Supply Planner

The Workshop
£13 - £14 Per Hour
06 Oct 2016
27 Oct 2016
Supply Planner Portsmouth Ongoing Contract - start date Oct/Nov 2016 £13.50-14.00 per hour My client currently seek a Supply Planner to join its talented supply chain team where you will be tasked to take ownership and accountability for a portfolio of products. The role is to manage the end to end planning process of these products to ensure that all customer needs are met while balancing stock levels. Liaising closely with the sales and forecasting operations and ensuring there are no capacity issues or other bottlenecks in the supply chain by forward planning. Main Responsibilities: - Manage the Supply schedules for all products purchased from specified third party suppliers and to control the supply requirements for finished goods manufactured by business units - Place regular order schedules on the Suppliers - Run Planning cycles for all material groups on a regular basis - Ensure that supply requirements are met by constant monitoring of supplier production schedules - Maintain frequent contact with Suppliers. - Understand manufacturing constraints and component capacity issues at suppliers - plan production with suppliers to take account of all constraints and work with Senior Planner and Supplier where capacity needs to increase due to increased requirements - Full SKU review to be held once a month. - Provide co-ordinated feed back to business sales units on stock forecasts and planned deliveries advising of any stock issues in advance of stock outs - Liaise closely with NPD and commercial teams on launch of new products and ensure communication flow is two-way to ensure co-ordinated information for all parties - Ensure all direct enquiries are checked against forecast before being sent to suppliers and where possible insure dates given for un-forecast requests do not impact ability to meet forecast requirements going forward - Maintain shipping dates and where necessary statistical dates on all orders ensuring they are kept in line with information from suppliers to maintain the integrity of Vendor Key Performance Indicators - Constantly monitor Group Stock to minimise excess stocks throughout the group deferring orders where necessary - Liaise with Senior Planners regarding movement of stock between central warehouses where necessary or prudent in the utilisation of excess stocks - Work with the forecasting team to challenge Sales forecasts and validate where required - Negotiation with suppliers to try and reduce the lead times for specific orders where the requirement may be outside of the agreed parameters Qualifications & Experience: - Scheduling, Production, Distribution Planning - Self-motivated and able to work autonomously - Ability to communicate accurately and concisely - Organisational skills - Data integrity management - Problem solving ability - Ability to form working relationships - Commercial awareness - Planner with 2 years` experience working with Material Resource Planning system - Working towards a CIPS (Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply) or equivalent qualification (desirable) This job was originally posted as