• Brussel
  • 40 uur
  • HBO
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Demand Planner in Brussel

  • 24 december 2018
  • Brussel
  • 40 uur
  • HBO


  • 24 december 2018
  • vacaturenummer: 9061800

The purpose of the Demand Planning job can be split in 2 parts:
A responsibility for forecast and longer term volume planning;
He/ She is an important business partner for Marketing, Sales, Finance and Trade Category Management.
This leads to an exciting balance between number crunching and stakeholder management based on strong relations.
The forecasting part means responsibility for the total volume forecast for a rolling horizon of 18-24 months. The main focus is on the horizon of 0 - 6 months providing the business with a robust rolling volume forecast using category market intelligence. You are the driver of the volume forecast in the S&OP process (Business Forecast Process). 
There is a part which is more operational, you need to be able to get energy in spotting short term challenges and agreeing with the factory/ short term ops lead and sales contacts on rapid solutions making the best out of an supply issue or last minute demand opportunity.
The business partnering sits in all elements. You help the factory and European SC to see and understand the market dynamics and equally Marketing and Sales to understand future volume trends and SC capabilities. As the planner is such an important pin in this web, clear communication is essential in order to succeed.

This challenging role in more details consists of but certainly is not limited to

Responsible for KPI’s as Forecast Accuracy, Forecast Bias, Dispatch Rate and Obsoletes.
Managing appropriate stock levels, driven by forecast improvements;
Manage the demand plan across multiple of markets; 
Innovation / relaunches;
Translate the innovation forecast for the full horizon (0-24 months) in APO.
Represent Marketing Sales Organization Supply Chain in Innovation project/ launch meetings for Go to market;
Check feasibility of timings and production capacity of innovations and relaunches;
Translate phasing in and out plan in the planning system in cooperation with the Supply Chain Operations and Customer teams.;

Business Partnering
Establish and maintain strong relationships with Sales, Trade Category Management, Marketing, and Finance business partners for forecast optimization purposes and perfect execution of product launches;
Understanding of the emotion of the business in order to communicate and distribute the correct information to the business (develop a high degree of business sense). 
Obsoletes management
Provide transparency about potential risks and obsolete regarding innovations, delisting’s and relaunches;
Focus on prevention and solving of obsoletes (including approval of the business);
Represent Supply Chain with respect to obsolete related topics.  


HBO/WO education;
Analytical, Excel skills are the basics, Power BI the new tool set;
Excellent communication skills. Lost in translation happens between levels, cultures and functions. Can you communicate across?
Structured way of working, you like your lists and checks.Passion for building and improving relationships cross countries and cross functions within an energizing multinational environment;
Knowledge of demand planning and systems, e.g. SAP/ APO/ IBP / Excel/ Power BI (nice to haves);
Operational experience in and knowledge of the Supply Chain;
Experience in the area of FMCG is preferred;
Languages: fluent English 


You will be seconded for approximately 6 to 9 months at our principal's, mainly on their more than average conditions


Our principal is a global leader within the FMCG.


Voor meer informatie neem je contact op met Baris Karabulut via telefoonnummer 06-83973418

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