We appreciate that a detailed understanding of supply chain roles and the various structures they fall within are essential to be able to support our clients with recruitment in this sector. We work with our candidates to provide challenging opportunities that support their careers across the entire Supply Chain.
The types of roles we recruit for include:
£30000 - £33000 per annum
An excellent opportunity for a dynamic supply chain professional to join a busy organisation as a Supply Planner. Key Responsibilities of the Supply Planner; Plan and monitor the end-to-end supply chain from third party manufacturers and suppliers through to release to sales in UK and International markets. Optimise the use of SAP, through the maintenance and review of planning parameters. Negotiate with suppliers' inventory management related parameters; safety stocks, minimum order quantities and lead times as required. Manage new product introductions, packaging changes and customer demands ensuring volumes and requirements are communicated across the business. Produce regular KPI reporting across multiple supply chain metrics, including supplier performance and inventory holding. Produce further analysis as required to identify operational issues. Perform root cause analysis routinely to identify improvements across all aspects of Supply Planning. Own Supply chain processes, document and maintain SOP's constantly identifying and implementing areas of improvement. Manage the movement, receipt and reconciliation of stock. Personal Specification of the Supply Planner; Degree qualified / Professional qualifications or equivalent. Supply Chain Planning experience. Proven Supplier facing experience. Experience within a Fast-Paced environment. Intermediate / Advanced Excel skills. Good working knowledge of ERP / MRP systems. Strong communication and relationship building skills. Strong analytical and numerical skills. Self-motivated and enthusiastic. This role would be suitable for you if you have held any of the following roles; Supply Chain Controller, Supply Planner, Supply Chain Planner, Supply Chain Coordinator.
£40000 - £45000 per annum + + Bonus
A fantastic opportunity for an ambitious supply chain professional to join a busy organisation as a Demand Planner UK&I. Key Responsibilities of the Demand Planner; Collaborate across the business to generate demand plans based on agreed objectives and operating guidelines. Manage the forecasts as part of a monthly Integrated Business Planning process cycle. Assure the timely communication of ongoing demand forecast changes to key stakeholders. Develop accurate new launch forecasts including management of broader category impacts in conjunction with the Marketing and Sales departments. Manage all promotional requirements from forecast production to event execution. Play a key role in driving Demand and Sales plan alignment through the Integrated Business Planning meeting with Senior Brand Management. Drive resolution of forecast accuracy, customer service and inventory management exceptions. Implement process improvements across the wider Demand Planning team. Support the delivery of both Global and UK Region Supply Chain Strategy through management of broader initiatives and projects. Personal Specification of the Demand Planner; Degree qualified or equivalent. Proven Demand Planning and Forecasting experience. Advanced Excel and systems skills. Strong communication and relationship building skills. Strong analytical and numerical skills. Ability to operate well in a fast-paced, complex environment. Self-motivated and enthusiastic. This role would be suitable for you if you have held any of the following roles; Demand Planner, Senior Demand Planner, Forecast Analyst, S&OP Manager, Demand Analyst, Supply Planner.
Senior Supply Chain Planner
£35000 - £40000 per annum
Great opportunity for a supply chain professional to join a busy organisation as a Senior Supply Chain Planner, to support the management of an effective supply chain team. Key Responsibilities of the Senior Supply Chain Planner; Support the Implementation of processes and procedures to optimise stock holding. Support the development and implementation of cost effective and integrated supply chain management solutions. Support the demand management objectives. Support the development of relationships with key customer supply teams. Work with all relevant parties to ensure that new products are brought to market on time, to agreed standards and within cost. Support the supply chain Manager in implementing and maintaining procedures and processes necessary to drive continual improvement. Assist with the effective management of the day to day responsibilities of a busy supply chain department. Ensure administrative policies and procedures are followed including accurate maintenance of supplier and parts master records and supporting databases. Support the successful implementation of new products. Ensure that supplier performance is achieved, and any issues are dealt with to minimise the impact on service. Personal Specification for the Senior Supply Chain Planner; Experience within a supply chain Planning. Advanced working knowledge of Excel including VLookup and Pivot Tables is essential. Ideally will have knowledge or ERP / MRP systems. Ability to prioritise a heavy workload and work to deadlines with a high level of accuracy. Leadership experience would be an advantage. Strong organisational skills. Excellent communication skills. Strong analytical and planning skills. This role would suit an individual with experience in any of the following roles; customer service, supply chain, purchasing, buying, procurement, inventory control, stock control, demand planning or supply chain planning.