Supply Planner

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Job TitleSupply 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.


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.

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