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Demand Planner / Stock Controller

EmployerFaith In Nature
Industry SectorConstruction, Engineering, Manufacturing, Other, Retail, Services
LocationsNorth West
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesDemand Planning Jobs, Supply Chain Jobs
Date Posted18 April 2018

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Demand Planner/Stock Controller
Permanent, Full time
Manchester, North West
Competitive salary + benefits

Play a key role in driving business growth with a leading natural healthcare business.

Faith in Nature Ltd is an award winning manufacturer of natural health and beauty products based in the north west.  Brand leader in the Health Food trade in the UK, Faith in Nature is also stocked in Superdrug, Boots and Booths stores and exported to 40 countries around the world including China, America, Sweden and Portugal.  The market for natural products is growing quickly in the UK and other international markets. Faith in Nature is well placed to maximise the growing consumer demand for more natural health and beauty products and has ambitious growth plans to at least double the size of the business over the next few years.  Their fantastic products are made with natural ingredients and 100% natural fragrances, and include fabulous Coconut, Grapefruit & Orange, Kiwi & Lime and Watermelon ranges.

To strengthen the team Faith in Nature is now seeking a Demand Planner/Stock Controller at what is an exciting time of change and growth in their business. This combined, full time role reports directly into the Head of Operations and responsibilities will be:

  • To create a weekly Manufacturing and Filling plan that meets the needs of the business – continually reviewing all relevant stock holding data and forward customer demand requirements to create a robust plan
  • Generate system documentation to drive and control daily production operations, monitoring operational outputs and achievement to plan, and responding accordingly with forward plans.
  • Conduct and interpret physical stocktakes, updating systems and identifying opportunities for improved control.
  • Ensure that all raw materials and components required for the manufacture of finished goods are ordered and available in a timely manner to deliver the plan.
  • Manage the goods received process to ensure accuracy of deliveries to time and quantity.
  • Monitor supplier performance and evaluate opportunities for supply improvement and cost saving in conjunction with technical department.

Working as part of the team you will have previous experience, ideally from a manufacturing background, of providing comprehensive stock control and demand planning support. Key requirements for the Demand Planner/Stock Controller role include:

  • Motivation, drive and a passion to generate new ideas and approaches
  • Strong communication skills and an ability to influence across all levels internally and externally
  • Problem solving along with a positive, ‘can do’ attitude and the ability to work within a team to find solutions
  • The ability to adhere to all policies and statutory legislation, including an awareness of fire and Health and Safety regulations
  • Strong analytical skills and an understanding of financial IT and demand planning systems
  • Excellent IT/Microsoft Office skills, ideally including Encore

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