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Job Req ID:  20520
Date:  07-Jun-2021
Location: 

Sydney, NSW, AU

Functional area:  Supply Chain
Contract type:  1 | Permanent job
Business area:  Fragrances

 

 

 

Demand Planning Executive

Location: Sydney

 

Mission:

Reporting to the Operations Manager, this role will enable the successful candidate to be involved in the demand planning and liaison process for the business unit in Oceania. The role will be required to gather relevant input from the market and local team and coordinate the ordering, delivering, invoicing and forecasting, and ease operational complexities.

 

Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Conduct historical sales analysis and data cleansing to ensure consistency of forecasts
  • Liaise with respective teams to reconcile supply and demand plan to mitigate shortfalls and excess of inventory situations for new launches, production related shortages or un-forecasted demand spikes
  • Monitor and control Demand KPIs for forecast accuracy
  • Develop and prepare monthly forecasting files, S OP and KPI reports
  • Analyse forecast accuracy and bias and identify/champion process enhancements to improve if required
  • Participate in any demand and supply planning projects
  • Use and maintain the Demand Planning forecasting tool
  • Ensure monthly sales catalogue forecasts are captured into the system and by the given deadline
  • Align proforma and budget of large orders with the Area Managers for final approval of the proforma invoices, prior to giving the green light for packing and shipping to HQ Customer Service
  • Ensure catalogue forecasts are aligned to financial budgets, SKU quotas, and bottle size quotas (when applicable)

 

Requirements:

 

Experience:

  • Possess at least 5 years of experience in demand and supply planning in a FMCG company
  • Prior experience with SAP and/or statistical forecasting tool like JDA/IBP will be advantageous

 

Education: Degree holder in supply-chain, business or other relevant disciplines

 

Languages: English

 

Skills & Knowledge Required:

  • Strong analytical skills, sound judgement and drive for excellence
  • High level of commitment and initiative with ability to work independently
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Highly proficient in Excel
  • Organizational awareness 
  • Preferably have IBP, JDA, APO, SAP knowledge

 

 

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