A dynamic and driven Food Importer and Distributor is searching for a Supply Planner to join their business. This is an excellent opportunity to develop your career and become an important part of a highly-talented and hard-working Supply Chain team.
You'll cover a range of duties and will work with a highly talented Supply Chain Team, reporting into the head of the department. You will be able to learn a lot from your colleagues and managers and there will be real scope to develop your career within this fast-paced business.
THE SUPPLY PLANNER ROLE
Reporting in to the Head of Supply, the Supply Planner will work with Sales teams and Procurement to ensure company stock levels are optimised and supply maintained through proactive management of a designated supplier base using and developing appropriate systems and processes. Other responsibilities will include:Minimising lost sales and wastage whilst maximising cash flow through effective monitoring of stock levels and demand including challenging and enhancing customer forecasting information. Communicating effectively with suppliers, transport providers, Procurement and sales colleagues to maintain optimum levels of supply at all times anticipating, recognising and resolving delivery and supply issues. Requesting, monitoring and maintaining accurate forecast information as necessary. Monitoring Supplier performance and proactively collating supporting data to influence supplier improvement plans for designated core suppliers.Developing, producing and distributing reports, procedures and systems relating to Supply activity to enhance controls within the department in tandem with the Supply AnalystIdentify and propose recommendations for change in order to deliver operational efficiencies and commercial benefits without compromising service e.g. transportation, stockholding, packaging.Attending and representing the Supply Team in relevant meeting forums.
THE IDEAL CANDIDATE
You will need to have a background in Supply Planning ideally from within the food industry.
Other preferable skills include: Able to communicate effectively at all levels, both internally and externally. Able to prioritise and work to tight deadlines. Familiar with Microsoft Office, specifically Excel and Word. Strong team player with a proactive attitude. Experience of importing and/or stock control preferable. It would be an advantage to be educated at degree level in a relevant field.
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