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Supply Chain Planning Manager

Job Description

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.

Have you worked in a multicultural environment? Do you have planning experience in FMCG? Have you worked across all levels in an organization?

If the answer is yes - then look no further as Church & Dwight UK Ltd have an exciting opportunity for a Supply Chain Planning Manager based either at our office in Folkestone, Kent, or Euston, London, with approximately 50% working from home and the potential to travel to our Paris and Frankfurt offices.

The Supply Chain Planning Manager is responsible for overseeing the supply and demand planning management of 2 brands: Flawless and Waterpik. Both brands are sourced from the far east. Primarily partnering with Sales to advise on stock availability and lead times.

This is a new position within an existing team. They will have one direct report (Supply / Demand Planner) and be part of the European Planning Leadership team. 

Key responsibilities include:

  • Responsible for the demand planning, inventory planning and replenishment for the two GMG (Global Markets Group (Export)) distribution centres.

  • Management, training and development of one direct report who is responsible for inventory and demand planning of the Flawless brand, as well as inventory planning for the European domestic warehouses.

  • Monitoring Supply Chain performance metrics (KPI’s) with the focus being on:

    • Customer Service levels for both domestic and GMG markets.

    • Working Capital projection and adherence to Financial Plans and major PPR’s.

    • Forecast accuracy results at the appropriate lag and formulation of safety stocks based on this where appropriate.

    • Reviewing the leading indicators to help correct issues before they happen.

    • Setting and reviewing safety stock levels.

    • Slow Moving and Obsolete stock reduction.

    • Product lifecycle management.

  • Leading and reinforcing the S&OP process; communicating benefits and achievements to the stakeholders monthly, producing clear action plans.

  • Build and maintain relationships with the Suppliers and 3PL’s. This will involve giving presentations at the Supply meetings and S&OP meetings.

  • Review and release of purchase orders at Stage 2 approval in SAP.

  • Keeping up to date with international shipping constraints and understanding the best method to maintain service while considering costs.

The ideal candidate will have experience working across all levels of an organisation with a cross-functional team, from a comparable role and organisation (for example FMCG/pharma). They will also have:

Skills & Competencies

  • SAP data structures, especially Sales and Distribution module

  • Computer literate – spreadsheets, databases, presentations

  • Planning experience in FMCG

  • Demonstrated cross-functional and collaborative skills with the ability to work well within a team

  • Excellent organisation and prioritisation skills

Education & experience

  • Higher level education required

  • Experience of managing and developing a team

  • Experience of working across all levels of organisations; experience of working in multicultural environment would be an advantage

  • SAP experience beneficial

  • Certified in Lean / Six Sigma will be an advantage

  • Bilingual French/English (German language skills an advantage)

This role will be based approximately 50% in the office (either Folkestone, Kent, or Euston, London) and 50% working from home and the potential to travel to our Paris and Frankfurt offices

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

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