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Supply Chain Planner

Location: 

Andover, HAM, GB, SP11 8EZ

Req ID:  23578

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

Responsible for all areas of Supply Chain planning inc. material planning, production planning and scheduling, inventory managment, forecast creation and improvement, ensuring >97.5% OTIF Customer Service level. 

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES/OUTCOMES

  • Collaborative demand forecast creation and monitoring to ensure reflects reality to enable planning.
  • Supplier forecasting and monitoring to drive improved availability and performance.
  • Collaborative planning with Suppliers and Customers to drive out cost and improve overall performance.
  • Complete Material Resource Planning (MRP) and Master Production Scheduling (MPS) to fulfil Customer demand, maximising output to available capacity and in accordance with Supply Chain policy/strategy.
  • Monitor and manage KPIs including conducting root cause analysis to drive continuous improvement.
  • Ensure attainment to plan is reviewed and proactively amend the production plan as required to protect Customer Service level.
  • Manage and maintain accurate data and system parameters within the ERP system to reflect reality and optimise use.
  • Conduct system interrogation and data analysis to enable and inform recommendations and decision making.
  • Maximise factory utilisation and production stability while managing inventory levels and obsolescence inaccordance with the Supply Chain strategy and Supplier agreements.
  • Schedule availability of materials with Suppliers, considering Supply Chain constraints. 
  • Lead first level Supplier performance management and develop joint action plans to drive improvements in supply reliability.  Escalate poor Supplier performance to the Procurement team.
  • Investigate and resolve invoice queries, as appropriate.
  • Manage the return of reject stock to Suppliers.
  • Support C2L programme, track launch requirements, communicate risks and work with Suppliers to ensure critical path adherence.
  • Lead the implementation of new or replacement products.  Managing phase in / phase out dates with Customers and Suppliers to minimise liability.
  • Provide liability projections in the discontinuation process.  Provide evidence for excess stock destruction including “aged stock” held by Suppliers.
  • Negotiate with Suppliers to reduce lead times / MOQs where appropriate.
  • Import of food stuffs.  Arrange air and sea freight (including customs clearance) with various shipping agents. Confirm and set up commodity codes of all products sold.
  • MRP scorecard.  Metrics leveraged to drive behaviour.
  • Perform and communicate integrated business planning activities that will drive business decision.
  • Evalute risks and opportunities identified in the demand plan on impact to capcity utilization, Supply Chain costs and ability to meet demand.
  • Complete scenario planning to assess if supply can meet demand.
  • Complete and present traceability within Supply Chain, one step back, one step forward, to address all product quality concerns, withdrawal, recall and audit requirements.
  • Measure BOM accuracy and corrective actions taken.

KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/EXPERIENCE

  • FMCG background
  • Thorough understanding of ERP systems
  • Proficient in Mircosoft Excel
  • Experience of MRP, preferably AX Dynamics
  • Supply Chain planning
  • Inventory management
  • Customer centric

Desirable

  • Food industry background
  • Experience of working with 3PL
  • Import of food stuffs
  • Forecasting

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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