Demand Planner II GMG
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Demand forecasts for markets sourcing from US & Canada
This is a pivotal role at the heart of our growing export business – dealing direct with internal and external stakeholders so requiring excellent communication skills and an eye for detail.
To maintain the ongoing 12 month forecast for GMG business, to support the entry, storage and generation of forecasts and to produce accurate KPIs.
To lead improvement in the accuracy of sales forecasts, liaising with both commercial and operation functions.
To play a key role in the Sales & Operational Planning Process in GMG, and improvements both in the process itself, format and content of information used.
To share best practices within the Demand Planning team for reapplication in other geographies
To develop an understanding of GMG business, to develop and improve sales forecasts, working proactively with both the commercial teams and their distributors.
To develop, with the commercial teams, launch forecasts for both new markets and new products in existing markets, to ensure initial commitments are neither excessive nor inadequate.
Working with a cross-functional team, make recommendations and ensure that inventory & customer service risks as well as business growth opportunities are highlighted via S&OP so that appropriate business decisions are made. Follow through post-launch to ensure any deviations are flagged via S&OP.
To challenge sales forecast information provided by commercial teams where significant changes have occurred and understand their reason for changing.
To analyse sales history and create trend analysis, enabling forward projections based on statistics to be generated for comparison vs commercial team forecasts.
To ensure correct and timely entry of forecasts into the Manugistics or SAP system.
To alert Supply Chain on anticipated demand changes or potential opportunities likely to be of an exceptional nature.
Carry out monthly meetings with account managers reviewing the root cause of forecast variance.
To be the owner of the demand plans for the allocated business area
To maintain the Manugistics / SAP system with updated sales forecasts and prepare monthly forecast accuracy KPIs
To continuously improve forecast accuracy using historical data and other insights gained through regular communication with the commercial teams and their distributors
To review all GMG forecasts to generate metrics regarding accuracy
To work with the commercial teams to continuously improve the current demand planning process and information exchanges with distributors, liasing with other functions (i.e. customer service, supply planning, IT) as required to ensure processes are ready to accommodate the planned business growth
To run the SAP unconsumed forecast report and agree realignments or cancellations with commercial teams, to ensure proactive and correct prioritisation of requirements for optimal customer service and inventory levels.
Create presentation material and content for the S&OP meetings.
Proactively supply information to commercial teams to support and encourage continuous forecast improvement.
Close liaison with commercial teams in GMG
Close liaison with Supply Chain teams
Work with International counterparts to ensure best practise is shared.
Education and Experience
•BS degree required, preferably in Business Logistics
•2 – 5 years planning experience preferred
•Working knowledge of JDA preferred
•Extremely organized and detail oriented
•Ability to analyze data and determine opportunities for improvement
•Excellent interpersonal skills, both verbal and written
•The ideal candidate must be a professional team-oriented individual who can manage multiple projects simultaneously in a fast-paced environment and be able to adhere to deadlines
Note: the position is based in Ewing, USA but travel to distributor sites may be required
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