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Supply Planning Executive

City:  Woking
Department:  Supply Chain
Type of contract:  Permanent - Full-Time


Asahi UK (AUK), part of Asahi Europe & International Ltd, aims to enrich consumer experiences through innovation, high-quality service and an exceptional portfolio of premium beer, ale and cider brands including, Peroni Nastro Azzurro, Asahi Super Dry, Meantime, Fuller’s London Pride and Cornish Orchards. Our aim is to be the leading super premium beer business in the UK, through a brand mix that creates a compelling proposition. At AUK we operate as an end to end business unit responsible for sales, marketing, customer operations, production, supply chain and wholesale operations in the UK & Ireland. For further information, visit


Asahi Europe & International is a subsidiary of Asahi Group Holdings Ltd, a global beverage and food company listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange, Japan. Employing > 12,000 people, Asahi Europe & International is the custodian for leading super premium lager brands Peroni Nastro Azzurro, Grolsch, Asahi Super Dry, plus international Czech lager brands, Pilsner Urquell and Kozel. The business has world-class brewing and production facilities in 8 markets – UK, NL, ITL, PL, CZ, SK, HU, RO. In most of these markets, we are the leading brewer with full portfolio of famous brands. Commercial operations in other parts of Europe, USA, Canada, LatAm, Africa and Asia are served through our global distribution network. With state-of-the-art facilities, some of the best brewers in the world, quality ingredients, and a culture based on innovation and collaboration, Asahi offers the best quality of beer to beer lovers worldwide. More information can be found at


Supply Planning Executive  


The Supply Planning Executive  is responsible for supporting in maintenance of target stock levels across all warehouses. Planning the outbound POs from production sites and intercompany warehouse movements. The role also includes assisting in the 13-week planning process with the Breweries and being able to cover the complete process.


Key accountabilities


  • Execute all the daily processes in an accurate and timely manner. Communicate exceptions to any of the relevant processes proactively 
  • Defining and managing appropriate systems to manage accurate supply 
  • Create and manage daily/weekly stock and planning reports 
  • Create and manage the purchase orders on SAP. 
  • Manage SAP EDI brewery interfaces or complete manual updates as required 
  • Confirm direct delivery allocations, timings, and updates to Customer Supply Planning from breweries. 
  • Confirm weekly brewery loading schedule with the International Logistics team 
  • Work with Supply Chain colleagues and the manufacturing facilities to ensure orders are available for collection from the brewery. 
  • Work with manufacturing site Supply Chain colleagues to ensure the correct product is supplied in the correct quantities, weights and configurations. 
  • Ensure all master and transactional data elements are accurate per SKU to ensure accurate and timely planning and execution. 
  • Liaise with the finance team and breweries to correct any delivery discrepancies. 
  • Work with Primary Distribution to define, plan and execute co-packing plans to support customer service 
  • Manage the IDT planning process for a portfolio of SKUs across a complex network of plants and 3PLs.  Ensure service levels are maintain across locations by planning and holding the right inventory levels based on demand. 
  • Drive continuous improvement initiatives across all processes    


Experience required 


  • Preferable to have supply planning and/or operational planning experience in an FMCG environment. 
  • Advanced Excel skills for reporting and analysis. 
  • Customer or supplier relationship management experience. 
  • Knowledge of working with MRP systems (preferably SAP). 


 Key attributes of the successful person


  • Keen eye for detail. 
  • Diligent mentality. 
  • Analytically minded. 
  • Innovative outlook towards problem solving. 
  • Able to foster productive working relationships with internal customers and key stakeholders. 
  • Ability to prioritise and Manage workload based on business needs. 




We are committed to nurturing a workplace where we celebrate and respect difference, and support everyone to be true to who they are! At Asahi Europe and International we believe you can SHINE AS YOU ARE - no matter your age, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disabilities, religion, or beliefs.  We want to support you to be courageous in your individuality and to know that whoever you are and whatever your circumstances, you can belong with us without having to conform. 


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