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Head of Demand Planning

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Global FMCG Business on Huge Growth Trajectory Seeking Head of Demand Planning

Company Name Confidential
South East England/North London/Central London/Kent, United Kingdom
Category Food and Drink
Job Type Full-time
Area/s London, South East
Consultant Lucas Shaw
Reference Number 13/15113/7


Head of Demand Planning – Instantly Recognisable Food Company – South East England


Our client is an instantly recognizable food producer with some of the UK’s most loved brands under their belt, as well as a strong own label business producing the Grocery market’s more tasty indulgences. They are steeped in history but after huge investment and a new, privately owned, international sister company, renowned for building profitable food companies, offering a reinvigorated boost to the business, they are on the next step of their journey and looking to expand. Due to unprecedented growth, they are investing heavily in acquiring new talent and looking to recruit a new Head of Demand Planning within their Supply Chain function to keep up with it!


Sitting in a central, influential position, within their Senior Management Team, this Head of Demand Planning will:

  • Take 1st and 2nd tier line management responsibility of a sizable team of Demand Planners within the supply chain function
  • Be responsible for driving the internal profile of the team and delivering a ‘Best in Class’ S&OP process
  • Ensuring accuracy in delivery against monthly and annual S&OP KPI’s
  • Lead best practice in cross functional working to deliver activation of Commercial Plans in line with Marketing, Sales, Supply Chain and Finance
  • Own and drive a Continuous Improvement and collaboration culture for Demand Planning, identifying and delivering new opportunities to drive service up and cost out.
  • Encourage the proactive collaboration and intellectual curiosity of the Demand Planning team to drive efficiencies and resource allocation


This is a fantastic opportunity within a dynamic supply chain function for a Head of Demand Planning which would suit an ambitious and strategic leader who is excited by the prospect of driving change and influencing senior stakeholders.


With a people focussed culture and ambitious growth plans, this an excellent place to progress a career.


The successful candidate will be operating as a leader within Demand Planning currently. You will be a driven leader with the ability to network across the business, working closely with internal and external teams to help drive accurate and efficient forecasting and S&OP process. You will have an expert understanding of FMCG, ideally within the food industry, and be able to demonstrate a successfully career in Demand Planning.


You will be entrepreneurially minded and be excited by a fast-paced environment and a ‘roll your sleeves up’ culture. Roles with such ownership and opportunity seldom come on the market and this is an opportunity to do things differently.


If you are interested in finding out more then apply quoting reference 13/15113/7 to recruitment@workwithseven.com. Confidentiality assured. For similar roles and to keep up to date with all things Seven, visit our website for further opportunities www.workwithseven.com/jobs/


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