Demand Planning Manager

Demand Planning Manager

A leading FMCG Manufacturer in the Wembley area is currently seeking a Planning Manager to lead and drive improvements in the demand planning process.

The Demand Planning Manager will work cross-functionally and be responsible for delivering accurate volume forecast.  You will provide support to the Senior Management Team in making effective decisions for the business and must be a strong influencer and communicator.

The successful Demand Planner will be able to build and maintain strong working relationships with experience of S&OP processes and procedures.  You will have knowledge of customer planning and / or supply planning, be driven and able to challenge stakeholders at all levels.  You will be a self-motivated analytical individual, able to provide accurate and detailed forecasting and be confident in leading change.

Responsibilities of the Demand Planning Manager include:
Lead demand review consensus process
Day to day production scheduling
Analyse trends to drive improvements in forecast accuracy
Document assumptions related to major changes of forecast
Collaborate with supply planning ensuring best quality demand to production plants
Support sales, NPD and product management teams in reporting the monthly forecast
Interface with supply planning / sales and product managers to manage product allocations
Maintain a detailed knowledge of sales strategies and initiatives including gaps and opportunities between latest forecast and annual operating plans to optimise planning
Schedule and lead regular stakeholder meetings to optimise sales opportunities, continuously improving Demand Planning capabilities and processes
Track weekly / monthly forecast errors identifying - reporting and presenting root-cause analysis
Lead annual planning process across the S&OP planning team
Collaborate cross-functionally determining optimal SKU assortment achieving margin, revenue and optimising sales opportunities
Work collaboratively with supply planning and finance teams
Lead and participate in CI projects

Application via CV

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