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Strategic Account Planner









Company Description

Our client is a market leader in their specialist manufacturing field. Due to sustained growth, they are now looking to recruit a Strategic Account Planner as part of their Logistics Supply Chain team.

Job Specification

The Role

  • Developing a good working relationship with strategic customers both external and internal, across the full range of company products. 
  • Leading the daily logistical, planning, forecasting and ordering functions of the external and internal strategic accounts, which includes:
  • Working to the agreed terms of any agreements in place with customers.
  • Ensuring orders received are planned, processed, and acknowledged in a timely manner.
  • Ensuring the timely submission of forecasts and analysis of said forecast.
  • Weekly call participation with internal and external customers.
  • Providing regular updates of forecasted turnover and cost to senior management.
  • Being the key internal point of contact for any logistics and supply chain requirements for these customers within the business, leading solution development efforts that best address customer needs.
  • Actively improving existing and developing new working procedures to support the work desired output for the customer.
  • Playing an active role in the supply chain and logistics set up of any new strategic account that is brought on board.
  • Stock management where held for a particular customer/area.
  • Production of ad hoc reports relating to these particular areas.
  • Having a full working knowledge of the ERP system requirements needed to support the work for each account/area and having the administrative knowledge and capability to process the orders and shipments for holiday and sickness cover.

The Person

  • Previous experience in a planning/logistics role within manufacturing or engineering environment.
  • Excellent IT, written and verbal communication skills.
  • Solid organisational skills including the ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Experience of managing a demanding workload in accordance with tight deadlines.
  • Hands on logical approach to problem solving.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Self-motivated with a positive attitude.
  • Strong interpersonal, negotiation and influencing skills.
  • Ability and desire to contribute to the development of the company through involvement in continuous improvement projects/activities.

The Benefits

  • You will be working for a well-established growing employer.
  • An excellent salary. 
  • A company experiencing continued growth, expansion and investment.
  • The company are fully compliant with the latest health and safety requirements for current safe working practices.

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