Interim Supply Planner

GBP35000 - GBP40000 per annum +
26 Sep 2017
26 Oct 2017
Charley Ram
Specialist Area
Supply chain
Job Level
Full Time

  • Managing the supply planning and scheduling of key manufacturing site(s) to maximise customer service, optimise factory efficiencies and maintain an appropriate level of working capital.
  • Working closely with Demand Planning, Material Requirements Planning, customer services and the factory operational team, the role requires regular liaison with other areas of the business to make tactical decisions relating to key KPIs such as customer service, inventory & cost.
  • Client Details

    International FMCG brand based in Middlesex


    • Manage the factory detailed capacity plan & master production schedule to deliver 98.5% inbound service level
    • Generate a 12 week detailed capacity plan for the site and then convert the next 2 weeks into the factory production schedule, balancing the optimal line efficiency with customer service demands
    • Attention medium term planning meeting each month to manage site expectations of the forward capacity plan and represent the central planning team in morning factory reviews to ensure minimal stoppages / waste on line.
    • Deliver company inventory targets in line with budget for your site
    • Use inventory analytics data to minimise excessive production
    • Remove dead stock through setting optimal safety stocks
    • Play an active role in minimising raw material waste through involvement in product transition planning
    • Control & maintain master data within the planning system to ensure accuracy of plans and full automation where possible
    • Own sections of the planning document for your site and regularly review / update the operating principles between the site & central planning team
    • Visit sites to collaborate & enhance relationships as & when required


    • High degree of understanding of end-to-end Supply chain Planning processes
    • IT literate with strong spreadsheet knowledge e.g. Excel
    • Highly numerate and analytical
    • Ability to work independently and manage own work load, work under own initiative
    • Ability to work effectively with cross functional teams
    • Ability to prioritise workload & cope with pressure & a fast paced environment
    • Ability to negotiate and influence at a Senior level
    • Proven experience of working for FMCG / retail organisation, ideally with experience of manufacturing environment
    • Understanding of the Sales & Operational Planning Processes
    • Understanding of factory production processes and capabilities
    • High degree of understanding of the business drivers and factors that impact on related KPIs
    • Understanding and appreciation of master data
    • University degree or similar qualification

    Job Offer

    • Pro rate salary of £35k-£40k based on experience

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