Demand ManagerJob DescriptionThe role will translate consumer / sales demand, promotions, product introduction & rollover plans into an agreed forecast of market requirements on an on-going 18 month rolling basis, keeping systems and other information flows up to date.
The role also includes the short term management / coordination of the execution of plans, communication of changes, issues and shortages, avoidance of obsolete products and stock run outs.
The identification and delivery of process and capability improvement, and Cost Transformation and inventory optimisation opportunities are expected in order to deliver team and business objectives.
Duties & Responsibilities : Develop and maintain a monthly demand schedule by maintaining an 18 month rolling forecast at invoice SKU level Ensure an accurate up to date view of market demand by maintaining a robust rolling forecast at the agreed level and time horizons required for planning and commercial decision making.
Manage the monthly NL MBO sign off forecast release processDrive improvements in forecast accuracy and biasProvide forecast insights and recommendations for quarterly financial & budget process, plus 5 year business plans, and category specific projects, innovation and strategiesEffectively utilise independent analysis of available data streams and information (category sales history, past promotional / event history, customer sales & inventory data, customer collaboration & insights etc) in order to drive forecast improvements.
Manage forecast locations splits, roll-overs and allocation rules to optimise service and reduce obsolescence and cost exposureDrive improvements in the Demand Planning processes, including DIO optimisationSupport implementation of demand management best practices / strategies across Northern Europe organization.
Understand and communicate supply chain implications and solutions (when appropriate) of category-specific business plans.
2 to 4 year experience in forecasting or sales and operations planning (S&OP) environment or with a proven track record in Supply Chain.
Fluent in English and Dutch is a must have highly numerate; first class analytical skills including data manipulationFlexible approach - excellent leadership skills together with strong team ethicExperience of SAP APO, Prevail 10 , MS EXCEL®, BW and R / 3 or similar systems desirableThe successful candidate should have a proven record of improving results, needs to be self-starting, autonomous and able to challenge the status quo.
Strong influencing skills are required. You must also be able to react to rapidly changing priorities, quickly make decisions and recommendations and remain calm under pressure.
Global VISA and Relocation Specifications : This role is available for local candidates already authorised to work in the roles country only.
Kimberly-Clark will not provide relocation for this rolePrimary LocationNetherlands- EdeAdditional LocationsWorker TypeEmployeeWorker Sub-TypeRegularTime TypeFull timeFull time