Demand + Production Planning Manager

Permanent employee, Full-time · Haverhill

KatKin’s Opportunity

Cats are undeniably champions of the Internet. They're cute, hilarious, and can be jerks, so honestly what's not to love? But, while they've been getting the recognition they deserve online, they've been leftby the wayside in the pet food industry, with legacy FMCG companies opting to offer variations of dog food for them rather than providing food formulated for their dietary needs – did you know they're obligate carnivores, so a high meat diet is a biological necessity?

Enter KatKin.

Why You’ll Love Working With Us

If you want to join and grow an ambitious, mission-driven, high-growth startup that’s making a genuine difference to cat’s (and their people’s) lives, you’ll love working at KatKin.

 With a growing audience of cat people, an expanding Fresh meals recipe book, and the science to back it all up, you get the sense that KatKin is a mere whisker away from becoming a household name for helping cat people do the best for their cats. 

The Role
This role has a lot of opportunities to impact the business across multiple departments. You will be helping us finalise the set up of our new ERP to help us take our planning to the next level. There’s also the chance for an ambitious person to take our existing planning processes and improve them further to give more direction for the teams, and provide ​a larger scope of data for us to ​make key business decisions with. 
This Hands-On Role Includes Ownership Of

Demand Planning

  • Responsible for adapting our demand planning strategy on both ingredients and resources 

  • Create a production plan for different teams to use in their ordering, production and planning 

  • Work alongside Commercial and Operational leads to create accurate demand forecasts by taking into consideration strategy approaches and historical data with appropriate statistics

 

Inventory and Resource Management

  • Manage and develop proprietary internal demand planning and inventory management tools in order to maintain accurate SKU information across the current range

  • Report, analyse and deliver on core KPIs

  • Analyse day-to-day inventory data to identify problematic areas; out of stock, short-dated, overstocked or slow-selling lines to propose solutions to the Commercial team

  • Coordinating with the supply chain, procurement and production leads on inventory storage, warehouse inbound capacity, and customer service queries while resolving all issues entirely in a timely manner

  • Monitor the resource usage and performance in order to minimise stock loss and waste

  • Accountable for making sure we never run out of stock, and early knowledge ahead of time if we do so all the right stakeholders can be alerted 

Who You Are
  • Minimum 3 years of experience in demand planning roles

  • Advanced Excel skills, creating simple and intuitive reports from a complex data

  • Strong analytical skills and very detail oriented

  • Hands-on experience with any ERP system (Unleashed would be ideal!)

  • Love problem-solving and able to react and figure out the best solution for efficiency

  • An all-round creative mindset! We're a small (but growing) Operation team with a focus on in-house ways of working so we're looking for people who want to get stuck in and get their hands (metaphorically) dirty

  • A pragmatic approach to testing and learning with an ability to balance long-term learnings with agile ways of working

  • Big ambition! There's a huge opportunity for growth in this role for someone with the right attitude

Nice to Have (but not essential)
  • Demonstrated success in supply chain management, preferably within FMCG

  • Experience with 3PL 

What We Offer
  • Competitive salary and a MacBook

  • Career defining opportunity in being instrumental to scaling our brand, fast

  • 25 days holiday every year plus your birthday off

  • Discount for KatKin fresh meals

  • AXA Health Insurance including optical and dental

  • Yearly personal development budget 

  • Company pension

To Apply
Submit your details below, or email Jessica@katkin.com
About us
We aim to encourage a culture where people can be themselves and be valued for their strengths. We’re proud to be an equal opportunity employer, and actively encourage applications from all backgrounds. At KatKin we celebrate differences, and everything that makes our colleagues unique, by upholding an inclusive environment in which we can all thrive. 

We want to make our recruitment processes accessible to everyone, so if there is any way that we can support you to be the best you can be, please contact jessica@katkin.com
We are looking forward to hearing from you!
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