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Demand Planner

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  • Contactpersoon:
    Wander Alblas
  • Omschrijving:

    The Demand Planner is reporting to the Demand Planning Manager Northern Europe and translates
    consumer / sales demand, promotions, product introduction & rollover plans into an agreed forecast of
    market requirements on an on-going 18 month rolling basis, keeping systems and other information
    flows up to date.

    The role also includes the short-term management/coordination of the execution of plans,
    communication of changes, issues and shortages, avoidance of obsolete products and stock run outs.
    The identification and delivery of process and capability improvement, and Cost Transformation and
    inventory optimization opportunities are expected in order to deliver team and business objectives.

    Duties & Responsibilities;
    • Develop and maintain a monthly demand schedule by maintaining an 18-month rolling forecast at
    invoice SKU level
    • Ensure an accurate up to date view of market demand by maintaining a robust rolling forecast at the
    agreed level and time horizons required for planning and commercial decision making.
    • Manage the monthly NL MBO sign off forecast release process
    • Drive improvements in forecast accuracy and bias
    • Provide forecast insights and recommendations for quarterly financial & budget process, plus 5-year
    business plans, and category specific projects, innovation and strategies
    • Effectively utilize independent analysis of available data streams and information (category sales
    history, past promotional/event history, customer sales & inventory data, customer collaboration &
    insights etc) in order to drive forecast improvements.
    • Manage forecast locations splits, roll-overs and allocation rules to optimize service and reduce
    obsolescence and cost exposure
    • Drive improvements in the Demand Planning processes, including DIO optimization

    Job Description – Demand Planner
    • Support implementation of demand management best practices/strategies across Northern Europe
    • Understand and communicate supply chain implications and solutions (when appropriate) of
    category-specific business plans.
    • Work closely with Supply Chain and S&OP colleagues in support of tactical execution which meets
    business objectives.

  • Functie eisen:

    • Bachelor’s degree (BA, BSc) or equivalent is desirable;
    • 2-to-4-year experience in forecasting or sales and operations planning (S&OP) environment or with
    a proven track record in Supply Chain.
    • Fluent in English and Dutch is a must have
    • Highly numerate; first class analytical skills including data manipulation
    • Flexible approach – excellent leadership skills together with strong team ethic
    • Experience of SAP APO, Prevail 10 , MS EXCEL®, BW and R/3 or similar systems desirable

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