In any industry, ensuring supply meets demand is essential for business success.
The role of a demand planner is to analyse market trends, buying statistics and other indicators and create strategies to make sure that all orders are fulfilled on time and that waste is minimised.
For example, seasonal changes and special occasions could lead to an increase in business - and therefore an increase in demand. Meanwhile, if the company has started a new advertising campaign or is somehow enhancing its offering, production levels may also need to be increased.
This is why demand planners will usually consult a variety of statistics and trend forecasts, as well liaise with other departments internally, such as the sales and marketing teams, account managers and those in logistics and procurement positions.
Demand planner roles will vary from company to company, but in general, candidates for this type of job should have an ability to think analytically, while good commercial awareness and a drive to make improvements to the existing sales and operating planning process (S&OP) are also essential.
Excellent numeracy and communication skills are a must. It’s likely that you will need to report your findings to directors and stakeholders, so you should also be comfortable making presentations.
In addition, you should be computer literate and comfortable using spreadsheets and database programs, as well as the Microsoft Office suite.
To find out how Cast UK can help you find your next role as a demand planner, contact us today.
Our team of friendly recruitment consultants have extensive experience in the procurement, logistics and supply chain fields, and have worked in the industry themselves.
This means they know what it takes to succeed in these jobs and they can provide the advice and assistance you need to find a vacancy that matches your particular skills, qualifications and objectives.
Cast UK works with clients and candidates in locations across the country to match the best talent to every role. To find out more about how Cast UK can help you recruit a Demand Planner for your business or find you a job as a Demand Planner then contact one of our consultant team on 0161 825 0825.
Southampton has been one of Britain’s most important ports since at least Roman times, and to this day is a major container port (the second largest in the country after Felixstowe) and ferry terminal serving the Isle of Wight and Europe, as well as being the UK’s busiest cruise terminal.
It was from Southampton that Titanic sailed on her fateful journey, although she was built in Belfast and registered in Liverpool. The city has a more celebrated association with transport, however; the Supermarine Spitfire was built near the city and performed its maiden test flight on what was to become the city’s airport. The port’s military and logistical significance did make it a key target for German bombs during World War II, and the city, just across the Channel from occupied France, was badly hit.
The city has admirable links with the logistics industry. It is home to Ordnance Survey, an essential element in the industry, especially in the pre-SatNav days; Carnival Cruises and Associated British Ports also have important stations here. The city has breadth and depth that makes it a good place for Demand Planner job opportunities.
To find out more about the Demand Planner positions available in Southampton, or elsewhere in the country, get in touch with Cast UK today.
We have extensive experience in the procurement, logistics and supply chain fields, so our team of recruitment consultants understands what it takes to be a successful candidate for every vacancy.
We work with clients and applicants from across the country, and are committed to filling each position with the best talent possible.
In addition, our regional specialists can provide detailed information about the potential employers, the available job types and the average salary that you can expect to earn.
To find out more about how Cast UK can help you find and recruit candidates within Southampton or source a new job in Southampton then contact one of our consultant team on 0161 825 0825.
£35000.00 - £37000.00 per annum
Our client, a growing FMCG business based in Watford, are currently looking for an experienced Demand Planning specialist whom can come into an every changing and growing environment and develop forecasting models.
Up to £32000.00 per annum
Our client is an international Pharmaceutical Manufacturer whom are currently looking to add into their Procurement team.
£21500.00 - £24500.00 per annum
Our client, a manufacturing business based in the Wrexham / Chester area, is looking to appoint a new Buyer / Expediter in to their Supply Chain team.
£30000.00 - £32000.00 per annum
Cast UK are looking to recruit a talented Buyer for a growing manufacturing business based in the Wrexham area.
£35000 - £45000 per annum + Excellent benefits
An exciting opportunity has arisen to join a global manufacturing business based in Leicestershire as a Senior Buyer.
£35000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Excellent new opportunity for Senior Category Buyer / Commodity Lead with focus on supporting Production Purchasing activities across a number of key categories for this global fast paced manufcaturer.
£25000.00 - £29000.00 per annum + Benefits
Cast UK are supporting our prestigious client with the recruitment of a Transport Planner for their fast paced operation based in Greater Manchester.
£20000 - £30000 per annum
An exciting opportunity has arisen to join a multinational company based in Wakefield as a Buyer.
Up to £18000.00 per annum
My client, a leading high street fashion retailer, is looking to appoint an enthusiastic Trainee Merchandiser to join their head office team based in London.
£45000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + Excellent Benefits
An established market leading Logistics business are looking for an experienced individual who has a proven track-record of managing large teams within a fast-paced, busy environment.