Demand Manager

Uxbridge Temporary £40,000 - £45,000
  • Opportunity to develop your career in a Demand Planning role
  • Chance to work in a fast paced environment

About Our Client

My client are a globally renowned FMCG business that have headquarters in Uxbridge. They are an award winning business that offer excellent development, training and opportunities for all employees.

Job Description

The Demand Manager role is responsible for developing the sales forecast for a group of SKUs (product portfolio) and customers and ensuring its quality. The role is responsible for supporting the monthly S&OP process and the quality of its inputs and outputs and drive actions to resolve potential supply issues. They will likely be leading a small team. Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead the demand planning process for a complex and high volume/value product portfolio
  • Produce and maintain the full demand forecast in SAP APO for a complex/high value product portfolio:
    • Maintain portfolio segmentation in order to form the right planning strategy and identify areas of focus
    • Set up and maintains suitable statistical forecasting models, maintains actuals history as needed
    • Perform forecast enrichment to adjust the statistical forecast as needed
    • Develop or review the baseline forecast provided by Customer Demand Analysts and agrees it with Key Account Managers (KAMs)
    • Develop short and long term demand plans
    • Perform weekly demand control
    • Maintain master data for new products (NPD) and new variant codes (new projects)
  • Play an active role in supporting the monthly S&OP process, ensuring the quality of its inputs and outputs
  • Perform analysis to understand key drivers behind the gap between demand planning system (SAP APO) and trade promotions planning system
  • Play an active part in resolution of supply chain issues with Supply Planning and in identifying root causes as well as tactical and strategic courses of action
  • Drive continuous improvement in the demand planning process and in key metrics such as forecast accuracy and bias, and supports the development of routines, processes and capabilities within Demand Planning

The Successful Applicant

The Demand Manager will be an experienced Demand Planner in the FMCG space and will be used to working within a fast paced / high volume environment. Ideally they will be based in commutable distance to Uxbridge.

Successful candidate:

  • Extensive Demand Planning / Supply Chain experience in an FMCG environment, with a track record of delivering continuous improvements across process and KPI's
  • Excellent communication skills (including presentation skills) with the ability to lead highly effective meetings
  • Ability to effectively communicate with stakeholders at senior level and simplify complex messages
  • Ability to engage and influence internal stakeholders
  • Highly analytical with proficiency in the use of Excel and Powerpoint
  • Strong organisation skills and attention to detail
  • Advanced problem solving skills
  • Ability to manage complexity and work with ambiguous/incomplete information
  • Ability to support the design and execute change programmes
  • Experience in demand planning systems (SAP APO DP)

What's on Offer

  • Salary up to £45,000
  • Car Allowance (£7K)
  • Matched pension (up to 10%)
  • Uxbridge location
  • Opportunity to work within a renowned global FMCG brand

Thomas Atkin
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+44 207 269 2450

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Thomas Atkin
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