Demand Planner, Full time, Romania

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Demand Planner
Supply Chain

Takes overall responsibility for the demand plan figures within the Demand Planning system, ensuring they are representative of the agreed most likely outcome consensus plan;
Understand past and future assumptions, risks and opportunities, challenging where necessary through critique and analysis to ensure realism / accuracy. Clean the sales data, carry forward demand and build base forecast while keeping track of sales and marketing activity logs;
Understand and apply statistical models, depending on historical patterns and horizons using exception-based planning;
Builds promotional planning for re-packs. Working with marketing to establish forecast for the chosen assortment;
Work closely with Re-packing team in order to support promotional/seasonal execution respecting lead times and the deadlines;
Takes responsibility for Innovation planning for local roll out of new products including all launch activities;
Documents and maintain Risks and Opportunities database, challenges accuracy and tracks changes in/out from the demand plan;
Report all the KPIs selected, comments on the performance and drives improvement (e.g. Forecast Bias, Forecast Accuracy, Extreme Bias);
Healthy portfolio Management make delisting proposals for non-performing products;
Leads Business Waste and engages with CD, RD, SP, Marketing to coordinate and optimize the SKU transitions, to minimize the returns from the customer and take pro-active actions for the slow mover SKUs;
Translate potential supply risks from the Sourcing Unit and ensure clear communication to internal and external customers.

2 years experience in Planning / Supply Chain environment including hands-on experience in DP role;
Experience working with statistical forecasting software;
Experience managing a portfolio with high product and channel complexity;
Knowledge skills;
The role requires an individual with strong communication skills that can adapt their influencing style and presentation skills according to the forum and /or audience;
Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
Strong commercial acumen;
Strong analytical mind-set;
Strong problem-solving skills and bias for action;
Ability to function independently;
Self-motivating, able to work in virtual teams and cross-functional teams;
Advanced Excel Skills, but forward looking in terms of other, interactive, reporting tools (power BI, Tableau);
Knowledge and awareness of wider supply chain processes.

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