Senior Demand Planning Manager

Recruiter
Aldena Associates Ltd
Location
Surrey
Posted
10 Oct 2018
Closes
08 Nov 2018
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Key Responsibilities

Short/Medium term Demand Forecasting & Planning for the UK and Ireland:

* Leading the development of the unconstrained demand process.

* Leading and where necessary, challenging the consensus demand forecast with sales teams, Product Marketing team and our external customers.

Responsible for Supply Plans i.e. stock purchasing to support demand plan:

* Managing and controlling levels of finished goods stock at own warehouses and with distributors to ensure optimal product availability and supply chain planning plus best in class inventory management.

* Take accountability for monitoring and analysing actual performance versus forecast and provide financial analysis, including KPIs, for management decision making.

Execution and Performance Management:

* Monitoring and analysing weekly/monthly/quarterly performance against Demand/Supply plans.

* Setting up monthly Sales Targets for the business and managing the execution of short/medium term demand plans, sales plan and supply plan.

* Taking corrective action, by allocating supply in periods of shortage according to channel stocks and other market factors whilst keeping stakeholders fully informed in good time.

Building a great level of customer collaboration in terms of demand planning:

* Leading and/or initiating in Supply Chain and cross functional projects and undertake ad-hoc work as required to support the business from a Supply Chain perspective.

Leadership:

* This role provides leadership of Demand & Supply Forecasting and planning function across multiple business areas. The role has two direct reports: the Demand Planning Manager who manages the execution of short/medium term demand plans and the Supply planning manager who is responsible of all stock purchasing.

Key Competencies/Characteristics

* In-depth understanding and working knowledge of demand planning strategy, S&OP development and leadership and/or customer collaboration strategies such as CPFR/VMI essential.

* Excellent education and strong career progression to date; Degree in Mathematics, Economics, Supply Chains advantaged.

* Consumer Electronics/FMCG experience highly desired

* Strong organizational skills and analytical skills

Advanced level in Microsoft (Excel), Power point and good working knowledge in SAP

To be successful in this role you ideally have/are:-

* You must demonstrate clear evidence of strong Demand planning and Operations skills and progress made in this area in your career to-date.

* You must excel in setting priorities and multi-tasking in order to meet tight deadlines though are also able to operate in a flexible way and use your initiative in your work.

* You must demonstrate a track record of success and are now keen to develop your career with a leading multinational Consumer Electronics Goods company

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