Supply Planning Manager

  • Uxbridge, UK
  • Full-time

Company Description

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. 

Job Description

Key Objectives

As Supply Planning Manager for one or several of our key markets, you will deliver profitable share growth for our brands by ensuring product is always available, whilst minimizing cost and waste. You will ensure all Supply Planning activities are completed for our brands across 3 temperature states (Frozen, Chilled & Ambient) and lead improvement initiatives that help us balance availability & cost and improve capabilities.

To meet these objectives, you will be play an important role on our Supply Chain Leadership team.

Key Responsibilities

  • Replenishment strategies – Segmentation / Service considerations
  • Inventory strategies – IA Lite tool / Factory reliability / transit times
  • Factory connect – PAT tool
  • PAT governance – Consistent ways of working
  • Waste management / Governance– DRM / CBR
  • RSR feedback through CBR, DRM & CBU’s
  • Liaising with the Initiatives team on NPD launches
  • External Supply Chain
  • Managing 5 Supply Planners+
  • Continuous improvement in ways of working

Key Connections

  • Customer Team Inc. Customer Directors
  • Logistics Leadership
  • PEAK Demand Planning Team
  • EUAU Plant Customer Service teams and logistics leads
  • Regional Supply Team
  • CBU leadership
  • Regional external supply chain leadership

KPI’s Targeted

  • Customer service availability
  • Waste
  • Cost per case
  • HMM
  • Employee satisfaction


The Person

Desired: Qualifications/Skills/Experience

  • Degree Caliber
  • Proven experience (FMCG) – Supply Planning
  • Team management experience
  • Strong systems knowledge – computer literate with a strong analytical capability (Excel, SAP & APO experience preferred)
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Proven project management skills.

Required: Work Attributes/Qualities

  • Exceptional analytical skills; problem solving
  • Excellent interpersonal & influencing skills with ability to constructively challenge.
  • Proven ability to work cross-functionally.
  • Performance driven with a Continuous Improvement mind set.
  • Proactive approach, working with minimum supervision.
  • Collaborative approach to teamwork.
  • Multi-tasker

Additional Information

What will you get from us?

  • Competitive Package 
  • Private Healthcare
  • Dental Cover
  • Pension
  • 1st Class Training and Development
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