European Demand Manager

European Demand Planner – Milton Keynes – £38,000 Permanent

Excipion are recruiting for a world leading FMCG company who due to ambitious growth plans are currently looking for a European Demand Planner to join their team in Bedfordshire. This is an excellent opportunity for someone that is looking for a rewarding working environment, security and progression.

This high profile supply chain role will look to create a robust demand plan across the business horizon (0-12 month) for both base and activity planning. Its plays a key role in the integrated business planning process across multiple channels. The European Demand Planner will be an advocate of good forecasting practices across the company, challenges and documents the underlying business assumptions. Responsible for converting the volume forecast into a value forecast and facilitates the handover of the plan to Finance.

Main Duties and responsibilities

Base rate planning including increases/decreases in distribution.
Promotional planning for open stock and pre packs.
Accountable for build schedule and customer allocations.
Innovation planning for local roll out of new products.
Monitoring forecast versus actual status
Works closely with supply planning counterparts
Ensure proper levels of inventory to achieve plans
Tracking and reporting impacts of demand plan changes

Relevant experience & qualifications:

The successful candidate will have extensive experience in Retail or Fast Moving Consumer Goods Supply Chain, including hands-on experience in a demand planning role.

Experience working with a large number of SKU’s as well as statistical forecasting, whilst managing a portfolio with high product and channel complexity is desired. Detailed knowledge of demand planning processes across Europe along with strong communication skills are essential.

This position is likely to suit a Demand Planner or Demand Lead or Supply Planner or Supply and Demand Planner.

For further information, or to apply, contact bvokes@excipion.com or 02392 314 696.

STR Limited is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.

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