Lead Planner

The Sterling Choice Ltd
£38k - 42k per year + Benefits
Closing date
19 Jun 2023

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Planning, Supply Chain
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

Lead Planner / Supply Chain Lead

Circa 38-42k (doe) + Benefits

Working hours – Mon – Fri


Data, metrics, analysis, planning & leadership – 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 goods to fill our supermarket shelves.

What would you be doing?...

From looking at customer orders, buying trends and seasonal uplifts you’ll be working as part of a team to deliver OTIF, every time!

The main purpose of the role is to plan, coordinate and monitor the supply chain to meet the demands of internal and external customers.

Working with the Supply Chain Manager as their second in command and leading the supply chain coordinator team ( x 3 people). Mixing hands on and delegation of tasks to achieve success!  

Analysing and monitoring stock holding and availability, ensuring levels are within target and achieved according to plans.

Another important aspect of the role will be to control costs and ensure standard costs are continually monitored and updated.

Key Areas

  • Team leadership
  • Production Planning
  • Raw Material Planning
  • Supplier Management
  • Analysis / Reporting

Sounding good so far?...

You’ll be joining a 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.

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.

An excellent Supply Chain Manager with a huge depth of planning & technical skills, loves to develop people and you can benefit from this!

What you will need to be successful here...

You will need to be analytical with good reporting skills, be an excellent communicator and be in delivering your plans across different teams & individuals. The candidate will also need to possess a competent level of knowledge around excel and be numerate.

Combine the above with having leadership experience or the personality and drive to become a leader!

The role is ideally looking for a Lead / Senior Planner experience with the associated technical skill levels. Enabling you to enrich and develop your team around you!

Essential requirements

  • Excel skills – intermediate level
  • Loves working with data
  • Analytical & logical thinker
  • Planning or supply chain experience

Desirable experience

  • FMCG Industry from a supply chain function
  • 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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