Demand Planner

SC Johnson
08 Apr 2018
20 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
SC Johnson has opportunities for a Demand Planner (Frimley, UK)

Our internal job title at SC Johnson is Analyst - Demand Planning – UK


SC Johnson (SCJ) is one of the world’s leading makers of household brands. The company has operations in more than 70 countries and sells products in virtually every country around the world. Its product portfolio includes global brands such as Pledge®, Duck®, Mr. Muscle®, Windex®, Scrubbing Bubbles®, Glade®, Raid®, OFF!®, Baygon® and Ziploc®.

The company has been making great products for more than 125 years and the same family that started the company still owns and runs it today. For over a century, spanning five generations, the Johnson family has demanded the best for families everywhere. We currently employ approximately 13,000 people globally and generate $10 billion in sales. At the same time, we’ve established a generations-long legacy of environmental responsibility, community leadership and providing great places to work. We do this because we want to do what’s right for our business today, and also what’s right for people and the planet tomorrow.


The demand-planning organization of SC Johnson is responsible for the development of a demand forecast. The primary role of the market demand planner is to develop a demand forecast using data such as sales inputs on promotions and distribution, shipment history, competitor activities and marketing plans. This position is a key driver in creating and managing the true consumer demand signals by which to align the rest of the supply chain and company resources. This role will also be the conduit in the cluster and country between the commercial teams and all of supply chain planning

If you would like to work in a multicultural, FMCG organisation and are passionate about going further with our family, we’d like to hear from you.

Based in Frimley, Surrey, we can offer you a 4.5 day working week, competitive salary and profit share. We care about the well-being of our people and other benefits include free onsite gym with free classes, a 9-hole golf course, tennis courts, subsidised canteen and much more. Your convenience is important to us and if you're travelling on public transport we have a free shuttle bus service running from Farnborough Station – with direct services to London Waterloo – and our local station in Frimley, as well as free parking on-site.


* Use and maintain current demand planning systems to create the best forecast possible using established processes. Where applicable, utilizing the statistical feed in the system from the demand support hub.
* Collect and analyse past/future demand inputs (such as distribution gains/losses, price changes, new/discontinued products and promotion plans) from sales and marketing, and calculate their impacts on demand.
* Work with various cross functional partners on projects such as new product launches, discontinuations, and transitions to evaluate assumptions (pre and post launch) – new product forecast, pipeline fill, and cannibalization.
* Collaborate with Marketing, Trade Marketing (Customer Marketing), and Finance for advertising and promotional activities – time period, expected market penetration, reaction (uplift, cannibalization on other items/brands) and evaluate against performance from similar historical activities and to address input gaps as identified by forecast error/bias review & root.
* Ensure demand forecast is shared in level of detail and timing required by internal customers and supply chain partners with documented assumptions. Also communicating forecast confidence, including risks and opportunities.


* Undergraduate degree in a Supply Chain or Business related discipline.
* Some Supply Chain or Business experience with demonstrated results and working in a team-based, cross functional environment, preferably experience with the standard S&OP process.
* Quantitative and qualitative data analysis, including business process metrics and measures linking to business KPIs.
* Ability to manage multiple tasks and priorities and operate efficiently under continuous change.
* Attention to detail and accuracy, able to self-evaluate work and create culture of continuous improvement as well as an ability to use initiative and be proactive in anticipating problems when they occur.
* Strong knowledge Excel & PowerPoint, ideally also with competency in SAP
* Ability to interact effectively through communication, building trust and strategic working relationships, managing conflict, negotiation, gaining commitment.

You need to be legally eligible to work in country of application

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