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Head of Demand Planning & Inventory

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    Supply Chain Planning

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  • Salary:

    £70000 - £75000 per annum + bonus

  • Contact:

    Sasha Porter

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  • Published:

    about 1 month ago

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I am extremely excited to work with this fast-growth online retailer that sells extremely popular consumer goods that everyone has gone crazy for in the past 2 years and delivered 30% growth to the business - very thrilling time to join them!

I'm looking for an experienced Head of/Senior Manager in Demand Planning, who comes from retail and wholesale background to help them build demand planning function, analyse and manage the warehouse inventory levels, forecasting, and stock control. You will also come with an analytical mindset and have experience setting up new processes, as well as implementing new systems

You will be an energetic and driven supply chain professional with go-getting attitude, someone who will thrive under pressure and loves a fast-pace environment. You will also be highly organised and hands-on, open to a "small business mentality" and keen to bring value, as well as make an impact to this new function!

Day to day bits:

  • Understanding & learning current processes and systems, whilst implementing demand planning function and ensuring a sufficient stock level across global warehouses

  • Working closely with IT director and their team to develop SAP, build and improve their current demand planning tools

  • Full ownership of the warehouse inventory from a purchasing & stock control perspective - UK / Hong Kong / Shanghai

  • Analyse & propose new product launch warehouse purchases to support sales expectations, working closely with sales, e-commerce, product & marketing teams

  • Coordinate orders through distributors, wholesale, retailers & e-com channel

  • Reporting to Sales Director and assisting Managing Director when required

You must bring:

  • Extensive demand planning experience at Senior Manager/Head of level (5 years + experience at that level)

  • Background in retail and wholesale business

  • Ideally mix of larger company and SME/start-up supply chain

  • Background in implementing, establishing and developing demand planning process, as well as systems & tools implementation

  • SAP experience

  • Ambitious, dynamic & passionate demand planning professional who will thrive under pressure and loves a challenge in a fast-pace environment

If this sounds like you, please apply as soon as possible with an updated CV on!

Please note you need to have full right to work in the UK to apply for this role. We aim to reply to everyone who gets in touch, but volumes are high so if you do not hear from us within a week, your application has probably been unsuccessful.

Pod Talent are independent specialist recruiters in the Supply Chain, Procurement, Logistics, Manufacturing and R&D space covering roles internationally from entry to board level. We recruit for roles including Supply Chain, Demand Planning, Inventory Management, Direct and Indirect Procurement, Category Management, Logistics, Distribution, Warehousing, Production, Packaging, NPD and Quality Assurance. Please visit our website for all of our vacancies.