£30,000 to £35,000 + benefits
Our client is a Japanese corporate who specialise in the specializing in the manufacture and sales of electrical connectors across multiple industries. Employing over 5,000 people worldwide with an annual turnover of over £894billion, their diverse products include electronic devices from connectors to aerospace electronic equipment, optics-related products, and various other types of machinery and equipment.
They are now looking for a Demand Planner to strengthen their Supply Chain team in Hampshire. The Demand Planner will create accurate demand plans ensuring optimum stock levels are maintained within the parameters of the business KPI's, whilst taking costs out of the supply chain providing the best in class service to their valued customers.
The Demand Planner is customer facing and will ensure accurate and timely forecast data is received, processed and passed onto the Supply Planning team who will then coordinate the production from Japan and the Far East.
About the role
- Utilising the internal forecasting tool to monitor, analyse and generate accurate mid and long-term forecasts to enable sufficient stock levels to meet the customers demand, whilst maximizing ocean freight and enabling better capacity planning within our plants.
- To actively support the Customer Service Team by questioning/managing the customer changing demand with liaison between Customers, Supply Chain Team, Account managers and 3rd party Warehouses
- Understand customer business and retrieve any information as required by communication with the customer; Face to face meetings when appropriate may also be required to ensure good customer relationships
- Provide support to Account Managers and Supply Chain team members during absences
- You must have strong Excel skills - Pivot, V-Lookup etc
- Experience of short lead times/notice periods
- Successful and demonstrable experience in demand planning
- Good understanding of Supply Chain theory, how what you do impacts the wider team, someone who can think without a system telling them what to do!
- Understanding of the demand planning trends, new project implementation in a fast-paced environment
- Comprehensive working knowledge / experience of SAP
- Understanding and exposure to supply chain processes and strategy
- Excellent communication skills; written & oral
Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you are an experienced Demand Planner, have had exposure to a high SKU count, preferably in an electronics environment and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Demand Planner role, please contact Scott Williams at Jonathan Lee Recruitment PSC17