Inventory Planner

Employer
NextEra
Location
UK
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
11 Feb 2022

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Sector
Retail
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
This is a fantastic opportunity to join a market leading, people first business who supply product to the Retail sector. My client has one of the best brand names across Europe with operations internationally.

Job Summary

Inventory Planners own the supply of a portfolio of products. Their key targets are availability and working capital. To achieve their targets they will need to understand the supply chain, develop supplier relationships, communicate on sku status and reach out to the wider team for support, clarification and expertise.

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Own an assigned group of products. Monitor that supply at least weekly (unless otherwise agreed), placing POs/WOs and/or monitoring production plans from supplier versus required supply. Adjust as necessary to ensure timely and appropriate delivery of stock, obtaining necessary approval should plan changes result in cost increases

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Provide reporting on supply status, indicating reasons for issues, actions and dates of resolution. At times of new launches or stock allocations fully support these processes with clear reports of stock availability and due dates

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Report on KPIs as defined by management, but likely to include weekly measures for stock vs target, SKU availability, Excess/obsolete stock, supplier delivery performance, etc.

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Partner extensively with internal teams - manufacturing sites, transport teams, order management, demand planning, warehouse inbound, sourcing, project management etc - to improve or maintain supply

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Understand the demand for the range of products, including new launches, promotions and retirements

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Understand the supply chain of the assigned products to a high level, so that options to expedite/delay/reduce/increase supply can be taken to maintain high levels of stock availability

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Develop and maintain good working relationships with internal/external suppliers, while monitoring them and holding them accountable for supply issues/delays

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Understand what is Excess or Obsolete stock within the assigned product ranges. Ensure this is being reported to the necessary people, and that actions are taken to reduce this stock in a timely manner

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Ensure systems are kept clean, e.g. updating and maintaining POs to reality of deliveries in a timely manner, chasing others to keep SOs and stocks correct in all systems. Maintain reporting as necessary to monitor this

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Look for ways to continuously improve (cost, working capital, responsiveness, etc.) the supply chain of the assigned products, propose these improvements and implement as required. Where issues occur, root cause analysis to be used to improve processes to avoid the issue reoccurring

Experience/Skills

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Minimum 2 years experience in a Planning role (supply planning or production planning) OR supply chain background with highly advanced excel skills

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Demonstrated analytical and problem-solving skills

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Strong customer orientation

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Strong team player

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Continuous improvement mindset

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Excellent Excel ability

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Oracle experience - Desirable

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