EMEA Planning & Inventory / SIOP Director
Leading global brand needs Inventory Planning / S&OP Director £70-90k plus benefits, near Crawley
Your new company
An globally recognised brand with a rich history, known for the quality of their products which are recognised as being class leading. Based near Crawley and commutable from parts of Sussex, Surrey, Kent and London.
Your new role
In this position you will control Sales Inventory & Operations Planning (S&OP / SIOP) across the EMEA region, with potential to step to the global lead position in due course. You and your reports will forecast demand for finished goods and drive the decision making function that will ensure efficient supply and close control of costs and inventory.
What you'll need to succeed
You will be proven in a similar position, with high level collaborative and analytical skills and a strong understanding of the drivers for availability, and the avoidance of risk due to excess inventory. You will be able to simultaneously run the SIOP process while improving the processes and tools used to run it. You will understand the requirements and build strong relationships with various stakeholders including Sales and Finance functions, and be the Subject Matter Expert for Supply Chain Planning, ensuring that financial targets and annual budgets are effectively controlled and delivered. You will ideally have experience in the consumer goods sector, but SIOP leadership roles from other sectors can be considered. You will have good knowledge of SAP or similar ERP systems and be adept in the use of planning tools (eg Manugistics, JDA, Logility, APO or similar). You will be comfortable in a role that is both strategic and hands on, happy to lead from the front and develop the skills of those around you.
What you'll get in return
Highly competitive salary and benefits, and an opportunity to play a lead role in the ongoing development of this globally recognised business, which has an informal, but results focused, working culture. There is also a clear opportunity to progress into a Global S&OP leadership position.
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