Demand Planning & Stock Analysis Manager

  • Location

    Exeter, Devon

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    Up to £40000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Sarah Lane

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  • Published:

    3 months ago

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The Company:

What an amazing opportunity in Devon to work for a global organisation, heading up their Inventory & Demand planning team within the supply chain function. This is a high SKU international wholesale distribution business, looking for an experienced Inventory & Demand Planner specialist, ideally with SQL coding background. The successful individual will have a sound understanding of stock inventory management and can achieve the optimum balance of demand and supply for the company. Through a proactive planning process, you will ensure that the right stock is in the right location at the right time, whilst ensuring that working capital objectives are effectively managed.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Manage demand forecasting using Optimiza planning tool. Partner with customers to gather upload forecasts and improve forecast accuracy.
  • Manage inventory planning and set stock & ordering policy for the group (50,000 SKUs, USD 50 million).
  • Lead, mentor and support the Demand Planning & Inventory Planning team to achieve performance targets.
  • Develop and maintain KPIs, investigate and use root cause to proactively improve supply chain performance.
  • Manage durations to achieve target working capital, reduce back-orders, overstock and obsolescence.
  • Forecast inbound plan, material purchase, obsolescence and track against budget.
  • Devise and introduce systems and process improvements to maximise efficiency and service levels.

Preferred Skills:

  • Highly organized individual with inventory and demand planning experience with team leadership experience. SQL database coding would be a distinct advantage. Experience with a complex product portfolio is preferred.

Personal Attributes:

  • Good theoretical and working knowledge of core planning processes
  • A continuous drive to improve supply chain planning process and performance
  • Well organized and able to prioritise is a dynamic environment
  • A positive and proactive individual who can engage and inspire their team
  • Strong analytical skills with excellent attention to detail
  • A methodical and structured approach to work
  • IT competence including SQL, ERP systems, databases and MS Office
  • Degree level education as minimal

Associated Benefits:

  • Life assurance cover 2 x basic salary (rising to 3 x basic salary for pension scheme members)
  • Company Pension Plan - Employer contributions of 6% (with min of 3% employee contributions)
  • 25 days paid annual leave + bank holidays
  • Membership into the company medical insurance plan (80% subsidised)

Working Hours: 9 - 5.15 Mon to Fri

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Please note that due to a high level of applications, we can only respond immediately to applicants whose skills & qualifications are suitable for this position.

Meridian Business Support is acting on behalf of our Client as a Recruitment Agency.