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Logistics Planner

Logistics Network Planner required to join our client a FMCG business in the East Midlands Derby/ Nottingham area. Permanent role paying circa £22,500 to £27,000p/a + bonus, pension and more

The Logistics Network Analyst joins the Logistics Function of a multi-site, UK based, manufacturer and is responsible for maximising stock availability and customer service at the lowest possible cost

The Network Planner builds stock plans to share with Transport and Warehouse to maximise efficient usage of warehouses whilst meeting customer SLA’s and KPI’s within agreed stock levels

Logistics performance and success is maximised by managing stock holding and optimising the movement of stock & inventory across multiple plants and Warehouses. You will analyse warehouse capacity in all manufacturing sites, issuing daily shunt plans to warehouse / transport teams that maximise vehicle fill rates

Key Responsibilities include but are not limited to: 

  • Ensuring stock & Inventory flows around the Manufacturing network, adhering to lead times, transport legs and warehouse capacities.
  • Carry out effective warehouse network capacity planning issuing plans to warehouse and transport.
  • Analyse the safety times by material & plant and maintain the Network Planning master data.
  • Translate Demand forecasts and production plans into daily shunt plans,
  • Lead transport meetings to ensure best use of warehouse space & vehicles.
  • Manage changes to SKUs in the planning process.
  • Manage the balance and movement of customer despatch points in a cost effective and productive manner.
  • Investigate all availability shortages, implementing corrective actions.
  • Active management of stock to minimise the risk of obsolescence.

Who we are looking for:

  • Existing usage of warehouse planning systems
  • Stong understanding of how to identify Logistics constraints and optimisie Distribution plans
  • Inventory and Stock Management
  • Knowledge and experience of SAP is advantageous
  • Possess strong Excel skills
  • Commercially minded your CV will demonstrate your success at reducing costs, improving customer service levels and OTIF performance
  • Career success to date gained in FMCG / Food / Drink / Cosmetics manufacturing companies, or within a Head office 3PL role that services the FMCG sectors
  • This is a multi-site, highly complex operation, applicants from single site environments are not suitable
  • Educated to degree level or hold an Industry specific qualification such as APICs, CIPs. CILT
  • Recent Supply Chain / Logistics Graduates are welcome to apply who are able to work on the Graduate Visa Program.
  • Currently residing in the UK and eligible to work and remain with no need for sponsorship
  • Due to the high volume of suitable UK based job seekers, overseas applicants will not be shortlisted

What is on offer:

Salary: £22,500 to £27,000, Bonus, Life Insurance, Pension + Excellent Long Career Prospects

Demand Planning Manager

Demand Planning Manager required to join an FMCG business in the East Midlands Derby/ Nottingham area. Permanent role paying circa £37 - £44K P/A + benefits and offers hybrid, home / office flexibility

 

The Demand Planning Manager leads a team of Demand Planners to help generate collaborative sales and operations (S&OP) forecasts by compiling comprehensive demand plans taking into capacity and inventory plans

The primary responsibility is ensuring that forecast accuracy is driven and optimized. Demand plans will factor in customer, seasonal and promotional activity, identify capacity constraints and develop subsequent supply chain solutions that support S&OP & financial forecasts.

Ultimately, you will help increase order fulfilment, customer service rating and financial performance by minimising costs and maximising product availability at the lowest cost to serve.

 

Key Responsibilities include but are not limited to: 

  • Leadership, development and management of a team of Demand Planners and Forecasters
  • Management of Demand Planning and Forecasting processes
  • Continually optimising all Supply Chain Planning processes
  • Demand data to be reviewed in S&OP meetings to establish the company’s forecasts.
  • Responsible for driving forecast accuracy, performance and capability
  • Develop collaborative relationships with key customers, understand help to deliver best in class service levels
  • Work with supply chain colleagues to ensure balance between demand and supply plans
  • Manage the team, living the ‘Big 4’ leadership styles & the values. Develop the team through a coaching style

 

Who we are looking for:

Suitable applicants will possess strong Demand Planning career success

Your technical mastery of Demand Planning and Forecasting is complimented with a demonstrable history of leading and developing supply chain teams

Expert Supply Chain Planning Knowledge of: S&OP, Demand Planning, Forecasting

Commercially minded your CV will demonstrate your success at reducing costs, improving customer service levels and OTIF performance

Applicants from FMCG Food / Drink / Cosmetics companies are of high appeal. Similar high volume, low value, fast moving, promotionally driven sector experience may be considered suitable

Ideally be educated to degree level or hold an Industry specific qualification such as APICs, CIPs.

Existing SAP systems usage is advantageous

Possess strong Excel skills

Applicants must be eligible to work and remain in the UK on a permanent basis

Due to the high volume of suitable UK based job seekers, overseas applicants will not be shortlisted

 

What is on offer:

Salary in the region of £37K to £44K

Bonus, Life Insurance, Medical Insurance, Pension

Defined Hybrid / flexible work policy: Typically 3 days In the office / 2 days remote / Home based

 

Langley are a diverse, minority-owned business and we are passionate about promoting diversity and equality. We do not discriminate on the basis of: race, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age, disability status or gender and particularly welcome applicants from underrepresented backgrounds.

Due to high volumes of applications unfortunately we are unable to personally respond to everyone.  If we have not been in contact within a week, please assume you have not been shortlisted on this occasion. Thank you for your continued interest in working with Langley Search & Interim.

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