I am looking for a strong Demand Planner for a global manufacturer and retailer based in the North East. This is a dynamic company going through a strong period of significant growth and are looking for agile people to join their team in Cramlington.
1 Contributing to the Sales and Demand Planning, including forecast and demand planning process across the business units, contributing to the S&OP process and ensure calendar events are to schedule.
2 Reviewing monthly demand forecast accuracy and responding to critical variances by updating forecast and reporting to key stakeholders.
3 Establishing Forecasting reports necessary to support the monthly Demand Planning activities.
4 Managing purchase orders - determining optimal supply requirements through the SAP MRP system, placing timely, lot-sized purchase orders on vendors, tracking order supply through to receipt and maintaining accurate dates in SAP.
5 Establishing and maintaining positive vendor relationships.
6 Ensuring the integrity of the SAP material master data system is well maintained - including new product setup, product change management and obsolescence phase-out.
7 Monitoring national inventory levels and purchase expenditure within budget.
8 Supporting the wider Supply Chain team in the successful execution of their duties.
Education and Experience:
1 At least 2-3 years previous experience in a similar Demand Planning role.
2 Recently completed or completing an operations qualification and looking to take the next step in their Planning career.
3 Sound analytical and problem resolution skills to evaluate supply issues and implement corrective actions.
4 High attention to detail and self-drive to optimise product supply and deliver supply chain cost efficiencies.
5 Strong data processing / SKU maintenance / Procurement and Inventory administration skills (SAP MRP desirable).
6 Ability to meet deadlines, handle multiple tasks and prioritise the outcomes.
7 Good communication and interpersonal skills to convey information clearly and develop good working relationships.