Forecaster & Supply Planner

Reed Procurement & Supply Chain
Westbury Park, South West England
07 Jul 2017
06 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Reporting to the Supply & Forcasting Manager, the general mission of the role is to:
* Establishing, verifying and improving the reliability of sales forecasts for the company by collecting data from records, sales and marketing campaigns, market trends and exceptional events.
* Ensuring the smooth flow of goods from order to delivery for wholesalers business and managing stock of incoming goods from identified suppliers.
* Working on different projects to improve Supply Chain area

Main Activities
• Organising the collection of information necessary for forecasts: promotions, actions
• Analysing, documenting and refining records of sales, and of exceptional circumstances (stock shortages, seasonality, promotions)
• Defining with Sales & Marketing the forecasts baseline per SKU
• Incorporating known future events, after collecting data from the Sales and Marketing departments
• Comparing our companies forecasts VS retailers forecasts and identifying differences/risks

• Wholesalers : Managing the wholesalers business from customers’ orders to deliveries : check and create orders, consolidate orders and place purchase orders, manage extra-orders, shortages, transport issues, monitor and reports service level
• Managing levels of stock of incoming cheese according to finished goods stock level, forecasts and production plans with the target to guarantee good service level and minimal wastage.
• Calculating order requirements taking into account cheese specificities (maturity, leadtime for production,…) and communicating them to the different suppliers
• Solving delivery and transport issues and communicate variances to relevant departments

* Previous experience in Supply Chain especially in forecasting / stock management
* Previous experience in the Food industry
* Excellent Excel skills
* Knowledge of SAP and APO
* Confident communicator and confidence to challenge / question information received
* Analytical, capacity for analysis and synthesis
* Well organised with attention to detail
* Proactive
* Excellent oral & written English
* French language – a bonus

Reed Specialist Recruitment Limited is an employment agency and employment business