CPA Recruitment

International Demand and Supply Manager

£45k - £50k per annum plus 5% bonus and car allowance
20 Sep 2019
20 Oct 2019
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
Contract Type

Our client have been creating Britain’s best loved brands for many years and are now looking to add an International Demand & Supply Manager into their team. A manufacturer and distributor of own label and branded foods for over a 100 years’ you will be joining one of the country’s best loved businesses.


Job Role

The successful applicant will play a pivotal role in Supply and Demand team, leading the process for the International BU and ensure a robust forecast is created including the correct and appropriate inventory levels are present throughout the supply chain. This is a role to help improve the forecast accuracy by driving the S&OP and customer collaboration processes, along with supporting the OTIF and push shelf availability.



  • Manage a team of Supply and Demand analysts to maintain the forecasts using SAP, ensuring all daily, weekly and monthly adjusts are updated accordingly
  • Improve forecast accuracy and stock management by driving the S&OP process
  • Help build and maintain the customer collaboration process by creating strong relationships within Supply Chain and carrying out monthly planning meetings
  • Understand the forecast bias and errors by creating plans to step change utilising both statistical methods and root cause analysis
  • Provide a clear planning approach within Supply Chain, Finance and Commercial, challenging account managers on forecast assumptions
  • Create collaborative working relationships with Commercial and Finance teams to develop the forecast assumptions for NPD, EPD and market launches
  • Coordinate forecasting for both seasonal and NPDs, ensuring accountability for customer and market implementation
  • Enhance the management reports on forecast changes, forecast accuracy, inventory levels and stock health
  • Support Senior Management with rolling out continuous improvement culture throughout the team
  • Be the face of the International function in group wide S&OP and project meetings as required
  • Reduce forecast bias by post launch and review sales run rates
  • Communicate with the production sites to understand potential service risks, creating mitigation plans and manage the demand where necessary


Personal Profile

  • Solid experience of using statistical forecast systems
  • Previous experience of working within FMCG and Food Manufacturing
  • IBP and S&OP experience is essential
  • Ability to create and present data analysis
  • Strong line management experience
  • Excellent Demand Planning knowledge along with customer supply chain and analyst experience
  • Systems experience of SAP/APO, Business Objects, Microsoft and TPM are required
  • It is essential to have use of EPOS and customer online tools
  • Ability to understand trends and patterns within numbers is essential
  • Knowledge of production planning, supply planning and scheduling would be highly advantageous


Ref Code: FMW38767


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