To lead Demand Forecasting and Production Planning functions within a fast moving and high growth FMCG business.
Key Duties & Responsibilities
To assess current processes and continue to revise and improve them to drive S&OP performance.
Interrogate historical data and collaborate with Sales and Marketing function to optimise and improve Demand Forecast Accuracy at SKU level across multiple territories.
Use Demand Forecast to drive Production Planning, ensure that changes in the Forecast are rapidly incorporated into an updated MRP Plan for release to Procurement team.
Ensure close collaboration with the Procurement function to optimise material availability. Oversee the planning of kitting operation as one part of the Production Plan.
Experience of managing multiple 3rd party production partners including overseas desirable.
Demand and Supply side Planning skills (with Production Planning experience as a significant advantage)
Commercial understanding / Inventory Optimisation
Process improvement skills: assess, improve, review, repeat…
Strong communication and team leadership skills.
Experience in fast moving businesses – change agent
FMCG / Food & Drinks / Chemical or similar manufacturing experience
Use of CRP / Capacity Resource Planning System
SAP B1 experience (or other recognised ERP system)
Full understanding of how S&OP drives business performance
WHAT WE CAN OFFER
- Competitive Salary
- 33 days holiday, inclusive of UK bank holidays
- Early finish on a Fridays
- Fresh fruit and biscuits each day
- Chill out areas, showers and a secure area to store your bike
- Pension contributions
- Training and personal development
- An awesome opportunity to work with a local and widely recognised Brand
- A cool, casual, energetic and fully branded-up working environment where staff indulge their passions for cycling and fitness
- On-site fitness classes
- Excellent staff discount on Muc-Off products
- Brilliant social events
This job description is not exhaustive. It is intended as an outline indication of the areas of activity and will be amended in the light of the changing needs of the company. We withhold the right to change the job specification at any time.
Salary will be dependent on experience.
Due to the high number of applications received for this position, it is not possible for us to contact all applicants who have been unsuccessful. This vacancy will be removed as soon as it has been filled.