We have an exciting opportunity for a full time Supply Planner to join Booker Retail Partners at our Hemel Hempstead Office. Joining the wider product supply team, you will take responsibility for achieving and maximising Company product availability targets through careful planning and working closely with internal and external stakeholders.

***To apply for this role you should be able to commit to working 38 hours a week Monday to Friday.

What’s on offer?  

Apart from your salary, you’ll receive 30 Days annual leave (including bank holidays / rising to 33 Days after 12 months in the role) and be entitled to join our company contributory pension scheme where we’ll match your contribution up to 5%.


You’ll also receive a discount card with 10% off at all Booker & Makro stores plus special discount days over the course of the year of up to 20%. There’s also our Save As You Earn scheme which you can join each year which allows you to save tax free with the option to buy company shares at a discounted rate (T’s&C’s apply).

About us

Budgens & Londis are two of the UK’s leading names in the independent retail food sector with over 2000 stores and a history of over 140 years of retailing excellence. We are passionate about delivering affordable, quality products and making our customers shopping experience one where we find ways to tempt them to liven up their baskets and meet their daily needs. The brands are part of the Booker Group, the UK’s leading food wholesaler. 

The Group comprises Booker Wholesale, Makro, Booker Direct, Classic Drinks, Ritter Courivaud, Chef Direct, Booker India and Booker Retail Partners. Together, we are privileged to serve 1.5 million customers with a 9.5% share of the Convenience market with our Budgens, Londis, One Stop, Premier and Family Shopper brands.

If you are successful in gaining an interview, please be aware we do conduct testing, which include Excel and scenario based questions. Excel users should be working towards intermediate level. 

Key responsibilities:

  • Optimise service levels to customers within business unit and the supply chain as a whole.
  • Manage a portfolio of Suppliers and Product Category
  • Achieve stockholding and wastage budgets for own product category and ensure appropriate actions are taken without impacting supply.
  • Daily review for stock shortages and contacting suppliers.
  • Ensure key issues are communicated to internal stakeholders and support with resolution
  • Forecasting, tracking promotions and products allocations
  • Supporting Seasonal Events and activities
  • Work in partnership with internal stakeholder teams to ensure that trading activities are identified and complement supply chain goals and vice versa.
  • Develop relationships with Suppliers and Consolidators/Hauliers to ensure that inbound supply service levels and supplier constraints are optimised.

About you

To be successful in this role you will have to be an excellent communicator with ability to negotiate and influence at all levels for both internal and external stakeholders.

You will have excellent organisation and time management skills, be able to prioritise and keep to tight deadlines.

You’ll have a strong customer service orientation, good analytical skills, Basic/ Intermediate working knowledge of Excel, strong attention to detail.


Desirable skills:

Work on your own initiative with a pro-active approach to tasks and be able to think outside the box when it comes to problem solving.

Ideally, you will have had some previous procurement or supply chain/ retail experience and some knowledge of supply chain ordering systems, sales forecasting experience, but full training will be given.

Essential qualifications: GCSE or equivalent Maths and English grade C or above. Desirable: Suitable supply chain professional qualification or an interest in studying for one or Educated to degree level

Shift Hours: 38hours hrs per week (Monday-Friday)

Salary: Competitive

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