Demand Planner
Church & Dwight
Folkestone, Kent, United Kingdom
4d ago

Job Description

A collective energy and ambition. A place where you can make a real difference.

We’re a company that genuinely cares about our people, our products, our consumers and the environment.

Our unique, informal culture champions courage, determination and collaboration. Knowing we have an open and supportive team means each of us has the freedom to take responsibility and ownership.

We have a shared passion to work hard, innovate and push boundaries.

United by the belief that when we strive for growth, anything is possible. While we might not be the largest company in our industry, we believe we can have the biggest impact because : Together We Have the Power to Win.

Are you an experienced Demand Planner with an understanding of FMCG? Are you able to maintain forecasting tools and manage data quality to ensure robust predicted demand figures are generated to inform the Sales and Operational planning (S&OP) process?

If the answer is yes - then look no further. Church & Dwight UK Ltd have an exciting opportunity for a Demand Planner to join our team based in Folkestone, Kent, on a 12 month, fixed-term contract.

Your role will work alongside the Accounts Team, Production Planning and Customer Service’s to ensure the latest finished goods demand plan is reflected in SAP and changes are well analysed, to drive system maintenance and forecast accuracy working with distribution partners.

You will maintain the ongoing 12 month forecast for UK business, to support the entry, storage and generation of forecasts and to produce accurate KPIs.

You will maintain the Manugistics system and continuously improve forecast accuracy. Working with a cross-functional team you will make recommendations and ensure that inventory & customer service risks as well as business growth opportunities are highlighted via S&OP so that appropriate business decisions are made.

You will lead improvements to processes and share good practice within the Demand Planning team.

The successful candidate will have :

Educated to Degree level or equivalent

Previous experience of working as a Demand Planner

Experience of SAP, Manugistics and / or appropriate Demand Planning tools

Previous experience of managing large SKU portfolios

Excellent communication skills internal & external; written, verbal & presentation

A high level of attention to detail and extremely results oriented

Good knowledge of MS Office particularly Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint

French Speaking would be an advantage

A background in FMCG would be an advantage.

This role will be based approximately 50% in the office and 50% working from home.

In return we offer a competitive package, including 24 days annual leave, a pension matched up to 9%, discretionary annual bonus and membership of a health cash plan.

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