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Demand Planner

Job Title: Demand Planner
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London
Salary: £29000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: Q91960
Contact Name: Quest Seach Selection
Contact Email: NIC.06004.4032@quest.aplitrak.com
Job Published: May 03, 2013 16:19

Job Description

Our client is recruiting for a demand planner to join its growing business, our client distributes consumer electronics into channels which include major and niche retailers. You will be responsible for ensuring continued product availability, whilst keeping stock levels to a minimum. You will be heavily involved in driving supply chain improvements by conducting process reviews and implementing best practice. Responsibilities * Achieve availability targets for your area, within budgeted inventory stock levels through effective end-to-end management of the supply chain * Be a leader, challenge the status quo and continually drive supply chain improvements necessary for efficiency and growth * Improve in-stock efficiencies, help drive tools and process improvements that affect purchasing and vendor management workflow, emphasis on automating tasks that are currently performed manually * S&OP * Manage relationships with vendors, Collaborative planning, forecasting and replenishment, continually measuring and improving supplier lead times, reduce operational defects, and improve systems to streamline operations. * The need for strong customer focus * Review Forecasting error ratios and influence decision making * Communicate clearly and professionally with senior management in reporting and handling escalations * Manage multiple projects - prioritising, planning, reporting and delegating appropriate tasks Experience * Experience in supply chain or inventory management position within an FMCG or retail environment * Commercially aware and experienced in influencing decision making * Experience of identifying opportunities for improvement and implementing solutions * Strong numerical skills with advanced Excel In return our client offers a fast paced and fun working environment as well as excellent development opportunities and the chance to utilise your skills and experience to date. We request that candidates send their CV as a Microsoft Word document where possible. Quest Search and Selection is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.

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