Demand Planner

    • Bucharest, Romania

Company Description

BIC® products are known and appreciated all over the world for their quality, their affordability and ease of use. The ballpoint pen, the pocket lighter, the one-piece shaver are all part of the daily lives of millions of consumers. These products make BIC® one of the best known international brands, present in 3.2 million retail outlets, in more than 160 countries. As we explore the tremendous opportunities ahead, we have a need for dedicated and dynamic employees to help build our team. With a strong commitment to encouraging future and current team members to “Unlock the Best You!” the BIC People Promise reinforces the principle that people are at the heart of its business success. BIC is committed to its team members and to the promise of helping them unlock their full potential.

Job Description

JOB SUMMARY

  • Build and validate sales forecast at short, medium and long term on several European markets for all product categories

     

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES / TASKS

  • Works closely with KAM and local Marketing to forecast the volumes of each item sold by the country / area, horizon 18 months

  • Update forecast into JDA Manugistics;

  • Provides support to Finance Department during quarterly updates of 18 Mo Financial Rolling Forecast;

  • Works in a close collaboration with the Central Demand Planner responsible for the long-term volumes consolidation;

  • Works in close collaboration with the Short-Term Product Availability Coordinator;

  • Works in close collaboration with the Supply Planners for mid/long term volumes

  • Follows up promotional operations according to the promo plan of the country / area;

  • Coordinates actions that contribute to secure product availability, with a strong focus on TOP SKUs, key promotions and new listings;

  • Monitors constantly products under quota and sends regular updates of sales vs quota towards Sales and Marketing Departments;  

  • Organizes monthly forecast validation meeting with management;

  • Analyzes and communicates the forecast accuracy results by KAM, product category and Division of Sales;

  • Proposes actions to achieve and improve forecast accuracy and to secure the products availability;

  • Coordinate the slow mover reduction with Sales/Marketing

Qualifications

 

  • 1-3 years’ experience in DEMAND

  • English: ability to animate 1-day presentation in English, challenge people in English.

  • 5-10% travel in Europe (10-20 days abroad) - depending of the scope assigned

  • Strong analytical skills

  • Ability to challenge and convince his interlocutors

  • Well organized, management of priorities

  • Decision making skills

  • Good use of IT systems, particularly Excel

  • Can work autonomously

  • Pro active

  • Good interpersonal & communication skills, strong team player 

     

 


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