GRADUATE MATERIALS PLANNER
Customer Service and Logistics offers a future of rich and rewarding careers as part of our Product Supply organization, where our task is to deliver supply chain integration through to customers’ shelves to win the first moment of truth, which enables superior retail presence and improved customer and consumer value. Our mantra is “Always there, always preferred, always affordable”.
In Customer Service and Logistics, opportunities to build your career and work toward your desired goals abound. While there is no prescribed career path, assignments in different businesses, functions and regions are recommended at different times in your career. Assignments with an external focus on suppliers and customers are also encouraged. The diversity will enable you to build your skills and experiences and prepare you for crucial steps along your career journey.
We have permanent Graduate opportunities based at our Reading Plant for Materials Planners within our Customer Service and Logistics department.
Using your strong numerical and analytical skills, you will be working to ensure raw materials are in place for the production lines to meet the customers’ required finished goods plan. You will need to use your strong informational and communication abilities to make certain the relevant suppliers, departments, and personnel are aligned to the overall objective and to ensure a successful achievement of these results.
At various stages of working in the role you will broaden your capability by initiating and undertaking projects that continually improve processes within the areas of:
Key Success Drivers
To be successful in the role you should be able to demonstrate:
- Project Management skills
- Communication and informational skills
- Influence and leadership
- Time management and personal organisation skills
- Building productive and collaborative working relationships
- Decision-making and problem-solving skills
- Analytical capability
- Strong numerical capability
Qualifications and Previous Work or Industry Placement Experience
Knowledge of inventory management gained from within an FMCG organisation
Any other facets of supply chain management