Planning & Replenishment
Advertising Salary
£31,000 - £33,000pa (depending on experience)
Advert Closing Date
30 May 2022

So, what will I be doing?

As a Planning & Forecasting Analyst you'll be providing key analytical resource for detailed projects to improve our supply chain performance & forecasts, as well as supporting and developing the Planning & Replenishment Excel based systems. In this role you will interact with many different departments around the business.

It is a great opportunity to join a team that is integral to the smooth running of our operations. If you enjoy working in a fast paced role in a well established business, then this could be for you. Training will be provided, in specific areas, if needed.
We're also in the process of implementing a new Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system across the whole business and this role will play a part in supporting this project. You'll be mapping processes, testing outputs and re-designing reports.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Supporting and developing the Planning & Replenishment Excel based systems, including developing new systems and dealing with Excel related issues 
  • Working with the Customer Demand function to provide analysis and recommendations to improve the quality of our forecasts
  • Providing key analytical resource for detailed projects to improve our supply chain performance ,for example creating Excel spreadsheets to facilitate site labour plans and creating forecast accuracy reports

Sounds interesting, what do I need?

The important things:

  • Demonstrable skills in statistical analysis
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to collect, organise, analyse, and disseminate significant amounts of information with attention to detail and accuracy
  • Excellent IT Skills ( Microsoft Excel) including Excel (Visual Basic for Applications/VBA)
  • An ability to influence people at all levels
  • Positive attitude & good interpersonal skills
  • Proactive and self-motivated
  • Being able to work to strict deadlines

Even better if:

  •  Experience in production planning/replenishment or related discipline in a relevant manufacturing environment
  •  SQL view creation skills, simple view interrogation 
  •  Excel Power pivot/power query knowledge
  •  Experience of dashboard reporting
  •  Experience in using power BI
  •  Experience of Dynamics and TXT software packages
  •  Experience in other software packages – Power BI, Smartsheet, and Microsoft Office & Teams
  •  Drivers Licence (the role will involve occasional travel)
  •  Degree or equivalent professional qualification

Why should I join the family?

We’re independent, British and proud to be making the highest quality yogurts, desserts and ice cream under the Yeo Valley brand and for many of the UK’s major retailers. Operating from four dairies and two logistics centres in Somerset and Devon, we employ over 1700 staff and produce more than 25% of the UK’s packaged yogurt.

We’re sure you don’t need convincing, but there’s a whole host of benefits that we offer including:

  • 25 days’ holiday, plus bank holidays
  • non-contributory pension scheme
  • annual bonus (as part of the Employee Benefit Trust, based on company performance for the year)
  • life cover
  • healthcare cash back plan
  • cycle to work scheme
  • subsidised Yeo Valley products and services
  • preferential rates with our partners
  • learning and development opportunities; we’re committed to ensuring all of our employees have the chance to grow

Our closing dates are a guide for when the application window should close, although we may close the advert sooner if we can. So, we recommend you get your application in straight away – and don’t miss the opportunity to join us!

Unfortunately, we’re not able to provide employment sponsorship to candidates at this moment in time.

Please note that Yeo Valley do not accept speculative agency applications; we will only accept applications from preferred suppliers that have been submitted to us via our recruitment portal at the point of instruction.

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