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Supply Planning Manager

£55,000 + Bonus


This award winning natural skincare business are looking for a new Supply Planning Manager.

This is your chance to be part of a rapidly growing, highly successful business in this extremely exciting phase of their life as they start to look to international expansion.

You will be responsible for inbound supply, resolving issues, supplier relationship management, inventory management, etc. This role offers the opportunity to completely “own” the supply planning function.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Ensure contract manufacturers deliver product on time and efficiently
  • Weekly production monitoring over multiple sites
  • Purchasing decisions based on various factors including order fill rates & target inventory levels
  • Participate in monthly sales & ops planning (S&OP) meetings
  • Set up & utilize KPIs for control & improvement
  • Ensure supply chain is able to cope with massive unforeseen demand peaks driven by social media
  • Identify and resolve supply exceptions
  • Manage the supply budget
  • Ensure customer service levels are met for daily customer orders, alongside logistics & customer service
  • Work with procurement to source new suppliers both domestically and internationally
  • Bring new products to market alongside NPD managers

The ideal candidate will:

  • Have an excellent understanding of supply chain with a minimum of 5 years’ experience in manufacturing
  • Be able to work effectively with high levels of autonomy
  • Be highly flexible – no 2 days are the same!
  • Have excellent communication skills
  • Be highly proficient with Excel
  • Have people management experience
  • Be experienced with MRP & ERP
  • Be driven & ambitious, want to grow with a smaller business
  • Be commercially astute
  • Have excellent relationship management & influencing skills