Senior Demand Planning Manager

Posted 23 August by Aldena Associates Ltd

Key Responsibilities

Short/Medium term Demand Forecasting & Planning for the UK and Ireland:

  • Leading the development of the unconstrained demand process.
  • Leading and where necessary, challenging the consensus demand forecast with sales teams, Product Marketing team and our external customers.

Responsible for Supply Plans i.e. stock purchasing to support demand plan:

  • Managing and controlling levels of finished goods stock at own warehouses and with distributors to ensure optimal product availability and supply chain planning plus best in class inventory management.
  • Take accountability for monitoring and analysing actual performance versus forecast and provide financial analysis, including KPIs, for management decision making.

Execution and Performance Management:

  • Monitoring and analysing weekly/monthly/quarterly performance against Demand/Supply plans.
  • Setting up monthly Sales Targets for the business and managing the execution of short/medium term demand plans, sales plan and supply plan.
  • Taking corrective action, by allocating supply in periods of shortage according to channel stocks and other market factors whilst keeping stakeholders fully informed in good time.

Building a great level of customer collaboration in terms of demand planning:

  • Leading and/or initiating in Supply Chain and cross functional projects and undertake ad-hoc work as required to support the business from a Supply Chain perspective.

Leadership:

  • This role provides leadership of Demand & Supply Forecasting and planning function across multiple business areas. The role has two direct reports: the Demand Planning Manager who manages the execution of short/medium term demand plans and the Supply planning manager who is responsible of all stock purchasing.

Key Competencies/Characteristics

  • In-depth understanding and working knowledge of demand planning strategy, S&OP development and leadership and/or customer collaboration strategies such as CPFR/VMI essential.
  • Excellent education and strong career progression to date; Degree in Mathematics, Economics, Supply Chains advantaged.
  • Consumer Electronics/FMCG experience highly desired
  • Strong organizational skills and analytical skills

Advanced level in Microsoft (Excel), Power point and good working knowledge in SAP

To be successful in this role you ideally have/are:-

  • You must demonstrate clear evidence of strong Demand planning and Operations skills and progress made in this area in your career to-date.
  • You must possess business acumen and able to execute tasks with strong attention to detail.
  • You must demonstrate customer focus as well as effective communication and influencing skills.
  • You must excel in setting priorities and multi-tasking in order to meet tight deadlines though are also able to operate in a flexible way and use your initiative in your work.
  • You must demonstrate a track record of success and are now keen to develop your career with a leading multinational Consumer Electronics Goods company.

Required skills

  • Analytical Skills
  • SAP
  • Strategies
  • Demand Planning

Application questions

Do you have a degree in Mathematics, Economics or Supply Chain?
Have you worked within Consumer Electronics?
Have you worked within FMCG?
Have you worked within a similar senior role previously?

Reference: 35884870

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