Weetabix is officially the UK’s favourite breakfast cereal, Alpen the number one muesli and our new Weetabix On The Go drinks are category defining. It’s also a really exciting time to be involved here especially as we’ve just announced £30 million worth of investment into the business. The creation of new production capacity by 2018 will significantly raise volumes to match rising sales of our brands both at home and overseas.
We’ve got an opportunity here at Weetabix for someone to join our Sales and Operation Planning team as a Demand Planner. The main purpose of your role is to ensure the successful delivery of our products to our customers. That requires close collaboration with our National Accounts team, manufacturing and our customer supply chain contacts.
The main focus of this role will be to complete daily reviews of KPIs ensuring all delivery shortages and failures are investigated and resolved. You’ll be managing the review of promotional planning and looking to drive and improve availability. You’ll take ownership for developing and facilitating a collaborative approach between key teams in our customers and Weetabix as well as managing promotional events, including seasonal events, NPD launch and in-store demonstrations.
You will also review logistics working practices: order frequency, lead time, vehicle utilisation, delivery times and conduct end to end supply chain reviews to identify potential cost savings, maintain stock levels within target tolerances and increase depot availability of Weetabix products. You’ll be able to report on all of these to help us as business understand the impact on the customer of key streams of work.
We’ll also be looking for you to take a continuous improvement approach to your role, always searching for best practice and bringing it into the team. You’ll also be keen to look at internal processes and finding ways of improving and developing them to help push the function forward.
What we’re looking for
We’re looking for someone with strong customer and consumer focus and demonstrated experience in statistics, forecasting and forecasting methods. Knowledge of world-class planning systems is preferred and experience with other software packages including Windows, and Microsoft Office is essential. We are looking for you to showcase your experience working in FMCG, Grocery or Retail
This position requires strong analytical, organisational, decision making, and presentation skills. Strong interpersonal skills are also as you’ll be working with all teams across the business from Commercial to Manufacturing (and pretty much everything between) and you’ll be looking to form a robust bridge between businesses areas as such great facilitation skills are required.
The Weetabix Food Company is one of the leading breakfast cereal manufacturers in the UK, with a portfolio of well-known household brands such as Weetabix, Alpen, Ready Brek and Weetos. We take pride in providing families with great tasting, nutritionally balanced breakfast options that are best in class.
The company has an enviable record in innovation: Our Weetabix On the Go drinks have created a new breakfast segment, and recent launches of Weetabix Protein cereals are leading the way in providing relevant solutions for today’s consumers.