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Supply Planning Team Leader


Supply Planning Team Leader

My client is a leading and much-loved FMCG business which has successfully carved out a niche in a challenging and prestigious sector. The business has gone from strength-to-strength over the past couple of years and is heading into a period of growth across several international markets. This role will be based from their attractive offices in Central Edinburgh and is a newly created role- part of their renewed focus on driving supply chain improvements across the business. The company culture is supportive, inclusive & respectful, with an appetite for development and improvement.

The role:

  • Effectively line-manage a small team of Supply Planning Executives
  • Share and communicate supply planning vision and strategy to the team
  • Maintain accurate data within the forecasting system
  • Daily monitoring and reporting of market communications and issues

  • Responsible for validation and agreement of forecast supplied by Markets and Regions through analysis of historical data, promotional data and customer's current stock holding
  • Work with the brand marketing and new product development teams ensuring that specifications for customers are raised and new products are delivered in line with customer requirements
  • Where a specification is scheduled to change, monitor dry goods stocks of old specification minimising write-off.
  • Maintain up-to-date information on advertising and promotion budget ensuring appropriate application of invoices.
  • Assist the Business Development Managers in developing their budget providing all necessary historical information to allow accurate planning.
  • Work with Production Planning to ensure supply is available to meet forecast.
  • Monitor & control stock management within markets
  • Production of KPI's and reports to communicate market performance to the business

    Skills and experience:

  • Experienced & competent in the use of SAP APO
  • Ideally experienced in FMCG environment and managing people
  • Strong experience of building relationships internally across multiple functions
  • Articulate, influential and dynamic
  • Ability to handle ever changing priorities
  • Ability to handle conflict
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritise, and manage time effectively

In return you can expect a competitive salary + benefits and play a key role in the development of the company's future success and with many development opportunities.

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