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Cheadle, Cheshire FMCG Posted 07.01.20 Up to £30000.00 per annum

Role: Demand Planner

Location: Cheadle (SK8) Greater Manchester

Salary: £30,000

Hours: 8am – 4:30pm (mon-thurs), 8am – 2:30pm (fri)


  • Collect and collate market and customer intelligence, and make it available to everybody involved in the forecasting process
  • Analyze sales trends and identify the key drivers of sales of key products and product groups
  • Prepare statistical forecasts for use in the sales forecasting process
  • Apply error analysis techniques to improve forecasting through highlighting any unexpected trends or forecasts
  • Monitor the sales performance of new products and develop a history that can be used as a guide in future launches
  • Provide input to the forecasts for new products
  • Assess the impact of promotions and other events on sales
  • Develop repository of information that can be used to support future forecasting and risk analysis
  • Provide data on sales variability, forecast accuracy and future forecasts that are used in setting safety stocks and inventory planning policies and parameters
  • Work with Finance to ensure accurate and consistent reporting of financial forecasts and data, and to assist with data analysis
  • Identify and report on any significant variances between forecasted sales and the organization’s budgets and business plans
  • Analyze trends and identify opportunities for improving the accuracy of future sales forecasts
  • Review past forecasting performance and identify major forecast variances
  • Lead root-cause-analysis initiatives and formulate actions and plans to ensure that major forecast variances do not re-occur
  • Identify and lead the implementation of opportunities to improve forecast accuracy. These could include collaboration with customers and channel partners and effective use of end-consumer sales data

Please note: Cordant People are an equal opportunities employer

Cordant Group is an equal opportunities employer

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