Forecast Planner – Food Manufacturing

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Forecast Planner – Food Manufacturing

The Role:

  • To provide support to the sales department to produce accurate customer demand forecasts
  • Maintain, develop and monitor forecasting models
  • Monitor divisional stock levels and supporting the operational division to deliver over 99.5% service level
  • Work closely with other departments in the organisation to ensure excellent customer service is delivered
  • To develop relationships with customers, packing centres, forecasting and divisional management
  • Work with all other teams in the business to understand any changes in demand and find solutions to rectify any possible issues
  • Liaise with supply chain contacts at the main retailers to develop relationships and improve data intelligence
  • Ensuring that forecast accuracy is improved to facilitate improved business planning
  • Collating yield and efficiency data to monitor product utilisation

The Candidate:

A strong food background and have experience of working with the large UK retailers building relationships.

Advanced experience in demand forecasting and planning for the past two years is essential

Commercially minded

Good working knowledge of the supply chain process

Excellent Excel / PowerPoint and IT systems skills

Experience of MRP / ERP useful but not essential