SPD are currently recruiting for a Supply and Initiatives Operations Planner to be responsible for ensuring supply of goods to all customers across Asia and LATAM, meeting customer service, inventory and cost targets. Based in Bedford (UK), you will lead the development of production plans in collaboration with the manufacturing sites and headquarters in Geneva (CH) and you will lead initiatives for those regions. This role reports directly into the Supply Network Operations Leader who is based in Geneva.

This role is a full-time, fixed term position up to 12 months.

Main responsibilities

Follow up customer orders on an on-going basis
Develop supply plans for all Asia and LATAM markets to deliver customer service and inventory targets
Validate forecasted orders for Distributors and communicate them to the manufacturing sites
Ensure production is executed as planned and find solutions for short term urgent requests
Seek and resolve issues such as schedule conflicts, material availability, or quality problems and escalate where needed
Monitor inventory levels and do regular disposal of non-fit for use products
Manage code creations and masterdata setup for initiatives
Develop production plan for product conversion, including material run-out to minimize cost
Regularly communicate with customers (P&G and Distributors) to understand the business dynamic and specific needs
Support process optimisation via suggesting continued improvements
Lead Initiatives for Asia and LATAM

Person Specification

Experience in supply chain management (demand/supply planning) in an FMCG or regulated business environment
Advanced skills in Microsoft Office and knowledge SAP R3 preferred
Ability to develop quick knowledge of SPD, our products and our customers
Receptive to working in a fast-paced, constantly changing work environment
Comfortable managing complex data
Proactive and solution focussed
Strong communication skills – ability to communicate effectively with customers based internationally
Strong collaboration skills - managing interfaces between many organisations

What we can offer you

Generous 25 days paid annual leave plus bank holidays (per annum)
Company pension scheme including employer’s contribution
Excellent Private Medical Insurance package with additional medical cash plan scheme
Enhance maternity and paternity pay
Company supported employee Health & Wellbeing programme
Life assurance
FREE parking including free electrical car charging points & disabled parking facilities
Beautiful parkland setting with excellent transportation links to Cambridge, Milton Keynes and London (road & rail)

SPD is an equal-opportunities employer.

If you require any reasonable adjustments to support you, at any stage during the application process, just let us know how we can help.

About SPD

Swiss Precision Diagnostics (SPD) was formed in 2007 as a joint venture between Procter & Gamble (P&G) and Alere, now a wholly owned subsidiary of Abbott, to create, using its parent companies’ complementary strengths, one of the world's foremost organisations in consumer diagnostics.

We are a leading supplier of home pregnancy and fertility/ovulation tests. These are products designed to give women a better understanding of their own reproductive health and invaluable guidance in their family planning. Our research interests are in the broad application of innovative technologies for use by the consumer at home. We have a strong focus on women's reproductive health and our goals are in the continuing supply of useful diagnostic products which are accurate, simple and affordable. In the achievement of these goals, we believe that SPD consumer diagnostic products will make increasing contributions to personal healthcare and well-being.

SPD’s Head Office is based in Geneva, Switzerland, and our Innovation Centre is based in Bedford, UK. SPD employs around 180 people and our flagship brand, Clearblue, is sold worldwide in >35 countries.