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Head of Planning

Head of Planning

  • Location

    Hertfordshire, England

  • Sector:

    Supply Chain

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  • Salary:

    £55000 - £70000 per annum + car allowance and benefits

  • Contact:

    Sheila Harris

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  • Published:

    9 months ago

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Head of Planning

Our client a Major Global FMCG Organisation with well-known and successful brands are now seeking an experienced Senior Planning Manager reporting into the Supply Planning Director, you will lead a team of 5 direct reports taking responsibility for Material Planning, Inventory and S&OP.

Key Responsibilities include:

  • Drive annual objectives for inventory and obsolescence for the business.
  • Lead the continuous improvement of processes, planning team organisation capabilities, cross-functional cooperation.
  • Lead, develop and train the Supply Planning team
  • Manage team performance vs. targets and objectives, identifies problems and solutions, setting priorities and ensures execution
  • Promote team development, cross functional cooperation and a results driven culture
  • Work closely with stakeholders to understand inventory requirements and manage processes
  • Take part in defining the strategical objectives for the EMEA Planning organisation

Person Specification:

  • Strong leadership and man management ability
  • Master/bachelor Degree or equivalent
  • Understanding of the 'end to end' Supply chain process
  • Ability to engage and work closely with a diverse range and levels of stakeholders
  • Minimum 5 years experience in supply chain leadership position in either FMCG, beauty, cosmetics or retail industry preferred
  • Cross-functional experience is a strong advantage.
  • Demonstrated decision making skills within a complex matrix environment
  • SAP and MRP working experience is an advantage.