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Demand Planner

Location: 

Andover, HAM, GB, SP11 8EZ

Req ID:  24095

Rich’s has been able to pull off something rare in the business world: a culture that successfully blends the latest business practices with family values.  That means our associates are able to work for a great company while also benefiting from a work environment that fosters world class professionalism combined with family intimacy.  Our benefit offerings are reflective of this unique blend of Life, Work and Family .

PURPOSE STATEMENT

  • Manage the demand forecast for the UK & EME business.
  • Leverage tools and techniques to achieve one number consensus 24 month demand projection integrating new products with visibility of risks and opportunities.
  • To ensure products manufactured are safe, legal and comply to customers quality standards.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES/OUTCOMES

  • Perform statistical analysis and leverage statistical models to aid in the development of a consensus forecast.
  • Perform demand variability analysis to help set the demand planning and safety stock strategies.
  • Ownership of the monthly forecasting process.
  • Collaborative Customer forecast development.
  • Key Supply Chain contact for customers to ensure alignment on forecast plans.
  • Deliver accurate SKU level demand plans.
  • Streamline the demand forecast process and improve forecast accuracy bias.
  • Continually review processes and strive for best practise.
  • Lead monthly demand review meetings.
  • Lead collaborative monthly forecast review meeting, constructively challenge to continuously drive forecast accuracy and consensus throughout the business.
  • Review historical sales trends, evaluating demand drivers, preparing forecast data and evaluating forecast results versus business targets.
  • Deliver high quality new launch scenario plans, including assessment of category / line impacts.
  • Work with team to optimally manage product transitions and discontinuations.
  • Support the wider Supply Chain team, providing an accurate monthly demand forecast which is used to generate material orders and production plans.
  • Help ensure product flow to market through collaborative working practises with key stakeholders.
  • Maintain Customer Service Level in excess of 97.5%
  • Monitor orders versus forecast weekly, providing appropriate feedback and recommendations.
  • Robust trend and pattern analysis performed to increase confidence in the forecast.
  • Document assumptions.

 

You must comply with Rich Products Health and Safety policies and procedures at all times.

KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/EXPERIENCE

Critical

  • Demand Planning and Supply Chain experience
  • FMCG background
  • Thorough understanding of ERP systems
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel
  • Statistical analysis
  • Statistical models
  • Demand variability analysis

Desirable

  • Food industry background
  • Experience of MRP, preferably AX Dynamics
  • Material Planning
  • Production Planning
  • Inventory Management

Rich Products Corporation welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

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