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Demand Planner

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A collective energy and ambition. A place where you can make a real difference.

We’re a company that genuinely cares about our people, our products, our consumers and the environment.

Our unique, informal culture champions courage, determination and collaboration. Knowing we have an open and supportive team means each of us has the freedom to take responsibility and ownership. We have a shared passion to work hard, innovate and push boundaries.

United by the belief that when we strive for growth, anything is possible. While we might not be the largest company in our industry, we believe we can have the biggest impact because: Together We Have the Power to Win.

Are you an experienced Demand Planner with an understanding of FMCG?  Are you able to maintain forecasting tools and manage data quality to ensure robust predicted demand figures are generated to inform the Sales and Operational planning (S&OP) process?

If the answer is yes - then look no further. Church & Dwight UK Ltd have an exciting opportunity for a Demand Planner to join our team based in Folkestone, Kent, on a 12 month, fixed-term contract.

Your role will work alongside the Accounts Team, Production Planning and Customer Service’s to ensure the latest finished goods demand plan is reflected in SAP and changes are well analysed, to drive system maintenance and forecast accuracy working with distribution partners.

You will maintain the ongoing 12 month forecast for UK business, to support the entry, storage and generation of forecasts and to produce accurate KPIs.

You will maintain the Manugistics system and continuously improve forecast accuracy.  Working with a cross-functional team you will make recommendations and ensure that inventory & customer service risks as well as business growth opportunities are highlighted via S&OP so that appropriate business decisions are made.

You will lead improvements to processes and share good practice within the Demand Planning team.

The successful candidate will have:

  • Educated to Degree level or equivalent

  • Previous experience of working as a Demand Planner

  • Experience of SAP, Manugistics and/or appropriate Demand Planning tools

  • Previous experience of managing large SKU portfolios

  • Excellent communication skills – internal & external; written, verbal & presentation

  • A high level of attention to detail and extremely results oriented

  • Good knowledge of MS Office – particularly Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint

  • French Speaking would be an advantage

  • A background in FMCG would be an advantage.

This role will be based approximately 50% in the office and 50% working from home.

In return we offer a competitive package, including 24 days annual leave, a pension matched up to 9%, discretionary annual bonus and membership of a health cash plan.

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With offices in London and Folkestone, Kent, our more than 400 employees enjoy numerous benefits.

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DIVERSITY At Church & Dwight

Church & Dwight strives to create an environment where everyone feels free to bring their authentic self to work every day.

We win when we respect every employee for who they are – regardless of gender, age, race, ethnicity, religion, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation or any other differences. We believe that our employees’ contributions are richer because of their diversity. We aim to be a diverse, inclusive and equitable company and are determined to build a culture where people have the power to win together.

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CULTURE At Church & Dwight

We care - about our people, our products, our consumers and our environment. To honor these priorities, we’ve built our culture around the tenants of courage, determination and team spirit. We’re united by our small company feel and inspired by opportunities to make our mark.

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As an equal opportunity employer, Church & Dwight is committed to providing access and opportunities to individuals with disabilities. Applicants who require accommodation in the job application process may contact 877-809-8449 or email their resume and cover letter to Please note that these options are available only to those needing an accommodation because of a medical condition or disability. All email submissions should include “Accommodation needed” in the subject line as well as information related to the specific position you are interested in (requisition number, job title, location, etc.). Church & Dwight will not respond to inquiries made to or 877-809-8449 that are not related to accessibility of the online application system by persons with medical conditions or disabilities. To review Church & Dwight’s Equal Opportunities Employer Policy, click link below.

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