Head of Planning - Europe
£Highly competitive salary + bonus, pension, healthcare, 27 days holiday
The Head of Planning will be responsible for all aspects of inventory and demand planning for the EU markets, covering finished goods, and Spares and Accessories. Through effective management and collaboration you will be responsible for managing the balance of excellent service level availability and control of the financial value of inventory.
The Head of Planning is a high-profile, hands-on role covering Finished Goods and Spares & Accessories, and you’ll have responsibility for all aspects of inventory and demand planning for the EU markets. Through effective management and collaboration, you’ll manage the balance of excellent service level availability and control the financial value of inventory.
You’ll build strong and effective relationships across all markets, ensuring that they have a realistic view of demand and inventory management. You’ll also represent markets at monthly Sales & Operations calls with the South East Asia manufacturing and supply chain teams and, when necessary, act as the facilitator between Managing Directors and our Executive team by providing a considered and balanced perspective.
Key to your success will be your excellent all-round communication skills, which will be essential for creating successful relationships across multiple organisations.
You’ll have gained exceptional Planning experience in a similarly dynamic and complex environment, ideally in the consumer goods or FMCG sectors. You’ll have demonstrable experience of facilitating decision making processes at a senior level, and of managing and influencing in a remote team environment. You’ll also have a track record in directly managing the performance of 3rd party suppliers for customer service delivery.