To contribute to both short and long term strategic planning for the business as a member of the team by improving the demand planning systems, managing the process and supporting the commercial policies ensuring they support the business goals.
Facilitates, gathers and analyzes local demand in order to generate a realistic and accurate regional demand plan. Develop, execute and report on detailed demand plans for assigned categories, customers, or product types within his / her region.
Analyze data and make recommendations in order to achieve profitability, customer coverage and inventory goals.
Create demand plan for dedicated product categories following the calendar
Facilitate detailed product group budget planning
Hold internal season preparation meeting
Hold internal monthly Sales & Operations meeting to finalize demand
Communicate to Central Demand planner with latest demand changes / trend
Communicate to internal Sales on pushback, delay and overstock situation to adjust demand
Check ATP report and request stock transfer to maximize sales at the end of buying season.
Align the activates with the operations team, special focus on Order Book Management across the region, ensuring to work together the accomplish tasks.
Establish and maintain constructive and cooperating working relationships across all areas of the business and demonstrate high levels of trust, respect and business awareness.
Ensure a high level of communication exists between the region and AEB.
Coach and develop others to improve the demand planning knowledge across the team
Perform any other related duties.
Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent would be desired) in a related discipline (supply chain, statistics, logistics)
Relevant professional experience in a related field
Need to be proficient in use of the A3 demand planning tool
Working knowledge of Navision or SAP would be advantageous
Ability to demonstrate outstanding analytical, financial acumen, planning, statistical knowledge and inventory control skills
Excellent communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills. Also should show a pro-active attitude
Ability to make decisions and find alternative solutions to problems
Customer focused, should be knowledgeable about local markets within the region
Strong organizational skills
Leadership and interpersonal skills
Excellent judgement and decision-making skills
Able to deal with changing priorities