Supply and Demand Planner FTC 12 Months

  • Uxbridge, UK
  • Full-time

Company Description

Food. Purpose. You. 

We serve the world by making food people love. As one of the world’s leading food companies, General Mills believes that food should make us better. Food brings us joy and nourishes our lives, connecting us to each other and the earth. 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. Headquartered in Minneapolis, General Mills had global net sales of US$17.6 billion during fiscal 2015.

We seek out the best talent, then give them development resources, support and the chance to lead something big. Choosing a career with General Mills means joining a company where you can make a difference in the lives of millions of people. There is tremendous opportunity here for individuals who want to advance food through innovation and serve the world.

Job Description

Key Responsibilities

•Delivering against key supply chain and business KPI’s

•Responsible for accurate monthly Demand plan

•Demand Control – the tracking of abnormal demand, management of forecast consumption and Available to Promise.

•Primary contact between GMUK and the Supply Centre(s) providing the key communication channel with regard to Supply & Demand information.

•MD accuracy, ensuring best practise and continuously reviewing

•2 formal factory reviews per year


Stock optimisation, inventory planning:

•SKU classification/segmentation

•Adjusting stock strategies through stock builds and peak periods

•Stock recs ensuring accuracy


Cross functional working with demand and logistics through peak periods and weekly/monthly processes:

•Weekly demand review

•IBM process including BRM meetings

•Demand/supply review

•Promotional periods


•Root cause involving key stake holders

•Influencing the business ensuring process adherence and best practise


NPD management:

•Plan to succeed template on NPD’s, ensuring key milestones are hit and adherence to NPD launch strategy

•Working with manufacturing plant to agree min production runs, frequency and replenishment strategy

•Gateway approval

•Identifying HMM opportunities


The Person

Skills & Qualifications  

Desired qualities:

•Supply or Demand planning experience

•MRP and MRPII Experience

•SAP Experience

•Relevant experience in Supply Chain Operations/FMCG

•Planning and administration skills

•Numerate and analytical

•Intermediate excel skills 


Required: Work Attributes/Qualities


•Excellent interpersonal skills with the confidence to challenge.


•Results Orientation

•Continuous Improvement ethos


•Ability to work to tight deadlines

•Problem solving experience

•Meeting and presentation skills


Additional Information

What will you get from us?

Joining General Mills is your chance to be part of a fun and collaborative team - a small team in a big company! Our robust projects give you the opportunity to make an immediate impact as you learn and grow in preparation for your future. You will interact with senior leaders, build a professional network, and create lasting friendships.

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