Senior Manager, Demand Planning

  • Company: BeneFit Cosmetics
  • Country / Region : United States
  • Business group: Perfumes & Cosmetics
  • Contract type: Permanent Job
  • Function: Supply Chain
  • Experience required: Minimum 5 years
  • Reference No.: BEFI100477
  • Date of publication: 2020.11.13

Position

Summary:

The Senior Manager, Demand Planning will be a key member of the Operations/Supply Chain team and will be responsible for managing all activities associated with forecasting to provide best level of service to all customers. The Senior Manager, Demand planning will work closely with the Supply Planning, Production, Project Management, Sales, Product Development and Marketing teams.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Create overall Demand Planning strategy for all markets, develop metrics and KPIs to support functional and company goals
  • Lead a team of forecasters to ensure best forecast accuracy on all products (sellables, collaterals)
  • Share and communicate demand planning / forecast vision and strategy to her/his team
  • Develop relationship with markets and HQ teams to get all information needed to build the best forecasts
  • Maintain forecasts models and tools (Anaplan and Microsoft AX Dynamics). Continuously test and modify systems to ensure reliability and accuracy
  • Ensure constant and accurate flow of information to supply planning and production teams in a timely and efficient manner
  • Coordinate new product forecasts consolidation. Organize and lead new product forecast meeting with executive management. Provide analysis and constructive feedbacks to markets.
  • Contribute to the new product sizing and launch strategy with production
  • Partner with Supply Chain teams to optimize inventory levels to help achieve financial objectives (maximizing sales potential, minimizing loss from phase-outs and stock-outs)
  • Implement mini-S&OP meetings to align with key stakeholders on year to go forecast expectations.
  • Define action plans to improve KPIs, processes, methods and tools
  • Set challenging and achievable goals for each team members
  • Recruit, animate, motivate, train and develop teams and potential
  • Other duties as required

Profile

Qualifications:

  • Master or MBA in Industrial Engineering or Supply Chain Management
  • +7 years Supply Chain, Planning and/or related experience
  • +3 years Forecasting/ Demand Planning related experience
  • APICS/Forecast training and certification highly desirable
  • Strong computer and standard desktop application skills
  • Advanced knowledge of forecast best practice and MRP functioning
  • Prior experience with planning software (Anaplan, SAP, Dynamics ..) is preferred
  • Ability to multi-task and work under pressure in a fast-paced dynamic environment with changing demands and priorities
  • Willingness to accept new responsibilities and challenges
  • Ability to work effectively across diverse departments; strong communication skills
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