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Demand Planner - 12 month contract


Planning and Retail Operations
Spain - Madrid Office


Reporting to the Demand Manager for Southern Europe, the Demand Planner is facilitating the Demand processes at a Southern Europe level to produce a consolidated 18-month rolling forecast for Finished Goods and Accessories. Ensuring the adherence to the Demand Planning methodologies, the role of Demand Planner is to challenge commercial assumptions where appropriate, whilst managing the correct and timely submissions in Anaplan/Kinaxis. Working closely with the Sales (Retail, Direct and Professional) and Marketing teams, Finance Controller, Sales analyst and Logistics.


  • Facilitate 18m rolling demand plan from market insight across all cluster territories for FG&A across B2B and B2C channels
  • Working on improving forecast accuracy measures, identifying root causes and factors affecting the demand and consequent corrective actions
  • Ensure Product Lifecycle Management is carried out within the cluster- NPD, discontinued, exclusives, phase-in/phase out
  • Identify problems and find solutions


  • Identify demand planning improvements and rolling out best practice across all clusters for FG&A
  • Understand customer (direct and retail) product range, promo plans (retail/Dyson) and their impact on demand for FG&A
  • Establish root causes to drive out forecast inaccuracy for FG&A
  • Align market plans with availability to ensure achievable sales plan for FG&A
  • Give demand direction to the markets for FG&A
  • Kinaxis management for FG&A
  • Lifecycle management- NPD, exclusives, phase in/phase out for FG&A
  • Support ad-hoc sales activities for FG&A
  • Validate market demand against promo plans/historical data etc. for FG&A
  • Lead the plan creation for excess stock if required for FG&A
  • Being the connection between SC demand and all market functions for FG&A
  • Facilitate in-market allocation per demand stream and retailer
  • Facilitate the demand plan for refurbishment for cluster
  • Relish the opportunity to pick up new activities that fall broadly in the purpose of the role



  • Proven experience and passion in driving Demand Planning processes
  • Strong knowledge on Demand Planning methodologies
  • Management of a complex company’s ecosystems


  • 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

Please note this is a 12 month fixed-term contract

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Closing date: 09 November 2021