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Job Summary

  • No. of Vacancy: N/A
  • Job Location: Ashford Business Park , Kent
  • Employment Type: Full Time
  • Salary: £14.00 - £18.00 per hour
  • Gender: Any
  • Age Limit: N/A
  • Experience: N/A
  • Career level: Mid-Senior level
  • Posted On: Oct 22, 2018
  • Application Deadline: Nov 22, 2018

Job Description/Responsibility

  • My client is looking for a Distribution Planner to work in a busy planning department.  You will be responsible for maximizing customer service by analyzing available inventory, inbound movements, planned production and outbound movements against customer orders to prevent cutting product codes at delivery creation for a specific combination of categories / markets.
  • DRP will assign stock to fill orders, whether direct-to-customer or product transfer between DCs. The planner takes a critical code list or potential out of stocks and investigate / determine options to prevent product from being cut from the order at the point of delivery creation to drive improved customer service results. The planner must provide regular reports to the respective category / market providing a snapshot of the current product codes which have supply risk from a customer service perspective. In addition, the planner executes the first level analysis of cuts assigned to him/her and provides the initial root cause assignment or directs to the appropriate person.
  • The DRP Planner works within the Operating Strategy with high levels independence to run standard reports ,analyze data, and determine / provide options for maximizing the service level for customer orders before being passed to shipment planning.
  • The planner will work with the corresponding Site Planners, Category Supply Planners, Physical Distribution and Customer Service on a daily basis in order to drive solutions to projected outages.
  • In addition to the core work process area, the DRP Availability Planner works with the Initiative Planners on Finished Good phase-in / phase-out conversion activities.
  • • Perform Finished Product Availability Planning within SAP/JDA to review, analyze and make decisions to support the confirmation of products so that the maximum amount of product on sales orders is confirmed during the delivery creation process. This must be done within the specified time windows of the daily order cycle.
  • • Provide a daily update to the list of codes at risk (LIR – Low Inventory Report) for the category/market combination so that all affected parties are aware of current issues of potential customer service risk due to product availability.
  • • Provide input to Initiative Planners for possible updates to material substitution & determination tables given the current supply situation & results from daily availability management.
  • • Provide the initial root cause analysis for cuts, and analysis themes for outages in Service results.
  • • Provide input and attend the daily/ weekly meetings within the Planning Hub and with Markets, as defined.
  • • This role requires analytical skills, including the ability to analyze current inventory, planned production, and receipts to determine solutions for projected material shortages in the short term horizon.
  • • Analysis and Problem Solving above the Basic level are needed. Communication skills are required in the role to provide direction setting and maintain effective relationships with non-co-located suppliers/customers.
  • • Ability to perform analysis under condensed time pressure and urgency on a daily basis. Comfortable with handling constantly changing and conflicting priorities.
  • • Knowledge / understanding of cause and effects for the supply chain from the impacts of daily availability choices.
  • • Medium aptitude for computing & technology is expected. Previous experience in SAP / other ERP applications is beneficial.
  • Reed Specialist Recruitment Limited is an employment agency and employment business

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About the Company

Company Name: REED
Address: Reed Specialist Recruitment Ltd Academy Court 94 Chancery Lane London WC2A 1DT, , UNITED KINGDOM

Company Profile: We help employers throughout the UK achieve their goals by delivering the best recruitment experience. We provide flexible recruitment solutions from permanent roles, temporary cover and executive search through to volume requirements and HR consultancy.

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