Demand Planner - Growing FMCG!

at Sugru in London

(₤35000 - ₤40000 per year)

Demand Planner
East London
Salary £35000 to £40000

Fixing is good. We believe in the power of imagination to beat our throwaway culture. Our founder, designer Jane ni Dhulchaointigh invented Sugru, the world’s first mouldable glue technology, to fuel a new generation of doers and help get the world fixing and making again. Today there are more than 2 million people around the world fixing with Sugru. The creative and entrepreneurial company behind the invention has recently joined forces with global adhesives group tesa SE and with this strengthened position, is focused on going after its big mission to make Sugru a global household brand of the future.

If you are an experienced Demand Planner, looking for excitement, challenge and a career in a growing business, we’re looking forward to hearing all about you.

About the Role
We are looking for a Demand Planner who will be responsible for timely generation of the monthly demand plan, working closely with the sales team to gather business intelligence and insights. This role will be reporting into our Head of Business Operations. They will be responsible for monitoring and improving the forecast accuracy and for communication of the forecast, underlying assumptions and risks to Operations and the senior management team.

Key Responsibilities
Produce a rolling 12 month forecast for both volume and revenue monthly.
Manage all demand planning for all product lines across the business
Working with channel managers to develop and progressively improve forecasting process, improve accuracy and reduce forecast volatility.
Work closely with Operations to improve collaboration between demand and supply planning
Carry out demand reviews with individual channel managers
Monitor sales forecast accuracy and bias KPIs monthly Use available customer data (e.g. sales, customer forecasts, availability & stockholding) appropriately to optimise Sales Forecast Accuracy
Participate in IBP Demand Reviews
Communicate the demand plan to the relevant functions with clearly documented assumptions and risks.
Assist in the development forecast for budgeting purposes
Maintain and improve forecasting database and data warehousing
Support the sales team with reporting and analysis
Produce the monthly / quarterly channel / customer margin analysis and conduct in depth reviews with the channel managers.
Support in ad hoc analysis of the product profitability.

Skills and Experience
You'll have 2-3 years’ experience in demand planning for consumer products in an omni-channel environment.
Advanced excel skills with a focus on automating manual processes.
Spanish / German language skills are an advantage but not a necessity.
As a demand planner, you should be able to communicate confidently and effectively with senior stakeholders and at the same time collaborate with different departments involved in the demand planning process.

This role is a great fit for someone who has a key eye for detail and the tenacity to keep making progress towards improving the accuracy of our forecasting process. We are looking for an individual who is motivated, proactive and has a high sense of accountability and ownership.

If you have the relevant experience and would love to work for a fast-expanding consumer business, then tell us more!

Our global HQ is in Hackney in East London. The area is a hub of creative companies and start-ups, and home to the highest concentration of artists in Europe. Housed in a renovated victorian factory building, you’ll find our factory, laboratories, creative studio and offices are all here together. London Fields, Broadway market and Hackney central are all within walking distance and the nearest stations are Hackney Central (10 minute walk), London Fields (5 minute walk) and Bethnal Green (15 min walk).

As well as a competitive salary, we try our best to make Sugru a great place to work. Just a few things to mention are a 5% contributory pension, 20 days holidays to start growing to 25 with each year of service, a flexible approach to working hours, a cyclescheme and a benefits cash-back scheme to help you look after your health & wellbeing.

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Published at 14 Sep 2018
Expires on 14 Nov 2018

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