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Supply Chain Demand Planner

Job Reference booker/TP/246930/22485

Planned Number of Hires:
1
Contract Type:
Permanent
Working Pattern:
40 hours per week, Monday to Friday
Salary:
Competitive
Working Hours:
40
Location:
Unit A Pret, RD Park, Hoddesdon
Closing Date:
26/07/2024
Job Category:
Ops Support Roles
Dept/Region:
Best Logistics
Business Area:
Best Logistics

What's in it for you

The additional Benefits of being part of the BEST team!

  • 10% Tesco discount, which increases to 15% for 4 days every 4 weeks (all discounts apply to home delivery)
  • 20% discount on F&F Clothing
  • 10% discount at Tesco Café
  • 10% Booker discount
  • Pizza Hut Restaurants: 25% discount after 3pm, excludes buffet and deals
  • 25% discount at selected Burger King restaurants
  • Contributory Pension.
  • 1 year life assurance for all colleagues; or 3 years if you join the pension scheme
  • Health and Wellbeing support and resources including our 24/7, confidential Employee Assistance Programme for you and your family & the opportunity to join a healthcare cash plan
  • An exclusive deals and discounts website saving you money on everyday purchases including cinema vouchers & a cycle to work scheme
  • A great holiday package – 29 days pro rata

About the role

We are looking for a Supply Chain Demand Planner to join our team with a real can-do attitude who is passionate about delivering excellent customer service and willing to go the extra mile for our customers. The department is responsible for demand planning and stock replenishment that interfaces with customers, suppliers and all departments of Best Food Logistics.

  • Do you have an analytical and inquisitive mind, with strong data analysis skills and excellent communication skills (both verbal and written)?
  • Excellent knowledge of supply chain systems and processes in a Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) environment?
  • The ability to multi-task, remain calm and thrive in a fast moving environment with an awareness of leading edge industry developments within the wider supply chain arena?
  • The ability to influence at all levels particularly with regard to collaborative solutions delivery?
  • Have Advanced Microsoft Office capability, particularly Microsoft Excel?
  • Are you educated to a degree level or equivalent, a minimum of 2 to 3 years Supply Chain and replenishment experience with capability to demonstrate and apply industry best practice?
  • Do you have flexibility to work some weekends including bank/public holidays on a rota basis?

If you have answered yes to all the above and want to be part of the BEST team, then we may have the perfect role for you.

Working within a dynamic supply chain team, you will deliver a great service to our customers through outstanding availability and inventory control with a consistent focus on proactive supply chain management in partnership with our customers, delivering commercial benefit through the supply chain.

You will be responsible for

  • To develop and maintain collaborative relationships with internal and external stakeholders; this includes the responsibility for successful delivery of inventory budget (£3m per week) and achievement of product availability target (99.5%+ daily).
  • Identify and implement initiatives that drive an improvement in forecast accuracy, challenge and influence suppliers to generate an improvement in service, responsiveness and efficiency.
  • Where issues arise you will ensure these are dealt with appropriately, creating win-win scenarios and where appropriate escalating the issues to line manager/key stakeholders for support/resolution.
  • Ensure a consistent balance of priorities and productivity between the business goals and demands of customers, particularly in relation to operational efficiency (cost) and customer expectations
  • Ensure all business rules developed with the supplier of the Demand, Forecasting, Replenishment and Planning (DFRP) solution meet the goals of customers and the business, reducing risk of conflict and ensuring appropriate targeting of areas for improvement within the supply chain.
  • Deliver outlined forecast accuracy targets across all item classifications supported by a review of historical sales trends and other demand influencers in addition to excellent communication with customers and industry knowledge. 
  • Accountability for the successful delivery of customer promotions and menu change activity, leadership of a variety of customer/supply chain projects/initiatives and pro-active support of wider business initiatives including supplier development, new contract introduction and migration opportunities.
  • You will develop and maintain collaborative relationships with stakeholders both internally and externally and support customers and our business through the generation, development and implementation of more effective and efficient ways of working, becoming a subject matter expert in Slim4 replenishment system, driving continuous improvement, developing and enhancing one best way of working and leading training/development sessions for colleagues
  • The ability to ensure customer needs are met through delivery of agreed targets (KPIs).
  • That end-to-end and wider business context is considered as part of supply chain decision making.
  • Work collaboratively with National Account Managers to ensure appropriate decisions/actions are taken regarding customer inventory e.g. Delisted products and Held stock. 

 

Working Hours:

  • 40 hours per week, Monday to Friday

    We look forward to you joining the BEST team!

About The Company

Booker is the UK's leading food & drink wholesaler. We are privileged to serve independent retailers, caterers, and small businesses, from locations across the country.  We operate over 190 cash and carry branches, eight distribution centres, five Best Food Logistics sites, as well as six support centre locations across the UK.

We are proud to have an inclusive culture at Booker and Best where everyone truly feels able to be themselves. Our workplace is one where differences are valued, and all colleagues are given the same opportunities.  We not only celebrate and embrace diversity and build inclusion but recognise the value and opportunities this brings.  Our inclusive culture makes our company stronger and is fundamental to our core purpose: serving customers, communities and the planet a little better every day.  Everyone’s welcome at Booker.

How we support disabled colleagues and candidates is key to our inclusive culture; we’re committed to providing a fully inclusive and accessible recruitment process. For further information on the accessibility support you can expect, please contact recruitment@bookergroup.com

Please note

We can only accept candidates over the age of 18 if the role requires working before 6:15 am or after 9:45 pm or involves working in areas such as the warehouse, beers, wines & spirits, and driving roles.

On the occasions where we have high volumes of applicants, some roles may close earlier than the advertised end date in order for us to manage all of the applicants appropriately. We will only be able to offer individual feedback to those candidates who attend an interview.

*Booker Group is part of Tesco plc, however, is operated separately from the core Tesco business and as such the benefits offered will be different from those offered at Tesco*

For more information about us please visit www.bookergroupjobs.co.uk