- Supply Chain and Logistics
- Milan - Italy
Within the Operation function, effectively managing the Demand Planning process for Italy, consolidating the 18 month rolling forecast for Finished Goods and Accessories and challenging commercial assumptions where appropriate, whilst managing the correct and timely submission in SAP/APO; working closely with the Sales (Retail, Direct and Professional) and Marketing teams, European Demand Planning, Finance Controller, Sales analyst and Logistics.
Provide objective, fact-based challenge to peers and senior stakeholders to obtain alignment of the 18 months rolling forecast for Iberia for Finished Goods and Accessories, considering the product range changes (launch, discontinuation) and customer activities (national and account based activities in collaboration with Sales teams) and financial parameters (in collaboration with Financial Controller).
Gaining alignment of the 18 months rolling demand plan with the Iberia senior team and submitting volume forecast in SAP APO in alignment to Financial estimates in a timely manner
Providing analysis of latest forecast against last month, last year, year to date/year to go and volume budget/latest estimate by channel, by category, by SKU and by customer
Identifing opportunities and risks in the forecast
Issueing timely forecast accuracy reports, providing details of root causes and external factors affecting our demand, working on improving forecast accuracy measures.
Providing feedback to European Supply Chain team on demand plan variances and forecast performance in the forum of Demand Planning meetings
Creation of base line forecasts reflecting sound statistical modelling methodology using the demand planning functionality within APO
Owning and improving the demand planning processes and tools for Iberia in close collaboration with European Supply Chain team
Proven Supply Chain and Demand planning experience
Experienced in SAP & APO or similar SCM tools (desirable)
Numeric and analytical background
Solid knowledge of Excel
Fluent in English & Italian language
Pro-active and solution oriented
Attention to detail without losing bigger picture
Good time management, ability to deliver under pressure and to tight deadlines
Ability to communicate and to challenge at all levels of the business
Self-motivated, independent, dynamic and results-driven
Strong cross functional team skills
Able to communicate complex concepts in a simple manner