SmithCarey Recruitment
£attractive salary & benefits
Closing date
8 Nov 2021

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Supply Chain
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
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£attractive salary & benefits

 The company

Our client is a highly successful and growing UK division of a European chilled foods group supplying a wide range of European origin branded and own-label dairy products into Grocery Retail, Wholesale and Foodservice trade channels. Entrepreneurial by nature, the Gloucestershire-based company has a strong ‘people culture’ where individuals are highly valued and are offered real autonomy, empowerment and responsibility in their job roles.

The role

Our client has ambitious UK growth plans and they are now looking to expand their supply chain team further with the appointment of a Demand Planning & Logistics Manager to manage the demand planning function.

Your remit will be wide and varied and will include working with suppliers and the buying team, to ensure smooth, regular demand. You will work with key European hauliers to manage collection and delivery of stock. You will be responsible for managing the forward stock position in order to model storage and working capital requirements. You have one direct report.

About you

The ideal candidate will possess sound demand planning knowledge, gained either in a recognised FMCG manufacturing company or food trading business. Logistics experience is desirable. You may currently be a Demand Planning Supervisor looking for the next step up in your career, or alternatively, already operate at a managerial level but are seeking a new challenge. Either way, we would like to hear from you.

The job requires a candidate to have the ability to effectively lead and manage internal and external business partners. You possess strong analytical ability and a high attention to detail. Calm under pressure, you are self-motivated, with a methodical and thorough approach to work.

Degree educated; you possess a strong understanding of demand planning. A working knowledge of Microsoft Dynamics or similar systems is key. Good language ability including Italian or French is desirable.

The position is office based.

Interested? Then please apply below providing details of your current salary package. Alternatively, email your CV together with details of your current salary package to Maria Murphy at, quoting reference number MM/2244.

Closing date for applications:  8th November, 2021


As specialists in Sales & Marketing Recruitment and Training, SmithCarey Ltd have extensive knowledge and experience of the FMCG market and all trade channels from the recruitment and corporate perspective, which together with face-to-face contact ensures that we understand both our clients and candidates needs. We are fully committed to building long-term client and candidate relationships based on trust and results, which ensures candidates can effectively manage their ‘career road map’ and get the right job, not just any job, as well as ensuring our clients select the best talent.

We are passionate and committed to helping ambitious, commercial talent achieve their potential in some of food and drink’s most progressive and respected companies.

Find Us
01488 649 360
SmithCarey Limited
PO Box 735
PE29 9PH
United Kingdom


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