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Supply Chain Demand Planner

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

About the role

The Supply Chain function situated at the Hoddesdon Depot is a key department responsible for stock replenishment that interfaces with the client and all departments of Best Food Logistics.

Working within a dynamic supply chain and client team, you will support the delivery of great service to our customers through outstanding availability and inventory control with a consistent focus on driving supply chain performance.

The successful candidate will head up the packaging and non-food inventory as well as develop and maintain collaborative relationships with internal and external stakeholders.  You will support Supply Chain planners in their daily tasks to ensure efficient flow of goods throughout the network, managing constraints efficiently and collaboratively. This will include the successful delivery of customer menu changes and seasonal activity particularly through the prioritisation of inbound and provision of accurate/timely information. You will also support a variety of customer/supply chain projects/initiatives and wider business initiatives including, new contract introduction and migration opportunities.

You will be required to track and report Key Performance Indicators, including availability, inventory launches and events management.  You will also generate continuous improvement suggestions in support of customers and our business through the implementation of more effective and efficient ways of working.

Specific accountabilities include the ability to balance inbound priorities with depot capacity, prioritising appropriate purchase orders to support inventory control and availability metrics. Pro-actively engage with suppliers to ensure booking slots are secured and deliveries arrive as required, working collaboratively to resolve any issues. Ensuring customer needs are met through delivery of agreed targets. That end-to-end and wider business context is considered as part of supply chain decision making. To proactively engage with Supply Chain Manager and customer to ensure appropriate decisions/actions are taken regarding customer inventory e.g. Delisted products and Held stock.

Role Responsibility

  • Management of forecasting for packaging based on lead time (16-20 weeks out)
  • Liaising with supplier to ensure stock is in the right place at the right time
  • Weekly stock reports to suppliers
  • Long term forecast projection
  • Liaising high level with the customer
  • Scheduling video calls covering of KPI’s
  • Bespoke ordering (end to end supplier productions)

You will need

Applicants must have excellent communication and mathematical skills, the ability to effectively prioritise and organise your own work and do so under pressure. PC skills, especially Microsoft Excel, are advantageous as well as a good understanding of a fast-moving consumer goods supply chain.

Working towards relevant professional qualifications would be advantageous, as would previous stock analyst and inventory control experience.

Whats in it for you

Benefits:  Pension, 26 days Holiday pro rata, plus bank/public holidays, Healthcare Cash Plan, Personal Accident Scheme.

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 on Tesco Café
  • 10% Booker discount
  • 25% discount at Burger King, Pizza Hut & Pizza Express, ASK, Zizzi and Coco Di Mama
  • 15% discount at TGI Fridays Monday to Thursday

About us

We have always aspired to be the Best and now we are.

We are so confident in our supply chain, our people and our service that we can truly live up to our name, The Best Food Logistics company. Our people are what make us the best. We take the greatest care to commit to our vision and values with each interaction and at every touch point through the supply chain. There is no magic system to what we do. We stick to our values, and everything else falls into place. We are proud of our simplicity and straightforward approach.

We love our customers! We want them to love us! We aim to do that by providing great service, every day, by providing value with vision, and performance with passion.

Be part of something special.  Join our team at Booker.

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. 

Booker Group comprises of Booker Wholesale, Makro, Booker Direct, Classic Drinks, Ritter Courivaud, Best Logistics and Chef Direct.  Our customers include Premier, Family Shopper, Budgens and Londis retailers and we have one shared aim - improving choice, price and service for all our customers.

Our business is incredibly diverse, so it takes a wide range of skills to deliver the exceptional service our customers require.

Wherever you join us, you’ll be part of an organisation that will help your career to keep moving forward.

*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*

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