Supply Planner

Undisclosed Company
Greater Manchester, Chadderton
Up to £17 per hour
Closing date
27 Jun 2022

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An exciting opportunity has arisen in Chadderton for a Supply Planner to join our leading global wholesale distributor client. This is a temporary role until December 2022 with possible extension paying £17 per hour, Monday to Friday, 9am - 5pm to start ASAP.

**Drug Screening, DBS and Criminal check will be conducted on all successful candidates**

Purpose of the Job

Each planner has a clear set of products assigned, for which they coordinate the supply chain with Suppliers, Category Managers, Sales and Operations. The planner is responsible for the end to end supply of products from supplier to either our Hub, branch network or direct to customer whilst meeting required cost, inventory and supplier restrictions. Coordination includes finding solutions for customer requests and resolutions for conflicting goals in gross margin, profitability and working capital. Timely and factual escalation is an important skill for success.

Principal Responsibilities

Manage portfolio of suppliers developing strong working relationships.
o Regular supplier meetings and reviews
* Purchase from suppliers contracted by Category Management and raise Purchase orders using SAP
o Combine material requirements into efficient purchases or according to Supplier's MOQ etc
o Balance the Purchase in relation to resulting inventory, supplier and transport restrictions
and commercial input on pricing/demand expectations/strategic positions (and escalate
where needed for valid decision making)
* Inventory management
* Manage your inventory in line with company specified Inventory level KPI's
* Improve availability and line fill in line with company specified Inventory level KPI's
* Ensure order books are managed effectively and system is up to date with latest information
* Communicate any delays in a timely and effective manner.
* Actively reduce IOS (Inactive, Obsolete, Surplus) in collaboration with other functions
* Actively reduce non-core stock to maintain healthy stock levels.
* Weekly meetings with Category managers and demand planning to review
* Service: Coordinate with other departments to achieve On Time In Full shipments to customers
* Investigate inbound inventory discrepancies
* Manage any invoice queries relating to your supplier portfolio.
* Escalation management and coordination (fast, clear and detailed communication to all
* Continuous Process Improvement on planning processes linking to business requirements
* Improve/ liaise with suppliers to improve supply confirmation and delivery accuracy
* Manage inbound ocean freight where required.
* Perform other tasks as required, like managing (small) projects, supplier meetings, supply chain


  • 3 years of relevant working experience in planning with a good understanding of supply chain,
    procurement and/or warehousing/distribution
    · SAP experience and MS Excel experience
    · Demonstrated customer service
    · Fluent in English
    · Distribution or FMCG experience is a plus
    · Analyzing skills
    · Strong communication skills, both in person and using Teams etc
    · Able to change and adjust in a fast-moving environment

**Drug Screening, DBS and Criminal check will be conducted on all successful candidates**

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