Demand Controller (Wine Jobs: Management & Administration)

Full Time

  Accolade Wines

  Bristol, England

Demand Controller

Salary circa £36,000 depending on experience plus excellent benefits and staff wine allowance.

About the role

We have an opportunity for a Demand Controller to join our Team at our Accolade Park site close to the M5 near Bristol. The Demand Controller will be working as the integral link between the UK & EMEA Commercial businesses and A-Park Production Schedulers, Supply Planning, 3rd Party Supply managers and A Park inventory team, driving a customer first ethos at all times.

About the location

Accolade Park  is the largest bottling plant in the Northern Hemisphere. In 2018 we are delighted to be the Winners of the Manufacturer of the Year award at The Manufacturer MX Awards.  Over 500 of our 1700 staff across the world are based here, and enjoy the benefits of a fantastic onsite subsidised canteen, gym, exercise classes, staff wine shop and free parking. In addition there is a bus service from Bristol City Centre and St Andrews train station is nearby.

About Accolade Wines

Drawing on our proud heritage as one of the first wineries established in Australia, Accolade Wines has evolved into a global wine company with some of the world’s best known brands sold in over 140 countries and have more than 1,700 talented employees in 19 countries.  Today our portfolio comprises of more than 35 wineries and brands from premium regions in Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Chile and California.  This breadth makes us one of the world’s leading providers of New World premium, commercial and value wines. In the UK our most popular and market leading brands are Hardy’s, Kumala and Echo Falls. Visit our Echo Falls Instagram page to see our latest social media campaigns

About the role – Key Accountabilities 

  • Manage and have overall responsibility for all Commercial & Demand led production plan change requests, understanding financial and strategic implications to both commercial and operational BU’s.
  • Responsible for the accuracy of the near term (3 month) demand plan, in collaboration with the Demand Planning Team and Customer Relationship / Service Team. Also responsible for liaising with Supply Planning and alerting the business to significant volume demands above forecast and within lead time.
  • Ensure visibility across the business of products which are constrained vs latest demand requirements; in order to seek cost effective solutions to resolve constraints and/or agree allocations to customers to minimize overall impact.
  • Attend the weekly Exception Report review, both identifying issues and potential solutions to maximise overall customer service levels and best business outcome.
  • Communicate short and mid-term identified issues & availability constraints, working collaboratively with Commercial Sales leads to agree allocation strategies when required.
  • Work collaboratively with Demand Planning Team to provide swift conclusive decision making to customer opportunities and significant promotional uplifts, ensuring existing commitments aren’t compromised and cost/business impact is minimized.
  • Work with Marketing Operations and Commercial Sales leads to manage product exit strategies in order to minimise sku complexity, any obsolescence/SMI exposure and overall working capital implications.
  • Review, agree and manage prioritisation of brought in finished goods from port / rail head in conjunction with Freight and Warehousing teams.

Functional Responsibilities

  • Responsibility for optimising the UK & EMEASA regions demand fluctuations within supply lead times in order to maximise product availability whilst
  • minimising cost impact to the business.
  • Responsible for managing product allocations across both UK and EMEASA BU’s. 

About you

  • Working knowledge of overall Supply Chain, Operations & Customer service
  • Microsoft office knowledge, Excel, Word & Power Point
  • Wine knowledge ideally WSET level 2

About the offer

In addition to a competitive salary we also offer a fantastic range of benefits including private medical cover, retail discounts, First Bus discounts, a staff wine allowance and even a free pass to Bristol Zoo. 

The closing date for the vacancy is 8th August 2019

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