Demand Planning Manager

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Job Title: Demand Planning Manager

Location: Preston

Salary: Competitive Package

Job Overview

We are currently supporting a manufacturing business specialising in protection equipment, due to continued success, the organisation is looking to recruit a Demand Planning Manager. This is a newly created role, offering a successful candidate the opportunity to design and deliver a brand new demand planning function! The role will look to build a timely and flawless execution of a monthly forecasting process, developing an accurate demand forecast which is both cost effective for the business but also encouraging further customer satisfaction within their market.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Ensuring data integrity of the demand history and demand forecast data within the demand forecasting system
  • Collecting, processing and incorporating demand forecast information from a variety of sources
  • Having full ownership of the baseline demand forecast but ensuring acceptance from the various stakeholders within the wider business e.g. sales, production, marketing, finance, purchasing and customer service
  • Critical to the above will be effective communication across the various stakeholders to ensure the smooth delivery of the demand forecast
  • Develops the monthly KPI package and drives improvements related to demand management
  • Follows up with required stakeholders to resolve forecast issues and improve their accuracy
  • Provide facilitation and support for S&OP monthly meetings across the business
  • Look to encourage the development of the MRP system currently in place to develop a more smooth demand planning process in the medium to long term
  • Work closely with key stake holders around capacity planning, stock control, dispatch, to better develop the understanding and execution of demand planning

Knowledge and Skills Required:

  • A degree or equivalent qualification in Business, Supply Chain Management or equivalent industry experience
  • Experience in Demand Forecasting in an FMCG environment
  • Experience of working with data management systems (MRP, forecasting, planning) and performing data analysis
  • Must have the ability to effectively communicate across various levels within a business to successfully deliver a new demand planning function
  • Previous experience of developing and upgrading demand planning processes would be beneficial
  • Excellent analytical and mathematical skills
  • Excellent Excel skills
  • Excellent communication skills and specifically with sales, production, marketing, purchasing and customer service

For further information please contact Jack Dawkins - / 01617-.071-.516