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03/11/2023

CLOSED – Senior Demand Planner

About the role

Hey there, we’re Wild. We’re on a mission to remove single-use plastic from the bathroom and redefine the future of personal care across Europe and beyond. We’re a high-growth, venture-backed start-up, launching our refillable deodorant in 2020 – we’re also one of Europe’s fastest growing start-ups. Sounds fun, right?

In 2023 Wild significantly expanded its retail footprint in the UK and Europe, launching into major retailers Tesco, DM and Rossman. To support this we are looking to hire a Senior Demand Planner who will work closely with our retail team, overseeing our retail S&OP process.

This is a great opportunity to join a high growth start-up, with sustainability at its very core, changing the way consumers think about personal care products.

 

Some of your daily responsibilities:

  • Responsible for facilitating the monthly retail S&OP process and ensuring our retail forecasting system (ANAPLAN) accurately reflects the latest demand plan
  • Reporting as part of the monthly S&OP process on forecast accuracy and implementing changes to improve forecast accuracy over time

  • Working with the retail team to review and improve each retailer forecast model

  • Undertaking ad-hoc pieces of analysis to continuously improve the tools and processes we use to forecast

  • Building strong relationships with Supply Chain contacts at all major retail accounts to nurture working relationships and improve forecast accuracy, i.e. tailoring each model for retailer specific stockholding assumption and order purchasing patterns

  • Support the retail team on high profile/complex forecasting tasks, including new product forecasting and new retailer launches, e.g. aligning on assumptions, benchmarking against similar products etc.

  • Scenario planning to review risks/opportunities in the retail demand plan

  • Coordinating closely with the Supply Chain Lead and Supply Chain Manager to ensure we trade existing stock levels to meet any variations in the retail demand plan

  • Working closely with the Snr. Retail Operations Manager on order fulfilment implications of any short term forecast changes

 

What we need from you:

  • Expert level excel skills, ANAPLAN knowledge useful but not essential

  • 3-5 years demand planning in an FMCG business

  • Experience with sales & operations planning a necessity, integrated business planning experience preferred

  • Great attention to detail, and a constant drive to improve the status quo

  • Self starter who is as happy head down in a spreadsheet as talking to customers

  • Open mindset and deep curiosity seeking to understand others, listen without judgement

  • Ability to build cross functional relationships with Marketing, Finance, Sales and Operations teams

 

What you’ll get from us:

  • 25 days holiday + bank holidays

  • Hybrid working, 3 days a week in our shiny new London office

  • Weekly early finishes and social events

  • Mental wellbeing support through Spill

A role at a young but well-established brand making a considerable splash in sustainable self-care

We have a really simple approach to DEI, and that is that we embrace and celebrate everyone. Our company culture is all about bringing your most authentic self to work – I mean, how else could we drive innovation? Each and every single one of our employees have huge input into who Wild is, and where we’re going to go in the future, and we literally couldn’t do this without having a team of individuals from all areas of the world, ethnicities, genders, beliefs, socioeconomic backgrounds and more. We’re always looking to grow our team by hiring people with fresh perspectives and ideas!

Wild

Wild is on a mission to remove single-use plastic from personal care products. They have created a natural, refillable deodorant that is single-use plastic free, and will leave you smelling fantastic and feeling fresh all day.

Certified B-Corporation
Size: 11-50
Funding Level: Seed
Total Amount Raised: £7.5 M
Year Founded: 2019

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