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Hatfield, Hertfordshire Michael Page Retail

We are currently seeking an exceptional Demand Planner. This is a brand new role which will see you create accurate sales forecasts and plan inventory against forecast to deliver customer service, cost and inventory targets.

Client Details

This isn't just your regular supermarket. From everyday essentials to fresh produce and other offerings at the click of a button, my client is a successful retailer with an ever-expanding team, which ultimately means more career opportunities for you.


  • Owning the demand and forecast planning process across your assortment at both category and SKU levels
  • Using all available data, manage systems & intelligence to achieve KPI targets for availability, product waste and customer fulfilment
  • Management of key SKU and supplier data to ensure production of accurate purchase orders
  • Regular promotional and seasonal analysis of your assortment
  • Building strong trading and supplier relationships, managing the performance of your supply base through effective reviews and SLA management
  • Optimising delivery efficiency across your supply base through order schedules, buying multiple management and other inbound delivery specifications
  • Encouraging your supply base to engage in collaborative planning wherever possible
  • Identifying opportunities for process change, communicating these ideas & implementing them effectively
  • Trend and performance analysis for suppliers and product range
  • Motivate those around you through enthusiasm, quality of work and integrity
  • Ability to work un-supervised and remotely when required
  • You may be asked to perform other tasks as required by management deemed as a reasonable request


  • Significant and proven experience in Demand Planning on Retail/ Ecommerce platforms
  • Experience working on supply systems
  • Intermediate Microsoft Excel skills
  • A solid understanding of sales forecasting and supply chain processes and systems within a Global business
  • Solid experience in a dynamic, high SKU count consumer business with a proactive and "hands-on" style.
  • A track record of managing high-volume inventory in line with departmental KPIs as well as successfully producing sales forecast and analysis
  • Experience in dealing with 3rd party vendors and strong negotiation and relationship building skills
  • A passion about delivering results in a fast-paced and dynamic environment
  • Occasional travel may be required, valid Drivers License beneficial.

Job Offer

Salary: Up to £35,000 p.a depending upon experience

  • Hybrid working schedule
  • Free parking on-site
  • Monday to Friday

? Pension

? Life Assurance

? Private Medical Insurance

? 25 days holiday, increasing to 27 with 5 years' service

? Free Shares

? Opportunity to participate in Sharesave and Buy as You Earn schemes

? Discounted shopping on company products

? Employee Assistance Program

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