Status:  Closed.  Another successful assignment for Oakleigh Resourcing.

Job Title:  Supply Chain Planner (FMCG, international remit)

Client: Carrs Foods International (CFI)

Location:  CFI HQ; Sharston Industrial Estate, M22 4BB

Remuneration:  Competitive salary plus exceptional bonus & benefits package (inc flexible start time between 8am-10am)

Role Profile:

Reports to: Supply Chain Manager

Overall Purpose

  • Plan and manage inventory levels and maintain excellent service levels whilst keeping wastage to a minimum
  • Contribute to our growth by delivering great service to customers, suppliers and colleagues. This is a hands-on role with opportunities to get involved in a wide variety of activities
  • To contribute to the monthly stock reconciliation process between our system and the records of our 3PL warehouses
  • Think analytically, with efficiency as a core principle
  • To go the extra mile to provide an excellent service
  • To question current processes and to provide solutions

Job Content – cross functional support

Supplier facing:

  • Managing a portfolio of products and suppliers
  • Liaising with 3PL warehouses, customers and suppliers
  • Capacity to understand the constraints of suppliers and the ability to manage demand effectively

Customer facing:

  • Forecasting for seasonal demand and promotions
  • Building tangible relationships with customers to manage inventory/orders/forecasts with maximum efficiency


  • Working with the Sales, NPD and Technical teams to plan supply whilst ensuring full traceability and food safety
  • Working with Finance to ensure invoice accuracy
  • Various projects and tasks to support the Supply Chain Manager and other team members

Person Specification:

Education, Training and Qualifications:

  • GCSE Math's and English (as a minimum)
  • Additional Further Education is desirable e.g. a degree in a relevant field

Skills and Experience:


  • Previous experience of working in supply chain planning
  • IT literacy, including Intermediate Excel skills
  • Ability to understand supply chain concepts of ROP, 3PL, EOQ, JIT, FIFO, Lean
  • Excellent analytical ability


  • Experience in working in a FMCG supply chain/logistics environment is highly desirable
  • Any experience of working in an international organisation with customers or suppliers based overseas would be an advantage
  • Pegasus Opera and Microsoft Access skills are desirable, but not essential

Personal Attributes:

  • Positive and ‘can do’ attitude
  • Ability to work in a high pressure environment
  • An interest in process and continuous improvement
  • Flexible approach to tasks performed and hours worked
  • Keen to progress within the company
  • Good communication skills – verbal & written
  • Strong organisational and time management skills
  • Ability to work autonomously and collaboratively as part of a team
  • Outstanding attention to detail and ability to meet deadlines
  • Diplomacy

To apply please email your CV to Elaine Rippon at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and include your current salary package and notice period.  If you would like to have a chat about the role in more detail call Elaine on 01477 534491.  No agencies please.  Oakleigh Resourcing have been exclusively retained.