Lead Demand Planner- (4 days a week Office Based)

Weybridge Permanent
  • Are you a senior demand planner who can lead a team?
  • Do you want to work for a LG a global brand leader?

About Our Client

At LG, we deliver products and services that make lives better, easier and happier through increased functionality and fun. Put simply, we offer the latest innovations to make "Life Good" - from home appliances, consumer electronics and mobile communications to business innovations in digital signage, air conditioning, solar and LED lighting. As a global leader, we strive for greatness in product leadership, market leadership and people leadership to realise our growth strategies.We strongly believe that our people's competitive spirit, proactive leadership, and expertise helps drive the company forward. As such, LG is the right place for you if:

You are a smart cookie. You like to dig into the data and find creative solutions.

You are motivated and driven. You thrive on a challenge and want to be No. 1.

You are a people person. You like helping people out and you want to understand where they're coming from.

You're honest and you will speak up (politely, of course!), but you do it because you care and because it's the right thing to do.

Job Description

  • Working in conjunction with Marketing, Sales & Supply Chain Managers to develop, progressively improve forecasting process, improve accuracy and reduce forecast volatility through co-ordinated innovation activity.
  • Statistical Forecasting & Data Analysis -Analysis of historical trend, PSI and market trend on weekly basis using statistical analysis tools to generate weekly forecast. Collect and review sales forecast on weekly basis, identifying trends on fast & slow moving products. Maintain seasonality trend and impact of exceptional market changes: Promotional activity, national/international events
  • Forecast Consensus meeting coordination- Facilitate Consensus meeting with relevant teams to confirm sales forecast. Manage agreement and drive judgment towards realistic and accurate forecast & delivery plan. Collate, share and input weekly forecast data to GSCP.
  • Forecast Performance Management -Monitor periodical performance measures and supplier/customer non-conformance to enable process improvement in the Supply Chain. Provide fact based analysis with corrective action plan Customer Relations & CPFR
  • Build on collaborative working relationships with key customers to drive forecast accuracy, process improvements, free flow of information and generally enhance Sales Management, Supplier & Customer working relations. Key objective to optimize Inventory velocity (LTS/DIO) and cash flow.
  • Sales and Operation Plan coordination- Weekly S&OP meeting with supplier factory to update production plan and preparing rolling forecast template
  • Reporting -Ensure regular review and reporting of progress to Demand Planning Manager, Sales Head and European Supply Chain of progress in realisation of all relevant KPI's, identify bottlenecks and recommendation of appropriate remedial action. .

The Successful Applicant

  • Prior knowledge and experience of Forecasting and Supply Chain principles, strong supply planning experience preferred (inbound into country, outbound to customer)
  • Good overview of the commercial process, production planning and retail interface / order fulfilment. · Understanding appropriate Business Unit market is an advantage
  • Highly Proficient in using Microsoft Excel (pivot tables, V-lookups, formulas) and confident using new systems · Strong analytical skills
  • Ability to work assertively to debate/challenge forecasts or tackle issues and reach a consensus between all parties · Logical common sense and proactive approach to problem solving
  • Good presentation skills
  • Excellent organisational and administration skills & attributes
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Relevant skills and experience essential, although degree level education desirable

What's on Offer

  • · 9% Employer Contribution into your Pension
  • · Life Assurance
  • · Private Healthcare (including optical & dental) for you and your family
  • · 25 Days' Annual Leave (+ Public Holidays)
  • · Staff Discount
  • · Subsidised Cafeteria
  • · Car Allowance
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