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Demand Planner - Brexit

Location:
Birmingham
Position:
Planner
Date Posted:
13 Aug 2019
Vacancy Type:
Contract
Reference:
K3177
Job Description
Job Title: Demand Planner
Location: Birmingham
Rate: £16.55 ph PAYE / £21.03  ph Umbrella 
Employment Type: Contract (3 Months) - initially until end of November 2019
Reference: K3177
 

Position Description:

** DEMAND PLANNER - BREXIT **

 

A business partner for Commercial & Operations within the IBP Process, engaging and influencing cross functional teams to deliver best practice Business Plans 

Engaging and influencing Commercial functions to provide Market Insights and forecast input driving the IBP Process  

Advocate for the IBP Process In charge of the demand planning activities for the specific group of products/country, delivering a fact-based forecast (across 24-month horizon) for the IBP cycle and ultimately for Product supply, to the highest possible accuracy.  

Responsibility for the DP Process Support the Customer Service and Order Fill target of 98.5% Service, minimised clearance and write-offs.  

Communicating to Supply Hubs about relevant demand changes and managing best any supply constraints impacting the market  

Advocate for the DP Gold Model  

Liaise with cross functional stakeholders to manage service constraints & achieve the best possible service level (CSL target 98.5%) whilst minimizing Ageing risks  

Skills Required:

Main accountabilities:  

1.  Responsible to provide an accurate base forecast, proper following of the weekly & monthly cycle in alignment with the IBP, to support the Area commercial objectives over the financial planning horizons following the 6 Steps Demand Planning Process: a) Maintaining the forecasting system accurate & data in line with the company rules (1/ Data preparation 2/Cleansing segmentation) b) Run statistical forecast to provide the best base forecast (3/Statistical Forecasting) c) Enrich the forecast with the business and market information. (4/Market Update) d) Review and validate the overall consistency of the total forecast, using analysis, report and available data’s (5/Forecast Review) e) Share and aggregate forecast (6/Demand Review and Consolidation)

2.       Acts as a Business Partner for Commercial and Operations Functions, responsible to provide the different business stakeholder with a high-quality insight-based total forecast (24 month horizon, weekly on sku level in APO DP, based on available assumptions through:

a) Total Forecast Generation based on agreed Best Practices and Product Segmentation

b) Applying best practices for NPD Forecasting

c) Influences commercial and Business Partners to provide insights and high-quality input to forecasts

d) A business partner for Commercial & Operations within the IBP Process, engaging and influencing cross functional teams to deliver best practice Business Plans engaging and influencing Commercial functions to provide Market Insights and forecast input driving the IBP Process Advocate for the IBP Process In charge of the demand planning activities for the specific group of products/country, delivering a fact-based forecast (across 24 month horizon) for the IBP cycle and ultimately for Product supply, to the highest possible accuracy.

Responsibility for the DP Process Support the Customer Service and Order Fill target of 98.5% Service, minimised clearance and write-offs. Communicating to Supply Hubs about relevant demand changes and managing best any supply constraints impacting the market Advocate for the DP Gold Model Liaise with cross functional stakeholders to manage service constraints & achieve the best possible service level (CSL target 98.5%) whilst minimizing Ageing risks  

Experience Required:  

·       Experience in Demand Planning

·       Comprehensive Supply Chain, Financial or Logistics education or experience

·       Fully Operational knowledge of SAP ECC/APO/BI in Supply Chain through formal training and experience

·       Strong quantitative and analytical skills and aptitude, attention to detail

·       Priority Setting: Understanding and managing the key issues and success criteria.

·       Composure: Able to deal with ambiguity and perform under time-pressure, good organising skills

·       Supply Chain Management: knowledgeable of modern demand and supply planning concepts; including knowledge& experience on Statistical forecasting, Segmentation and History Cleansing

·       Learning on the fly: the ability to analyse complex issues and make appropriate decision

·       Self Development: demonstrating personal learning flexibility Communication and Presentation skills, strong ability to influence business stakeholders

·       Perspective: Ability to see the bigger picture

·       Strong operational experience with demand planning or related processes  

Experience Preferred: 

·       APICS CPIM certified or similar accreditation - preferred.

·       Motivation and capability to acquire accreditation - mandatory.

·       Conflict management: personal maturity and tact to deal with issues and conflicting insights

·       Work experiences in an international environment

·       Experience with IBP  

Education Required:  

Preferred - University Degree educated, preferentially Logistics, Economics

 
 
 
 
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