Job Reference 14302
Job type Permanent
Location Swords North Dublin
Salary € Negotiable

The Role

Demand Planner - Swords, North Dublin

Salary: €Negotiable plus full benefits

Permanent full time

This position is primarily responsible for developing the demand plans for assigned region and products.  The position is also responsible for developing, coordinating, and aligning volume and revenue forecasts for assigned businesses and/or sales channels ensuring that sales forecasts are visible, planned and supported through the supply chain, delivering customer satisfaction and improving inventory and working capital year over year.  This position will interface with Commercial leaders, Supply Chain leaders and Finance as well as serving as the primary contact in the region for Sales, Inventory, Operations and Planning (SIOP) issues.

Responsibilities:  

  • Develop demand forecasts at multiple levels of aggregation for multiple time horizons as part of a demand planning function
  • Creation of baseline commercial demand plan for assigned business, converting sales plans to unit plans
  • Review historical sales, seasonality, market trends and demand drivers, prepare forecast data, develop statistical forecast models, and evaluate forecast results
  • Interact with Sales, Marketing, Product Development and Finance to understand demand forecast drivers
  • Coordination of baseline plan with marketing teams for modification basis promotion, event and customer planning activities
  • Make recommended adjustments to forecast and inventory targets based on changes in demand and market trends
  • Work proactively with Sales, Marketing, Product Management and Supply Chain personnel to avoid order shortages and excess inventory
  • Provide input to the supply chain planning organization in developing strategies on existing items, new products and product phase-outs
  • Provide proactive professional gap analysis of demand, financial and supply plans
  • Adjustment of baseline forecasts to include demand forecast exceptions provided by sales team
  • Lead participation in partnership meetings for the products and sales channels represented on behalf of regional sales & marketing team(s)
  • Provide root cause analysis and corrective actions to continually improve demand plan quality
  • Lead corrective action on behalf of regional SIOP team for demand plan accuracy, sales forecast accuracy, and/or supply plan accuracy
  • Partner with SIOP process team and plant planners to facilitate maximum customer satisfaction, stakeholder satisfaction and financial performance
  • Detail oriented and capable of producing high quality information on a sustainable basis
  • Strong organizational skills to maintain accurate demand and forecast records

The Person

  • Understanding of SIOP principles and practices
  • Previous experience in a similar role required.
  • Previous forecasting/analytic experience preferred
  • Advanced Skills in Excel and proficiency in Demand Solutions or other statistically based forecasting tools
  • Previous Supply Chan experience is beneficial
  • BS degree, preferably in Supply Chain Management, Statistics, Operations Finance or Engineering

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