Supply Chain Demand Planner

DS Smith
Belper, Derbyshire
£23,000 - £28,000
03 Jun 2019
03 Jul 2019
Full Time
Contract Type

DS Smith Belper are recruiting for a Supply Chain Demand Planner who has the ability to digest and work with large amounts of data.  You will deal with both Internal & External Stakeholders with the purpose of providing a balanced RCCP up to 12 weeks. We are looking for a strongminded individual who is also a team player. You will be the voice of Belper Supply Chain regarding Promotions, Launches & Delists and own the Plan from 2 weeks out.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Ensure departmental compliance with all relevant site procedures and demonstrate effective use of problem solving techniques and root cause analysis where required
  • Ensure that the department team is adequately represented at all levels with regard to the delivery OTIF of a minimum of 95%
  • Assist development of robust Sales & Operations Planning processes
  • Challenge and prioritise loadings with customer services and manage the transfer of work to other DS Smith sites to achieve world class OTIF levels
  • Ensure work is accurately scheduled in weekly buckets to meet OTIF requirements and give the optimum plan for operations to drive OEE & smooth volumes to remain within plan constraints
  • Ensure clear communications with Operations & customer services to ensure alignment & escalate areas of shortfall/ conflict if a plan cannot be met to achieve OTIF
  • Ensure stock levels are managed to ensure stock turnover, ageing and obsoleting targets are achieved, and that use of internal storage is maximised
  • Being an integral part of the project teams that are currently creating VMI (Vendor Managed Inventory) and SMI (Supplier Managed Inventory)
  • Improve the KPI reporting within the department to make supply chain more transparent, and monitoring KPIs to improve results by instigating corrective actions

Key Competencies:

  • High level forecasting/demand planning skills
  • Very strong ERP Systems knowledge (CDM), Demand Planning (Futurmaster/SMART Pipechain)
  • Cloud based SMI application and SAP experience is desirable
  • Experience of dealing with 3rd party logistics providers, experience of implementing Sales & Ops Planning processes
  • Degree educated or relevant experience in a similar environment

About DS Smith:

DS Smith is a leading supplier of recycled packaging, both within the UK market and throughout Europe. A FTSE 100 listed business with a turnover in excess of £5.7 billion, the organisation employs over 32,000 people worldwide & is continuing to grow both organically & through acquisition.

Location: Belper

Salary: £23,000 - £28,000


• 25 days holiday plus Bank Holidays

• Competitive Pension and Life Insurance Package

• Annual cycle to work scheme

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