Demand Planner

Full time Full day
£30,000 - £32,000 / year
Demand Planner

£30,000 – £32,000 plus benefits (Work Level 6A)

5 over 7 days working pattern with some occasional weekend working

Manchester city centre

We’re now working in a hybrid way, giving colleagues the flexibility to divide their time between home/remote working and the office. You can find out more about our hybrid working policy at

We’re looking for a demand planner to join our team. In this role, it’ll be up to you to convert demand into supply to make sure the right products flow through our depots and into our Co-op stores on time. By effectively managing supplier relationships, you’ll make sure we can optimise our store on-shelf availability through replenishment of our store and distribution network


What you’ll do

  • manage end-to-end life cycle of products

  • support the delivery of the category sales plan, including seasonal events, through effective planning and cross-functional collaboration

  • be responsible for the accuracy of forecast

  • develop and maintain great working relationships with suppliers, collaborating on the creation and effective delivery of strategic plans

  • take ownership of your category and make informed decisions which impact availability, sales, waste, and inventory

  • be responsible for the cost-effective supply of products

This role would suit people who have

  • a real interest in the retail trading environment

  • great influencing and relationship management skills

  • excellent analytical skills, with experience of working with large and complex data sets

  • experience of conducting trend and root cause analysis

  • good problem-solving skills: you’re a logical thinking

  • a positive approach to working in a changing environment

Why Co-op?

Here you will do work that matters. We are a commercial organisation with a purpose beyond profit, and you’ll have an opportunity to help us build a stronger Co-op and stronger communities. You’ll also get a package that includes

  • competitive salary

  • coaching, training, and support to help you develop

  • pension with up to 10% employer contributions

  • annual incentive scheme

  • Wagestream – a money management app that gives you access to a percentage of your pay as you earn it

  • 28 days holiday (rising to 32 in line with service)

  • YuLife - an app that rewards you for exercising with discounts and vouchers for many of the UK’s biggest brands

  • discounts on Co-op products and services

Building an inclusive work environment

We’re actively building diverse teams and we welcome applications from everyone. We want to build inclusive work environments, where our colleagues have equal opportunities to reach their full potential. We celebrate our differences, and recognise the importance of our teams reflecting the communities they serve.

If you have a disability, we can make reasonable adjustments to our recruitment process according to your needs. We're also part of the Disability Confident scheme, meaning we'll always offer an interview to disabled candidates who apply through the scheme if they meet the minimum criteria for a job.

We'll ask whether you’d like to be considered under the Disability Confident scheme when you apply.

If we invite you to take part in the recruitment process for any of our jobs, we’ll ask you if you need any reasonable adjustments to enable you to participate.

You can find out more about our recruitment process at

Please be aware that we may close applications for this role early

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