Demand Planner

South Lanarkshire
25 Sep 2016
23 Oct 2016
Contract Type
I am currently recruiting for a Demand Planner to join one of the world's leading drinks manufacturing companies on a permanent basis. This role will be based in North Lanarkshire and report directly to the Demand Planning & Inventory Leader. You will actively engage with distributor partners to deliver a robust demand plan that will utilities the S&OP framework. You will collaborate with the commercial teams and markets to identify and mitigate key forecast risks and opportunities in order to achieve business strategy and current year targets. The main duties will be: Build relationships with the Commercial and Customer Relations Team to provide support and driving process excellence by preparing for and leading Key Demand Review meetings in line with S&OP process. Create and maintain the rolling 24 month demand forecast using appropriate statistical modelling, by analysing the market and purchase plans, sales data and NPD. Understand and analyse trends and seasonal profile to challenge and influence the commercial teams where there is evidence that the demand plan may require revision. Prepare executive summary reports and market S&OP decks highlighting a global process to improve the management of master data across the end to end forecasting process. Ensure demand is in line with the agreed global allocations policy and process through regular reviews with the commercial teams, highlighting opportunities and risk where appropriate. In order to be considered for this role you must have extensive prior experience of working in a similar planning position within a manufacturing environment. You must have a comprehensive demand planning knowledge and an understanding of end to end supply chain processes, ideally within an FMCG company. The successful candidate will have a working understanding of modern forecasting techniques and packages including S&OP practices. Brightwork offers the services of a recruitment agency for permanent work and employment business for temporary work. This job was originally posted as