Supply planner

Company/ Firm Name

innocent drinks


London, UK

Published Date

18 November 2021

About the job:

innocent started with a simple mission: to make drinks that make it easy to do yourself some good. In 1999 we concocted a few smoothies in our kitchen and tested them on people at a music festival; today we’re blending every type of fruit & veg under the sun and selling drinks right across Europe. We have great ambitions: to show the world that you can build a successful business that cares about more than just profit, and to leave things better than we find them. We’re proud to call ourselves Europe’s favourite little healthy drinks company, but we’re still growing. And that means we need more brilliant people who share our ambition, to join in with the next, most exciting, part of our story.

What you'll be doing:

We need someone great to join us in the supply planning team who will be responsible for ensuring operations run smoothly for a few of our drinks portfolio, planning and ordering the right production volume at the right time– ultimately ensuring that we deliver excellent service levels of smoothies and juices to our end customers.

You will be working closely with teams internally, including procurement, commercial, technical, and logistics team and with our external manufacturing partners; day-to-day as well as on long term initiatives.

You will help to ensure we have the capacity to manage future demand and deliver growth of the business and also have the opportunity to input into some of our exciting projects such as campaigns or new product launches.

There will also be many opportunities for identifying improvements to current ways of working and processes with the wider supply planning team.

You'll have:

To succeed in our supply chain team, you’ll be enthusiastic, having cut your teeth in the business world, whether that be an internship, placement year, or previous role you’ll be ready to develop your career further at innocent - supply chain experience under your belt would be the cherry on top. You will be managing lots of different information sources and IT systems (especially Excel), so you’ll have to be highly organised and a whizz at multi-tasking.

You’ll keep on top of everything through your excellent time management and keen eye for detail. You'll be a natural at building strong relationships with the team here at Fruit Towers and our suppliers, and you’ll be someone who is confident presenting their ideas in front of others.

A really great candidate for this role will have:

  • Agile and proficient skills in Excel, and an affinity for numbers

  • A keen interest in supply chain operations

  • Strong analytical, problem solving and communication skills

  • A keen eye for detail

  • The ability to build relationships quickly and work cross functionally

  • The ability to keep several plates spinning at once

you'll get:

  • Experience in the heart of the operations, seeing how all elements of our products come together and get to the shelf

  • Improve your stakeholder skills as you'll deal with many teams internally as well as externally

  • Be the first point of contact of our key suppliers and partners in UK and Europe

  • A great way to start your career in supply chain

In return for everything you can bring, we can offer you an exciting, challenging role in a fast-growing and dynamic business, with plenty of career opportunities across Europe as well as a competitive rewards package.

If you think you have everything we're looking for and more, then we'd love to hear from you. Applications close soon.

Dolly Parton may have worked Nine to Five but you don't have to. We're open to a chat about flexible working. No promises, but we reckon that if it's good for you, then it's good for us.

We're all about building a workplace for the future here at innocent, we believe in equal opportunities and we celebrate diversity. We’re an inclusive workplace, where everyone is welcome, everyone can be natural, and be the best versions of themselves.

You’ll help us to keep doing business the right way – keeping innocent an inclusive and inspiring place to work, using our B Corp status to inspire wider change, and reinforcing our culture of staying little as we grow big.