Planning Manager - London

Switch Consulting Recruitment Limited
London, South East England
20 Jul 2017
19 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

I am looking for an experienced Planning Manager with an FMCG background to be part of a growing supply chain leadership team

Your main duties will include

  • Leading the planning department within the supply chain structure
  • Developing your team to be the best they can be, putting in place a clear succession plan & providing the relevant coaching & support required along the way
  • Implementing a new demand planning system
  • Ensuring a 99% first-time pick availability & develop root cause tracking system to encourage continuous improvement
  • Working with supply chain leadership team, conduct benchmarking exercises to focus our growth on ensuring we implement scalable & sustainable practices/ways of working
  • Ensuring strong communication is consistently delivered to the department to the rest of the supply chain.
  • Giving licence to your demand planners & supply planners to drive the monthly S&OP reviews to the next level
  • Working closely with Demand Planner & Sales department to continue improvements to forecast accuracy and customer order patterns / weekly weightings from monthly forecasts

To be successful you will need

  • 3 + years’ experience within Supply Chain operations as a Planning Manager or equivalent
  • Experience of working in a fast-paced FMCG environment
  • Some retail or business to business operations experience
  • Working knowledge of SAP or another similar ERP system
  • MRP, DP & SCP implementation experience a bonus but as a minimum, an expert in using such systems
  • Advanced Excel user with strong mathematical skills
  • Logical & Analytical thinker with exceptional attention to detail
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Flexible working approach
  • Ability to relocate for the role

In return for your hard work and dedication you will be rewarded with the opportunity to be part of one of the fastest growing and ground breaking businesses in the UK along with a salary of up to £60k and brilliant benefits.