Supply Planner

Supply Planner Job Description Template

Our company is looking for a Supply Planner to join our team.


  • Identify future availability risks and work with relevant internal teams to recover products OOS or with upcoming availability risks;
  • Measure performance to plans of the above items and report results to appropriate management;
  • Assist and participate in all cycle count and inventory counting programs and practices;
  • Ensuring data accuracy within our ERP system for your sites and lines (production dates, WOR completion…);
  • Production planning for our UK business according to stock holding and forecasts;
  • Planning seasonal stock builds, running scenarios and making recommendations;
  • Trouble-shooting problems which impact production, communicating any impact on the business to the right people;
  • Assertively escalate and clearly communicate issues, as well as developing, driving and implementing resolutions;
  • Coordinate the Monthly launch and event planning and execution process, pro-actively managing and communicating risks;
  • Ensuring clear communication with internal teams, including NPD, marketing, and finance;
  • Manage Christmas programme planning and execution;
  • Running/processing of MRP;
  • Right size inventory and optimise supply plans, including safety stocks positioning;
  • Support process integration with the Demand Planning, Retail Supply Chain and Distribution & Logistics functions;
  • Control excess, destructions and obsolescence inventory.


  • Up to 5%
  • 2 or more years of planning experience required or experience in related skill field (finance, accounting, supply/inventory management);
  • Bachelor’s degree in business related field required;
  • Excellent time management, analytical, communication, and organisational skills;
  • The ability to multi task and demonstrate flexibility and under pressure;
  • Excellent numerical skills and analytical ability, particularly in the use of Excel spreadsheets;
  • Previous experience within an inventory management or supply chain role, ideally in an FMCG organisation;
  • Systems experience: SAP – APO/ SNP and ECC. Product Catalogue, retail replenishment, BI Reporting. Microsoft office;
  • 3-5 years’ experience in supply planning or similar (ideally with a cosmetics background);
  • Educated to Degree level or equivalent;
  • Pro-active approach;
  • Strong excel skills.