Planner (Inventory/Stock)

Kent, Swanscombe
29 Mar 2018
26 Apr 2018
Nicola Roberts
Job Level
Contract Type
Full Time
Planner (Inventory/Stock) - 1 x Permanent & 1 x Contract

Would you like to work for a leading business that is expanding across Europe and the US.

If you have previous planning skills and experience then we have a role for you....

The Client
They have been operational for over 15 years and work with some of the best designers and finest materials to offer the best in design, innovation and quality. They are proud of the products and service they provide to their customers, and really do believe in the importance of the great team.

With a sales driven, professional and focused approach, they work together to create and sell sophisticated market leading products to their large network of prestigious hotels, architects and house builders, merchants and independent retailers.
Adopt best-practices to achieve company objectives. Working within the Planning function providing strategic, operational and day-to-day support ensuring that Customer Service levels and Inventory targets are achieved in line with business objectives

Key areas of responsibility:
*Work within the Planning function to provide a procurement schedule to suppliers which achieves company objectives with respect to Inventory Turns, Customer Service and Cost.
*Support cross functional development and implementation of new planning processes including S&OP.
*Propose improvements to Planning Policies, Procedures and Metrics.
*Actively participate as a member of the planning team to develop and guide the department
*Work according to the strategy, policies and procedures defined by the Planning Manager to optimise inventory to achieve financial objectives (cash / working capital) and customer service objectives (OTIF).
*Provide regular and effective supplier performance reviews and notifications
*Contribute ideas and suggestions to develop and improve the "Customer Offer" to meet business objectives.
*Understand, update and publish metrics to demonstrate Supply Chain performance, these should include but are not limited to
oInventory health
oForecast accuracy
oCustomer OTIF
oSupplier OTIF
oBackorder value
*Manage the supply of bespoke items
*Provide support of New Product Introductions and Product End of Life (EOL)
*Assist with the management of the stock take process

Key skills and qualifications:
*Minimum of 2 years' experience of working within a Planning environment
*Experience with managing shipping and conversion of US product to meet UK requirements would be preferential.
*To look for continuous improvements and embrace change to drive the business forward.
*Uses data and analytics to proactively monitor and review plans to hit or exceed targets and drives root cause analysis to ensure a permanent fix
*Demonstrated ability to negotiate with and influence colleagues, peers and external suppliers; proven ability to participate as member of the planning team and resolve supply issues collaboratively.
*Proven ability to successfully manage a multitude of high priority tasks simultaneously.
*Ability to make good judgments in an increasingly complex global business by effectively sourcing and analysing critical information and making effective, timely decisions; taking into account the needs and impacts on business stakeholders.
*Work closely with other areas of the business to develop a clear understanding of the implications their decisions have both in the short and long term.
*Ability to make effective decisions in line with business objectives

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