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Demand Planning Business Partner

Frimley

Job description

Job Purpose:

Lead and execute the demand planning process for all EGC products for the UK and drive improvement in forecast error; work with Sales and Marketing and support the S&OP process specifically related to facilitating the Demand review meeting; resolve demand-related questions by troubleshooting and working with other functions; drive improvement in forecast error by analysing existing processes and implementing improvement.

Responsible for getting an accurate demand signal through sales and working with plant planners to ensure inventory is in the correct location to fulfil customer orders. Responsible for making a tie between the operational and financial forecasts.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

Forecasting Work with sales to develop a forecast in IBP for the UK.

POS forecast leading to Ship forecast for 50% of the business with National Account customers such as B&Q and Homebase.

Statistical based forecast for the other half of the business for wholesalers and garden centres.

Provide one point of contact for all forecasting related questions from other functions. Collaborate with Sales teams and customers to integrate customer specific information into the demand planning process.

Facilitate field sales input process: Collate field sales input into JDA demand plan.

Support S&OP: Lead cross-functional meetings to review rolled up forecasts across all customers. Evaluate forecasting feedback from other functions and incorporate into IBP forecast when required. Bring management team to consensus on operational forecast and tie operational forecast to financial forecast.

Continuous Improvement: Drive continuous improvement by examining existing demand planning processes. Reduce forecast error through projects such as analysis of promotional input and evaluation of new forecasting methods/tools. Work with other European planners to ensure consistency of process.

Customer service: Work with plant Planners to ensure inventory is in the correct location to fulfil customer orders. Ensure forecasts map to the correct locations.

About you:

Highly numerate, able to assimilate and analyse large quantities of data

Highly customer focused (internal and external)

Demand Planning experience within FMCG business

Must have an inquisitive nature

Good communication skills

Analytical with an eye for detail

Ability to work under pressure and to tight timelines whist still retaining accuracy

Must follow projects through to completion

Good organisational skills

Team player

Job type
Permanent
Posted
2022-06-22T00:00:00