Supply Planner

London/West London
£37k - £38k
02 Jul 2019
02 Aug 2019
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
Contract Type

Supply Planner

Do you want to work for a leader in the FMCG industry? Do you want to be part of a developing supply chain department? Do you want to progress your career with an exciting brand?

The Supply Planner will work within the Supply Chain planning team based in Middlesex, London to accurately plan, process and maintain appropriate levels of finished goods purchase orders to ensure stock availability and optimize inventory within Europe, Middle East and Africa.

The role works alongside demand planning, project team and raw material planning team.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Prepare, issue and track short and long-term supply plans according to company purchasing policies.
  • Confirm Purchase orders with 3rd Party packers including delivery date, quantity, unit of measure, BoM etc.
  • Proactively identify slow moving and obsolete finished good risks, report and follow up by closely working with other functional teams
  • Closely work with the product development and project teams to support new products implementation through the supply plans and ensure project launch OTIF
  • Maintain regularly Purchase orders and master data within SAP so the system holds the latest details and supports operational plans reliability and accuracy through the IBP.
  • Build good work relationship with suppliers and other cross functional team members
  • Ensure latest accurate update planning parameters are reflected in SAP/APO and regularly review to achieve optimum finished goods inventory holding within the network
  • Regularly identify and anticipate capacity planning for long term defining contingency plans scenarios for issues mitigation
  • Regularly identify stock holding required by SKU analysing the demand, supply pattern while achieving the top level KPI target

Candidate Criteria:

  • + 3 years experience in supply planning within the FMCG industry
  • Strong people and communication skills
  • Excellent data analysis, problem solving and presentation skills
  • Ability to build robust relationships with key internal contacts (Sales, Forecasting, Customer Services, Manufacturing and Logistics).
  • Advanced Excel - VLOOKUP Ups, Pivot tables - Ability to manipulate large amounts of data quickly
  • Commercially minded
  • Ambitious self-starter
  • Able to work to strict deadlines
  • Experience of working in a high pressured manufacturing environment
  • Must have strong understanding of MRP
  • SAP - desirable

This role is a significant opportunity within a recognised FMCG business with the opportunity to further progress.

Please submit an application early in order to be considered for the opportunity.

To apply, please send a copy of your CV and a covering letter to or, alternatively, submit your application via the link below.

To Contact Directly: Chloe Dalton on 0161 639 0080

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