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Demand Planning Analyst

Date: Jul 26, 2019

Location: Ballyragget, KK, IE

Company: Glanbia

Demand Planning Analyst 

Overview

 

The Demand Planning Analyst reports to the Demand Planning Manager (C&I) and drives demand led culture within GI. The role is responsible for constructing a demand forecast across multiple time horizons (near, mid and  long term) in accordance with the S&OP process. It collaborates with categories to incorporate commercial inputs. The role generates the base forecast using statistical based methodology, and shapes it using extrinsic (marketplace based) and intrinsic (sales and marketing) sources of knowledge with a target to define an accurate demand per SKU across multiple time horizons

 

Responsibilities 

 

  • Drive demand led culture within Glanbia Ireland across key stakeholder groups.
  • Produce 13 week rolling demand plan each week. Provide weekly analysis to Commercial of the plan versus budget sales and stock targets. Collate supply information from Production Planners and distribute to Commercial, Customer Service and Logistics to inform fulfillment of demand.
  • Produce an 18 month rolling consensus based demand plan to nominated stakeholders every month with appropriate level of detail and timing.
  • Collaborate with Categories to consider Commercial inputs into Demand planning, challenges those inputs if needed
  • Liaise with key stakeholders to reconcile business and demand plans within appropriate agreed S&OP time horizons
  • Analyse data to drive insights to inform decision making across key stakeholder groups. Recommend key business decisions based on historical data and trend lines.
  • Create automated dashboards and data visualizations to track key business metrics from internal and external perspective.
  • Interpret and understand the category demand signals to inform and agree anticipation of demand
  • Use system based methodology to generate a base statistical forecast of anticipated future demand. Analyse the forecast as appropriate by SKU, material group, horizon, category, channel, geographic region etc. 
  • Collaborate with various stakeholders in support of Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) policies to achieve timely sku introductions, discontinuations, retirement, etc.
  • Work closely with Production Planning to deliver against consensus based numbers
  • Create a process to review all incoming contracts to ensure there is forecasted demand
  • Participate in cross functional projects across the business

 

Competencies 

 

  • Dealing with Ambiguity
  • Interpersonal Savvy
  • Drive for Results 
  • Negotiating
  • Planning 
  • Problem Solving

 

Experience In 

 

  • Demand planning/Supply chain  operations
  • Complex and dynamic forecasting and planning environments
  • Analysis and problem solving- Help manage and integrate data from a wide variety of sources. An ability to analyze and use critical thinking skills on a regular basis is key
  • End to end planning processes
  • Developing and maintaining dashboards for sales, strategy, operations etc
  • Integrated S&OP process
  • Modeling / simulation
  • Lean or 3M experience – Green belt 
  • APICS/IIPMM qualified advantageous