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Demand Planner


Job ID: 5966761

Crewe, Cheshire, England
£40k - 45k per year

Job Type: Full Time


Demand Planner 

£40,000 - £45,000 Per Annum 

Monday to Friday 

9 Month Fixed Term Contract 



Key Role Responsibilities

SIOP (sales, inventory and operations planning)

Develop a rolling 18-month demand plan by facilitating the process with the commercial and supply team.

Manage the capacity constraints that prevent from achieving demand plan.

  • To manage the product supply processes to ensure all orders (customer and supplier) are accurately and efficiently planned, communicated (including ATP) and delivered; ensuring minimal impact on availability and cost to serve.
  • Convert MRP output to live purchase orders, consolidating items where possible to maximise price break opportunities.
  • Support working capital/inventory strategies toward inventory optimization through effective SIOP execution in alignment with demand and supply planning execution.
  • Own and manage Integrated Business Planning/ SIOP calendar of events, meeting recaps and action plans, issue resolution, and tracking demand/supply mitigating actions
  • Lead and facilitate the monthly demand planning meetings with commercial leaders to achieve the consensus forecast by integrating statistical forecasts with qualitative input.
  • Work closely with regulatory to understand the requirements to deliver the product launches in new markets.
  • Facilitate the monthly reviews with Finance and drive the reconciliation process between operating plan and budget.
  • Drive leading indicators of forecast accuracy and bias to facilitate a continuous improvement mindset into the process and collaborators.Gather the data for Executive Reviews to drive the effective business decision-making process.

Additional Duties as required;

  • Develop a process for identification of new product demand streams and impacts from product launches, engineering changes, product obsolescence, and transitions (Supply Footprint)
  • Contribute to the continuous development of planning systems and supporting tools that lead to a world-class SIOP process.
  • Support the development and delivery of the Supply Chain strategy and process/systems improvements.
  • Maintain Inventory master data on sage relating to Item set up, Generating and maintaining Bills of Materials
  • Managing supplier price changes through to approval
  • Communicate with the Quality Control team regarding product inspections and any circumstances of non-conforming product.
  • Represent Supply Chain at other internal meetings relating to CAPA, MRB, etc, as required.
  • To carry out any other duties as reasonably required by the Company.




  • Previous experience within a Regulated Industry ie: Pharma, Medical Devices, Food etc
  • Previous experience of Production Planning and Raw Materials scheduling within a manufacturing environment
  • Degree level education or equivalent
  • Intermediate user of Microsoft Excel
  • Strong knowledge of planning systems

Competencies/Personal Skills/Behaviors

  • Ability to influence and engage with key stakeholders across the business Effective time management and prioritization skills
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to make quick decisions based on good judgement and analysis of a situation Proficient in interpreting and manipulating complex data
  • Excellent communication & relationship building skills Able to influence internal and external stakeholders Strong IT Skills - MS Office
  • Meticulous attention to detail
  • Ability to remain calm under pressure and act decisively Confident to take personal Initiative and work unsupervised

Email your CV to leanne@kpir.co.uk or call 01270 589943


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