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Supply and Distribution Planner


London (UK)

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Reporting to the Global Supply Planning Manager, the UK Supply and
Distribution Planner
is responsible for managing distribution requirements in the UK and Ireland, and supporting the wider supply chain team, you will be part of a small but growing team, offering a wide range of responsibilities and projects.

The Role

You will manage the UK and IE demand plan for all products and sales channels, creating and submitting all new product and kitting bill of materials (BOMs) to our distribution partner for set up. To place test orders for all new product launches to ensure correct fulfilment and create and manage the weekly kitting product plan to ensure full product availability for all sales channels whilst maintaining optimum inventory parameters is key to the role.

The Person

To be successful you will maintain optimum inventory levels for packaging and accessory kitting components and liaise with the wider supply chain team to place replenishment orders, creating and managing the forecast and supply of all consumer replacement parts. You will also manage the inventory status reports for all products and components to ensure they are maintained to the correct status, highlighting any overstocks and obsolescence and maintain the consumer returns process from all sales channels and oversee the sortation process with our distribution partner.

Ensuring daily fulfilment SLAs are maintained by our distribution partner and managing adhoc internal business inventory requirements, identifying process improvement opportunities and methods of streamlining UK distribution are also required.

  • Educated to degree level
  • A practical problem solving approach with a high attention to detail
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with an ability to build and bridge relationships with key stakeholders
  • Self starter with an ability to use initiative and work autonomously
  • Team player seeking opportunities to support the wider supply chain team and make improvements
  • Take ownership for any problems or inaccuracies as they occur and be proactive in resolving them
  • Excellent time management skills Good command of MS office, with at least intermediate Excel skills

The Company

We’re the team behind Hive Active Heating. Set up by British Gas in 2012, we were given a simple mission: to make the connected home a reality for everyone. We’re here to give you more control over their lives and homes and we’re passionate about providing technology products and services that let our customers control and connect with their homes wherever they are.

We launched our brand Hive, by British Gas in September 2013 along with our first product Hive Active Heating which lets you control your heating and hot water from your mobile, tablet or laptop. We’ve also launched MyEnergy, a product that provides customers with helpful insight into their energy consumption.

Now, less than 4 years later, we’re really proud of how far we’ve come. With over 500,000 customers Hive is UK’s No.1 connected thermostat, and with our range of products and innovations we continue to go from strength to strength.

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To request an update on this role, or if you have any problems uploading your CV please email carla.welch@centrica.com typing Supply and Distribution Planner R9943271 in the subject title.

Agencies: Centrica operate a preferred supplier arrangement, however if you wish to be considered at the next review session please submit a brief overview of your capability to PSL@centrica.com.

Salary - Competitive