Demand Planner Snacks
Bucharest, Romania
‎în urmă cu 4 ore

Job Description

  • Analyzing & proposing actions to achieve and improve forecast accuracy (on weekly basis, at SKU level), in order to secure product availability & write-off / SLOBS minimization, ensuring that the following processes are undergone : Cross-functional alignment of the forecast and customer demands, working closely with the Commercial team to understand the market demands and forecast any spike / plunge which is of high probability;
  • Manage the forecast enrichment process (Promotions and NPD’s) and align volumes with Sales & Marketing / Trade Marketing;
  • Analyze relationship between promotional activities, new products introduction and seasonal impact on product demand to achieve accurate forecast;
  • Track all promo activities and their effectiveness related to volumes & timing accuracy;Perform demand supply control : Ensure that unconstrained demand forecast is aligned with supply ability and in case of gap, coordinate resolution with relevant stakeholders / partners;
  • Work closely with the Long-Term Demand Planning team in order to align on potential risks / opportunities identified and enrich the long term forecasting process with the most recent and relevant information (trend updates, channels / portfolio mix changes etc.);
  • Create and manage the demand forecast 0-24 months of the BU customers in JDA so that customer orders can consistently and accurately be predicted : Collaborate with Statistical forecasting SSC (Shared Service Center) team to develop the baseline forecastUnderstanding and verifying advanced statistical modelling changes to the baseline, as proposed by SSC Statistical forecasting
  • Assist in preparing the BU Demand Review (DMR) and the annual Budgeting Process;
  • Provide support to Customer collaboration team on the current / future initiatives in order to maximize customer satisfaction;
  • Develop a deep knowledge and control of the managed portfolio, driving planning excellence by facilitating the dialogue between Supply Chain, Sales and Communication based functions;
  • Provides relevant and reliable input for portfolio optimization process, interacting with functional counterparts from BU Sales, Finance, Supply and Category teams for alignment.
  • Qualifications / Requirements

    Functional competencies :

  • Bachelor degree level, preferably in Economics / Supply Chain Management
  • Minimum 3 years Supply Chain experience, preferably FMCG
  • Additional certificates like APICS-CPIM and Lean Six Sigma are an advantage
  • Able to manage, lead change and drive continuous transformation
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Quickly analyze complex problems to find actionable, pragmatic solutions
  • Transforms data and information into meaningful insights
  • Knowledge of retail (multi-channel) supply chains
  • Computer literate : Excel, Word, Power Point & solid understanding of demand planning systems, PowerBI is an advantage
  • English level advanced
  • If engaged with customer : customer management experience
  • Leadership & Individual Effectiveness / Key Behaviors :

  • Team player who contributes to building high performing teams
  • Excels in taking initiatives and finding solutions to problems ( can-do attitude)
  • Driven and enthusiastic
  • Strong service oriented attitude : listens, uses positive language, asks questions, offers solutions and communicates their outcomes
  • Fosters open communication, asks for feedback
  • Efficiently working with deadlines
  • Mindset of a strategical business partner
  • Excellent customer facing & customer collaboration qualities
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