Job Details


Demand Planner

Ref: HM/DP/20 Salary: £Attractive Contract Type: PermanentLocation: Folkestone

Skill Set

Demand, Supply Chain, S&OP. SAP

An exceptional opportunity with an employer of choice, a global manufacturing organisation, looking for a further Demand Planner, on a permanent basis, to join their ever expanding team!


The main purpose of the role is to maintain the ongoing 12 month forecast for UK business, to support the entry, storage and generation or forecasts and to produce accurate KPI’s.


Reasonable knowledge of Demand Planning and Supply Chain processes are required in order to meet the demands of the position.


This is a pivotal role at the heart of our clients ever growing export business, dealing directly with internal and external stakeholders so the successful individual will require exceptional communication skills, together with an eye for detail!


The Demand Planner is a key player in the Sales & Operational Planning process and will work with the whole Supply Chain planning team to lead improvement to the process in Europe.


You will develop an understanding of Export business, including France, to develop and improve sales forecasts, working proactively with both the commercial team and their distributors.


You work with a cross-functional team, make recommendations and ensure that inventory and customer service risks, as well as business growth opportunities, are highlighted via S & OP so that appropriate business decisions are made and follow through post-launch, to ensure any deviations are flagged via S & OP.


In addition, you will lead improvement in the accuracy of sales forecasts, liaising with both commercial and operational functions, working with a cross-functional team.


Analysing sales history and create trend analysis, enabling forward projections based on statistics to be generated for comparison vs commercial team forecasts.


Areas of responsibilities will also include, but are not limited to:


Assisting the Demand Planning Manager in general projects and have the ability to deputise as required.

Experience in a forecasting environment ,ideally using SAP or APO.

Analytical reporting experience.

Maintaining the Manugistics system with updated sales forecasts and prepare monthly forecasts accuracy KPIs.

Good general IT skills.

Taking ownership of the demand plans for the allocated business area

Create presentation material  and content for the S & OP meetings

Proactively supply information to commercial teams to support and encourage continue forecast improvement

Although the role is UK based, regular travel to distributor sites will be required.


In exchange, our client is offering a good basic salary, depending on experience together with attractive benefits.


If you would like to be considered for this position, please email an up to date copy of your CV as soon as possible:


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Consultant Details

For further information on this opportunity please contact:

Heather Morgan

Tel: 01303 220844


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