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Senior Demand Planner / Planning Manager

The Sterling Choice Ltd
£40k - 45k per year + Benefits
Closing date
15 Dec 2022

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Planning, Sales/Commercial, FMCG Jobs
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Snr Demand Planner / Planning Manager - FMCG

Circa 40-45k + Benefits

Working hours – Mon – Fri with occasional shift cover.

Norwich – Hybrid working

Data, metrics, analysis, planning, forecasting – if these words resonate with you as part of what you enjoy then this role could be just for you!

Here we have an opportunity to join a successful FMCG business, supplying a range of snack goods to fill our supermarket shelves. Who doesn’t like snacks?!?!

They could boast strong links and long terms partnerships to their customer base, where our planning and supply chain teams are essential for the right quality and delivery.

The Demand Planning function leads key contact, communications & work to improve supply chains.

What would you be doing?...

From looking at customer orders, buying trends, promotions, and seasonal uplifts you’ll be working out an analysis on a variety of data & communications from the customers!

Staying ahead of the game is key and you will focus on the medium to long terms requirements of the needs of the customer and the business. The forecast is key, and you own this process!

In conjunction with customers & internal teams supply chain teams, you will focus on finding improvements, solutions essentially bringing all the elements together to produce excellent products & a great supply chain.

Working through a variety of software and tools, excel, specialised ERP systems to collate the plans, always forecasting and analysis with a view of continuous improvements.

You’ll lead, guide & develop 2 Demand Planners in the team.

  • Manage supermarket accounts
  • Provide the Materials/Packaging team with long term views. 
  • Work with commercial teams to maximise sales opportunities
  • Mentor & support Demand Planner
  • Define and manage goals, performance, and accountability measures to ensure the forecasting team are meeting timelines and working efficiently to provide high levels of service to internal and external counterparts. 

Sounding good so far?...

You’ll be joining a professional and highly skilled team of Planning & Supply Chain professionals; they are a team that work together and support one another with a range of personalities and skills. This is an environment where I would expect anyone to learn a few new tricks.

Joining an international business with numerous sites & household name products in their portfolio. Modern in their style & flexibility available to work in hybrid/remote functions allowing career development outside of your catchment location.

What you will need to be successful here...

You'll need to be a good communicator and be confident enough to voice your plans and innovative solutions.

Being a customer facing role, you’ll want to enjoy these interactions & be a relationship builder!

Exposure to Demand Planning is advantageous as is being a Senior Planner / Manager.

Essential requirements

  • Excel skills – intermediate - advanced level
  • Loves working with data
  • Analytical & logical thinker
  • Planning – from a manufacturing setting
  • FMCG Industry experience
  • Planning/ERP Based software knowledge

Should you have the required experience and would love an opportunity to out these to good use in an environment that encourages forward think then we look forward to your application and discussing the merits of this role further.


Our in-house team is highly experienced in placing professionals into the Food, FMCG and Engineering sectors. We work with leading SMEs and global organisations across the UK and internationally, priding ourselves on delivering an honest and transparent service.

Find Us
First Floor
Unit 4 Summit Park
Cygnet road
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