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London Recruitment Solutions
Supply Planner – Fresh Produce
- Location: Kent
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- Date Posted
- 15 Apr 2021
Supply Planner – Fresh Produce – £ Competitive – Kent
This is an opportunity to join a leading Fresh Fruit / Vegetable production company, who are looking for a Supply Planner. The Supply Planner will be accountable for creation of a supply plan working primarily with Growers, Procurement & Agronomy teams, drive forecast accuracy and improved communications from the Growers to the various stakeholders. The Supply Planner will also work with the Demand Planners to ensure the availability of product is matched to commercial plans and issues are raised and solved, monitor and deliver functions’ performance against set goals and objectives. (i.e. fruit availability, forecast accuracy), advise and counsel growers, procurement, agronomy and operations on fruit availability against the sales forecast.
Location: Maidstone, Kent
40 hours a week Mon to Fri with weekend cover on a rota so once every 4 weeks approx.
DUTIES TO INCLUDE:
Owning the supply planning process for a category across multiple planning horizons at both fruit type, variety and level by Grower
Translating the demand plan across all time horizons into an actionable fruit supply plan for Procurement and Growers which will ensure minimum impact on the packing operations and maximum customer service against the sales plan
Tracking the performance of Grower and Suppliers across the agreed supply plan and driving continued accuracy and improvements
Highlighting risks and opportunities to the Demand Planning Team and developing mitigating actions together with Commercial, Growers and Procurement teams
Reporting and monitoring the fruit stock position across UK and Import supply chains within the 3-12 week planning window, and yearly plan.
Monitoring, reporting and challenging the integrity of supply information from Growers, Suppliers & Procurement, adjusting forecasts as necessary and advising all parties of the changes and reasons.
Providing a clear view of what potential shortage and surplus positions we have against the current sales forecast and establish contingency plans to prevent issues.
Managing supply reviews with Growers and participating in supplier’s performance review meetings with Procurement
An understanding or directly related experience in supply planning
Experience in fresh produce or similar sectors
Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal relations skills.
Highly developed influencing and collaboration and facilitation skills.
Excellent analytical skills and confidence to work with numbers
Knowledge of ERP & forecasting systems