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Demand Planner


Permanent - Full Time



  • Owning the demand planning process for a category across multiple planning horizons at both fruit type, variety and SKU level by Retailer
  • Translating the commercial forecast across all time horizons into an actionable demand plan which will ensure minimum impact on the packing operations and maximum customer service against the sales plan
  • Tracking the performance of Retailers across the agreed supply plan and driving continued accuracy and improvements within the 3-12 week planning window, and yearly plan
  • Highlighting risks and opportunities to the Supply Planning Team and developing mitigating actions together with Commercial, Growers and Procurement teams, collaborating with commercial and creating opportunities and Marketing initiatives
  • Analysing Demand Planning variations to forecast/plan and work with the Commercial team to understand causal influences and mitigations
  • Representing the Demand Planning function within the Planning group meetings
  • Assisting in the delivery of industry leading customer service levels and minimising product waste through proactive customer and supplier engagement.
  • Enhancing forecasting capabilities and accuracy, building relationships with key internal customers
  • Providing a clear view of what potential shortage and surplus positions we have against the current demand plans and establish contingency plans to prevent issues, ensuring customer service levels are maintained/improved
  • Work closely with Supply Planning and Procurement counterparts to ensure proper levels of supply to achieve the plan