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Planning Administration Assistant

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.

Do you have strong administration and communication skills? Do you have a good working knowledge of SAP and/or planning experience?

If the answer is yes - then look no further. Church & Dwight UK Ltd have an exciting opportunity for a Planning Administration Assistant on a fixed term basis until October 2023 to join our team based in Folkestone, Kent (with 50% on site and 50% working from home).

The Planning Administration Assistant will focus on the administration and support for various brands in the Planning Department. The role requires a requires a flexible proactive approach, and the ability to deal with ambiguous information on multiple items, which can change frequently at short notice

Regular duties include:

  • Supporting the Supply Planner to ensure daily and monthly task are done on time using SAP and Excel skills

  • Undertaking purchase order and supplier management

  • Ensuring regular housekeeping of MRP lists on SAP is in place.

  • Managing the phase in phase out of products. Both in SAP and in Excel and communicating changes to the various parts of the business

  • Assisting with manual forecast changes within SAP

  • Requesting movement of stock between plants when needed,

  • Supporting the Supply Planner by review of various reports and input of data for regular meetings

Responsibilities include:   

  • Assisting Supply Planning to ensure daily weekly and monthly takes are managed

  • Communication with internal and external stakeholders

  • Weekly and monthly reports of inventory data and general operations reports to local and US management.

  • Cross functional working with the wider C&D team.

The ideal candidate will have either experience of planning, a good level of knowledge of SAP and/or strong administration skills and a willingness to learn. In addition they will:

  • Have experience of managing suppliers for purchasing order confirmation and late POs

  • Be highly numerate

  • Have excellent communication skills written and spoken English. 

  • Have experience in a commercial or supply planning role

  • Have excellent organisation skills & proven attention to detail

  • Have a high level of computer literacy – spreadsheets, databases, presentations

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

For more information on our company, our brands and our culture visit us at

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United Kingdom

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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