Planning Manager (Business Planning Team)

You will lead, motivate and inspire a team of Supply Planners who will create weekly Factory Plans across all sites. You will deliver exceptional customer service levels for stock available at despatch across both cereals and biscuits.

Key accountabilities

  • Maintain a 6 week view of weekly stock cover and service risks.
  • Identify risk to service and work cross functionally to take actions to minimise any service impact.
  • Identify improvements to the short term planning processes and systems.
  • Carry out root cause analysis and agree timely corrective actions for any issues that disrupt the plan.
  • Take agreed Business Projects from Stage and Gate 3 to launch planning into factory plans, including material and ingredient supply.
  • Develop a supply control process that is evaluating the short term impact of demand forecast changes.
  • Lead and develop a team of Planners in line with SPIRIT values to deliver an agreed weekly plan to each factory and measure and track progress against plan.

What does "great" look like?

Great Judgement
  • Ability to summarise large volumes of information into a clear and concise recommendation.
  • Recognise when roughly right is enough.
  • Great judgement makes sound and timely decisions.
  • Capable of making difficult decisions.
Cultural Fit
  • Inspires others, gets the best from people.
  • Aligned to our SPIRIT behaviours.
  • Communicates naturally and effectively, and builds relationships effortlessly and authentically.
  • Remains approachable at all times, listens to other people’s opinions and is open to other people’s views.
Motivated to Make a Difference
  • Naturally inquisitive, continuously looks for improvements in our ways of working, challenging the status quo.
  • Highly motivated to achieve outstanding results.
  • Action orientated, turns decisions into action.
  • Dynamically lead meetings that results in agreed actions being delivered.

Experience and Skills

  • FMCG Supply planning and systems experience (essential).
  • Worked cross functionally to deliver business projects in a multi-cultural business (desirable).
  • Experience of leading a team to achieve personal development and continuous improvement.
Closing date for applications: 09 November 2018
Position: Full Time
Location: Biggleswade - Head Office

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