Position: Demand Planning Manager
The Demand and Supply Planning Manager position is responsible for the following:
Sales and Operations Planning – 30%
- Coordination of cross-functional activities to reconcile significant variances and refine the forecast model to reflect updated sales and marketing assumptions.
- Utilization of a collaborative and consensus approach by working with Manufacturing, Sales, Marketing and Customer Finance to obtain and ensure that current and accurate information is used for demand forecasts.
Development of demand forecasts (operational forecasts) – 30%
- Historical review of sales trends, demand drivers, forecast data, development of statistical forecast models and evaluate forecast results.
- Providing input to the Supply Planning organization in developing inventory strategies on existing items, new products, and product phase-outs.
Maintain master Data for demand management – 15%
- Clean up of master data and maintaining its integrity
Administrative functions and any other duties as assigned by the Supply Chain Manager – 10%
- Timely and accurate submission of required reports
- Effective management of subordinates which includes coaching and mentoring
Collaborate regionally with Demand planners in SEA – 15%
- Focus group for improvement on demand forecast
- Implementation of best practice
- Coach and build process within the supply chain and commercial team
Education, Experience, Skills
- Education - Industrial engineering graduate or equivalent
- Experience - at least 2 years experience in Supply Chain Management (i.e. Warehouse Ops, Transport Ops, Demand and Supply Planning, etc.)
- Skills - Demonstrate proficiency in statistics, forecasting and forecasting methods with an understanding of their financial and operational impacts. Knowledge of any Demand Planning and/or WMS software is an advantage. Experienced with other software packages including Windows, and Microsoft Office. This position requires strong analytical, organizational, decision making, and presentation skills. Strong interpersonal skills are also essential to effectively interact with all teams, areas, and levels of business affecting the forecast process. Good facilitation skills are required.