Supply & Demand Planning Lead

Number of employees

3800

England, UK, United Kingdom

Posted on: 2024-04-15

Category: energy

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Employment type:

Full time

Experience required:

Intermediate

Salary

Salary not provided

About the company:

We're on a mission to make a big green dent in the universe by building a truly sustainable energy system globally.

That means making power greener, smarter, and more affordable for everyone.

We put customers at the heart of everything we do: with always-fair prices, transparency and outrageous customer service.

We drive system change: with transformative tech to make renewable energy the norm and end global reliance on fossil fuels.

Octopus Energy Group is made up of 10 businesses spanning 6 countries across 3 continents, including: Octopus Energy Retail, Kraken Technologies, Octopus Energy Generation, Kraken Flex, Octopus Electric Vehicles, and the Octopus Centre for Net Zero. More on OEG @ octopusenergy.group

Help us make a big green dent in the universe. We're on a mission to drive the global renewable energy revolution, and we need loads more people to help us make our vision a reality.

We are seeking a talented and innovative Supply and Demand Planner to join our growing Supply Chain organisation. This role will play a pivotal role in shaping the future of our supply chain operations, working closely with various teams to optimise inventory management, streamline production processes, and ensure timely delivery of our products to customers.

Join us in revolutionising the way we power our world and be part of a team that is shaping the future of sustainable energy. If you are a dynamic and forward-thinking individual with a passion for supply chain innovation, we want to hear from you!

If this sounds like you then we'd love to hear from you.

Are you ready for a career with us? We want to ensure you have all the tools and environment you need to unleash your potential. Need any specific accommodations? Whether you require specific accommodations or have a unique preference, let us know, and we'll do what we can to customise your interview process for comfort and maximum magic!

Studies have shown that some groups of people, like women, are less likely to apply to a role unless they meet 100% of the job requirements. Whoever you are, if you like one of our jobs, we encourage you to apply as you might just be the candidate we hire. Across Octopus, we're looking for genuinely decent people who are honest and empathetic. Our people are our strongest asset and the unique skills and perspectives people bring to the team are the driving force of our success. As an equal opportunity employer, we do not discriminate on the basis of any protected attribute. Our commitment is to provide equal opportunities, an inclusive work environment, and fairness for everyone.

What you'll do

  • Develop and implement robust supply and demand planning strategies to effectively manage inventory levels and meet customer demand across multi-site operations.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams including manufacturing, installations, procurement, commercial, and finance to gather relevant data and insights for demand forecasting, inventory and transport optimisation.
  • Utilise data science techniques and tools to analyse historical sales data, market trends, product mix, and customer behaviour to forecast demand and product interdependencies accurately.
  • Monitor key performance indicators (KPIs) such as forecast accuracy, lead time variance, inventory turnover, stock dwell time, stock out rate and on-time in-full delivery, and implement corrective actions as needed.
  • Act as a subject matter expert on supply chain planning processes and tools, own the information flow and provide guidance and support to internal stakeholders.
  • Work with Procurement Portfolio Managers to understand market drivers of critical parts and proactively make informed demand planning decisions balancing commercials and risks. 
  • Stay informed about industry trends, regulatory changes, and emerging technologies in supply chain management, and incorporate best practices into our operations.

  • What you'll need

  • Bachelor's degree in Supply Chain Management, Data Science, Economics or a related field. 
  • Proven experience in supply chain planning, demand forecasting, or inventory management, preferably in a manufacturing or distribution environment on direct to consumer goods
  • Strong analytical skills with proficiency in data analysis and statistical modelling techniques. Experience with data visualisation tools such as Tableau or Power BI is a plus.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively with cross-functional teams and drive consensus on key decisions.
  • Strong project management skills with the ability to prioritise tasks, manage multiple projects simultaneously, and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  • Proven track record of driving process improvements and implementing best practices to optimise supply chain operations.
  • Passion for sustainability and renewable energy solutions, with a commitment to making a positive impact on the environment.
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