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Demand Planning Analyst

Date: Feb 18, 2021

Location: Ballyragget, KK, IE

Company: Glanbia

Demand Planning Analyst 

12 month Fixed Term Contract


Rooted in our rich heritage of family farming and embedded in our communities, Glanbia Ireland has evolved to bring the passion of our farmers and their high-quality ingredients to the world. Using modern-day technology and applying the best processes to our milk pool of three billion litres and our outstanding grains portfolio, we export innovative products and tailored ingredient solutions to more than 100 countries. We nurture a talented team of over 2,000 people to manage our network of 11 processing plants and 52 agri branches, serving our communities and delivering annual revenues of around €2 billion.

Glanbia Ireland owns leading consumer and agri brands such as Avonmore, Kilmeaden Cheese, Millac, Truly Grass Fed, Premier Milk, Wexford, mymilkman.ie, Glanbiaconnect.com, countrylife.ie and GAIN Animal Nutrition. 



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



  • 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 fulfilment 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
  • Create weekly mass balance reports
  • Analyse data to drive insights to inform decision making across key stakeholder groups. Recommend key business decisions based on historical data and trend lines.
  • Lead weekly promotions meeting within the consumer Category
  • Work closely with Production Planning to deliver against consensus based numbers
  • 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
  • Produce daily risk reports across product categories to highlight short dated product that is at risk of going below SLA, and prioritising accordingly with commercial
  • Create daily shortage reports
  • Inventory Management responsibilities
  • 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
  • Participate in cross functional projects across the business


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


If you are interested in this position, please apply online with an up to date resume.

Glanbia Ireland is a Values Based Organisation - www.glanbia.com/careers