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Supply Planner

We have been a leading figure in publishing for more than 500 years. We have always been a forward-looking organization, maximizing the technology for the day, but the digital revolution is bringing enormous change, fast. That same spirit of adventure and entrepreneurialism is critical to our future success. In a fast-changing publishing landscape, OUP welcomes the inquisitive, the inventive, and the ambitious; people who challenge the conventional, and pioneer the possible.

About the Role

Working as part of the newly created Inventory Centre of Excellence team, this role is responsible for the effective and timely coordination of a global supply plan and its delivery across the global supply network.  Key measures of success will be availability of product in the right place, at the right time, and at the right cost against the demand forecast.

Duties will include:

  • Working collaboratively with colleagues in Sales, Publishing, Content Operations, Supply Chain, and Manufacturing to understand the supply drivers within the end to end value chain
  • Translating the forecast, requirements, and constraints into a supply plan
  • Plan and inform the capacity plan for Supply Chain and Manufacturing colleagues to ensure appropriate levels of resource and capacity are in place
  • Coordinate and execute the supply plan, identifying, managing, and mitigating any supply risks and issues
  • Provide the relevant inputs into the monthly Supply Review meetings

We are thinking through how we use our offices in the future and are open to discussing flexibility within this such as a blend of office and home working. We expect this role to require approximately 2 days per week in the Oxford office. 

About You

The person taking on this role will have the following skills and experience:

  • We are looking for a candidate who can demonstrate sound decision-making ability and good attention to detail.
  • Interpersonal skills are essential to effectively interact with all functional teams
  • You will be an effective communicator to all levels and a proven problem solver
  • You will be looking to continuously improve and can demonstrate ability to deal with ambiguity and remain calm under pressure.
  • Able to demonstrate proficiency in analysis, forecasting and forecasting methodologies with an understanding of their financial and operational impacts.
  • Experience working cross functionally to deliver results within an end to end value chain.
  • Experienced at presenting at cross functional meetings.
  • Strong IT/systems use, particularly Microsoft Excel skills.
  • Working knowledge and experience of S&OP (Sales and Operational Planning) methodologies is desirable.
  • Working knowledge of demand planning software, with recent knowledge of SAP APO and / or IBP desirable.


We care about work/life balance here at OUP. With this in mind we offer 25 days’ holiday that rises with service, plus bank holidays and Christmas closure (3-days) and a 35-hour working week. We are open to discussing flexibility in respect of working hours and the use of technology to support regular remote working, dependent on role. We also have a great variety of active employee networks and societies. 

We help make your money go further by contributing to your pension up to 12%, offering loans and savings schemes through our partnership with Salary Finance, in addition to travel to work schemes and access to a wide range of local discounts. 

Please see our Rewards and Recognition page for more information.


Please contact with any queries relating to this role. 

We are committed to supporting diversity in our workforce, and ensuring an inclusive environment where all individuals can thrive. We seek to employ a workforce representative of the markets that we serve and encourage applications from all.

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OUP UK - Oxford
Great Clarendon Street, Oxford, Oxfordshire, UK
  • Division:
    Technology and Operations
  • Department:
  • Closing Date:
    27 October 2021
  • Salary:
    In the region £27,000 dependent on skills and experience
  • Location:
    OUP UK - Oxford
  • Full Time / Part Time:
    Full Time
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