Supply Planner (6-month FTC)

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Rochdale, Greater Manchester | Ref: BBBH29428


Role Title

Supply Planner (6 month FTC)

Competitive salary + benefits

Greater Manchester

Role Profile

Our client, a market leading supply chain provider, is looking for a Supply Planner to join their Planning team based in Greater Manchester on a FTC basis lasting 6 months. Reporting into the Supply Planning Manager, you will be working as part of a successful and growing, multifunctional team that plan restaurant stock requirements and inventory levels and ensure the integrity of the automated stock order system. You will be responsible for forecasting and planning all SKUs into restaurants in your defined area and managing and revising safety stock parameters taking into account shelf lives, lead times and storage constraints. You will be a hardworking and analytical individual with strong Excel skills in order to hit the ground running. This is a fantastic opportunity to join an ever-thriving and globally recognised business.


  • Manage the demand and supply planning for all products for a pre-determined number of restaurants geographically located
  • Ensure the ordering system is operating with the most accurate information needed to generate consistent accurate order proposals
  • Ensure order proposals assure supply whilst consistently minimising costs
  • Ensure checks and controls on data integrity and performance are maintained and closely monitored. Investigate and remedy, where needed, any deviations against KPI's on waste, stock transfers, order modifications, late stock additions, forecast accuracy and order proposal quality
  • Working with the Advanced Forecasting system (AFS) to investigate and answer restaurant queries on the department helpdesk system within the agreed service level agreement (SLA)
  • Develop relationships and communication channels with restaurants, franchisees and others as necessary. Educating restaurants on the use of WebLog (order system) and proactively demonstrating restaurant opportunity areas. Ensuring the necessary restaurant engagement targets are exceeded
  • Contribute to the continuous improvement of systems, tools, people and processes that support the overall Restaurant Supply function
  • Ensure planning models, forecasts, ordering parameters and stock projections are sufficiently accurate to assure supply with maximum efficiency and minimum cost
  • Develop relationships and communication channels with restaurants, franchisees, and others as necessary to ensure the ordering system is operating with the most accurate information and understand/action possible constrained supply situations needed to generate an accurate order proposal
  • Plan for known peak & special trading periods
  • Alignment with the rest of the Restaurant Supply team
  • Deal with restaurant queries within the agreed period/SLA's

Skills & Experience

  • 1+ years'+ experience within a supply chain/logistics function
  • An understanding of replenishment/forecasting processes
  • Strong Microsoft skills, particularly Excel
  • Experience in making own forecasting decisions
  • Organised and able to prioritise work to ensure customer needs are met
  • Analytical, enjoys digging into the detail
  • A sense of urgency
  • Strives for excellence by surpassing established standards
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to work cross functionally
  • Takes initiative to practice and apply new skills
  • Excellent communication skills, able to forge strong working relationships internally and externally
  • Strives to meet goals and deadlines
  • Approachable with excellent customer service skills
  • Outstanding attention to detail
  • Understanding the financial implications of decisions made

Client information

Our client is a national retail business based in Greater Manchester.


Competitive salary + bonus + benefits

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