What does a Supply Chain Planner do?

Supply chain planners anticipate and maintain stock levels to ensure a business runs smoothly by performing routine stock inspections, anticipated market changes, and ensuring that inventory levels are financially feasible. They assess the business’s financial structure and inventory storage capabilities and count and track inventory across multiple locations. Supply chain planners can anticipate stock demands based on current and future business projections and analyze market trends for the best times to purchase particular types of inventory.

Supply chain planners create inventory reports, present suggestions to a supply chain manager or other members of upper management, and ensure the business has a steady stock-flow without an overabundance of materials. They suggest changes to inventory warehousing when necessary so the company can navigate increased or reduced demand. Supply chain planners need a bachelor's degree in business management, logistics, or related fields and at least three years of experience working in logistics or supply chain management.

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Avg. Experience2-4 years

Supply Chain Planner Salaries

Average Base Pay

£30,601 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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Median: £31K
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Supply Chain Planner Career Path

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Supply Chain Planner Insights

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Johnson & JohnsonJohnson & Johnson
Supply Chain Planner
13 Feb 2021

“Not clear future career paths and development plans”

MRC Creations
Supply Chain Planner
12 Mar 2021

“My boss is super kind and gives me trust to handle my work.”

Intel CorporationIntel Corporation
Supply Chain Planner
17 Jul 2019

“My team was very nice and I am friends with some outside of work.”

Supply Chain Planner
14 Aug 2020

“Great people and fun place to work with.”

Senior Supply Chain Planner
10 Oct 2019

“People around me and within my team genuinely cared about the work I was doing and wanted to help however they could.”

Supply Chain Planner
5 Oct 2020

“career growth seems impossible if your boss didnt get promoted”

SS Supply Chain SolutionsSS Supply Chain Solutions
Supply Chain Planner
11 Feb 2021

“Good salary no compare else”

Smithfield FoodsSmithfield Foods
Director Supply Planning
18 Nov 2020

“Above average pay for industry”

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