Demand Planning Manager (EMEA)

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    Greater Manchester, England

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    6 months ago

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Job Title: Demand Planning Manager (EMEA)

Location: Manchester, Greater Manchester, North West

Salary: Competitive Basic+Package

A leading global manufacturer is looking to recruit a proven and experienced Demand Planning Manager (EMEA) to capitalise on year on year growth and look to analyse supply chain performance and deliver import projects to further support/solidify the business's operation.

The successful individual is responsible for coordinating, reviewing, and ultimately consolidating regional demand forecasts to ensure an effective and predictable Sales & Operations (S&OP) process.

The company have a long standing excellent reputation, are highly successful, and are on a continued growth strategy.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Coordinates development of product forecasts by region over short/medium/long term planning horizon (ie. 24+ months rolling forecast)
  • Review forecasts in conjunction with e.g. Sales Ops., Distributors
  • Analyses key customer ordering patterns, product sales trends, and the impact of Product/Marketing plans on the regions to improve predictability of forecasts
  • Develops the monthly KPI package and drives improvements related to demand management
  • Follows up with required stakeholders to resolve forecast issues and improve accuracy
  • Identifies risks and opportunities and develops scenario plans to optimise results
  • Formally handover monthly demand plans to supply planners for fulfilment i.e. Demand and Supply balancing
  • Supports preparation and facilitation of Regional Demand Reviews and other associated S&OP meetings, including consolidation and distribution of presentation materials, presentation of plans, meeting notes/action items, etc
  • Supports the ongoing process improvement of S&OP process with focus on demand
  • Supports implementation of S&OP enabling software and related tools

Skills, Knowledge and Experience Required:

  • Strong interpersonal and influencing skills, with the ability to build credible relationships with multiple internal functions, and where applicable, external strategic business partners.
  • Strong experience in Demand Planning and/or Sales & Operations Planning
  • Experience implementing new business processes and driving organizational change
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills including statistical analysis
  • Advanced knowledge of operations/manufacturing systems, including S&OP/MRP concepts
  • Advanced knowledge of S&OP systems and processes
  • Oracle ERP and Kinaxis RR Planning software a plus
  • Bachelor of Science or equivalent in Management, Business Administration, Supply Chain or related field