Demand Planner

Location: Sheffield,South Yorkshire
Position Type: Permanent
Salary: £20k - 23k per year

Demand Planner
Circa £23,000 per annum
Monday to Friday 40 Hours per Week

The Candidate

You will have the following skills, experiences and attributes…

• MS Excel – intermediate with the demonstrated ability to analyse and interpret statistical information and using pivot table and v-lookup
• Supply Chain/Demand Planning/Forecasting related discipline. Very good numerical and analytical skills
• Personable, self-motivated and highly organised; able to work to and meet changing deadlines/priorities whilst delivering a high quality customer service at all times
• Effective communicator with the ability to work in conjunction with internal stakeholders to ensure maximum stock availability
• Attention to detail and accuracy
• Automotive or related industry experience/knowledge
• Slim4 (SCM software), Kerridge K8 (ERP system), Slimstock.

The Role

Your duties will include…

• Planning the inventory and forecasting the demand for a portfolio of suppliers, placing orders, communicating with suppliers and progress chasing
• Using various forecasting techniques, influence our Slimstock software to manage a vast range of products to maximise availability whilst optimising inventory throughout the warehousing and branch network
• Understand seasonal trends and promotional activity and apply to the forecast to ensure stock is ordered effectively
• Measure and improve supplier performance and escalate issues to key stakeholders
• Liaising with Product Managers to ensure the appropriate purchasing and stocking strategies are applied to each supplier / product
• Work closely with the Warehouse to resolve any issues with deliveries, priority allocation, etc.
• Export and import data to and from Kerridge K8 ERP system and MS Excel, applying statistical analysis
• Extensive statistical reporting within a KPI dashboard
• Play a key role in future system, departmental and operational developments

The Company

Our client is a leading distributor within its field. Due to continued growth they are looking to add an Inventory and Demand Planner to the team.
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Contact: Steven Jakara (
Posted on website: 14/03/2018

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