Demand Planner - Middle East

  • Company: Parfums Christian Dior Orient
  • Country/Region: United Arab Emirates
  • Business group: Perfumes & Cosmetics
  • Contract type: Permanent Job
  • Function: Supply Chain
  • Experience required: Minimum 2 years
  • Reference No.: PCD16334
  • Date of publication: 2019.12.31


Demand Planner - Middle East area



The Demand Planner will be welcomed among the Regional Supply Chain team for Parfums Christian Dior Orient (PCDO). PCDO manages an area of 36 countries in the Middle East, Europe, Africa, and India, with subsidiaries and agents' structures, as well as 7 brands: Parfums Christian Dior, Make Up for Ever, Givenchy, Kenzo, Loewe, Acqua Di Parma and Benefit Cosmetics.


Your core mission is to consolidate and arbitrate the regional forecasts, propose demand actions to achieve business goals being the integration point with marketing, sales, finance and the supply chain teams based in Dubai. To succeed in this role, you should be professional, highly-analytical, and possess excellent communication skills. The successful candidate should also have an in-depth knowledge of advanced mathematical and forecasting policies.



The main responsibilities will be the following:


A/ Forecasts initialization

  • Ensure data cleansing of historic sell out and sell in data
  • Set appropriate parameters
  • Run the forecast process: gather, analyze and validate data

B / Forecasts analysis and adjustment

  • Challenge the forecast with the sales budget
  • Analyze and improve the forecast considering Marketing, Commercial inputs
  • Control and adjust products trends, end of life products, special events
  • Manage seasonality and campaigns roll-out to finalize the Forecast OutputC/ Market B

C/ Market demand

  • Compile the forecast from all channels / regions
  • Operation follow-up:

D/ Sales trend awareness:

  • Be up-to-date on the sales, distribution channel strategy
  • Develop positive relationships with other departments
  • Provide input to the Supply Planning organization in developing inventory strategies 
  • Understand sales mechanisms related to external events


  • Maxime the presence rate at counters and guarantee the best fulfillment service level for all retailers and agents of the region
  • Validation of replenishment through the DRP process to ensure the availability of the products on time on market
  • Define and communicate the target stock level for the regional hub according to life cycle, distribution channels and expected service level
  • Control the stock level and quality - optimize the inventory depletion


  • Analyze and provide visibility on the supply chain performance and risks for service/stock/P&L impact to Brand and Shared Service Center
  • Make recommendations and lead corrective and preventive action plans 
  • Animate S&OP reviews with Brand and top management
  • Lead ambitious supply chain project to support business growth


Professional experience

  • 2-5 years' experience in Supply Chain


  • University Degree / Master
  • Concentrations on Supply Chain or Logistics
  • APICS certification is a plus


  • Fluent English
  • French and/or Arabic can be an advantage but is not compulsory


  • Knowledge and understanding of Distribution / Supply Chain concepts and application
  • Proficient user of the Office 365 / Business Intelligence Software
  • Strong analytical, planning and organizational skills
  • Strong interpersonal and communications skills (oral & written)
  • A dynamic and proactive personality
  • Ability to animate reviews with top management

Self-starter with ability to work independently under pressure and react quickly to changing

Additional information



  • Internal work relations: Brand (General Management; Marketing, Sales, Controlling, E-commerce); other SSC Teams (Logistics, Controlling, Regulatory affairs; Traffics) ; and HQ (Supply, Forecast, Customer Service)
  • External work relations: Distributors & Agents; Boutiques Managers.

Perfumes & Cosmetics

A major player in the perfumes, make-up and skincare markets, the Perfumes & Cosmetics division groups together major historic Houses as well as young brands with strong potential.

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