Manager, Demand Planning Job Description

Manager, Demand Planning Job Description

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Manager, demand planning provides training and support to Sales and others as needed with respect to forecasting tools and processes.

Manager, Demand Planning Duties & Responsibilities

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Interface with business partners and alignment of the most realistic forecast in terms of Net Sales, Standard Margin and Volumes • Drive consensus in the unconstraint Demand between Heads of Channels and Brands, Finance Director and the GM
Create and/or enhance sales and demand forecasting spreadsheets, simplifying the process or researching other mechanisms such as new software or utilizing systems we may have already
Manages replenishment, promotional and seasonal forecasting to achieve sales, inventory productivity and in stock targets
Oversee the Revenue (Sales) and Demand Forecast, Planning & Analysis
Review promotional discount offers and provide feedback on sales promotion results
Overseeing the consolidation of sales plans across regions and all brands
Managing inventory levels to optimise Sales while controlling the amount inventory being held at the warehouse
At least three years’ experience in forecasting and/or S&OP in FMGC or similar
Coordinating the scheduling team activities to finding solutions with factories, marketing, sales and warehouses to ensure the highest quality of customer service and facilitating relations
Work with Marketing on portfolio flow plan incorporating investment & activity plan and input from sales

Manager, Demand Planning Qualifications

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Licensing or Certifications for Manager, Demand Planning

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Education for Manager, Demand Planning

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Employers hiring for the manager, demand planning job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Business, Engineering, Supply Chain Management, MBA, Finance, Statistics, Mathematics, Marketing, Business/Administration, Management

Skills for Manager, Demand Planning

Desired skills for manager, demand planning include:

MS Office
Finance
Sales
Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint
Sales Strategy and Brand positioning
ERP System
Forecasting
Excel
Demand management/forecasting tools
Forecasting processes in sales

Desired experience for manager, demand planning includes:

Experience with SAP AFS and advanced planning solutions like APO, Demantra
Cosmetic or Consumer Packaged Goods industry experience - a plus
Excellent math and critical thinking skills required, the ability to communicate at the appropriate level of detail or summarization, given the audience and objective
Minimum 5 years work experience preferably within a FMCG industry
Data management/databases
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Manager, Demand Planning Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking for a manager, demand planning. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for manager, demand planning
  • Support the weekly and monthly Sales and Operations (S&OP) planning process by working across functional areas and with suppliers to address demand and supply imbalances
  • Review historical sales trends, analyze demand drivers, prepare forecast data, develop statistical forecast models, and evaluate forecast results
  • Lead the consensus building between the company sales plans, the financial plans and the rolling forecast (up to 18-24 months)
  • Interfaces with Distribution Planning to ensure formal system inclusion of non-sales demand
  • Coordinates the monthly Demand Review meeting to gain consensus on the latest 12-month demand plan using input from Sales, Marketing, Category Management, Trade, and Business Development
  • Interacts with Sales, Marketing, Trade, and Business Development to determine assumptions, latest market trends, and promotional activities
  • Identifies solutions with Customers, Sales, and Production Planning to balance supply with demand
  • Facilitates sales planning and promotion planning activities to achieve the budget for that segment of the business
  • Where supply constraints exist, develop and evaluate demand plan options such as promotion and launch dates with Sales and Marketing
  • Demand Forecasting – provide leadership and structure to the consensus forecast process within the Division
Qualifications for manager, demand planning
  • Goal-oriented, problem solving flexible approach
  • Lead team through monthly demand planning processes which includes building forecasts, analyzing forecasts, making recommendations and Incorporating historical and market intelligence data into current forecast
  • Manages and executes new Demand Planning Strategy from ground up
  • Demonstrated experience defining statistical experiments and using analytical tools (SAS, SPSS, R)
  • Demonstrated experience using business intelligence, data warehousing, data mining, modeling, data analysis, and data visualization tools (SQL, Python, Hadoop, Tableau)
  • Bachelor's degree in Mathematics or Statistics, preferred Master's or PhD degree in Mathematics and Statistics
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Job Description Example
Our growing company is hiring for a manager, demand planning. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for manager, demand planning
  • Work with the CDO (Customer Development Organization) Sales teams and Channel Marketing contacts to reflect promotional volumes and placement changes for demand visibility and Supply Chain execution
  • Lead the monthly collaborative planning cycle outlined by the S&OP process to achieve a consensus demand plan by working with Sales, Channel Marketing, and customer contacts
  • Lead monthly Demand Review meeting with Franchise heads to ensure clear communication regarding forecast, forecast variances and changes
  • Interface and communicate with Supply Planning team on forecast changes
  • Run all required process and files regarding Rolling forecast calculation on behalf of Supply Chain team
  • Provide input to the Supply Planning Team in developing inventory strategies on existing items, new products, and product phase-outs
  • Closely coordinate and communicate action plans with supply planning team
  • Drive process improvements in Promo and NPI planning and install follow-up on effectiveness of chosen strategies
  • Ensure appropriate identification and understanding of demand forecast changes against short and long term horizons to support effective supply chain function
  • Manages the conversion of aggregate
Qualifications for manager, demand planning
  • To articulate the business risks and opportunities through fact-based analysis and courageously present unbiased view to senior management
  • Extensive experience managing in a PMO environment with responsibility for end to end shared service support
  • Proven experience of senior stakeholder management with the ability to influence and negotiate
  • Extensive experience of leading large teams across a variety of functions
  • Ideally you will have Prince2 Project Management, CIPD qualifications
  • Experience of learning function management in customer management environments
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Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is searching for experienced candidates for the position of manager, demand planning. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for manager, demand planning
  • Support KD projects and delivery issues for Group Trucks Asia & JVs Sales markets
  • Logistics support for Group Trucks Asia & JVs Sales markets and towards GTO CVA, LS and TSSC
  • Drive supply chain and lead time improvements for Group Trucks Asia & JVs Sales
  • Group Trucks Asia & JVs Sales global Demand Planning management towards Global S&OP, GTO and markets
  • Support the development of a fact based performance management culture for Group Trucks Asia & JVs Sales S&OP and Logistics hence promote and transfer knowledge in the MAS tools and processes
  • Coordinate with the Sales organization to incorporate market intelligence to enrich the baseline forecast and ensure known drivers accounted for (e.g., promotional effects, new product introductions)
  • Manage the forecasting and planning process, lead the implementation and drive the improvement plans in terms of process, system and people skills
  • Ensure proper analysis of sales performance and deviation roots causes
  • Conduct and execute the Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) process for the business
  • Contribute to the Supply Planning strategies by product and geographical market
Qualifications for manager, demand planning
  • Fundamental knowledge of Supply Chain, Supply/Demand relationship
  • Three (3) year experience responsible for logistics/transportation function
  • At least 5 years experience in demand planning (preferable in FMCG in multinational company)
  • Understanding of demand and supply alignment (planning cycles, inventory management, ABC and XYZ analysis)
  • ERP experience (preferable SAP)
  • Fluent Polish and English, Russian is plus
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Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking to fill the role of manager, demand planning. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for manager, demand planning
  • Maintains a yearly profit plan forecast and monthly rolling forecasts within an 18 month forecasting horizon
  • Own the quarterly demand review process for the region by providing the data and market specific knowledge
  • Develop yourself, people and processes and expand use of technology
  • Collaborate with other demand planner in other regions to build a cross regional excellence in processes
  • Ensure adherence to Demand Planning Key Performance Indicators
  • Ensure adherence to Inventory Key Performance Indicators ( Days Cover
  • Hire, train and mentor new planners
  • Analyze performance data (including Point of Sale (POS), shipments, and inventory) to identify and understand trends to determine the future impact to the forecast
  • Communicate the monthly channel forecast to all stakeholders using standard communication tools and reports
  • Work with the cross functional partners to collect, determine impact and incorporate market intelligence
Qualifications for manager, demand planning
  • Be a natural people leader that builds right network inside and outside of Supply Chain
  • University degree / proven project management experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Supply Chain, Engineering, Mathematics or a related field, or examples of exceptional ability
  • 5+ years’ in a leadership role, preferably in a service supply chain or manufacturing environment
  • Adept at managing multiple projects simultaneously and prioritizing tasks based on demand despite changes in work scope or focus
  • Able to strategically plan at a high level and execute on tactical implementation while solving for the challenge at hand
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Manager, Demand Planning Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking for a manager, demand planning. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for manager, demand planning
  • Educate, champion, and audit the sales & operations planning program across the enterprise
  • Leadership of a team of Business Analysts and Volume Management specialists (team of 5)
  • Management of daily us of SQL and other business analytical tools
  • Conduct daily root cause analysis, taking into consideration long term business objectives plans and goals, whilst ensuring prioritisation of key factors
  • Ensure the right items, at the right quantity, at the shelf at the right time through the accurate development of forecasts
  • Understand the impact of 2P and 3P activity on our business and customer demand plan
  • Analyze current inventory position vs
  • As a key member of the Global Supply Chain team, you will take full responsibility and ownership of the Global Demand Plan (GDP), working with local territory planners (direct reports), to maintain current and accurate source of planning data for all territories
  • Generate and execute a workable Supply Plan to meet Demand and ensure timely inventory supply from manufacture to territory Distribution Centre
  • Work with other Global Supply Chain team members in executing the Supply Plan, to ensure alignment with Manufacturing Capacity and Planning
Qualifications for manager, demand planning
  • Previous experience in consumer health/consumer package goods highly preferred
  • Be comfortable with and capable of delivering results in a complex matrix structure
  • 2 to 4 years experience in the area of demand planning & customer service management
  • Knowledge of ERP/MRP, BI Tools, CRM systems
  • Ability to analyze and resolve planning problems independently and collaboratively with co-workers
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Supply Chain, Engineering, Mathematics or equivalent experience or evidence of exceptional ability

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