Reference : GBR05356

Demand Planner

  • Supply Chain
  • United Kingdom stafford
  • Permanent / Regular
  • Posting date : 01/13/2022

Position description

At Saint-Gobain people matter to us, and we try to show that every day. As part of this, our aim is to create an enterprising and innovative working environment, where you have the opportunity to learn new skills, and develop your career. Did you know we have been awarded top UK & Global Employer 5 Years Running!?

This role will see you working with Saint-Gobain Abrasives, where we manufacture and distribute high quality abrasive products to engineering, distribution and retail markets in the UK.

In this role, you will co-ordinate UK Demand and Inventory Management with additional continuous improvement activities and projects, enabling SGA to satisfy its customers’ needs and achieve world-class customer satisfaction in line with ISO 9001:2015 and 14001:2015.


Key Responsibilities

  • Lead and conduct Demand Reviews up to the level of Key Account
  • Demand contact for day to day forecast queries
  • Responsible for month end forecast cleansing process within Futurmaster software
  • Responsible for implementation of small-mid customer driven projects, including SRF (Stock Request), range reviews or implementing new customer requirements
  • SAP Material Master setup for new product introductions
  • Support the implementation of a World Class Manufacturing (WCM)/Lean culture within the UK Supply Chain and Warehouse teams by leading projects
  • Analyse Supply Chain cost and efficiency; recommending and leading initiatives to enable improved ‘Cost to Serve’ and improved SGA profitability
  • Complete complex pieces of analysis, across all aspects of the Supply Chain including customer profiling, SKU order profiling, lead time/fragmentation performance
  • Co-ordinate Monthly ‘Stock in Decline’ process to minimise obsolete stock.
  • Co-ordinate vendor performance improvements across all deliverables outlined within our Vendor Manual
  • Support Head of Customer Experience and Supply Chain in Internal Business Control adherence as well as external business systems compliance (FSC Chain of Custody and ISO 9001:2015)
  • Produce, monitor and make recommendations on departmental KPIs (Key Performance Indicators), including those relating to Customer Service Index (CSI), Inventory, vendor performance. quality, delivery (OTIF) and finance/budget
  • Produce relevant management information, including reports, as required (including, weekly, monthly and ad hoc basis)
  • Comply with SGA’s requirements for Safety, Health and the Environment


What skills and experience are we looking for?

  • Strong analytical skills, with a high attention to detail and accuracy
  • Ability to translate complex data into simple to understand information
  • Excellent planning and organisation skills. Able to work to tight deadlines and changing (and sometimes conflicting) priorities
  • Communication skills, with ability to interact with a wide range of employees across the organisation
  • IT literate (advanced Microsoft Office), with proven experience in an ERP background
  • Experience of SAP, MRP and Business Intelligence reporting essential
  • Full driving license


‘Making the world a better home’ – Saint-Gobain’s purpose, we have a history spanning more than 350 years and have a responsibility to address the major challenges faced by humanity. We are on a journey to make the world a beautiful and sustainable place to live and have pledged to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050!


Flexible packages designed for you!

We know employees value different things more than others. As well as a great range of standard benefits, we understand circumstances in life also change so flexibility through these changes is important. We give employees the ability to change and alter their package to match their needs. This flexibility is self-administered through our on-line employee hub called bubble! (Winner! UK & Ireland ‘Best Flexible Benefits Plan’ award at the Employee Benefits Awards 2020)


An evolving world! / The future of tomorrow

Saint-Gobain UK & Ireland is home to some of the best known and respected companies in the construction sector including Jewson, British Gypsum, Isover, Graham The Plumbers Merchant and Artex. We manufacture and distribute materials and solutions, which are key ingredients in the wellbeing of each of us and the future of all.

We are an equal opportunities employer, we embrace diversity and are on a mission to make our organisation inclusive and accessible to all, we believe that working in a diverse business can be more enjoyable, teams can be more innovative, and make better decisions. We already employ many fantastic people from diverse backgrounds, but we still want to do more.

We want to be a business that you’ll be proud to work for; one that is committed to improving people’s daily life, being responsible, doing the right thing, and to preserving the environment by embedding sustainability in all our businesses.


Apply Now to complete our quick application process and be a part of our future!

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