• Location: Waltham Cross, Hertfordshire
  • Salary: Competitive, Working Hours: 45 hours per week which includes a 30-minute unpaid daily break. Monday to Friday, with one Sunday in 6. Various shifts available – departmental coverage 6.00am to 6.00pm.
The Supply Chain Planner is a pivotal role within the business, supporting the Head of Supply Chain with the day-to-day management of materials in line with the companies’ requirements to ensure optimum levels of availability.


  • Adhere to the overall planning and forecasting strategy.
  • To manage and maintain stocks of materials:
    • Raising purchase orders, taking into consideration the ongoing forecast, lead times, shelf life and minimum order quantities.
    • Ensure all materials are sourced through an approved supply chain.
    • Challenge and analyse demand changes through the system and liaise with relevant stakeholders to minimise impact on stock control.
    • Provide long and short-term reports to identify at risk materials and link to specific SKUs.
  • Manage changes to plan and the impact to materials and packaging.
  • Consider waste and shelf-life extensions as well as customer lead-times to ensure availability and minimise waste.
  • Proactively escalate issues and concerns up through the approved procedure.
  • Ensure the business has a clear understanding of what is due and when.
  • Collaborate with Procurement, Sales, Operations, Logistics and Quality teams.
  • Communicate with suppliers to ensure delivery requirements are met.
  • Assist suppliers with booking procedures and compliance.
  • Participate in daily internal communication.


  • Previous work experience in supply chain environment, preferably in a FMCG environment.
  • A high-level understanding of Microsoft Office, in particular Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Ability to present key data effectively and in a readily understandable manner.
  • Critical thinker and problem-solving skills.
  • Good time-management skills.
  • Great interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to multitask whilst maintaining excellent attention to detail.
  • Good Working with processes, SOP’s, KPI’s.
  • Negotiating skills.
  • Good level of numerical accuracy and reporting skills.


  • Annual pay reviews
  • 28 days inclusive of Bank Holidays. Holidays increase with service to 33 days.
  • Retail Discount membership.
  • Health Care Cash Plan membership.
  • Enrolment into Pension Scheme
  • Free onsite parking


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