Demand Planning Manager Europe – Weybridge, GB

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  • Career Level Staff
  • Experience 3 Years
  • Gender Any
  • Industry Business/ Management
  • Qualifications Diploma
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Job Description

About the role – Key Accountabilities
Demand Planning Process and S&OP

  • The management of the monthly Demand Planning process in line with the overall monthly S&OP & Business planning cycle; with all key assumptions and commentary captured, reviewed and shared
  • Manage and drive demand planning & forecasting techniques and analysis, including the use and management of available software, systems and methods to continually improve forecasts
  • Ensure key inputs, outputs and collaboration into key business planning processes and calendars; such as the annual Budget and Strat planning processes, Latest estimates, Plan Do Review, Wine & Viticulture Review calendar, Brand planning
  • Provide input, insight and challenge to:
    Commercial Region forecast to ensure it represents as robust and accurate a forward view as possible
    New product launches, product exit and lifecycle management from a Demand Planning perspective
  • Maintain an unconstrained forward view of demand unless there is a business requirement to constrain a particular part of the portfolio
  • In periods of constraint, provide input and insight into the most optimal business decision for constrained elements of the portfolio
  • Highlight performance and provide insight into the latest forecast vs budget and latest estimates; with clear and timely communication & escalation of any financial and strategic implications as appropriate in order to meet key business performance metrics.

Insight and intelligence

  • Through collaboration with key departments and stakeholders ensuring the Demand Planning process and the forecast is as robust and informed as possible
  • Ensure the Demand Planning process and forecasts are informed by:
  • Statistical forecasts and analysis
  • Commercial and Brand plans
  • Customer plans, insight and intelligence
  • Category insight and market data & trends
  • Promotional evaluation and performance
  • Any market related data and competitor intelligence
    Tools & Reporting KPI reporting and management

Ownership, maintenance and management of Demand Planning software as primary forecasting tool (INFOR)
Management, reporting and review of key Demand Planning and forecasting KPIs, such as forecast accuracy and bias, and any adverse trends
Apply error analysis techniques to improve forecasting including visibility, action planning and course correction where appropriate

Team Management & Development

  • Responsible for managing, coaching and developing the Demand Planning team to achieve business, team and personal objectives
  • Managing and prioritising workloads in a dynamic fast paced environment
  • Driving the team to a continuous improvement mind set and developing and simplifying Demand planning processes
  • Identification of, measurement of and improvement against forecasting KPI’s and fast and continuous implementation of corrective measures, processes and reporting

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