Supply Planner

The Advocate Group
London, UK
20 Jul 2019
27 Jul 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Supply Planner

Job Title: Supply Planner

Salary: Circa £30k - £35k

Location: London/West London

Sector/Industry: FMCG

Job Reference: 24984

Are you looking to develop your supply chain career within an international business?

Our client are a globally recognised brand within the FMCG sector. The company is an established business who are working hard to develop staff and have innovative and progressive culture. They are now looking to add an experienced Supply Planner to the centralised supply chain division.

Supply Planner role

The Supply Planner will work within the S&OP Manager to control the order flow through multiple global factories, providing delivery promises to internal customers and working with the factory teams to ensure that customers receive their deliveries on time. You will also take ownership of the demand-supply balance for the factories, in support of the maturing S&OP process.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Take ownership of stock replenishment order acceptance versus the forecast and agreed factory capacity. Calculating lead-times and available capacity in order to highlight any prioritisation needed.
  • Receive purchase orders from the UK and US sales offices, approve content and enter into the new ERP system
  • Work with the international factory production schedulers to ensure that the production schedule is optimised to meet service level commitments and efficient factory operation
  • Review and issue the Order Fulfilment Schedule (OFS) to internal customers weekly, showing promised delivery dates and status of orders, so they can update external customers on delivery progress
  • Day-to-day co-ordination of supply capability with other planners and prioritisation of orders where required with sales offices
  • Support the maintenance of master data in the ERP system
  • Provide KPI information weekly/monthly
  • Help drive the further development of process and systems capability to extend supply chain process capability and information across the business

Supply Planner Requirements
  • Proven background in supply planning within FMCG industry
  • Proven order scheduling & capacity planning experience
  • A clear understanding of the underlying planning and forecasting processes and how these processes can be improved
  • Excellent data analysis, problem solving and presentation skills
  • Good knowledge of ERP Systems and complex excel spreadsheets
  • Ability to build robust relationships with key internal contacts (Sales, Forecasting, Customer Services and Logistics).
  • Able to cope with high degrees of autonomy and responsibility
  • Experience of working in a high pressured manufacturing environment

To apply for the Supply Planner role, please send a copy of your CV and a covering letter to Sam Corten-Miller or, alternatively, submit your application via the link below.

Whilst we will always endeavour to respond to you, due to the high levels of applications we receive this isn't always possible. If you are not contacted within 10 working days, you have unfortunately not been shortlisted for this role.

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