Job Details


Demand Planning Manager

Ref: HM1141 Salary: £Very competitive Contract Type: PermanentLocation: Folkestone

Skill Set

Demand Planning, Management, SAP, Sales & Operational Planning

Fabulous instruction for a Demand Planning Manager within a global manufacturing client within the area. This role oversees the Demand Planning function that covers the UK, plus some Export markets and intercompany functions.

The role:

The Demand Planning Manager will manage a team of 2 direct reports plus 1 agency Demand Planner.

Manage the UK, Export and Interco forecasts for all their products

Work with the Sales teams based in UK and abroad plus global distributor based in EMEA, Latin America and Asia Pacific Regions.

Maintain the Manugistics forecasting system with all the data necessary to support the entry and storage of forecasts and to produce accurate KPI’s

Lead improvement on the accuracy of sales forecasts

Work collaboratively to facilitate and strengthen the Sales & Operations Process


In terms of experience, the key elements we are seeking in an individual are:

  • Strong Demand Planning experience (ideally gained within an FMCG industry although applications from individuals with other sector experience, welcome)
  • Experience with SAP and Manugistics (both desirable,  but not essential as long as you have strong IT skills)
  • Line management experience


Softer skills are also essential with this role as it is integral to the business:

  • You must enjoy working with and through people and have the ability to influence and motivate direct reports, peers and project teams
  • You must adopt a friendly approach with the drive to achieve results through a logical and systematic approach
  • The need to be flexible and able to challenge current processes in the spirit of continuous improvement
  • Demonstrate the ability to coach and development a team spirit within the Demand Planning Function


Education & Prior Work Experience Required:

Ideally educated to degree level or a good all round education, excellent computer literacy and good communicate skills

A knowledge of Demand Planning, New Product Introduction and Supply Chain procedures  essential

Having worked in a forecasting environment particularly with SAP and Manugistics in the past, would be advantageous

Advanced Excel user

Analytical with excellent attention to detail


Personal Responsibilities:

Management of the Demand Planning team

Close liaison with colleagues in NPI and Supply Chain teams

Support the French & German businesses as needed un the role of European lead in Demand Planning

Work with US counterparts to ensure best practice is shared



An extremely favourable salary is available with attractive benefits

37 hours per week

If you have the level of experience we are seeking order to meet the demands of the role then we would very much like to hear from you. Please attach your CV and send to




Consultant Details

For further information on this opportunity please contact:

Heather Morgan

Tel: 01303 220844


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