• Supply Chain Planner, Senior

    Location UK-Bourne End
    Job ID
    53522
    Function
    Operations
  • Overview

    The regional supply chain planning department defines and controls inventory levels to support customer demand whilst achieving company, regional, global and individual metrics and objectives.

     

    As a Supply Chain Planner you will manage the planning and logistics of inbound products from international destinations. You will be accountable for a defined product portfolio, ensuring that supply meets forecast demand.

    Responsibilities

    • Manage suppliers and logistics providers, building successful business relationships to achieve company objectives.
    • Management of incoming supply including tracking, prioritizing and expediting shipments, able to negotiate to prioritise or delay deliveries to best match operational efficiencies and customer demand.
    • Placement and management of purchase orders
    • Managing inventory / safety stock levels
    • Supporting new product implementation and minimizing EOL risks
    • Maintain item master database
    • Meeting company, regional, global and individual defined metrics:
    • On Time Shipment to original promise date and customer request date
    • IQR (inventory Quality Ratio) / Excess & Obsolescence
    • Inventory turns/value
    • Forecast accuracy
    • Freight method utilization
    • Close cooperation with other business functions to include but not limited to sales, finance and marketing to mitigate constraints, resolve any discrepancies or escalations.
    • Actively participate in cross regional planning meetings and support implementation of global process initiatives.
    • Assisting other planning members and provide coverage during absence as required.

    Qualifications

    • Proven experience with demand, supply planning or logistics; ideally winthin a multinational company.
    • Experience of managing external suppliers and/or logistic providers.
    • Excellent PC skills, MS Excel intermediate to advance with the ability to consolidate and analyse complex information.
    • Advanced English - verbal and written communication skills.
    • Ability to sustain meticulous attention to detail, and to work without supervision.
    • Ability to exercise initiative and take ownership.
    • Understands the importance of deadlines, meeting commitments, prioritization and completing daily workloads.

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