Supply Chain Forecaster

b3 jobs
£23,000 - £27,000
Closing date
8 May 2021

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Planning, Supply Chain
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
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Supply Chain Forecaster

Job ref: 62821 | £23,000 - £27,000 | Home Counties / East Anglia

The company

We are seeking a talented individual to work for an innovative, high quality manufacturer which supplies to various retailers throughout the UK.

The job

The Supply Chain Forecaster is very much a customer facing and relationship building role where you will be the key link between customer demand and the production/planning teams, ensuring customer demand is achievable and realistic within production capacity.

Core duties:

  • Ensure timely and accurate forecast of customer demand by analysing orders and retail sales trends.
  • Understand promotional scenarios for seasonal programs and making recommendations.
  • Liaise with planning and Sales Order Processing on order fulfilment and highlight forecast variances.
  • Preparing reports and presenting sales analysis during customer meetings.
  • Evaluating sales trends and drawing actionable conclusions to maximize opportunities
  • Suggesting customer orders based on sales trends and product assortment.
  • Help to build excellent communication channels with customers to obtain forecasts, details of promotions, sales data. This may include customer visits.

Your experience

Previous experience in a forecasting/planning role within a multi SKU business (preferably FMCG) is essential (most preferably within food manufacturing) together with working knowledge of sales and production processes.

You will possess strong interpersonal and communication skills (both written & verbal), have excellent analytical ability, and have high proficiency in Excel and forecasting tools (ERP systems). Experience working with Forecast Pro is an advantage.

More details

The Supply Chain Forecaster job is based in the Home Counties / East Anglia region and is paying £23,000 - £27,000 according to experience.

This is an office based role, however during current circumstances, the role could be part home and part office based.

How to apply

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Alternate job titles

Supply Chain Planner | Demand Planner | Forecast Planner | Food Manufacturing Demand Planning Jobs | Supply Planner | Essex | Home Counties / East Anglia


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