Associate Manager, Demand PlanningTurkey Job ID 15623 Apply
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Reporting to the Planning Manager, you will be responsible to develop a demand forecast using data such as sales inputs on promotions and distribution, shipment history, competitor activities and marketing plans. This position is a key driver in creating and managing the true consumer demand signals by which to align the rest of the supply chain and company resources. This role will also be the conduit in the cluster and country between the Commercial teams and all of Supply Chain Planning functions
As Associate Manager Demand Planning for the MENAPT cluster, you will be responsible for a team formed by three cluster Demand Planners based in Turkey and in Egypt. You will be a key contributor to the cluster S&OP process, acting with your team as facilitator of the Pre-demand and Demand Reviews (Step 2) within the MENAPT region, ensuring an efficient, effective, and reliable review driven by an unbiased, consensus process.
You will be entrusted to develop and maintain professional relationships with local and remote Supply Chain Planning partners. This position is charged with making decisions that impact the demand plan and communicating those decisions to stakeholders. The role expands to include contributing to special projects and other Supply Chain and business strategy initiatives.
If you are passionate about Demand Planning and looking for exciting challenges in leading a regional team at a FMCG organization, we’d like to hear from you!
Lead, coach and develop the cluster demand planning analysts ensuring superior demand planning execution while at the same time contributing to end to end supply chain execution.
Lead S&OP Step2, ensuring an 18/24-month rolling forecast in APO, participate to local S&OP Step 1 and escalate to local S&OP step 4 and 5 in collaboration with the cluster Supply Chain Manager a
Use and maintain current demand planning systems to create the best forecast possible using established processes. Utilizing the statistical feed in the system partnering with the demand support hub based in Asia.
Collect and analyses past/future demand inputs (such as distribution gains/losses, price changes, new/discontinued products and promotion plans) from sales & marketing, and calculate their impacts on demand.
Collaborate with Marketing, Trade Marketing (Customer Marketing), and Finance for advertising and promotional activities – time period, expected market penetration, reaction (uplift, cannibalization on other items/brands) and evaluate against performance from similar historical activities.
Influence and collaborate with key partners in marketing, sales (field sales, corporate sales managers and directors), and finance to address input gaps as identified by forecast error/bias review & root cause analysis
Ensure demand forecast is shared in level of detail and timing required by internal customers and supply chain partners with documented assumptions, communicating forecast confidence, and tracking risks and opportunities.
Make recommendations to enhance business processes and identify opportunities to improve operational efficiencies.
Work with various cross functional partners on projects such as new product launches, discontinuations, and transitions to evaluate assumptions (pre and post launch) – new product forecast, pipeline fill, and cannibalization.
Measure, analyze, and communicate key process metrics and monitor adherence to key performance indicators, while driving continuous improvement
University degree preferably in Engineering, or Supply Chain Management and Economics, or a related business field
Minimum of 5 to 7 years of hands-on experience in demand planning and simulation systems or tools, with demonstrated results and working in a team-based, cross functional environment, preferably experienced with the standard S&OP or IBM processes. Experience in the FMCG industry is considered a must.
Minimum 2 years of people management or leadership experience
Fluent in speaking, writing, and reading Turkish and English. Arabic will be considered a competitive advantaged
Minimum of 2 to 3 years working in SAP or other advanced planning tool
Advances skills using PC-based applications (such as Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Word and/or Access)
Strong coaching and people management skills
Strong leadership with proven ability to drive action and influence decision making at all levels of the organization
Strong communication skills, with a proven ability to understand key concepts and communicate with business stakeholders
Strong organizational skills, as well as the ability to perform under pressure and manage multiple priorities with competing demands
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
Proficiency in process improvement
Ability to work within high-performing teams in highly collaborative environments
Quantitative and qualitative data analysis, including business process metrics and measures linking to business KPIs
You need to be legally eligible to work in the country of application
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