Demand Forecasting Manager

Basic qualifications:

  • University graduate or relevant practical experience.
  • supply chain related discipline, logistics, supply management, demand management, operational management.
  • Role requires the individual to be highly numerate with sound knowledge of how supply chains operate end-to-end.
  • Experience of multiple business cycle in Commercial Sales / Marketing / Demand Forecasting / Finance operations, ideally in a Pharmaceutical environment.
  • Specialist knowledge of Demand Forecasting, preferably managing strategic therapies/brands/market.
  • This role requires subject matter expertise in the field of Demand Forecasting as this is the specialism offered by this role and her/his team.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Details:

Job Description Summary-The Demand Forecasting Manager is responsible for the development of a robust, un-biased and comprehensive sales forecast for an assigned Therapy/SKU portfolio and multiple markets that are managed from Demand Forecasting hub.

The Demand Forecasting Manager is responsible for driving improvements in forecast accuracy and securing as a result improved customer service and lower working capital.

Job Description-operates the volume forecasting process within the Supply Chain Operating Model supporting the Core Commercial Cycle (CCC) for an assigned set of Therapies/Markets in order to improve customer service levels and reduce working capital

responsible within assigned Therapies for the calculation and reporting of demand forecasting KPIs to drive improvements in accuracy , bias, working capital and customer service

Partners with the LOC Marketing teams and leads the monthly Forecast Review Meetings to discuss baseline forecasts and agree any forecast adjustments across relevant Therapies.

responsible to ensure, through input from the LOCs, that there is a comprehensive total volume forecast including New Product Introduction, competitor activity and Tenders to ensure proper production planning is in place

Prepares forecast inputs into the key Core Commercial Cycle (CCC) meetings including Demand Review, feeding through to Supply Review and regional S&OP meetings.

promotes a 'one number' mindset to drive business decision-making and forecast transparency / functional accountability

Contributes to strategic global and regional projects that will use demand forecasting as a lever to unlock further benefits in GSK's supply chain including Inventory Reduction, ERP, Supply Chain Transformation etc.

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