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Associate Manager, Demand Planning

Malaysia Job ID 15348 Apply

As the Associate Manager, Demand Planning, you are responsible for the development of a demand forecast for your assigned cluster using data such as sales inputs on promotions and distribution, shipment history, competitive activities, and marketing plans. You are a key driver in creating and managing the true consumer demand signals by which to align the rest of the supply chain and company goals.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Use and maintain current demand planning systems to create the best forecast possible using established processes by utilizing the statistical feed in the system from their demand support hub
  • Collect and analyze past / future demand inputs (such as distribution gains / losses, price changes, new / discontinued products and promotion plans) from sales and marketing and calculate their impacts on demand
  • 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 for pre and post launch
  • Work with the regional demand hub to help maintain cleansed history in Advanced Planner and Optimizer (APO) at the appropriate level and ensure a 12-18 month rolling forecast in APO
  • 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 and root cause analysis

Required Skills / Experience / Competencies:

  • Bachelor’s in Economics, Supply Chain Management, Engineering, or related business field
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in Supply Chain or Business experience within consumer goods industry
  • Experience working in a team-based, cross functional environment, preferably exposure to Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) processes
  • Hands-on experience in demand planning and simulation systems or tools (SAP, APO, Demantra or equivalent)
  • Demonstrated knowledge and proficiency in PC-based applications (such as Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Word and / or Access)

Job Requirements:

  • Permanent – full time job

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