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Flavour Solutions Demand Planner

McCormick UK Limited
Closing date
1 Mar 2024

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Contract Type
Supply Chain
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing

Job Details

Position: Flavour Solutions Demand Planner

Based: Haddenham

This Demand Planning position will under supervision, be in touch with all forecasting activities associated with the commercial team and products, including promotional reference on relevant distribution channels. The Demand Planner will maintain forecast models for their internal customers, incorporating business intelligence and forecast information gathered from sales, marketing, finance, supply planners, and other sources.


  • Maintain SKU data in SAP APO for forecasting purposes.
  • Update the sales forecast in compliance with the IBP process.
  • Update historical sales trends, research demand drivers, prepare forecast data, develop statistical forecast models, and evaluate forecast results.
  • Collect cross-functional research activities to reconcile significant variances and review the forecast model to reflect agreed sales and marketing assumptions.
  • Implement changes to represent sales forecast agreed for future periods.
  • Maintain and communicate Key Performance Indicators (KPIs): Forecast Accuracy, BIAS, SKU count, new product development (NPD).
  • Provide information to coordinate with the planning functions, review the sales forecasts, risks, and opportunities with the senior Demand planner to ensure good coordination of actions throughout the supply chain, which promote optimized management of stock and Slow-moving and Obsolete goods (SLOB).


  • Relevant Industry experience.
  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • APICS or other forecasting Certification preferred.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in statistics, forecasting and forecasting methods.
  • Knowledge of SAP/APO is preferred, but not essential.
  • Experienced with Windows 365 and Microsoft Office.
  • Strong analytical, organizational and presentation skills required, as well as fast decision making.
  • Strong interpersonal skills are also essential to effectively interact with all teams, areas and levels of business affecting the forecast process.


Company manufactures, markets, and distributes spices, seasoning mixes, condiments and other flavourful products to the entire food industry, retail outlets, food manufactures, food service businesses and consumers.

While our global headquarters are in the Baltimore, Maryland, USA area, McCormick operates and serves customers from nearly 60 locations in 25 countries and 170 markets in Asia-Pacific, China, Europe, Middle East and Africa, and the Americas, including North, South and Central America with recognized brands including Schwartz.

At McCormick, we have over a 100-year legacy based on our “Power of People” principle. This principle fosters an unusually dedicated workforce requiring a culture of respect, recognition, inclusion and collaboration based on the highest ethical values.


Agencies: McCormick as needed will work with external recruitment vendors through our Agency Portal. Unless previously contacted, McCormick does not accept unsolicited resumes from external recruiting agencies.

McCormick & Company is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, colour, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

As users of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the vacancy/ies.


McCormick & Company, Incorporated is a global leader in flavour and one of the most respected and familiar names in the industry.

 Our UK business manufactures, markets, and distributes spices, seasoning mixes, condiments, and other flavourful products for retail outlets, food manufacturers, and foodservice businesses. We create flavours for a wide range of applications, such as beverages, snacks, dairy, bakery/confectionary, savoury, performance nutrition, and health.

 McCormick has had a presence in the UK for nearly 40 years. We have three sites across the country–our EMEA headquarters in Haddenham, Buckinghamshire, our new state-of-the-art manufacturing facility and innovation centre in Peterborough, Cambridgeshire (which is on track to become McCormick’s first Net Zero carbon building), and our plant in Littleborough, Greater Manchester.

 Our brands and our products are trusted sources of flavour in millions of kitchens across the country—in homes and in restaurants. Our UK brand portfolio includes Schwartz, Frank’s RedHot, French’s, Cholula, Herdez, and OLD BAY.

Partnerships with farmers and suppliers around the world allow us to provide great-tasting, quality spices with consistency that you can trust. Our herbs and spices come from around 80 different countries.

 At McCormick, we stand together for the future of flavour, and we bring that commitment to work every day in the UK to deliver top-tier growth and quality from our global business.

 As a people-first culture, we encourage development in many ways, respect everyone’s differences and contributions, and do what’s right to develop our employees and to better our world.


Company info
Haddenham Business Park
Pegasus Way
HP17 8LB
United Kingdom

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