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Demand Planner

Country : United Kingdom United Kingdom

Region : London

County : Greater London

Town : London

Category : Logistics

Contract type : Permanent

Availability : Full time

Job description

Regional Demand Planner
The Regional Demand Planning and S&OP leader will play an instrumental role in the delivery of our commercial strategies, achievement of operational goals and evolution of our Supply Chain capabilities in the UK & Ireland market to begin. Responsible for a multi-brand division, the S&OP leader will lead an integrated and highly collaborative Sales & Operations Planning process across the business, steering key business decisions. This role requires a blend of leadership, commercial awareness, extensive S&OP process knowledge and technical experience with supply chain planning systems. Ultimately, this role will drive outstanding forecast accuracy through deep data analytics and leveraging market information.
- Reports to Head of Supply and Demand Planning
- Job Location: London, UK
- Contract type: Permanent
- One Direct Member of Staff
- Lead the Sales & Operations Planning process for a portfolio of brands
- Generate & calibrate the statistical forecast driving forecast accuracy of core, new launch and animation programs
- Partner with Commercial and Marketing teams to assess and capture local market information that will influence demand (i.e. specific events, distribution changes, cannibalization) based on Brand strategies or market trends
- Lead inventory analysis and effectively communicate challenges and opportunities to enable critical business and operating decisions with senior leadership for supply planning
- Build holistic new product launch and animation forecasts leveraging benchmark information and considering wider implications for the category / portfolio
- Lead monthly gap analysis between demand and financial plans, facilitating alignment decisions and capturing key business opportunities and risks
- Control the purchasing and supply of all point of sale materials with Marketing and Finance teams
- Partner with Supply Planning to facilitate highly effective operations management over the short-term horizon, enabling first class customer service and inventory optimisation results
- Lead the continued education and development of S&OP capabilities across the business
- Advocate and lead the wider supply chain transformation initiatives
Key Relationships:
- EMEA Regional Supply Chain
- Commercial Sales
- Brand Marketing
- Supply Planners
- Finance
- Customer Services and Distribution
- In depth working knowledge of the cosmetics sector or of a similarly face-paced sector (FMCG, Mass retail...)
- Proven commercial forecasting experience
- Advanced knowledge of demand planning and statistical forecasting
- Strong ability to lead, influence and communicate across the organisation
- Able to be flexible and adaptive in prioritising to meet deadlines
- Alignment with the group's « Trust8 » working principles: Think Big, Take Risks, Hands on, Collaborate, Be Open, Act with Integrity, Be Accountable, Applaud Success
- Capability and ambition to grow into a regional lead of S&OP
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