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Demand Planning Manager

  • + Car + Bonus
  • Greater London, London

This is a great opportunity for a Demand Planning Manager to join a healthy drinks brand that’s experiencing exceptional YOY growth.

This is a medium sized business with a small supply chain team so you will have a very broad role. You will lead the Sales and Operations Planning, deliver demand and supply planning whilst managing suppliers and building the long term manufacturing and supply chain capability.

  • Owning and developing the Demand Planning process (covering Sales & Operations) in the short, medium and long-term.
  • Delivering industry leading customer service levels and minimising product waste through proactive customer and supplier engagement.
  • Enhancing forecasting capabilities and accuracy, building relationships with key customers and developing customer supply chain collaboration whilst leading end to end supply chain projects.
  • Supporting the supply chain and logistics growth agenda; adapting the supply and demand planning model to service a varied customer base of Retailers and international customers.
  • Working with Production bases, developing medium to long-term Capacity and Capability to fulfil future growth and supply contingency.
  • Managing business’ finished goods, packaging and ingredients inventory. Working with suppliers to optimise reliability, cost and efficiency.
  • Building and executing the process to on-board new suppliers, developing SLAs.
  • Leading the development of Operations systems and planning tools (e.g. EDI and ERP)
  • Managing and animating business activation plan and Master Data to secure the NPD execution.
  • Lead the Supply & Quality monitoring process with our Production bases inc. monthly reviews.

To be a successful Demand Planning Manager:

  • Supply chain experience in a similar FMCG or food environment, ideally fresh/chilled.
  • Customer facing experience or be able to demonstrate excellent communication skills.
  • Highly analytical with strong Excel skills.
  • The ability to build close working relationships.
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