Network & Fulfilment Planning Manager

There’s never been a more exciting time to join Homebase. With our new owners, Bunnings, we’re changing how we do things and shifting up a gear and our supply chain network are at the heart of this transformation.

What will be expected of you as a Network & Fulfilment Planning Manager?

The role requires both an operational and strategic thinker who can adapt to ensure that network capacity plans are delivered at a local level in conjunction with structuring a strategic 3-year plan.
To create accurate assessments and recommendations for change and investment proposals in relation to the existing and future design of the Bunnings supply chain infrastructure and fulfilment modelling.
To lead and coach to create a high performing team along with stakeholder engagement most notably with Merchandise, Finance, Distribution and Retail Operations.

What will be your main responsibilities?

Design and implement planning and process tools to improve flexibility of the DC network, both now and in the future. Deliverables will be significant improvements in customer service whilst reducing invested and working capital plus cost to serve
Working cross functionally to ensure and challenge stock flow and availability targets are delivered with the most suitable customer friendly solutions in line with long term business strategy
Make recommendations to improve and develop ways of working, with direct focus on process and systems deployed in Distribution Centres
Responsible for planning the inbound, outbound and reverse flow volume performance with current Distribution Centres by setting clear KPI’s and holding regular performance reviews, ensuring we continually raise the bar on the performance and grow collaborative relationships
Ensure a continuous improvement approach to analytical modelling and reporting to deliver improved decision making at a financial, operational and strategic level
Working closely with planning and operations team along the end-to-end supply chain (e.g. Merchandise and Demand Planning Teams, Distribution Centre Managers, 3rd party planning teams and other relevant functions such as Stores) to provide them with information for planned/forecasted inbound & outbound volumes; as well as changes in the fulfilment models both temporary and permanent in order to drive transparency and enable better resource planning
Generate a rolling forecast of goods in & outbound volumes and distribution space utilization, highlighting potential risks to DC capacity so that physical limits are not exceeded

What will help you succeed as a Network & Fulfilment Planning Manager?

Experienced knowledge of retail supply chains including; strategy, planning, operations, stock management and analytics.

Demonstration of delivering significant level of change and network improvement within a large and diverse organization.
Good inter-personnel skills, a team player with a positive “can do” outlook who is able to confidently influence and present to senior levels of the business, including UK Board level.
Demonstrate energy, commitment, focus and follow-through to deliver high quality results whilst still pro-actively working towards wider functional objectives
Proactive, self-motivated and diligent with an attention to detail
Strong leadership skills and demonstrated experience of identifying and delivering performance improvements to drive change


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