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Demand Planner


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Sheard Packaging is a successful family-run business and proud to be one of the UK’s leading independent cardboard box manufacturers.
If you would like to reach your true potential, we can help you embrace new skills and in turn enjoy a long and prosperous career whilst being generously rewarded to reflect your growth and development.

If you think you can make a difference and become an integral and valued part of the ‘Sheard Team’, we would love to hear from you.

Starting salary £27,500 per annum + enrolment into company benefits schemes after 3 months employment


Key Responsibilities

• Creating collaborative demand plans by understanding the forecasts, sales figures and seasonal demand, whilst closely liaising with customers
• Using current information to predict customer demand, providing the supply chain an efficient / cost effective plan to meet customer needs
• Reviewing forecasts and any demand influencers to recommend adjustments for forecasts
• Processing orders from customers, ensuring enough stock availability to meet delivery schedules
• Maintaining demand planning reports / systems by reviewing historical sales trends
• Dealing promptly with customer and stock enquiries
• Involvement in planning and introduction of new products, liaising with other departments
• Lead inventory strategies for existing products, new products and slow-moving obsolete stock
• Raising enquiries for new and existing customers, following up quotations
• Dealing with customer enquiries which often have practical & mechanical elements to them

Skills Required

• At least 2 years’ experience within a demand planner or forecasting role within a fast-paced manufacturing environment
• Must be well organised and able to manage multiple tasks
• Very analytical with good mathematical background especially in statistics to analyse data
• Excellent communication skills
• Must be fully conversant with MS office
• You will need to be articulate, confident and persuasive with initiative to work on your own


we take our environmental
responsibilities seriously
to give you peace of mind

We strive to ensure our entire supply chain is as sustainable as possible, beginning with the use of fully FSC®-certified materials for our products and concluding with our fuel-efficient transport fleet, supporting the Circular Economy, and helping our customers meet their environmental goals.




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