Demand Planning Senior Expert

Reports to: Supply Chain Management Team Lead. Position holder is responsible to analyze sales forecasts, prepare demand plans, drive S&OP meetings and maintain related systems....

Demand Planning Senior Expert

Department: Supply Chain Management

Reports to: Supply Chain Management Team Lead

Expected Level: Senior Expert

Job Summary:

Position holder is responsible to analyze sales forecasts, prepare demand plans, drive S&OP meetings and maintain related systems.

The candidate will be accountable for those SKU´s under his/her market responsibility. He/her will ensure a good communication with commercial organizations, finance, and operations, so that market sales/demand are consistent and balanced with local supply to meet customer requirements and in line with overall business strategy and financial targets.

Major Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Check accuracy of statistical forecasting and/or create baseline based on historical data.
  • Liaise with market organizations to obtain enrichments, evaluate, and incorporate changes into demand plans and document reasons for change.
  • Regularly analyze KPI’s (e.g. forecast accuracy) and propose actions to improve performance in collaboration with regional demand planning.
  • Ensure that an up-to date 36-month forecast is maintained in related systems (e.g. APO) based on latest business insights.
  • Closely monitor supply issues (e.g. stock outs and bottlenecks) in collaboration with supply coordination and identify impact on demand.
  • Prepare and drive S&OP meetings in line with global schedule, including but not limited to preparation of reports, analysis of issues and risks, as well as coordination of action items.
  • Partner with supply coordination and market organizations to monitor shelf life and obsolescence and provide recommendations to avoid write-offs.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration and a post graduate certificate in a supply chain management discipline preferred.
  • 5 to 7 years related experience in supply chain management.
  • Must be a self-starter, with good organizational skills and the ability to prioritize work.
  • Strong SAP knowledge, especially APO.
  • Knowledge in MS Office.
  • Digital mindset and knowledge in emerging digital technologies (e.g. RPA, Blockchain, AI, IoT etc.)
  • Experience in operational excellence.
  • Highly motivated, structured, and able to handle stressful situations.
  • Strong in trouble shooting, problem solving and high degree of proactivity.
  • Results oriented.
  • Proficient in oral and written English; multiple languages an advantage.
  • Strong team player.
  • Ability to collaborate effectively within a multicultural environment.
  • Knowledge in OMP highly appreciated.

Location:

Spain : Cataluña : Barcelona

Division:

Enabling Functions

Reference Code:

406625