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Supply Planner (m/f/d)


Supply Chain and Logistics
Germany - Cologne 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 Senior Supply Chain Manager, the Supply Planner will be facilitating the Demand Processes at the (multi-)market level, consolidating the rolling forecast for Finished Goods and Accessories (FG&A) for short-, mid- and long-term horizon. Ensuring the adherence to the demand methodologies, the Demand Planner is responsible for the operational submission in compliance with the Integrated Business Planning (IBP) process. The incumbent supports, challenges, and drives the quality of the forecast, with key focus to create the most realistic forecast possible, measured by forecast accuracy and bias (KPIs).

Key Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Acts as a liaison between the individual Markets, and the cluster-based supply chain team on Demand signals and Process improvement

  • Collaborates with other departments (particularly Sales, Marketing, Finance, Supply Chain-Inventory Planner and Management) for Forecast and Demand planning topics

  • Consolidates the final market demand for FG&A for IBP submission from the individual market planners incorporating market intelligence (promotions, phase in/phase out, new launches, dis-continuations), and ensures timely forecast submission. Evaluate and challenge the forecast, as needed

  • Capture and share the forecast insights, assumptions, and performance as part of the IBP cycle

  • Performs Root Cause Analysis on the Forecast Accuracy and Bias performance, formulates and follows up on corrective and preventive actions

  • Prepares and leads the demand review meetings with Market Sales, Category and Regional Supply Chain teams, including the Final demand review meeting

  • Ensures consistent demand planning processes across all corresponding markets for FG&A

  • Identifies demand planning improvements and rolling out best practices across all NEU markets for FG&A

  • Is aware of Supply Constraints throughout the cluster, identify options for shifting Demand or allocating Supply for FG&A within markets, with Supply planners or Commercial/Sales teams

  • Receives and disseminates the outputs of the allocation process to all the corresponding markets for constrained items for FG&A

  • Discuss supply constraints within the markets to develop the final supply constrained volumes

  • Analyse and highlight business risks and opportunities to stakeholders and jointly propose appropriate mitigation plans

  • Continuously improve the way of working, both from a process and a system perspective

  • Support and coach the demand function throughout the cluster

  • Train and develop the demand function throughout the region

  • Covering for absence at market 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 propose various solutions

About you

  • Proven experience and passion in driving demand planning processes

  • Strong knowledge on Demand Planning methodologies and preferably some hands-on experience in Statistical Forecasting Methodologies

  • Ability to translate sales data to understandable trends and market patterns

  • Working knowledge in any Supply Chain planning systems (Kinaxis RapidResponse / SAP IBP / Anaplan / SAP APO / Demantra) would be an advantage

  • ERP knowledge (SAP S4 HANA / SAP ECC) would be beneficial

  • BI Software knowledge (Tableau/ Power BI) is not mandatory but would be a plus

  • Proficient knowledge of standard software (especially MS applications) would be preferred

  • Fluent in English, any other language is a plus

  • Excellent Communication, Analytics, Reporting and Presentation Skills to drive tasks to completion

  • Management of a complex company’s ecosystem

  • 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

  • Good conflict management skills

  • Good Strategic Thinking and Engagement


  • Company bonus scheme
  • Pension scheme
  • 30 days holiday
  • Subsidized sport activities
  • Jobrad (Bicycle leasing)
  • Discounted Dyson machines
  • Corporate Benefits
  • EAP (Employee Assistant Programme)
  • Agile working
  • Fare Subsidy for local public transport or on-site parking
  • Relaxed dress code

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.