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Supply Chain Planning Manager

Ref: DCP-SCM Salary: £up to £28k Contract Type: PermanentLocation: Ashford

Supply Chain Planning Manager


Recruitment Solutions (Folkestone) Ltd are looking to recruit a Supply Chain Manager; this is an opportunity to join a large and very successful company based in Ashford.


You will support customer & business supply chain planning requirements, gathering demand insight & managing customer driven change within the network. Establish & develop collaborative relationships with key customers to facilitate best demand change intelligence gathering that supports best service for customers & lowest risk to our client. Work with customers and account managers to clear discontinued products and ensure nominated and sourced stock is cleared through before expiry.

Location: Ashford, but a requirement to be with customers approximately three times per week

Salary: up to £28K

Experience required: Essential at least 1 years’ experience in a customer facing role. Essential at least 3 years’ experience in a Supply Chain role, preferably in retail, foodservice or FMCG company. Understanding of outlook tools and experience of using an ERP system. Experience or involvement in delivering or working as part of a project team desirable Understanding of lean principles or other continuous improvement methodology desirable. Six Sigma Yellow or Green Belt would be advantageous.

All About the Role!

Collaborate with customers to gather forecasting insight for key demand events. Challenge, validate & analyse the impact & communicate simply and quickly across the Supply Chain & distribution network.

Work with customers to gather insight relating to supply changes and support with managing & communicating that change by working with customers, suppliers and across the supply chain & distribution network.

Collaborate with customers to ensure wastage risk against bespoke products is identified & tracked within 6 months of its shelf-life end or with sufficient time to take action to avoid waste. Work with customers to ensure that bespoke product discontinuations are cleared from the Supply Chain & Distribution network within 14 weeks of SLA agreements.

Ensure that all customer change activity is understood at least four weeks of the change occurring & is known about / captured on the planning pipeline so that the appropriate resource can be allocated to it

Ensure that all known change activity is shared across the wider supply chain

Review customer information and challenge – particularly where forecasts appear to be unrealistic

Ensure post change event reviews of forecast accuracy are diarised with customers, sales or suppliers & that value added or detracting insights are shared.

Be accountable for consistently challenging customers to limit product waste & remove dead & discontinued lines from the Supply Chain by championing the stock clearance process.

Please send CV today if you match the competencies needed to get up and running quickly within this role!


Consultant Details

For further information on this opportunity please contact:

Daniella Challinor Pettit

Tel: 01303 220844


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