Senior Brand Demand Planner (FMCG)

Job Title: Senior Brand Demand Planner (FMCG)
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Japan
Salary: 7000000 - 9000000
Reference: 10247
Contact Name: Mike Byrnes
Job Published: May 14, 2018 09:00

Job Description

Senior Brand Demand Planner
This role has 2 major responsibilities which are constructing Sales Forecast & building procurement planning from IDC (International Distribution Center) to CDC (Country Distribution Center).

1) Demand Planning

Ensure sales forecasts accuracy and the building of turnover through the piloting of the sales forecast process.

  • Be responsible for the catalog management and contribute to its rationalization.

  • Manage the sales forecasts quality.

  • Manage the global monthly sales forecast process (S&OP).

  • Build the baseline forecast by reviewing historical records and the recent sales trend.

  • Challenge and consolidate the promotions and launches sales forecasts projected by the Sales and Marketing teams.

  • Ensure the global sales forecast consistency, through the building of a consensus between the commercial forecasts, the financial trend and the sales history.

  • Monitor and control the stock level for both FG and PLVs.

  • Keep monitoring SC financial impact such as Slow Moving/Obsolete, Inbound Cost (Air Vs Sea).

2) Supply Planning

Ensure the smooth execution of the planning process in order to guarantee the availability of the product while optimizing customer service and cost and while improving the quality of stocks.

  • Build the Supply plan of the entity based on the validated sales forecasts, the co‐packing plan and the stocks and supply/procurement parameters.

  • Check the logistic feasibility through the analysis of the stocks equation. And exchange with the MSL*1 about the long‐term issues (capacity, gap between capacity and demand)

  • Determine the stock and supply parameters according to the objectives of service rate, costs and global targeted stock.

  • Manage the replenishment process through the evaluation of the shortage risks and by communicating priorities to the MSL.

  • Decrease shortages by the analysis of the causes, the definition of the action plans and the challenges of suppliers about the MAD dates of products which are out of stock.

  • Define and follow the Key Performance Indicators (out of stock, service rate, stock) and communicate them internally and to the MSL.

  • Build the budgeted stock according to the stock and supply parameters.

For the "professional field expert ("Local Business Owner"): Contribute to the improvement of the processes and information systems related to his/her activity and be the referent of his/her job in his/her country. Animate and train the Supply Chain community to the best practices and tools related to his/her area of expertise.

Skill Required;

  • Business level of English for leading S&OP and dealing with MSL
  • At least 10 years supply chain background in either logistics or demand/supply planning  Strong in number and analytical skills
  • Experience of SAP is preferred
  • Experience in FMCG industry is preferred

*1; MSL = (Regional Procurement Planning Team located in regional