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    Linton, Maidstone
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    40 per week - some occasional weekend cover
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Supply Planning Manager

40 per week - some occasional weekend cover

Permanent - Full Time

Job Title: Supply Planning Manager 

Location: Berry Gardens Packhouse    

Own transport advised due to rural location


 Prepare and chair bi-weekly planning meetings across 1 week and 6 weeks horizons 

Improve supply forecast accuracy to within 15% variance week on week 

Manage, train and mentor the Supply Planning Team 

Owning and developing the Supply Planning process in the short, medium and long-term Establish and continue developing supply planning processes supported by the IT systems 


Supervise the creation of a supply forecasting across different horizons working primarily with Growers 

Works closely with the Commercial Planning team to ensure the supply forecast is understood by providing in-depth analysis of grower forecasts 

Providing a clear view of what potential shortage and surplus positions we have against the current sales forecast and drive mitigation plans to resolve issues 

Highlighting risks and opportunities and developing mitigating actions together with Demand Planning, Commercial and Agronomy 

Monitoring, reporting and challenging the integrity of supply information from Growers 

Tracking the performance of Grower across the season

 Managing supply reviews with Growers and following up on action plans to rectify poor performance 

Assisting with grower production planning and estimating system developments 

Leading event planning across key seasonal events cross functionally 

Reporting and monitoring the fruit stock position across UK 

Liaise closely with Agronomy and Growers to ensure issues affecting crops are captured in forecast plans 

Supervise recruitment, development, retention, and organisation of Supply Planning Team.