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Senior Analyst, Demand Planning

Malaysia Job ID 1562
Job Number1562
Kuala Lumpur,Malaysia

Summary:

As the Senior Analyst, 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. 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 goals.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Use and maintain current demand planning systems to create the best forecast possible using established processes
  • 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 3 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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