Demand Planner - based Manchester, UK

Reference No: 23554

What's the role?

As the Demand Planner you will manage the flow of materials within Northern Europe and be responsible for securing timely market intelligence for orders, whilst also performing Materials Management duties for a specific Business Unit.

You will ensure that there is an optimisation of stock and service level at all locations in line with company objectives.

Who is Hilti?

Hilti is where innovation is improving productivity, safety and sustainability in the construction industry and beyond. Where strong customer relationships are creating solutions that build a better future. Where there is pride and sense of belonging across our 120 locations, carrying right into our lives and homes. Where people are exploring possibilities, leveraging their potential, owning their personal development and growing lasting careers.

What does the role involve?

You will facilitate Sales and Operations Planning by partnering with Sales and Marketing to create a consensus sales forecast which steers the Supply Chain, taking into consideration different plans and scenarios to achieve targeted sales and deliver performance.

You will take responsibility for inventory management of assigned products within the Northern Europe Central Warehouse’s to ensure that service and networking capital targets are met.

You will plan, forecast and release purchasing orders to ensure targeted product availability at optimum inventory levels with pro-active management of system / planning alerts. Management of all stock shortages, ensuring that appropriate action is taken to resolve with minimum cost impact and maximum attention to customer service and managing open customer orders until delivery including complaints. You are the primary driver of marketing efforts to reduce obsolescence (obsolescence pre-warning, sell-offs, pruning).

”Wherever you are in the globe, being part of Hilti brings a sense of belonging that can’t be described in words.” -Niels, Hilti Group

What do we offer?

We offer you a unique opportunity to start your global career journey with Hilti. If you come from outside the UK, we'll support you with relocation. We really value our people and we've worked hard to develop a competitive reward package that reflects this. Some of the benefits we offer include:

*Genuine career advancement (more than 80% of all leadership roles are filled internally)
*Competitive salary and above-average performance bonus
*6% employer pension contributions
*Private Health Insurance and Employee Assistance Programme
*33 days' holiday (inc. Bank Holidays) plus the ability to purchase 5 days more annually
*Paid leave to work on charitable projects
*Hilti Benefits Box, a reward platform offering a cycle to work scheme and shopping and lifestyle discounts/cashback
*Flexible working arrangements after 6 months' service (e.g. work from home options, compressed hours)
*Subsidised on-site canteen and free fruit and salad
*Free parking

This role will be based at our Bredbury site, however in early 2021 the Materials Management team will move to state of the art new premises at Circle Square in Central Manchester. We will continue to offer free parking for employees and will be located a short walk from Oxford Rd train station and St Peter's Square tram stop.

Why should you apply?

Throughout your career, you’ll own your own development and find the right way to grow and leverage your strengths. We are committed to support your development and will help you reach the next step on your career.

What you need is:

  • Technical or Business Masters Degree
  • Previous exposure to Supply Chain Planning
  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills
  • Analytical mindset with good attention to detail and a high level of commitment
  • Second language an advantage but not vital (In particular Swedish, Danish or Finnish)
  • Internationally mobile for future career opportunities
  • SAP R3/ APO Planning system experience is an asset

Click through the 'Apply Now' button where you will be asked to upload your CV and answer a couple of short questions – the whole process should take around 90 seconds. If we like what we see, you'll be invited to a telephone interview.

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“You get a unique opportunity to experience all different functions of the supply chain – and, for many people, to do it overseas. We really encourage our teams to challenge the way things are done. If you can make a process simpler, do it, show us.”

- Fabrice, Head of Global Logistics Services

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