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Retail Demand Planner

Company:  Exertis UK
Salary:  £25,000 to £30,000 DOE

GB, RG24 8EH

Contract Type:  Permanent
Date Posted:  19-Jun-2022

This is an office-based role, responsible to ensure we have the right level of stock across multiple product types and Customers who we deliver direct to the Consumer.  Ensuring Customer and internal KPI’s are hit on availability, BP, stock holding and aged stock within the business.


Key Accountabilities

  • Advanced knowledge of Excel
  • Excellent number and data analysis skills, with the ability to use and create spreadsheets, and business reporting software.
  • Ability to work with multiple forecasts and predict demand for stock for multiple timescales, based on analysing previous results, seasonality, promotions and trends.
  • Strong communication and negotiation skills.
  • Ability to work independently, and to tight timescales to produce data/reporting to work closely with Sales on focus/risk areas.
  • Work closely with Purchasing on sharing of numbers and engaging with Sales to monitor progress and address issues.
  • Producing reports showing inventory, predicted intake, and stock performance by Customer.
  • Work closely with Operations to ensure knowledge of data/volume activity is shared to enable manpower planning.
  • Demonstrate a strong awareness of and commitment to Ethics and Compliance and the DCC Group Code of Conduct


Standards of Performance/KPIs

  • Consistency and accuracy
  • Delivery of performance against customer SLA's
  • Establish recognised standards
  • Compliance accuracy

Person Specification

  • High attention to detail and an ability to review and complete work quickly and accurately
  • Commercially focused in order to understand, support & respond to demands from the business
  • Proactive and able to review business processes in order to effect & instigate plans for future improvement
  • Highly motivated individual who will take ownership for issues and tackle them proactively with colleagues
  • Experience of using an integrated ERP system (ideally SAP)
  • Driven with a positive can-do attitude
  • Strong planning and organisation to manage order within SLA’s
  • Relationship builder, be able to build and maintain internal and external relationships
  • Ability to work under pressure to tight deadlines


What’s in it for you

It’s important to us that our people love what they do and in turn we put together a benefits package that rewards a job well done. We’ll give you:

  • 23 days holiday from start increasing up to a maximum of 27 days with length of service
  • Access to a Cash plan provided by Healthshield
  • Income protection scheme (including access to a wellness early intervention scheme)
  • Access to cycle to work scheme
  • Employee assistance programme
  • Death in service
  • Holiday purchase scheme
  • Loyalty award at key service milestones
  • Enhanced, Maternity, Shared Parental, Paternity and Adoption pay 

We value diversity and inclusion and champion a culture where everyone feels valued, included and celebrated.