Supply Chain Planner - £35K - Bristol - 12 months FTCA highly experienced Supply Chain Planner is required for a very successful company in Bristol. You will be responsible for delivering a 99% service level whilst optimising stock levels and responsiveness and actively managing NPI and changes with suppliers and factories to maximise service and minimise write off costs.Key responsibilities: Build key relationships with suppliers, operations and the sales team to deliver the right stock levels Provide great service by working closely with suppliers to understand their supply chain and identify opportunities that provide mutual benefit Work with suppliers to ensure timely delivery to support and deliver the production plan Deliver a weekly production plan to support the sales plan and in line with the stock policy Deliver the right balance of service, cost, stock and responsiveness Responsible for working with suppliers to ensure they have the required stock Provide suppliers with a stock demand plan based on the forecasted sales and stock policy Support the supply chain team by providing visibility and resolution on any risks to service Co-ordinate timely despatch of materials to production facilities to meet service level agreements Agree scheduling with suppliers and chase through orders to ensure continuity of supply and order deadlines are met. Be the key contact for supplier communication to ascertain despatch confirmations and resolution of any production issues Manage the implementation and discontinuation of products, whilst maximising service and minimising obsolete stock Work with the warehouse to manage inbound flow of stockPerson Specification Degree educated or graduate calibre Experience and knowledge of supply chain best practice and the ability to implement that vision within an entrepreneurial environment Good understanding of excel The confidence to work independently, seeking guidance when appropriate and ability to work well as part of a wider team Able to influence and negotiate persuasively at peers and senior level internally and externally "The services advertised by IntaPeople are those of an Employment Agency and an Employment Business"