24 Jun, 2024

Global Planning Student Assistant

£11.44 hourly
  • Joblink
  • Arla Foods Head Office, Savannah Way, Leeds, UK
Part time & Casual, Internship Accounting & Finance Administration Internship Research

Job Description/Duties

(Joblink are pleased to be acting as a recruitment agency on behalf of our employer partner Arla Foods)


Arla Foods are a large FMCG manufacturer, the second largest dairy in Europe and fifth largest in the world, cooperative owned by more than 12,500 dairy farmers. Arla combines traditional craftsmanship and world-class technologies to bring products from nature, farm to fridge

What does the role involve?

Working as part of the Sales and Operations Planning team (S&OP), you will use your analytical skills to support plans and strategies to ensure alignment between customer demand, supply chain capabilities and financial/sales forecasts.

Key duties:

·         Work collaboratively with stakeholders across the organisation including sales and marketing, logistics and supply chain to help ensure demand of products meet capacity

·         Interpreting and analysing predicted future sales forecasts, tracking profit targets and reviewing store promo data.

·         Keeping data up to date – eg Live risk and opps forecast

·         Translating data into graph and PowerPoint decks to be presented to wider stakeholder

·         Review processes with an open mind and seek ways to streamline, develop and optimise current tasks and ways of working

·         Monitor and analyse KPI data and suggest corrective measure for continuous improvement

·         Support colleagues and senior leaders with projects

·         Providing and presenting information to stakeholder

·         General admin support to the team

You will need:

·         Excellent attention to detail. Yes you see this a lot in job ads but for this role it is absolute key.

·         Data analysis skills -able to interpret data, report and spot errors and inconsistencies

·         Strong administration and organisational skills

·         Strong experience of using excel for business use

·         Confident communicator – ability to influence stakeholders and present analytical information in a clear way

Relevant courses

Any courses considered

This opportunity would suit Data Analytics, Supply chain Management, Business related, Mathematics or Economics students

What will you gain from this role?

Opportunity to work as part of a Global Planning team with international reporting lines

Opportunity to gain insight on how a global FMCG business operates

Opportunity to suggest and make changes to processes and systems within a large corporate organisation

Training on systems SAP, IBP, HANA and Power BI

Exposure to all the key areas of the business

Personal development – this is an internship not just a job. Opportunity to meet other student interns across the organisation

A chance to progress into a Graduate role

Where, when and pay?

The role will be based initially at the UK Head office in Leeds with opportunity for Hybrid working after time. (Some opportunity for UK and European travel)

Part time  - 15 hours per week (opportunity for extra hours out of term time)

Start date:  Summer 2024

End date: On going (the employer is seeking at least one years commitment. For this reason, this role would not suit current/recent graduates) )

Pay: £11.44/hr

Sounds good? 

To apply please send a relevant CV (ensure you have uploaded a CV to your profile on the job site)

AND answer these questions.

1. What appeals to you about this role and why you have chosen to apply?

2. What skills/experiences have you gained from your studies, voluntary or paid work that you feel will help you be successful in this role?

3. What do you feel you will gain from this role?

4 How would this role benefit your future career plans?

(Please note: No cover letter required and applications missing cv and answers will not be considered)

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This vacancy will close upon successful appointment. If interested we encourage you to apply asap.

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