Head of Demand Planning – Europe

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Location
Malmesbury, Wiltshire
Salary
£50,000 - £75,000
Posted
14 Jul 2017
Closes
14 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Head of Demand Planning – Europe

Malmesbury, Wiltshire (with occasional international travel)

Salary: £50,000 - £75,000

With 6,000 people working in 70 countries, we are a global technology company that transforms every category we enter. Right now, our diversification continues apace across many more categories with innovative, exciting products including everything from hand dryers to hairdryers. We put customers at the centre of every retail journey, creating inspiring consumer experiences. Our retail landscape continues to transform dynamically as our product portfolio becomes more complex. This all makes for a high profile opportunity for a resilient leader who thrives on challenge.

The Head of Demand Planning will be the key liaison between manufacturing teams in Singapore and Malaysia, and retail markets across the EU, with future opportunities to work in other territories such as Russia and the Nordics.

The Role

The Head of Demand Planning is a high-profile, hands-on role covering Finished Goods and Spares & Accessories, and you’ll have responsibility for all aspects of inventory and demand planning for the EU markets. Through effective management and collaboration, you’ll manage the balance of excellent service level availability and control the financial value of inventory.

You’ll build strong and effective relationships across all markets, ensuring that they have a realistic view of demand and inventory management. You’ll also represent markets at monthly Sales & Operations calls with the South East Asia manufacturing and supply chain teams and, when necessary, act as the facilitator between MDs and our Executive team by providing a considered and balanced perspective.

About you

Key to your success will be your excellent all-round communication skills, which will be essential for creating successful relationships across multiple organisations.

You’ll have gained exceptional experience in a similarly dynamic and complex environment, ideally in the consumer goods or FMCG sectors. You’ll have demonstrable experience of facilitating decision making processes at a senior level, and of managing and influencing in a remote team environment. You’ll also have a track record in directly managing the performance of 3rd party suppliers for customer service delivery.

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