.
  • Plan and direct regular review meetings involving internal and external stakeholders.
  • Develop relationships with the Customer, supporting and ensuring communication flow is maintained, accurate and timely including CFT participation where required
  • Collaborate with the DC Operations ensuring inbound deliveries scheduling and distribution activity is managed and co-ordinated efficiently and to budget.
  • Work closely with RSP team to ensure full alignment with changes to forecast
  • Identify end to end opportunities and support change through supply chain with Senior Supply Planner and Supply/Promotions Manager.
  • In addition to the duties and responsibilities listed, the job holder from time to time is required to perform other duties assigned by the Line Manager.



  • Experience of managing an operational end to end supply chain.
  • Industry experience in an FMCG / Retail environment/Food environment.
  • Process driven with evidence of change management and continual improvement.
  • Problem solver, analytical thinker, able to articulate the case and engage people to support to achieve the goal.


  • A can do positive attitude
  • A team player

Technical competencies:


  • Numerical


  • Systems – MS Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint) / Demand & Supply Planning i.e. Manugistics, SAP, JDA, Oracle or similar
  • Knowledge and/ or experience of manufacturing and production environments
  • CIPS / CILT qualified


Behavioural competencies:

  • Excellent communication skills in verbal, written and formal presentation formats.
  • Ability to build and maintain good relationships.
  • Results focussed and committed to customer satisfaction.
  • Ability to organise and prioritise workloads in a high-pressured environment.
  • Strong attention to detail with the ability to identify and resolve problems in a systematic way.


If you have the skills and experiences and are interested in the above job description please get in touch at the earliest opportunity.

Contact Details

If you are interested in the above opportunity, get in touch now to apply.
Please call Ian Benjamin on (01582) 249 562 or e-mail