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Date Added: Wed 01/09/2021

Supply Planner

London, UK
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Job Type: Permanent, FullTime

Salary: £35000 - £39200/annum

Responsible for planning the supply of products from a group of TPMs (third-party manufacturers) to meet forecasted demand across ghd's global business. Manage the EXO (External Operations) processes in the SAP and JDA systems.

This is a 6 month fixed term contract position to provide cover for the Supply Chain Planners throughout an internal project.

Client Details

My client is a young company that's achieved great things by creating a best in class range of products that are loved by stylists and consumers alike. We remain fiercely ambitious, with big growth plans, exciting new innovation in the pipeline and geographic expansion.


Lead the weekly and monthly processes in SAP and JDA to manage the supply of products from a group of TPMs (third-party manufacturers).
With accountability for global stock availability, plan the production schedule for each manufacturer. Review and release purchase requisitions to maintain target stock levels in market.
Through the monthly Supply Review, part of ghd's S&OP (Sales & Operations Planning) process, present the updated plans for each manufacturer, along with the impact on customer service, inventory and cost.
Working with the manufacturers and the ghd Deployment and Logistics teams, ensure that stock is despatched and delivered according to the agreed service level.
Track and report on-time in-full delivery for each manufacturer.
Work with the Supply Planner (Innovations) to make sure that Limited Edition and NPD requirements are built into the supplier schedules and delivered on time. Ensure that the schedules are aligned to agreed sales forecasts and ramp up plans.
Lead the resolution of supply issues as they arise, agreeing actions with the manufacturers and the ghd teams in the UK and Hong Kong. Anticipate issues to help manage Supply Chain risk.
Working closely with the Master Data team, ensure accurate master data is maintained in SAP/JDA.
Ensure SAP is fully updated with all inbound, outbound and finished goods movements.
Ensure stock accuracy targets are met through correct processing of stock movements - complete a regular reconciliation of ghd stock held at TPMs.
Identify every opportunity to drive out excess and obsolete inventory.
Raise purchase orders as required for ad hoc (non inventory) costs incurred at the manufacturers.Profile

* Experience in managing supplier relationships
* Strong focus on customer service, both internally and externally
* Proven skills in building relationships and managing stakeholders
* Strong numerical and analytical skills with proficiency in Excel, Word and PowerPoint
* Excellent communication skills both verbal and written
* Keen attention to detail with the capability to troubleshoot and solve problems quickly
* Work well under pressure with the ability to deliver to tight deadlines
* Highly adaptable to change, demonstrating a proactive approach
* Adapts well to both working in a team and independently
* Ideally educated to degree level or equivalent
* Ideally experience within a fast-moving, international consumer products business
* Ideally experience of SAP and JDA
* Some travel will be required

Job Offer

8% pension scheme
Cashback Healthcare
Cycle to work scheme
Friends and Family discount on ghd products
Partner Discounts
Discounted Rail Travel
Generous Holiday Entitlement
Salary Sacrifice
Employee referral scheme
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