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Supply Chain Job - Demand Planner

  • To £65k per annum
  • Permanent
  • Rest of the UK
  • Ref: 21522

Your New Job Title: Demand Planner

Your New Daily rate: To £65k per annum
Duration: Permanent
Location: Weybridge, Surrey
Start date: ASAP
Working hours: 37.5 hours per week         

Who you'll be working for:

Market leading home electronics business.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join the Demand Planning team as a Home Appliances Demand Planner.

Our HA Team is responsible for selling and distributing our fantastic range of white goods, including refrigerators and washing machines. As a Demand Planner, you will play the key role in maintaining the forecast performance and supply plan information flow for their respective business unit.


What you'll be doing each day:

  • Working in conjunction with Marketing, Sales & Supply Chain Managers to develop, progressively improve forecasting process, improve accuracy and reduce forecast volatility through co-ordinated innovation activity.
  • Analysis of historical trend, PSI and market trend on a weekly basis using statistical analysis tools to generate weekly forecast.
  • Collect and review sales forecast on a weekly basis, identifying trends on fast & slow moving products.
  • Maintain seasonality trend and impact of exceptional market changes: Promotional activity, national/international events.
  • Facilitate Consensus meeting with relevant teams to confirm sales forecast.
  • Manage agreement and drive judgement towards realistic and accurate forecast & delivery plan.
  • Collate, share and input weekly forecast data to GDI.
  • Monitor periodical performance measures and supplier/customer non conformance to enable process improvement in the Supply Chain.
  • Provide fact based analysis with corrective action plan.
  • Build on collaborative working relationships with key customers to drive forecast accuracy, process improvements and free flow of information.
  • Enhance inventory management and supplier/customer working relations.
  • Key objective is to optimize Inventory velocity (LTS/DIO) and cash flow.
  • Weekly S & OP meeting with supplier factory to update production plan and preparing rolling forecast template.
  • Ensure regular review and reporting of progress to Product Director


The Skills You'll Need to Succeed:

  • Prior knowledge and experience of Demand Planning, Forecasting and Supply Chain principles
  • Good overview of the commercial process, production planning and retail interface / order fulfilment.
  • Understanding of the consumer electronics market is a plus
  • Highly Proficient in using Microsoft Excel (pivot tables, V-lookups, formulas) and confident using new systems
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Ability to work assertively to debate/challenge forecasts or tackle issues and reach a consensus between all parties
  • Logical common sense and proactive approach to problem solving
  • Good presentation skills
  • Excellent organisational and administration skills & attributes
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Team Player
  • Highly focussed and capable of sustaining a fast pace in a dynamic environment
  • Completer finisher - able to be resilient to drive issues through to a successful customer focused solution
  • Experience of working within a performance management environment – KPIs and Service Level Agreements

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