Demand Planner Netherlands - 1 year contract

Site Name: Zeist
Posted Date: Jan 8 2020
Demand Planner

As a Demand Planner, you will convert commercial plans and market intelligence into a solid demand plan for all standard/promotional activities and customized products while achieving high demand planning KPI's, driving accuracy in long term planning and focus on cost efficiencies.
You will drive the demand planning activities across all channels/accounts in the Netherlands in cooperation with commercial, finance and wider supply organisations. You will develop high accuracy long term forecast, drive the core commercial cycle (S&OP). You will continuously seek performance improvement in planning processes and improving maintaining the related KPI metrics. You will also participate in cross functional projects across the wider business area.

Your responsibilities:

  • Drive/own end to end demand planning for nominated channels/accounts across all consumer healthcare categories to improve customer service levels and to reduce end supply chain costs and working capital.
  • Contribute/ lead market core commercial cycle meetings. (Sales and operations planning)
  • Manage internal measurement and reporting of demand planning KPI's to drive improvement initiatives.
  • Build a consensus driven demand forecast with commercial teams ensuring full volume and value alignment.
  • Maintain a detailed knowledge of all components of the demand forecast like:
    • Statistical baseline.
    • Promotion and repacking uplifts and cannibalization effects.
    • Sales and market intelligence.
    • New product introductions.
    • Consumption, stock in trade and market date.
  • Manage an effective product lifecycle management process:
    • Maintain product status from pro-launch to obsolete.
    • Proactively manage activities to clear residual and slow-moving stocks with commercial teams.
  • Interpret the key trends impacting individual channel/account performance
  • Provide expert input into the key market core commercial cycle meetings
  • Own and improve market forecast accuracy, forecast bias and forecast completeness KPI's.
  • Complete full root cause analyses and build mitigation plans for key issues impacting performance
  • Work with Sales and Commercial teams to ensure promotional activities and new product launch pipeline are fully reflected in the forecast
  • Integrate customer inputs and insights from market data to the demand forecast
  • Working effectively with peers and managers in the commercial and supply organization.


Why you?
Basic Qualifications:
We are looking for professionals with these required skills to achieve our goals:
  • Work experience for 2 years within demand planning activities
  • Experience of driving improvement projects, individually or in bigger project teams
  • Experience from SAP and APO planning.
  • Strong Excel skills
  • Ability to manage complex data and processes
  • Exceptional analytical skills and problem-solving capabilities
  • Human Skills: Able to manage multiple tasks. High level of accuracy. Attention to detail.
  • Excellent communication and listening skills. Continuous improvement mindset.
  • Language: Dutch, English.
  • Professional Competencies: strong sales & service focus, good sense for quality and
  • business requirements, self-managed, fast and action oriented.
  • Ability to follow and be adherent to processes


Preferred Qualifications:
If you have the following characteristics it would be a plus:
  • Statistical Forecasting experience

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