Demand Planning and S&OP

Kingston Upon Hull
GBP40000 - GBP45000 per annum +
09 Oct 2017
08 Nov 2017
Matthew Lewis
Specialist Area
Supply chain
Contract Type
Full Time

The Demand Planning and S&OP Manager is responsible for the optimisation of the demand management process for the business product portfolio using the new Demand Forecasting tool and S&OP process.

Client Details

Our client are a market leading Retail business based in the Kingston Upon Hull area. They have an excellent reputation for the products they supply and offer plenty of scope for progression within the business.


As Demand Planning and S&OP Manager you will be responsible for supplying the business with a rolling 18-month demand plan, building from system based statistical forecasts and applying promotional impacts and market insight, supporting the satisfaction of customer expectations and meeting agreed business KPI's.

You will need to build strong understanding of our markets and performance, and be comfortable with challenging assumptions to ensure development of a robust demand plan. Ongoing analysis and improvement of Forecast Accuracy is expected.

You will manage the monthly S&OP cycle, taking the demand plan through the assessment of supply capability and operational planning to support its delivery.

The role includes responsibility for managing the S&OP team and process on day to day / week to week basis. Become the link between the business strategy and the Inventory Planning department, ensuring the S&OP plan is executed under correct timescales aligning supply chain with commercial strategy and market intelligence.

Reviewing and reporting on the Supply Chain "end-to-end", from supplier management and engagement through to outbound logistics to customer. Responsibility for improving supply chain processes and reducing costs.


The Demand Planning and S&OP Manager will have:

  • Demand planning experience and experience of implementing, developing and nurturing a new S&OP processes.

  • Strong communication skills and the ability to lead a broad cross-functional group to an agreed business outcome.

  • Understanding of forecasting techniques and replenishment principles.

  • Excellent consultative skills, and a willingness to challenge and question.

  • IT literate - extensive working knowledge of Microsoft Office, Forecasting software, ERP/MRP platforms.

  • Experience of managing and leading a team.

Job Offer

£45-50k plus bens