Head Of Planning - Retail/FMCG - Gurgaon

Gurgaon Permanent
  • Opportunity to lead the Supply Chain Planning Function with a Global FMCG
  • Excellent growth trajectory & in a high visibility role

About Our Client

The client is one of the largest Global FMCG

Job Description

Demand Planning:

  • Develop and implement robust demand forecasting models based on historical data, market trends, and seasonal variations.
  • Collaborate closely with sales, marketing, and finance teams to gather input and insights for accurate demand forecasts.
  • Monitor and adjust forecasts to respond to changing market dynamics and ensure optimal inventory levels.

Supply Planning:

  • Lead the development of supply planning strategies to meet forecasted demand while minimizing inventory costs and maximizing efficiency.
  • Coordinate with procurement and production teams to ensure timely sourcing of raw materials and components.
  • Implement inventory management techniques such as JIT (Just-In-Time) to streamline supply chain operations.

Distribution Planning:

  • Design and optimize distribution networks to ensure timely and cost-effective delivery of products to customers and retail outlets.
  • Evaluate transportation modes, warehouse locations, and logistics partners to enhance distribution efficiency.
  • Monitor transportation costs and performance metrics to identify areas for improvement.

Production Planning:

  • Oversee production scheduling and capacity planning to meet demand forecasts and customer orders.
  • Collaborate with manufacturing teams to optimize production processes and minimize lead times.
  • Implement lean manufacturing principles and continuous improvement initiatives to enhance productivity and reduce waste.

Team Leadership:

  • Build and lead a high-performing planning team, providing mentorship, guidance, and professional development opportunities.
  • Foster a culture of collaboration, innovation, and accountability within the planning function.
  • Set clear goals and KPIs for the team, regularly assessing performance and implementing corrective actions as needed.

Strategic Initiatives:

  • Drive strategic initiatives to enhance planning capabilities and support business growth objectives.
  • Identify and evaluate opportunities for process optimization, automation, and technology adoption.
  • Provide strategic insights and recommendations to senior management based on thorough analysis and industry trends.

The Successful Applicant

  • Minimum 10+ years of experience in the Demand, Supply and Production Planning Functions in a Retail/FMCG Industry.
  • The candidate must have an MBA from a tier 1 B-School.

What's on Offer

  • Flexible work environment
  • Attractive compensation and benefits
  • Excellent growth trajectory and work with the founder in a high visibility role
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Job summary

Procurement & Supply Chain
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FMCG (Fast Moving Consumer Goods)
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