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Demand Planner (m/f/d)

Summary

Salary
€ competitive
Team
Supply Chain and Logistics
Location
Cologne - Germany

About us

Reporting to the Head of IBP, the European Demand Planner is facilitating the Demand Processes at regional level consolidating the 18-month rolling forecast for Finished Goods and Accessories. Ensuring the adherence to the demand methodologies the Demand Planner should build ONE European consolidated demand figure on monthly and yearly base. 

About the role

This role can be located in Cologne, Germany or in another office within the Cluster (Nordics, BeNeLux, Austria (incl. CEED), Poland or Switzerland.
MAIN ACCOUNTABILITIES
  • Support and coach the demand function throughout the region 
  • Train & develop the demand function throughout the region 
  • Support the recruitment of the demand function throughout the region 
  • Consolidate all market demand for FG&A for IBP submission 
  • Leading allocation process between clusters for constrained items for FG&A 
  • Ensuring consistent demand planning processes across all markets for FG&A 
  • Identifying demand planning improvements and rolling out best practice across all clusters for FG&A 
  • Receiving and disseminate the outputs of the allocation process between clusters for constrained items for FG&A 
  • Give demand direction to Clusters for FG&A 
  • Ensuring B grade sales are forecasted across the region 
  • Leading the refurbishment planning process, ensuring robust production plans are aligned with market sales plans 
  • Covering for absence at cluster level for demand planning for FG&A 
  • Relish the opportunity to pick up new activities that fall broadly in the purpose of the role. 
  • Identify problems and find solutions 

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES
  • People Management training, supporting and coaching Demand Resources  within the Organization 
  • Receiving the outputs of the allocation process between clusters for constrained items for FG&A 
  • Ensuring consistent demand planning processes across all markets for FG&A 
  • Identifying demand planning improvements and rolling out best practice across all clusters for FG&A 
  • Give demand direction to Clusters for FG&A 
  • Leading the refurbishment planning process, ensuring robust production plans are aligned with market sales plans 
  • Ensuring B grade sales are forecasted across the region 
  • Covering for absence at cluster level for demand planning for FG&A 

About you

Technical: 
  • Proven experience and passion in driving demand planning processes  
  • Strong knowledge on Demand Planning methodologies 
  • Fluent in English and preferably fluent in German
  • Management of a complex company’s ecosystems 

Behavioural: 
  • Business and results oriented 
  • Attention to details without losing bigger picture 
  • Ability to deliver under pressure and to tight deadlines 
  • Ability to communicate and to challenge at all levels of the business 
  • Assertive 
  • Self-motivated, independent, dynamic  
  • Strong cross functional team skills 
  • Critical mind-set 

Benefits

  • Company Bonus Scheme
  • Pension scheme
  • 30 days holiday 
  • Subsidized sport activities
  • Discounted Dyson machines
  • Corporate Benefits
  • On-site parking
  • working from home
  • Fare Subsidy for local public transport or on-site parking
  • 24/7 accident insurance
  • Relaxed dress code
  • Flexible working hours



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