The Role

Hain Daniels are currently recruiting for a Demand Planning Analyst at our Histon site. In Histon, we manufacture a host of ambient sweet spreads and jellies for our grocery brands. These includes Hartley's jams and jellies, Gale's honey, Rose's marmalades, Sun-Pat peanut butter, and the dairy free brand Dream.

The Demand Planner will be responsible for working closely with the commercial teams to ensure an accurate forecast. You will have full accountability of managing key accounts. The Demand Planner will need to analyse trends, and monitor forecasts to ensure efficiency throughout the business and to ensure that financial targets are met and risks and opportunities are identified in a fast paced FMCG environment.

Key Responsibilities:

•Work with the Commercial, Marketing and Category  team to build a strong robust promotional forecast by utilising relevant statistical tools and using market and sales information, including planned sales orders, customer contracts, inter-company standing orders, promotional activity seasonality, brand changes etc. as well as maintaining a base forecast
•Conduct analysis of sales forecasts together with marketing and finance insight
•Co-ordinate forecast updates and manage demand changes from key areas within business
•Manage new product listings as well as phasing out delisted lines in the forecast system
•Report on forecast accuracy
•Be responsible for collaboration of key customers through regular meetings with key Supply Chain contacts

What you will need for the role / what it will take

•Experience ion an FMCG environment ideally demand planning 300+ product SKU’s ideally across all trade channels.
•Able to work independently
•Ability to collaborate with NAMs to build a robust forecast
•Handling of large volumes of data
•Strong  Excel experience
•Previous use of Statistical forecasting packages preferred but not essential.

What can we offer you?

  • Competitive salary
  • 25 days annual leave, plus 8 Bank Holiday
  • Option to purchase additional annual leave
  • A day off work to support our charity partners
  • Flexible working options
  • Pension
  • Medical benefit
  • And access to a HUB that offers many discounts from a range of suppliers and retailers

About Us

The Hain Daniels Group is one of the UK's leading food companies. With sales of c£500m, we create food and drink products with natural goodness at their core. We're the business behind a host of household brands - Hartley's jams and jellies, Sun-Pat peanut butters, New Covent Garden Soup Co., Linda McCartney's meat free food, and Yorkshire Provender to name a few. Nearly half of our business is private label - we create quality freshly prepared fruit and juices, desserts, soups, sweet spreads and meat free products for our retail partners.

Our Vision

To make it easier for everyone to lead a healthier, balanced lifestyle. Without our great team of people, this vision couldn't be our reality.

Top Talent across the UK

Over our 12 sites up and down the UK, we employ circa 3,100 people in roles within Production, Supply Chain, Product Development, Sales and Marketing, and through to our Finance, HR, IT and beyond. Each of our colleagues is vital to our continued success. That's why we target the best talent, and help to develop them through the ranks. In fact, almost a third of our vacancies were internal promotions and transfers last year.

Learning and Development

We offer Management and Leadership Development programmes appropriate to an individual's role and skill level, as well as a broad range of other training and development initiatives, including an extensive e-Learning suite to help self-serve your own development further.

If Hain Daniels sounds like the company you'd like to contribute your energy and enthusiasm towards, and come on an exciting journey with us, then we can't wait to hear from you!