Demand Planner / デマンドプランナー

Job Title: Demand Planner / デマンドプランナー
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Salary: 5000000 - 7000000
Reference: 11121
Contact Name: Task Watanabe
Job Published: May 10, 2019 09:00

Job Description

General Position Summary:
Demand Planner position at Japan branch of American food company. 

・Develop demand forecast (operational forecasts) at multiple levels of aggregation for multiple time horizons as part of a demand planning function. 
・Coordinate cross-functional research activities to reconcile significant variances and refine the forecast model to reflect updated sales and marketing assumptions, ensuring full interaction with sales, marketing, and finance to understand demand forecast drivers. 
・Use and maintain the Demand Planning software as the primary forecasting system tool. 
・Provide input to the Supply Planning organization in developing inventory strategies on existing items, new products, and product phase-outs. 
・Closely coordinate and communicate customer action plans with supply planning 
・Own and coordinate closely the entire innovation program related to the demand and implement and set routines that could reduce amount of losses due to discontinuations and renewals, advancing information to SC team and working together with marketing and sales with a risk management plan.

Required Experience / Skills:

・At least 5 years of experience in Supply Chain or Demand planning
・Experience in managing projects including planning, tracking and budget development 
・Demonstrated proficiency in statistics, forecasting and forecasting methods with an understanding of their financial and operational impacts.
・Ownership and proactivity 
・Good relationship and transit with other areas
・Knowledge of SAP/APO, Manugistics, or Oracle Demand Planning or other software related to demand planning is preferred 
・Fluent Japanese and English 
・Can-do attitude
・Problem solving ability
・Good PC skill
・Analytical, numerate and detail oriented
・Understanding of financial impact of forecasting and related decisions
・Persistent and goal oriented
・Strong interpersonal skills and excellent communication skills
・Strong presentation skills
・Industry and Supply Chain knowledge

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・SAP / APO、Manugistics、Oracle Demand Planning、またはその他のデマンドプランニングに関連するソフトウェアの知識