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Charlie Fulham

Charlie Fulham

Charlie Fulham

Senior Associate, Procurement
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Demand Planned (FTC)

Wimbledon, London

Analyze past performance taking into account SFD, Bias & stability both at ref and or aggregated levels, monitoring and communicates the reliability of sales forecasting with all relevant key stakeholders within the UK. Control previous month's accuracy through KPI and BI reports. Carries out historical data cleansing taking into account affecting factors including sell through, supply issues, press activity, retailer activity, cannibalization and promotional activity. Giving informed consideration to exceptional events. Reconcile forecasts proposals against budget highlighting inconsistences and gaining validation via Demand & Supply meeting. Collaborate with key Customers and business channels (including staff allocations FC's) to establishing future forecast Key EOL & Launch forecasts manually into the demand module Responsible for managing and maintaining an accurate and clean product master data file including accurate life cycles and lifestyles, new product evolution, end of line, ABC forecast stability and sales class plus all relevant bespoke local activity Key in manual forecasts into DMP, managing statistical forecasts at matrix and item level. Provide the analysis to develop future sales forecasts assessing the impact of future events on future sales volumes and updating the statistical forecast model for regular products, proactively identifying and communicating identified risks and opportunities. Work in collaboration with marketing and sales and finance on an on-going basis, prepare, develop, influence and defend the proposals of sales forecasts at the appropriate regular meetings with key stakeholders, influencing actions to fast and slow selling lines and updating forecasts as appropriate. Prepare the supporting documentation necessary for the Supply and Demand Planning Senior to propose implementation of corrective actions in case of deviation results during collaborative monthly Demand Review Committees. Review inventory against batch code rules and forecast, adjusting where necessary and creating proposals for either destruction or shipping of products, administrating all credit requirements. Maintain an awareness of future development in industry best practice, proactively propose the development of automated systems and processes to improve accuracy and efficiency of demand planning activities. Liaising with Distribution and the Supply on product, stock and supplier issues. Provide awareness training to key stakeholders on demand planning activities.

Procurement Manager - Global Marketing Digital & Media

Netherlands

Procurement Manager, Global Marketing Digital & Media Summary You will be responsible on a global scale for part of our external Digital Marketing & Media spend including amongst others digital agencies, MarTech, digital media. You will identify best in class external experts and engage these companies to deliver competitive advantage to the business. The role of the Procurement Manager - Marketing is to develop category strategies that drive cost savings, spend under management and strategic alignment with key internal stakeholders with combined spend of over £50 million. The role will utilize spend analytics, sourcing management processes and tools to develop category strategies, rationalize and select suppliers, manage key supplier relationships, as well as negotiate contract pricing, terms and conditions, assess continuity of business. Additionally, the Procurement Manager - Global Marketing Digital & Media will create category efficiencies that align with procurement processes and policies, while managing internal stakeholder engagement and customer service over multiple business segments. Key Challenges As this is a new position due to the transformation of indirect procurement, there is a lot of opportunity for the successful candidate to define the exact responsibilities and have the freedom to shape the role in accordance with the evolution of the organisation. The candidate is expected to achieve significant bottom line cost savings, within the defined business saving challenges, as well as providing procurement leadership and direction to the area/region/local team. Management of diversity of objectives between Central team and area/region/local teams. Professional Qualifications / Experience Proven Digital expertise, within Marketing, Media and/or Procurement, ideally with exposure across Digital Marketing & Media services. Expert in leading complex, cross-functional, sourcing projects and managing international sourcing and business teams. Degree qualified preferably in Procurement, Marketing, Finance, Business or other relevant discipline. Ability to work in a truly global organisation. Proven experience in working in a fast moving and result driven environment which demands to work under pressure. High degree of fluency of English is required for negotiations and internal communications. Knowledge of other languages is a plus. Unsurpassed negotiation techniques with exceptional interpersonal and relationship building skills

Senior Buyer - Global Marketing

Netherlands

Senior Buyer - Global Marketing Summary You will be responsible on a global scale for part of our external Marketing spend including amongst others creative agencies, content production, digital agencies, artwork & design agencies. You will identify best in class external experts and engage these companies to deliver competitive advantage to the business. The role of the Sr Buyer - Marketing is to (co-)develop category strategies that drive cost savings, spend under management and strategic alignment with key internal stakeholders with combined spend of over £25 million. The role will utilize spend analytics, sourcing management processes and tools to develop category strategies, rationalize and select suppliers, manage key supplier relationships, as well as negotiate contract pricing, terms and conditions, assess continuity of business. Additionally, the Sr Buyer - Marketing will create category efficiencies that align with procurement processes and policies, while managing internal stakeholder engagement and customer service over multiple business segments. Responsibilities / Accountabilities Develops and drives implementation of regional and global sourcing strategies for selected categories. Works closely with selected organisations in understanding needs, objectives and priorities to optimise total cost, quality and service while outsourcing. Key Challenges As this is the replacement of a position due to the transformation of indirect procurement, there is a lot of opportunity for the successful candidate to define the exact responsibilities and have the freedom to shape the role in accordance with the evolution of the organisation. The candidate is expected to achieve significant bottom line cost savings, within the defined business saving challenges, as well as providing direction to the area/region/local team. Management of diversity of objectives between Central team and area/region/local teams. Professional Qualifications / Experience Proven Procurement expertise, within Indirect Services Procurement, ideally with exposure across Marketing services. Expert in leading complex, cross-functional, sourcing projects and collaborating with international sourcing and business teams Degree qualified preferably in Procurement, Marketing, Finance, Business or other relevant discipline. Ability to work in a truly global organisation. Proven experience in working in a fast moving and result driven environment which demands to work under pressure.

Procurement Manager - Global Marketing

Netherlands

Procurement Manager - Global Marketing Summary You will be responsible on a global scale for our external Marketing spend including amongst others creative agencies, content production, digital agencies, artwork & design agencies. You will identify best in class external experts and engage these companies to deliver competitive advantage to the business. The role of the Procurement Manager - Marketing is to develop category strategies that drive cost savings, spend under management and strategic alignment with key internal stakeholders with combined spend of over £50 million. The role will utilize spend analytics, sourcing management processes and tools to develop category strategies, rationalize and select suppliers, manage key supplier relationships, as well as negotiate contract pricing, terms and conditions, assess continuity of business. Additionally, the Procurement Manager - Marketing will create category efficiencies that align with procurement processes and policies, while managing internal stakeholder engagement and customer service over multiple business segments. Key Challenges As this is a new role due to the transformation of indirect procurement, there is a lot of opportunity for the successful candidate to define the exact responsibilities and have the freedom to shape the role in accordance with the evolution of the organisation. The candidate is expected to achieve significant bottom line cost savings, within the defined organisations saving challenges, as well as providing procurement leadership and direction to the area/region/local team. Management of diversity of objectives between Central team and area/region/local teams. Professional Qualifications / Experience Proven Category Management expertise, within Indirect Procurement, ideally with exposure across Marketing services. Expert in leading complex, cross-functional, sourcing projects and managing international sourcing and business teams. Degree qualified preferably in Procurement, Marketing, Finance, Business or other relevant discipline. MBA advantageous Ability to work in a truly global organisation. Proven experience in working in a fast moving and result driven environment which demands to work under pressure. High degree of fluency of English is required for negotiations and internal communications. Knowledge of other languages is a plus. Unsurpassed negotiation techniques with exceptional interpersonal and relationship building skills

Senior Demand Planner

London, England

Senior Demand Planner Purpose To lead and manage the Demand Planning activities, support Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP) and to act as the integration point between the local market and the group demand planning function. The Demand Planner will need to work closely with representatives from marketing, sales, and finance in order to successfully manage the customer demand being placed on the business and to play a lead role in all forecasting related activities to come up with a clear statement of demand in volume and value by SKU. The Demand Planner is the integration point between the local functions of sales, marketing and finance, and the Group Demand Planning organisation and is responsible for ensuring that the highest quality of demand is communicated to the Supply Chain Function on a monthly basis. Key Responsibilities * Collect and collate market and customer intelligence and make it available to all involved in the forecasting process, and support the local functions with analysis to support the creation of the demand plan. * Interact with Sales, Marketing, and Finance to understand demand forecast drivers, historical sales trends and uplifts from promotional activities, and ensure assumptions are documented. * Monitor SKU levels and performance and recommend future SKU rationalization initiatives. * Review and analyse monthly forecast accuracy results * Carry out root cause analysis on major forecast variances, monitor trends in forecast error and implement forecast changes resulting from the monthly review * Advise and assist the sales teams with analysing the forecast accuracy data and use the findings to improve future forecasts. * Work with Group Demand planner and sales/marketing team to achieve agreed forecast accuracy targets * Review of previous month's actual demand and identification of any anomalies * Work with Sales and Marketing team to integrate market intelligence into forecasts and ensure assumptions are clearly documented * Collaborate with marketing functions to ensure all future promotions and new listings are included in the forecast and that all assumptions are clearly documented. * Analyse statistical data from forecasting tool in order to ensure this adds value to the forecast * Collaborate with Sales/Marketing to monitor promotional effectiveness and use findings to improve future forecasts and build key learnings into future promotions. * Review and agree a monthly updated unconstrained forecast with a horizon of 18-24 months by facilitating a collaborative planning process with Sales, Marketing and Finance. * Ensure that the monthly forecast upload is completed in accordance will relevant monthly deadlines * Use and maintain the Demand Planning Software as the primary forecasting tool while providing additional system support to the sales functions. * Identify exceptional/unplanned demand and work with Group Demand Planner to manage * Ensure effective use of end-consumer sales data to improve forecast accuracy * Work with sales teams and customers to identify stock levels at key retailers and distributors on a monthly basis * Assume responsibility for key measures. e.g.: region Forecast accuracy, volatility and bias Essential * Excellent analytical skills. * Excellent numeracy with proficiency in statistical and forecasting fundamentals. * Strong commercial understanding. * Strong knowledge of demand planning processes * Minimum 2-3 years of current demand planner experience. * Good communication and presentation skills. * Highly organised and able to prioritise. * Strong Influencing skills * Ability to work well under pressure and to strict deadlines * Clear understanding of forecasting and inventory management as well as the financial and operational impacts. * Problem solver with ability to build and improve efficient processes. * Advanced MS Excel (Pivot tables, formulas and functions) and PowerPoint * Attention to detail and must be able to work to extreme accuracy. * Ability to work collaborativley across functions and at all levels of the organisation. * Proficiency with software system including sales forecasting applications

Property Services Manager

West Sussex, England

About the role: To succeed in this role candidates must be accurate and methodical in their approach, have good attention to detail and have previous experience. Candidates will need to be flexible and an adaptive individual, able to work as part of a team to meet strict deadlines. This is a new and exciting opportunity for a qualified Property Manager to join and create a new function within the existing Estates department. We are looking to recruit a dynamic individual to support our Head of Procurement and Acting Head of Strategic Estates in delivering high quality Estates services. The Strategic Estates department is responsible for ensuring that all buildings and facilities contracts are managed and maintained effectively and safely across the Trust, to ensure that the Estate is fit for purpose, safe for work/visitors and staff and is legally compliant in all matters relating to the Estate. The Estates Management team and lead with all aspects of management of the property portfolio, including interpretation of memorandums of occupation, licences, leases and tenancies. Formulation of tenancy proposals, liaising with Landlords and Tenant, understanding and disseminating service charge information and communicating with solicitors. Ensure the efficient management of the portfolio of properties to ensure maximum value for money and utilisation is obtained Work closely with the Trusts appointed property consultant in the acquisition and disposal of property assets in transacted in a timely and efficient manner ensuring compliance with Trust Standing Financial Instructions. Continually review all lease and property consultant in the acquisition and disposal of property assets is transacted in a timely and efficient manner ensuring compliance with Trust Standing Financial Instructions. Strategic planning across a one to five Year period for delivery of the property portfolio to meet changes in the Trust operation delivery model. Seek best value opportunities for improved lease terms. Contribute to continuous improvement of the overall estates and facilities processes and procedures to deliver consistent high standards of service. To establish effective working relationships with external organisations such Open Public Estate, Blue Light Collaboration, County Councils to lead and co-ordinate on property acquisitions and disposals. Production of monthly reports identifying performance against agreed targets and budgets, including improving KPI's for property management. To identify new property opportunities and produce best value recommendations in terms of financial and operational performance. Ensuring all property data is accurate and up to date such as size location, lease conditions, valuations. Lease renewal dates, break clauses. To identify new property opportunities and produce best value recommendations in terms of financial and operational performance. To negotiate with Landlords in respect of new leases. Active management of properties within the portfolio to maximise letting opportunities. Manage building insurance cover and advice as necessary.

Estate Manager

West Sussex, England

About the role: This is a new and exciting opportunity for a qualified Estates Manager and create a new function within the existing Estates department. We are looking to recruit a dynamic individual to support our Head of Procurement and Acting Head of Strategic Estates in delivering high quality Estates service. This is a new post with an exciting opportunity to support the Trust in the delivery of all key Estates objectives. The role will manage the day - to -day relationship with Operational Senior management on Estates matters, such as Health & Safety compliance, ensuring a fit-for-purpose, safe and compliant environmentally maintained at all times. Provide & receive complex information; negotiating skills. Exchange maintenance, technical directors; negotiators, suppliers. Specialist knowledge underpinned by theory and practice. Exchange maintenance acquired through degree or equivalent plus professional knowledge acquired through post-graduate courses & experience to masters equivalent level. Formulate long-term strategic plans, impact across the organisation Develop long term strategic estates operations plan to implement organisational objectives for critical services Responsible for policy development, implementation for service/range of policy, service development, directorate or equivalent. Review and develops policies for engineering maintenance/responsible for estates operations policies Budget holder for service; responsible for maintenance of physical assets for department/service Line management for engineering operations staff To establish excellent and supportive working relationships with senior management in Operations Occasional; regular requirement to use computer software to develop or create reports, documents, drawings. Use of CAD systems for building plans Undertake estates condition survey; trails of new equipment Guided by building, H&S regulations responsible for estates operations Concentration for paperwork, drawing; operations incidents Deal with staff grievance, disciplinary issues Site visits, maintenance activities/sewage, pest control

Global Procurement Manager, Logistics & Warehouse

Berkshire, England

Global Procurement Manager, Logistics & Warehouse - FMCG - circa £600 per day Summary This senior management role will: Support the design of the L&W category within one of the businesses largest business units Manage the global procurement category team and/or give direction to the Supply Service organisation Define and drive execution of Sourcing Strategies for logistics & warehousing portfolio Ensure Global Best Practice Sharing across the BU Leverage collaborative buying activities with the other business units Build and accelerate sustainable Procurement strategies for selected Categories (across all KPIs including total cost, NWC, quality, service & innovation) through understanding of, and supporting internal stakeholders' needs, professional sourcing approach, building effective relationships and alignment with stakeholders, increasing spend coverage by Procurement, and the development of Procurement skills in the Indirect Procurement team Scope & Dimensions of the role Manage Budget of ~ 180MM GBP Build and Manage L&W Procurement team Drive all major L&W procurement strategies and projects for the BU Key Procurement contact for Business Senior Leadership, ensuring Key Initiatives are translated into Procurement activities Responsibilities / Accountabilities Accountable for driving the sourcing and contracting strategy of L&W spend through an optimized supplier base that will generate competitive advantage for business operations world-wide. Develop a sound relationship with key suppliers at top management levels. Ensure that suppliers treat the organisation as preferred customer Works closely with Supply Service management teams in understanding the needs, objectives and priorities to improve cost, service and quality of spend covered The candidate should: Strive to be recognised as indisputable source of value by stakeholders Manage and monitor Procurement performance Promote the total cost of ownership approach within the business Lead implementation of Supplier Relationship Management & suppliers evaluation processes Enforce compliance of Procurement processes with business policies. Motivate suppliers to consider the business as the preferred customer in presenting innovation and cost efficiency projects Lead implementation of tools (Spend Management, eRFx, eContract etc.) and process improvements Provide assumptions on key trends and projects in pipeline for budgeting and plan purposes in alignment with Finance and budget owners. Key challenges Secure best-in-class service from our logistic and warehouse providers whilst optimising total cost of ownership. Drive the quality and impact of Procurement Professional Experience Proven experience in working in a fast moving and result driven environment which demands to work under pressure. Strong Experience in FMCG is a must In-depth experience of Procurement, at least 10 years, in a multi-region/global environment, leading logistic and warehouse portfolio Personal Attributes Capacity to build trustful relationships in all levels of organisation Outstanding negotiation and influencing skills Good analytical skills, business acumen and knowledge of financial fundamentals Ability to work in a truly global and multi-cultural organisation. Ability to work in a multi-cultural team and lead/motivate a team Proven team leadership skills and ability to manage remotely Entrepreneurial mindset Ability to make decisions and take calculated risk Results driven Dynamic, highly energetic individual, motivated to achieve success Fluency in English is essential and fluency in other languages advantageous Flexibility to travel on regular basis

Senior Pricing Manager - Senior Manager level

Colchester, Essex

An exciting opportunity for a new Senior Pricing Manager, playing a pivotal role at the heart of the organisation's Commercial Team. Role and Accountability The successful candidate will manage the company's fares and ticketing, including the development and implementation of pricing strategy, the maintenance of ticket base data, and support to retail staff. Experience, Knowledge And Qualifications Required Excellent collaboration skills are required to produce a fares strategy with wider Commercial colleagues and other business stakeholders, to satisfy business objectives with regards yield maximisation, regulatory compliance, industry guidelines, and customer/stakeholder satisfaction. The role requires excellent analytical skills with a superior attention to detail.

Demand Planned (FTC)

London, England

Analyze past performance taking into account SFD, Bias & stability both at ref and or aggregated levels, monitoring and communicates the reliability of sales forecasting with all relevant key stakeholders within the UK. Control previous month's accuracy through KPI and BI reports. Carries out historical data cleansing taking into account affecting factors including sell through, supply issues, press activity, retailer activity, cannibalization and promotional activity. Giving informed consideration to exceptional events. Reconcile forecasts proposals against budget highlighting inconsistences and gaining validation via Demand & Supply meeting. Collaborate with key Customers and business channels (including staff allocations FC's) to establishing future forecast Key EOL & Launch forecasts manually into the demand module Responsible for managing and maintaining an accurate and clean product master data file including accurate life cycles and lifestyles, new product evolution, end of line, ABC forecast stability and sales class plus all relevant bespoke local activity Key in manual forecasts into DMP, managing statistical forecasts at matrix and item level. Provide the analysis to develop future sales forecasts assessing the impact of future events on future sales volumes and updating the statistical forecast model for regular products, proactively identifying and communicating identified risks and opportunities. Work in collaboration with marketing and sales and finance on an on-going basis, prepare, develop, influence and defend the proposals of sales forecasts at the appropriate regular meetings with key stakeholders, influencing actions to fast and slow selling lines and updating forecasts as appropriate. Prepare the supporting documentation necessary for the Supply and Demand Planning Senior to propose implementation of corrective actions in case of deviation results during collaborative monthly Demand Review Committees. Review inventory against batch code rules and forecast, adjusting where necessary and creating proposals for either destruction or shipping of products, administrating all credit requirements. Maintain an awareness of future development in industry best practice, proactively propose the development of automated systems and processes to improve accuracy and efficiency of demand planning activities. Liaising with Distribution and the Supply on product, stock and supplier issues. Provide awareness training to key stakeholders on demand planning activities.