Demand Planning Manager – Food

Demand Planning Manager

Are you a highly skilled Demand Planning Manager looking for a fresh opportunity? Perhaps an experienced Demand Planner looking to make a move into management?

My client is is a leading player in the fresh food sector, committed to growing and delivering high-quality products to their customers. With a focus on sustainability and innovation, they are dedicated to meeting the demands of today’s consumers while ensuring responsible sourcing and production practices.

As Demand Planning Manager you will be responsible for ensuring all elements of the supply chain to delivery of the finished product . You will have the ability to foster great relationships with all stakeholders, providing visibility of the short and medium term supply situation as well as tracking performance and forecasting.

The Role:

* Take ownership of customers forecasts

* Provide and implement strategies that minimise stock outages

* Meet KPI’s: Forecast Accuracy, OTIF, Service Levels, Stock availability, Stock Holding expenditure targets in line with budget.

* Develop and manage relationships internally and externally to ensure a reliable, efficient supply chain from farm to fork.

* Lead relationships with customers Purchasing and Quality teams, ensuring communication flow is maintained.

* Collaborate with the logistics/transport and customer inbound teams to ensure inbound deliveries.

* Ensure effective transition management between seasons, varieties, pack types/sizes and origins – discontinued and new products – minimise waste/residual and optimising availability.


* Proven experience of demand planning (min 3 years).

* Industry experience in an FMCG / Retail environment / Food environment

* Experience of managing an operational end to end supply chain.

* Process driven with evidence of change management and continual improvement.

* Ability to build and maintain customer relationships and ensure customer stays at the heart of our business.

* Excellent communication skills to effectively liaise across multiple departments, customers, and key stakeholders.

* Flexible with working hours to meet the demands of the company.


* Competitive Salary

* Private Healthcare

* Life Assurance

* Pension

* 25 days holiday plus bank holidays

* Company Mobile and Laptop

WR Engineering are the #1 recruitment partner for engineering, manufacturing & technical sales jobs. We recruit for permanent and contract jobs UK wide.

WR is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.


Location West Sussex
Job titleDemand Planning Manager – Food
Salary £50000 - £65000
Consultant Holly Feasey
Consultant Phone 02394004716
Consultant Email
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