Demand Planner - 6 Months Contract

Posted Date 25 days ago
Location Dubai
Job Reference 32565
Salary 0.0

Contract: 6 months (with a possibility of extension)

Role Summary:

Demand Planner is responsible for incorporating macro trends into regional forecasts for self care, dermo-cosmetics as well as product discontinuations. The forecast build should also incorporate business intelligence and forecast information gathered from sales, marketing, finance, replenishment analysts, and other sources where applicable across 24-month horizon. Managing the MTO process for this specialty range.

Forecasting and S&OP Management:

  • Maintains and understands the sales data at different aggregation levels (brands, sub-brands, SKUs, variants, sizes, distribution channels, demand groups and demand locations).
  • Gathers information and document assumptions based on historical data, business intelligence gathered from sales, marketing, finance, retailers, and other sources.
  • Produces unconstrained base demand plan utilizing APO statistical modelling in collaboration with central demand planning team.
  • Maintains and validates assumptions of activities calendar and events forecasting building blocks.
  • Facilitates parts of the S&OP process to gain consensus and alignment with all stakeholders involved in the process to arrive at one unbiased aligned number, practicing the IBP concepts.
  • While managing a group of brands, maintains the lead in supporting the ME S&OP process by ensuring that local market insights are fed back to the Dubai head office throw a two stage process.

Risk Management and Inventory Health:

  • Works with the ME team to identify, manage and communicate supply criticalities to all stakeholders outside the 3month horizon. Collaborates with the regional supply planners to assign the right priority and action plan to minimize such supply risks.
  • Co-owns with RSP inventory DOS and stock cover for his/her assigned products category / inventory location.
  • Performs SLOB risk analysis and initiate action plans with marketing/commercial team to keep SLOB provisions at minimum level.
  • Supervise planning of Co-pack activities and work closely with hub operations team to execute these plans.

New Products Introduction:

  • Locally owns NPI project management from supply chain point of view, collaborating with regional supply planners, regulatory, marketing, commercial and operations team to ensure successful on time NPI launch up the point that is handed over to OPEX.
  • Manages Phase in Phase Out (PIPO) changes at SKU level and communicate changes to all stakeholders.
  • Collaborates with Data Governance to ensure product codes are created in the system at the right time.

Experience and Qualifications Required:

  • University degree in Engineering, Business Management, or similar.
  • Years of Experience: 4 working experience, 2 in Demand Planning
  • Excellent communication skills in English (writing and speaking)

Contract: 6 months (with a possibility of extension)

Role Summary:

Demand Planner is responsible for incorporating macro trends into regional forecasts for self care, dermo-cosmetics as well as product discontinuations. The forecast build should also incorporate business intelligence and forecast information gathered from sales, marketing, finance, replenishment analysts, and other sources where applicable across 24-month horizon. Managing the MTO process for this specialty range.

Forecasting and S&OP Management:

  • Maintains and understands the sales data at different aggregation levels (brands, sub-brands, SKUs, variants, sizes, distribution channels, demand groups and demand locations).
  • Gathers information and document assumptions based on historical data, business intelligence gathered from sales, marketing, finance, retailers, and other sources.
  • Produces unconstrained base demand plan utilizing APO statistical modelling in collaboration with central demand planning team.
  • Maintains and validates assumptions of activities calendar and events forecasting building blocks.
  • Facilitates parts of the S&OP process to gain consensus and alignment with all stakeholders involved in the process to arrive at one unbiased aligned number, practicing the IBP concepts.
  • While managing a group of brands, maintains the lead in supporting the ME S&OP process by ensuring that local market insights are fed back to the Dubai head office throw a two stage process.

Risk Management and Inventory Health:

  • Works with the ME team to identify, manage and communicate supply criticalities to all stakeholders outside the 3month horizon. Collaborates with the regional supply planners to assign the right priority and action plan to minimize such supply risks.
  • Co-owns with RSP inventory DOS and stock cover for his/her assigned products category / inventory location.
  • Performs SLOB risk analysis and initiate action plans with marketing/commercial team to keep SLOB provisions at minimum level.
  • Supervise planning of Co-pack activities and work closely with hub operations team to execute these plans.

New Products Introduction:

  • Locally owns NPI project management from supply chain point of view, collaborating with regional supply planners, regulatory, marketing, commercial and operations team to ensure successful on time NPI launch up the point that is handed over to OPEX.
  • Manages Phase in Phase Out (PIPO) changes at SKU level and communicate changes to all stakeholders.
  • Collaborates with Data Governance to ensure product codes are created in the system at the right time.

Experience and Qualifications Required:

  • University degree in Engineering, Business Management, or similar.
  • Years of Experience: 4 working experience, 2 in Demand Planning
  • Excellent communication skills in English (writing and speaking)