Demand Planning Manager

Job title : Demand Planning Manager
Job type : Permanent
Discipline Logistics & Supply Chain
Salary : 7,000,000 to 9,000,000
Contact : Wayne Yoshida
Email : email Wayne
Reference : JOB_007136[386]


Planning & Strategy

 Act as a reliable business partner to effectively pick up demand associated requirements across all sales channels (Retail/ Digital/ Wholesales, etc) in Japan (occasional back up to other regions/markets)

 Responsible for facilitating the monthly market Demand Review process and ensure FuturMaster reflects the latest Demand Plan for both baseline statistical forecasts and Scheduled Demand for the next 18 month period.

 Lead market S&OP meetings and interacting with the retail operation, digital, business development, finance, and other commercial functions to understand demand forecast drivers.

 Formulate demand plan for events like a new product launch, new store opening, product phase-in/out and promotion/seasonality, etc

 Monitors and understands sell-through performance in relation to forecast

 Facilitate cross-functional decision-making process with fact base and simulation scenarios

 Capture all follow up action items and follow up with action owners to ensure proper execution as plan

 Collaborate closely with global and market supply chain, and ensure aligned understanding of business expectation and key decisions made

 Keep track of assumptions against reality and commit analysis to identify the forecast changes and potential gap

 Monitors weekly demand consumptions and contribute to Weekly Tactical Demand and Supply Review in the region to ensure demand is prioritized in case of stock constraints.

 In collaboration with logistics, communicates stock constraints and Demand Prioritization to relevant Key stake holders.

 Reviews and understands gaps between market forecast and budget and communicates these with key stakeholders Channel performance management

 Shape forecast for the key sales channel and coordinate with supply team to define individual safety stock level

 Monitor the channel supply status and coordinate with individual commercial teams for supply allocation decisions during constrained situation

 Maximize and well balance the service level and stock availability for each sales channel Systems and processes

 Manages all Demand related parameters/configuration in forecasting system to allow high quality and reliable data available for planning and business decision-making.

 Ensures Demand Planning activities are undertaken in line with global standards and share market insight with global DP team for continuous improvement

 Provide feedback and recommendation to the global team for system/process improvement/enhancement. Financials and performance management

 Support commercial teams to review the status-quo and identify risks or opportunities to ensure target achievements.

 Engage in annual budget and quarterly financial forecast processes to ensure proper alignment of unit forecast trend to latest sales budget

 Monitor demand associated metrics (Forecast accuracy, bias error, etc) regularly to identify key performance drivers, commit analysis in detail to generate intelligence for future improvement


 Degree holder in Supply Chain, Statistics or other Business related disciplines

 Minimum 5 years of practical experience in planning and analysis, preferably with retail experience in multi-national company or cosmetic industry

 Solid experience in S&OP or IBP process is required.

 Strong business acumen with outstanding analytical as well as problem-solving skills.

 Ability to build effective and influential relationships in a cross-functional and international team environment

 Excellent interpersonal & organizational skills

 Proactive and methodical approach to work

 Experience with the demand planning systems is an advantage