Sales and Operations Planning, IBP, Demand Planning Analyst, Gartner Research, Flexible Europe Location

· Drive research on trends and best practices on demand planning, S&OP and Integrated Business Planning processes and programs. Specifically:

• The relationship between demand planning, S&OP and other processes

• The business case for better demand planning and investment in S&OP

• The state of the art for demand planning and S&OP technology and process

• ‘How-to’ advice for leading demand planning teams

· Responsible for developing and writing in-depth reports that demonstrate a mastery of best practices and strategies to guide user decision-making in supply chain strategy and execution for these sectors

· Responsible for ongoing publication of research notes that are topical, based on case studies or follow on from research reports to generate client readership and interaction

· Demonstrate expertise through development of presentations and client interaction covering specific trends and best practices.

· Conduct ongoing interaction with clients and prospects in these verticals (including meetings, conference calls, strategy sessions and formal presentations).

· Prepare and deliver presentations at Gartner, industry and professional association conferences, and client briefings. Collaborate across research groups to ensure presentations and messages comprehensively represent best practices.

· Support the Gartner sales team in closing deals through proof of capability.


· 10+ years of experience in supply chain. Functional experience should include SC strategy and planning roles. Expertise is essential in implementing and designing S&OP/Integrated Business Planning processes, implementing best practice, thought leadership surrounding S&OP/IBP functions.

· Deep understanding of the end-to-end supply chain, and ability to link best practices, business strategies, goals & metrics to client’s business strategies.

· Ability to interact at all levels of an organization on supply chain and business issues.

· Ability to represent and defend analysis in client interactions.

· Excellent writing and presentation skills. Written work must be concise and persuasive.

· Strong communication and interpersonal skills.

· Be able to travel minimum 5 working days per month and attend 2 Gartner conferences per year.

· Bachelors degree. MBA preferred.

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