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Interim Supply Chain Planning Analyst

Interim Supply Chain Planning Analyst

  • Location

    Wiltshire, England

  • Sector:

    Supply Chain

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  • Salary:

    £300 - £350 per day

  • Contact:

    Jim bellicoso

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  • Published:

    about 1 year ago

  • Duration:

    6 months

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1st Executive are retained on behalf of a global FTSE100 Manufacturing organisation, who are currently undergoing major transformation and upskilling of their supply chain function. They are seeking an experienced Planning Analyst with a strong track record working with the SAP APO module, and experience liaising with planning professionals working in the FMCG / Manufacturing industry. An excellent opportunity for someone to work with a dynamic supply chain in a globally-recognised brand.

Purpose of role:

To provide Regional SAP analytical support to the Planning Integration Manager to ensure that all Planning data and processes are robust and will meet customer service and operational targets.

Key Results/ Accountabilities expected from role:

  • Perform various planning master data and planning data validation checks from SAP and APO to ensure data is accurate and reflects reality. Produce weekly/monthly status updates on data accuracy
  • Work with Supply Chain teams on validating and improving SAP transactional data (e.g. overdue purchase order, overdue process orders, STOs etc)
  • Develop Analytics Tool (currently Access DB) to support Master Data Validation, Planning Data Validation and further SC Analytics where required
  • Provide insight to how to improve the quality and robustness of the SAP and APO Planning data through analysis and general support to the Planners.
  • Identify areas for continuous improvement (system & process) working with relevant Supply Planning teams to implement where necessary.
  • Co-Ordinate Quarterly SAP Regression testing activities for Supply Planning across Europe ensuring that testing is performed on time and that any defects are escalated for resolution accordingly.
  • SAP Batch Job checks, Reconciliation checks and daily resolution or escalations where necessary.
  • Provides ad hoc analysis and general management information for the Planning Integration Manager and Planning teams.

Experience & Expertise (mandatory & desired):

  • Knowledge and use of SAP and APO
  • Knowledge and experience of Supply Planning and a good understanding of its importance to the business.
  • Highly analytical, numerate with a strong attention to detail.
  • High degree of computer literacy including advanced knowledge of Excel spreadsheets, Microsoft Access and business reporting tools (e.g. MI/SAP Business Objects).
  • Proven experience in SC planning or logistics, customer service experience is of advantage.