Supply & Demand Planner
- Uxbridge, United Kingdom
One of the world’s leading food companies, General Mills operates in more than 100 countries and markets more than 100 consumer brands, including Cheerios, Häagen-Dazs, Nature Valley, Betty Crocker, Pillsbury, Green Giant, Old El Paso, Yoplait and more.
We seek out the best of the best and give them development, support and the chance to lead something big. Choosing a career with us means joining a company that makes a difference for others. There is tremendous opportunity here for people who want to advance the industry, through innovation and nourish the world with quality.
Deliver against key supply chain and business KPI’s plus Day-to-day logistics performance.
Plan inbound stocks from factory, production planning & factory liaison.
Co-pack Project Management; Co-pack Materials & Finished Product planning.
Develop a robust rolling 18-month forecast and be the Supply Chain contact for convenience customers.
Demand Control; track abnormal demand, manage forecast consumption and Available to Promise.
Represent the Supply Chain within your cross-functional Brand leadership teams.
Master data maintenance & accuracy.
Stock optimisation, inventory planning:
SKU classification/segmentation, Adjust stock strategies through stock builds and peak periods
Accurate Stock reconciliation
Cross functional working with customer demand planning and logistics through peak periods and daily/weekly/monthly processes:
Daily demand review, Integrated Business Mgt process including Business Review Meetings
Demand/supply review with commercial and SC teams
Promotional periods, Events
Influencing the business ensuring process adherence and best practise
Use our Plan for success template for New Product launches, ensure key milestones are hit and adherence to NPD launch strategy
Working with manufacturing plant to agree min production runs, frequency, replenishment strategy
Identifying Margin Management opportunities
Visits to manufacturing plants (France), distributors (UK), and off site team meetings.
Fluent French is a must
Supply or Demand planning experience in food or consumer goods, broad Supply Chain understanding
Good educational calibre
Great communicator, able to collaborate and influence with a wide range of stakeholders.
Able to demonstrate good planning and administration skills, strong attention to detail