Demand Planner | Paleo Ridge

Demand Planner

Job Description – Demand Planner

Through continued growth an exciting opportunity has arisen for a Demand Planner to join our Planning team in Waterlooville. We are looking for a talented, motivated individual to join our Supply Chain team on a permanent, full time basis,42.5 hours per week. You will work inside of a close knit team of exceptional people, being part of shaping a new, rapidly expanding industry.

Paleo Ridge was established in 2014 and has been on an incredible journey to become our industry’s leader in high quality, raw dog food and is widely renowned as offering the highest quality raw pet food products available on the market today. Alongside this, we have become well known for our ethical stance and environmental focus, innovating at every juncture.

Please note: we are based in Waterlooville, Hampshire and you must be able to commute to this location.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Inventory management – ensuring FG and dry materials inventory targets are reviewed and updated regularly, to ensure continuity of supply to B2C and B2B customers
  • Capacity Management
  • Production scheduling – ensuring that the production plan is SMART and finished goods inventory is maintained in line with forecasted requirements
  • Working with the Head of Supply Chain and Sales and Marketing teams to optimise and improve demand forecasts and forecast accuracy
  • Communication with Production and Despatch departments, to aid information flow throughout the business
  • Reconciling invoices with the Finance team
  • Scheduling international orders and managing all required diligence
  • Supporting implementation of ERP system and demand forecasting tools

Required / preferred skills

  • Good knowledge of Microsoft Office packages, including advanced understanding of Excel
  • Proven track record of driving change and new processes through continuous improvement
  • Manufacturing experience
  • Experience of Lean Methodology
  • Experience of working in a “project change” environment
  • Self motivated with excellent attention to detail
  • Profound analytical skills
  • Requires problem solving skills to root cause corrective action and solving common problems
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines in a high pressure environment
  • Ability to prioritise work load effectively


  • Free dog food
  • Immediate start for the right candidate
  • Competitive salary, dependant on experience
  • Company pension scheme
  • Life insurance offered to all employees upon successful probation period
  • Ad hoc performance related gift vouchers
  • Christmas/summer party
  • Massage sessions, Covid permitting
  • Free fruit, tea and coffee

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

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