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Forecast Demand Planner

b3 jobs
£25,000 - £30,000
Closing date
29 Dec 2021

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Contract Type
Planning, Supply Chain
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
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Job Details

Forecast Demand Planner

Job ref: 62861 | £25,000 - £30,000 | Essex

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 Forecast Demand Planner is a customer facing role where you will be a key link between customer demand and the production/planning teams. You will gather customer forecast and demand data, then carry out in depth analysis to determine trends and anomalies.

Core duties:

  • Facilitate and manage demand planning/customer meetings to improve forecast knowledge.
  • Execute statistical modelling software.
  • Spotting trends and anomalies to amend the system to action changes
  • Review resulting statistical forecast model and amend in line with expected demand.
  • Review promotional plans and forecast with sales.
  • Amend statistical anomalies in the data utilising event models.
  • Achieve consensus for operational demand with sales and marketing.
  • Liaise with Supply Planning regarding new launches and stock run outs.
  • Liaise with Sales and NPD on profiles of new product launches.

Your experience

You will have experience in a forecasting, demand planning or related supply chain role within a multi-SKU, FMCG business (most preferably within food manufacturing). Experience in business-to-business relationships is also essential. In addition, you will have excellent analytical ability and working knowledge of analysing data to determine demand levels.

You will possess strong interpersonal and communication skills (both written & verbal), good proficiency in Excel and plus knowledge of forecasting/demand planning software such as Forecast Pro, NetSuite, Demand Smoothie, Netstock, Demand Solutions, SAP, Access, Oracle or Microsoft Dynamics.

More details

The Forecast Demand Planner job is based in Essex and is paying £25,000 - £30,000 according to experience.

How to apply

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b3 jobs is a professional, friendly, and progressive food recruitment consultancy established in 2000 dedicated to the food manufacturing industry. We are a market leader for permanent jobs within food and drink manufacturing throughout the UK. All our consultants have considerable recruitment experience so you can be confident they have your best interests at heart when finding the perfect job for you.

Alternate job titles

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


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