SLO Network Planner

  • Location
    Slough, Berkshire
  • Salary
  • Job type
  • Industry
  • External Reference
  • Category
    Procurement & Supply Chain - Procurement & Supply Chain

Supply Network Planner

£25ph PAYE

2 Days per week in the office minimum, other days remote working.


9 Months


An opportunity exists for a Supply Network Planner based in Slough on a 1 year assignment starting March 2021. The role is responsible for the short and medium-term (1 week-36 months horizon) production planning for the factories network at the dedicated technology (at the week/period level of granularity) to reconcile supply capability with the markets demand and ensure the best Customer Service at optimal cost and stocks.


Effectively use full-scale of factories network to optimise European supply solution and provide production plans at the dedicated technology required to meet sales forecast at the agreed Inventory level.

Long-term (up to 36 months) and medium-term Production Planning (3-24 months horizon)

  • Communicate medium & long-term plans highlighting areas of concern / opportunity.

  • Ensure appropriate use of pipeline minimum stocks, line utilisation.

  • Ensure production capabilities are challenged & correctly reflected in planning systems.

  • Provide relevant information and reports for the local S&OP meetings and stakeholders.

  • Effectively manage the COR+ process with all markets

Short-Term Production Planning (1week-3 month)

  • Respond to the recommendations of the Planning Tool (Orion) and adopt production plans taking into account any constraints or changes (e.g. R&P material's availability, Manufacturing and Sales performance)

  • Communicate production plan to the Factory schedulers, align exceptions with Value Stream Managers and escalate the issues to Network Planning Manager as necessary.


Stock Management

  • Deliver & continually challenge Pipeline Minimum Stock (PMS) for all markets supplied.

  • Look for opportunities & provide recommendations how to optimise inventory level and improve flexibility of Supply Chain.

  • Balance finished goods distribution between warehouses (markets and SLO HUB) to ensure product availability and minimised aged FG write-off.

Customer Service Level

  • Analyse the root causes of low service and address the issues to the appropriate functions through existing business processes


  • Inform all markets of stock discrepancies and supply shortages likely to cause restricted supply and resolve conflicts or escalate as necessary.

  • Ensure new products are planned correctly with adequate stocks for launch and account taken of risks of clearance /aged product. Communicate all issues early to ATG.

  • Ensure that all risks to supply are highlighted/discussed and appropriate actions taken in S&OP forums.

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