Inventory & Demand Planner

GBP21000 - GBP24000 per annum +
03 Aug 2017
02 Sep 2017
Conor Hayden
Specialist Area
Supply chain
Job Level
Contract Type
Full Time

The successful applicant will be responsible for planning the inventory and forecasting the demand for a group of suppliers and vast range of products to ensure that we remain the market leader in servicing our customer's fact, significantly increasing our lead. Supporting the Inventory & Purchasing Manager, this role is a keystone in our plans to maximise availability whist optimising inventory.

Client Details

The client who I am currently working with are a highly successful distribution and wholesaler with over 80 years experience. With 23 sites throughout the UK they are a growing organisation who are looking to expand. Offer support and progression.


Key responsibilities and duties will include but not be limited to:

  • Using various forecasting techniques, influence our software to manage a vast range of products to maximise availability whilst optimising inventory throughout the warehousing and branch network
  • Liaising with Product Managers based at our Head Office, ensure the appropriate purchasing and stocking strategies are applied to each supplier / product
  • Understand seasonal trends and promotional activity and apply to the forecast to ensure stock is ordered effectively
  • Measure - and improve - supplier performance and escalate issues to key stakeholders
  • Export and import data to and from Slim4 (SCM software), Kerridge K8 (ERP system) and MS Excel
  • Extensive statistical reporting within a KPI dashboard
  • Play a key role in future system, departmental and operational developments


The successful candidate will have previous experience in a similar role. To be successful in this role you must have an analytic approach and be good with data. Advanced excel skills is a must.

Job Offer

£21,000 - £24,000