Demand Planner

Date: 21-Jul-2022

Location: Weybridge, GB

Company: Accolade Wines

About us

At Accolade Wines, our purpose is to enrich everyday moments. As one of the world’s leading wine companies, our award-winning portfolio includes beloved brands such as Hardys, Grant Burge, St Hallett, House of Arras, Mud House, Jam Shed and many more. We are one of the largest wine producers in the world – we’ve been around since 1836, and our portfolio has won a total of 8,846 international wine show awards in the last decade.

About the role

The driving force behind our business is our people – we have over 1,500 staff across Australia, the UK, Europe, Asia, South Africa, New Zealand and the Americas, and every one of us is passionate about making the ordinary extraordinary through our amazing wines.

We are now recruiting for a Demand Planner to join our Demand Planning team.

You will be responsible for the Demand Planning process, owning and driving availability, problem solving, and the proactive management of customer forecasts. Through regular and quality collaborative communication, you will ensure first class availability and bias with full ownership and development of the 24-month demand planning horizon

This role is based at our office in Weybridge, Surrey, with some flexibility to work from home.

This role is full-time and permanent.

Key responsibilities include:

•    Drive & Develop the Demand Review process with relevant stakeholders, owning the monthly forecasting process ensuring the planning system is updated with the collaboratively agreed forecasts to a 24-month forecast horizon 
•    Full Accountability of the Forecast Accuracy and Forecast Bias measure on a Monthly basis
•    Optimise end to end efficiencies & minimise packaging write offs for exclusive lines
•    Work cross functionally, both internally & externally, ensuring first class execution 
•    Ensure 98.5% Service Level at all times into customer 
•    Support the development of Joint Business Plans  
•    Drive Continuous Improvement, implementing new ways of working to smooth the S&OP process, eradicating duplication & non-value add work
•    Build strong collaborative relationships with internal and external stakeholders 
•    Analyse promotions liaising with Demand Control if we can support any over performance during the tactical horizon (0-3 months) and using analysis to better accurately predict future promotions on a strategic horizon (3-24 month)
•    Manage any constrained lines and collaboratively agree with the customer & commercial to minimise overall impact
•    Evaluation of customer EPOS, stock and availability data on an weekly basis to ensure accuracy and stability of demand plan
•    Demand Plan reviewed, challenged, agreed and signed off with Commercial Team in line with the monthly S&OP process

What you'll bring:

•    Experience within planning, ideally in FMCG environment 
•    Strong relationship management skills, demonstrating openness and honesty with a customer first approach 
•    3+ Years’ Experience in Supply Chain, Demand Planning and Customer Collaboration
•    Highly self-motivated with a passion to develop 
•    Advanced Excel skills and statistical forecasting tools
•    Excellent communicator able to interpret complex data 
•    Experience of using planning systems. E.g. Anaplan, SAP, Oracle

What you can expect:

Salary c40,000 - £45,000 pa dependent on previous experience. An annual wine allowance, on top of your salary! You heard right – you’ll get money to spend on our amazing wines, as well as a fantastic range of benefits including a gym subsidy and employee assistance program. Plus a whole host of career opportunities across the world. And wine. Oh, also – wine.

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