Do you know your Kale from your Quinoa or the difference between a Flexitarian to a Regenerative Grazer? We are looking for top talent for an exciting new movement within the Food Industry.
Upfield is a global leader in plant-based nutrition with a great history and a portfolio of iconic brands that people have used and trusted for generations. This includes Flora, Bertolli, Stork, Elmlea, I Can’t Believe it’s not Butter and ProActiv.
We are a global food company with 6 business units operating in 95 markets. We have the mind-set of a start-up. This makes us fast, agile, entrepreneurial, cost conscious and accountable for our products – from seed to serving at the breakfast, lunch or dinner table.
We take quality seriously and around the world we taste products every 30 seconds. We take our consumers seriously and more than 150 people will taste test each of our new innovations before they hit the shelves.
As a Supply Chain Planner, you will ensure that both supply and demand are coordinated efficiently and accurately, playing a key role within the overall coordination of order output on time and in full. The space for personal career development and increased responsibilities with this role are huge, as the level of ownership from an early stage, the challenging environment, along with a supporting leadership team, all contributes to fantastic learning opportunities.
Your Main Responsibilities:
Translate potential supply risks and ensure clear communication of these within the business
Obsolete management (avoidance); identify obsolete risks, initiate and follow through required actions to avoid obsoletes
Project management for NPDs (new product development) and portfolio re-launches
Review, challenge and build volume 18 month forward forecast as part of Sales & Operations Planning process
Regular contact with Customer Account Managers to ensure accuracy of forecast and our ability to supply
Undertake monthly Demand and Supply Balancing reviews to ensure appropriate decisions are taken to manage forecast volatility, supply reliability and service risks.
Your Personal Power!
At Upfield we want you to bring your ideas, your motivation and desire to succeed! This part of the role is up to you to complete.
Skills and Experience Required:
Proven experience in a similar role in Supply Chain
Working knowledge of Microsoft Office including Outlook and Excel
Strong analytical skills
Strong Interpersonal skills, including presenting and communicating with senior stakeholders
At Upfield our purpose is clear……Making people healthier and happier with great-tasting, healthy and natural plant-based products which are good for our planet!
If you are an entrepreneur at heart and have a passion for winning, a strong understanding of the FMCG business, ad would like to join us, apply and speak to one of our Talent Matchmakers!