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Regional Demand Planning Leader - EMEA


Planning and Retail Operations
Netherlands - Amsterdam Office

About us

Dyson is a global technology company founded in 1993 with a unique philosophy - to solve problems that others ignore. The company is known for surprising new inventions that defy convention.

From the world's first bagless vacuum cleaner, to air purifiers/fans without rotor blades, to our hair styling products that enable professional styling at home just like at the hairdresser: We continue to develop relentlessly - our products inspire every technology fan and make household and co. an experience!

Our culture is unique; The mindset is geared to constant change and Dyson’s pace brings constant challenge. Dyson suits people with the courage and resilience to find their own way, spotting opportunities where others don’t, and having the self-belief to persevere where others give up.

About the role

Reporting to the Regional Demand & Sales Planning Director, the Regional Demand Planning Leader will be instrumental as a strategic differentiator in support of Dyson’s growth and customer experience. This is an exciting new role to drive unbiased demand led planning, bringing the outside in, to ensure high quality and accuracy in the Global Revenue organization’s planning efforts.

You will be responsible for managing and optimizing the demand planning processes regionally, engaging with multi-functional teams at both regional & market level.

Key Responsibilities

  • Lead transformation of current process & ways of working to deliver a new Operating Model for “best in class” demand planning across the EMEA region.

  • Drive both an operational & strategic agenda, acting as a change agent to enable the growth agenda of the business and its strategic priorities.

  • Be the voice of demand planning function & play an active role in the Regional Integrated Business Planning process.

  • Demand Forecasting: Utilize historical data, market trends, and inputs from sales and marketing teams to ensure markets develop accurate and timely bottom-up demand forecasts for products or services across global markets (based on validated assumptions collected during monthly cycle). Analyse demand patterns and identify factors that may impact demand fluctuations. Collaborate with market demand planners to consolidate forecasts and ensure alignment with overall business objectives.

  • Design & implement Reasonability tools & market touchpoints to deliver against the principles of 50/50 demand management.

  • Deploy standardized processes and solutions across the full portfolio that bring agility & flexibility to changes in market demand & dynamics.

  • Proactively monitor and strives to maintain high levels of quality, accuracy, and process consistency in the organization’s planning efforts

  • Coordinate planning activities with other functions and stakeholders within the company

  • Proactively identify opportunities for demand planning process improvement. Overall lead a culture of continuous improvement in the end-to-end planning process

  • Collaborate closely with Supply Chain to support them in delivering perfect balance in service (avoid shortage), cash (optimal inventory level at SKU level), cost (lower cost to deliver)

  • Performance Analysis and Reporting: maintain and communicate a suite of relevant KPI’s with a strong focus behind RCA and continuous improvement, communicated to key stakeholders in a meaningful way.

  • Continuous Improvement: Drive continuous improvement initiatives to enhance demand planning processes, methodologies, and tools. Identify opportunities to streamline processes, increase forecast accuracy, and improve collaboration across teams.  Stay updated with industry best practices and incorporate them into demand planning practices.

  • Implements enabling technologies and/or support deployment of global solutions in the region (statistical forecast, … to improve forecast accuracy)

  • Build a network across markets to share & reapply best practice.

About You

  • In depth knowledge of demand management and proven track record of delivering results in complex environments.

  • Ready to challenge the status-quo, embraces and accelerates change in a fast-paced environment

  • Is resilient and flexible, adapts to new challenges.

  • Proactively seeks improvement, is a pragmatic solution provider and a problem solver

  • Remains focused on priorities while tackling obstacles

  • Thrives on challenges and keeps a healthy attitude under pressure

  • Natural leadership ability and cross-functional stakeholder engagement at all levels

  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Supply Chain Management, or related field

  • +7/8 years of proven experience in demand planning, supply chain management, and solid knowledge in inventory management

  • Excellent problem-solving, analytical, and strategic thinking skills

  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel and other data analysis tools

  • Proficiency in demand planning software and statistical forecasting techniques

  • Ability to work independently and prioritize multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment


  • Competitive Salary Package  

  • Discount on Dyson products  

  • Company Pension scheme  

  • 29 days annual holiday plan  

  • Company Fitness plan  

  • EAP (Employee Assistant Programme)  

  • Life Assurance Plan  

  • Transportation allowance (0,19€-0,21€/km regardless of the means of transport)  

  • Health Insurance – Medical Contribution   

  • Eye Examination & Computer Glasses Reimbursement  

Dyson is an equal opportunity employer. We know that great minds don’t think alike, and it takes all kinds of minds to make our technology so unique. We welcome applications from all backgrounds and employment decisions are made without regard to race, colour, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other any other dimension of diversity.