Location: Alfreton, Derbyshire
Salary: £30000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: 10 months ago
Contract Type: Permanent
Industry: Technical
Contact Name: Sarah Bickerdike

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Demand Planner

Job Description

Our client is a highly successful, market leading, engineering company in Alfreton

Due to continued success they are now looking to recruit an experienced Demand Planner

Responsibilities for the Demand Planner will include:

  • Support Demand Planning Manager in maintaining and developing forecasting tools
  • Create short to long term forecasts for all manufactured and "Purchase for resale" products through use of statistical forecasting tools
  • Collaborate with commercial colleagues to apply market knowledge and customer intelligence to statistical forecasts
  • Liaise with Marketing to understand NPD projects and ensure validated forecasts are generated
  • Maintain forecasts and analyse changes between forecast versions
  • Proactively seek the information to improve the forecast, and chase information required to complete the process
  • Develop forecast accuracy measures and ensure they are included within S&OP reviews
  • Undertake root cause analysis to understand forecast accuracy
  • Develop Weekly/Monthly sales vs forecast reports
  • Ensure key stakeholders are updated on key overselling and underselling lines
  • Support product availability review process through creation of demand/supply models.
  • Develop and own process for management of "unusual demand" liaising with key stakeholders to receive information and disseminate solutions and impact.
  • Support in regular review of Depot stock levels and subsequent updates are made within ERP system

The successful Demand Planner will have the following skills and experience:

  • Demonstrate proficiency in statistics, forecasting and forecasting methods with an understanding of their financial and operational impacts
  • Experience managing internal communications, working across functionally to deliver results
  • Proven track record of working within supply chain, strong experience in Demand and Supply Planning
  • Experience of working with SAP Planning modules
  • Excellent IT skills, including Excel, Word and Power Point
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Demonstrate strong analytical skills
  • Excellent spoken and written communication skills
  • Can effectively interact with all teams, areas and levels of the business affecting the forecast process
  • Strong problem solving and numeracy skills

Salary for the Demand Planner is in the region of £30-32K, negotiable depending on experience.

If you are interested in the Demand Planner role, please apply today!


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