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Demand Planner

Acorn by Synergie



£32000 - £35000/annum


Posted: 15/09/2023

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Job Title: Demand Planner
Salary - £32,000 - £35,000 per annum
Location - Cardiff
Hours - Monday - Friday

Job Role:

Ensuring that all activities are carried out in line with the Company procedures.


* Demand forecasting: As a demand planner, your primary responsibility is to forecast product demand accurately. This involves analysing historical sales data, market trends, customer behaviour, and other relevant factors to determine future demand patterns. You may use statistical models, forecasting software, and collaborate with cross-functional teams to develop accurate demand forecasts.
* Sales and operations planning, collaborate with sales, marketing, production and supply chain teams to develop and execute an effective sales and operations planning process. This involves aligning demand forecasts with production capabilities, inventory levels, and customer expectations. You'll participate in S&OP meetings to review demand forecasts, discuss potential supply constraints, and make decisions to meet customer demands.
* Inventory management, optimise inventory levels by balancing demand fluctuations, production lead times, and supply constraints. You'll monitor inventory levels, analyse stock outs and excess inventory situations, and recommend appropriate actions such as safety stock adjustments, re-ordering, or obsolescence management. The goal is to ensure product availability minimising costs associated with excess inventory.
* Demand analysis and reporting. Continuously monitor and analyse demand patterns, market trends, and customer behaviour to identify insights and provide regular reports to stakeholders. This involves analysing sales data, conducting demand segmentation evaluating promotional activities, and identifying factors that influence demand. You'll communicate findings to management, sales teams , and other stakeholders to support decision-making processes.
* Collaboration and communication, work closely with cross functional teams, including sales, marketing, supply chain and finance departments, to gather input, share information and align demand plans with the overall business strategy. You'll collaborate on new product launches, promotions and market changes to ensure demand plans are adjusted accordingly. Effective communication skills are essential to coordinate activities, resolve conflicts and provide updates to stakeholders.
* Demand variability management. Anticipate and manage demand variability by considering factors such as seasonality, market dynamics, and regulatory changes. You'll assess the impact of external factors on demand, develop contingency plans, and implement strategies to mitigate risks associated with demand fluctuations. This may involve working closely with suppliers, distributors , and customers to align demand expectations and mange supply chain disruptions.
* Continuous improvement , Actively seek opportunities to improve demand planning processes, tools, and methodologies. Identify areas for process optimisation , automation and efficiency gains. You'll participate in cross-functional improvement initiatives , implement best practices , and leverage technology solutions to enhance forecasting accuracy, streamline operations and improve overall supply chain performance.

Quality System Duties

* Build Quality into all aspects of their work by maintaining compliance to all quality requirements.


* Inventory management
* Bills of Material
* Routings
* MRP Knowledge essential

Personal Qualities:

* Good communication skills essential
* Computer literacy including Microsoft packages is essential (Excel)
* Must have excellent attention to detail.
* Knowledge of the division products and processes is desirable.
* Full driving license

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