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A new Planning and S&OP centre for markets has been set up. As part of the new function, the Demand Planner plays an important role in the generation of timely demand forecasts and presenting them for review, validation and refinement for the assigned market.
The demand planner in the key markets works with assigned cross-functional teams, such as Finance, Editorial, Marketing and Sales to incorporate current and relevant market intelligence into the Demand Plan ( in co-operation with the Forecast Analysts). The role contributes to the Demand Review process to arrive at the Consensus Demand Plan.
The Demand Planner reports into Supply Chain, in the same market, and works in strong collaboration with the Forecasting Analysts at the Planning and S&OP Centre.
Maintaining the integrity of the UK forecasting system.
Monitoring the forecast for front and back-list products and promotions.
Work with planning and inventory teams to ensure continuity of supply.
Provide support with any queries on possible data anomalies.
Conduct monthly demand planning meetings with appointed business representatives.
Manage the sign-off process for consensus demand plans following demand review meetings.
Ensure that the final consensus Demand Plan is available according to required timetables
2 years of forecasting and/demand planning experience in a publishing or retail environment.
Proven history of availability, forecasting and inventory management.
Proficiency in statistics, forecasting and forecasting methods with an understanding of their financial and operational impacts.
Ability to lead multi-functional activities, analyse large volumes of information, and resolved complex issues in a rapidly changing environment.
Calm under pressure, with strong analytical, organisational, decision making and proven presentation skills.
Strong Microsoft Excel skills.
Innovative approach, forward thinking, able to think outside the box.
Strong belief in delivering results as part of a team.
Good attention to detail.
Familiarity with the print publishing business an advantage
Educated to degree level (or equivalent) desirable.
Primary Location: GB-GB-Harlow
Work Locations: GB-Harlow-Kao Park Kao Park London Rd Harlow CM17 9NA
Employee Status: Regular Employee
Job Type: Standard
Shift: Day Job
Job Posting: Apr 6, 2018
Job Unposting: Ongoing
Schedule: Full-time Regular
Req ID: 1803700
Pearson is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and a member of E-Verify. All qualified applicants, including minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
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