PRTR Recruitment and Outsourcing

Demand Planner Team Lead

PRTR Recruitment and Outsourcing
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Posted on 02 Mar 2021

Demand Planner Team Lead

PRTR Recruitment and Outsourcing

Job Highlights

  • Demand & Supply Planning (S&OP)
  • Forecast and Supply Chain Management
  • Candidate from FMCG or International Agricultural

Job Description

Our client is a global company of agriculture business. They are presently looking for a highly competent candidate to fill the position of Demand Planning to support their growing business.

  • Being responsible for delivering high Demand Plan accuracy and low Forecast Bias.
  • Owning the process to create a robust volume Demand Plan for all horizons and all levels of granularity.
  • Being responsible for the leverages of internal and external data as well as statistical tools and models to future forecast including baseline, uplifts and impactors.
  • Collaborating with all relevant functions to gain the best possible insight into future volumes and reach a consensus forecast.
  • Challenging and aligning cross-functionally on forecasts for new products, items being discontinued and promotions.
  • Analyzing the past forecast to identify variances and works with Sales and Marketing to understand these and adjust the future forecast.
  • Being responsible for delivering high Demand Plan accuracy and low Forecast Bias.
  • Proposing and executing measures to improve the quality of the Demand Plan.
  • Performing detailed analysis of past forecast accuracy to identify areas for improvement and then execute improvement projects.
  • Collaborating with other Country Demand Planners to share best practices and stays aware of external developments in forecasting methodologies/tools.
  • Leading the S&OP process to align on unconstrained and then constrained plans, both in volume and value in close collaboration with Sales, Marketing and Finance and with the Supply Planner on constraining for the forecast.
  • Working closely with Sales, Marketing, Finance, Supply Planner, Customer Facing Supply Chain and GMs. 
  • Collaborating with Crop Managers, Group Supply Chain, Group Sales.
  • Experienced (average of 6 years) in Demand Planning or similar roles in agriculture or consumer industry.
  • Business insight: strong understanding of the wider business, industry and market dynamics.  Is able to apply this knowledge into strategy/tactics development and spot potential opportunities/risks.
  • Functional knowledge is an expert in Demand Planning and S&OP.  Can explain both to others.  Equally comfortable in technical detail and with strategy.  Skilled in the use of statistical techniques and tools.
  • Strategic mindset can build a robust plan supported by a clear, logical strategic framework; able to anticipate and visualize future scenarios.
  • Financial acumen: very comfortable with complex numbers and understands financial analysis.
  • Drive for results: passionate to deliver results and is not easily daunted by challenges, strong execution capability.
  • Balances stakeholders: able to consider different views of stakeholders and makes a balanced, well-thought-out decisions.

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More than just a recruitment company. At PRTR, we have been a part of our customers’ success for 27 years as their total HR solutions partner. With 450 dedicated professionals and over 11,000 outsourced staff, we are here to be Your Partner In People because PRTR believes in the power of people.

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