Supply & Demand Planning Lead

Updated on 5/17/2024

Octopus Energy

Octopus Energy

1,001-5,000 employees

Provides 100% renewable electricity solutions

Data & Analytics

Mid, Senior

United Kingdom

Required Skills
Data Analysis
  • Bachelor's degree in Supply Chain Management, Data Science, Economics or a related field.
  • Proven experience in supply chain planning, demand forecasting, or inventory management, preferably in a manufacturing or distribution environment on direct to consumer goods
  • Strong analytical skills with proficiency in data analysis and statistical modelling techniques. Experience with data visualisation tools such as Tableau or Power BI is a plus.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively with cross-functional teams and drive consensus on key decisions.
  • Strong project management skills with the ability to prioritise tasks, manage multiple projects simultaneously, and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  • Proven track record of driving process improvements and implementing best practices to optimise supply chain operations.
  • Passion for sustainability and renewable energy solutions, with a commitment to making a positive impact on the environment.
  • Develop and implement robust supply and demand planning strategies to effectively manage inventory levels and meet customer demand across multi-site operations.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams including manufacturing, installations, procurement, commercial, and finance to gather relevant data and insights for demand forecasting, inventory and transport optimisation.
  • Utilise data science techniques and tools to analyse historical sales data, market trends, product mix, and customer behaviour to forecast demand and product interdependencies accurately.
  • Monitor key performance indicators (KPIs) such as forecast accuracy, lead time variance, inventory turnover, stock dwell time, stock out rate and on-time in-full delivery, and implement corrective actions as needed.
  • Act as a subject matter expert on supply chain planning processes and tools, own the information flow and provide guidance and support to internal stakeholders.
  • Work with Procurement Portfolio Managers to understand market drivers of critical parts and proactively make informed demand planning decisions balancing commercials and risks.
  • Stay informed about industry trends, regulatory changes, and emerging technologies in supply chain management, and incorporate best practices into our operations.

Octopus Energy provides 100% renewable electricity sourced from solar, wind, and water, offering smart tariffs for smart meters, including intelligent electric vehicle charging and off-peak electricity options. The company is dedicated to advancing transformative technologies to drive renewable energy adoption and reduce global dependence on fossil fuels.

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, United Kingdom



Growth & Insights

6 month growth


1 year growth


2 year growth