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Demand Planning Analyst  - Entry Level

Date: 23-Sep-2022

Location: Kilkenny, KK, IE

Company: Glanbia






Demand Planning Analyst 

Entry Level


About Tirlán

Tirlán, formerly known as Glanbia Ireland, is a world-class food and nutrition co-operative, with a diverse portfolio of quality ingredients, leading consumer and agri brands.

The farmer-owned co-operative has a first-class track record of success in the global market. Rooted in a rich heritage of family farming and embedded in its communities, Tirlán has evolved to bring the passion of its farmers and their high-quality milk and grains to the international marketplace. Using modern-day technology and applying the best processes to its milk pool of three billion litres and its premium grains portfolio, Tirlán now exports to more than 80 countries.  Its award-winning brands are household names in Ireland, and include Ireland’s number one consumer dairy brand, Avonmore.


The organisation draws on a wealth of experience to deliver exceptional products and tailored nutritional solutions including Kilmeaden, Wexford, Truly Grass Fed, Solmiko, CheddMax and GAIN. Tirlán has a strong market presence in the UK, France, Germany, UAE, the US, North Africa, Japan and China.


A talented team of over 2,100 people manage Tirlán’s network of 11 production facilities and 52 agri retail outlets serving its communities with annual revenues of over €3 billion expected in 2022. Tirlán’s state-of-the-art headquarters in Kilkenny city and innovation centre in Ballyragget promote innovation, creativity and collaboration. Tirlán is committed to sustainability throughout the organisation through its comprehensive Living Proof programme, and the Science-Based Targets initiative (SBTi) contained within it. For more information visit



The Demand Planning Analyst reports to the Demand Planning Manager (C&I) and drives demand led culture within Tirlán. 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 Tirlán 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
  • 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.
  • Participate in cross functional projects across the business


Experience In 

  • Demand planning/Supply chain operations/ Finance
  • 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
  • APICS/IIPMM qualified advantageous



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


Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion
Tirlán embraces diversity, equal opportunity and inclusion. We are committed to building diverse teams where different perspectives drive innovation and growth. We strive to create an inclusive workplace where people can bring their true self to work and achieve their full potential.


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At Tirlán, we celebrate diversity, because we know that our individual strengths make us stronger together. We welcome and encourage interest from a wide variety of candidates, and we will give your application consideration, without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender perception or identity, national origin, age, marital status, or disability status. 

At Tirlán our culture will celebrate individuality, knowing that together we are more.

Tirlán owns leading consumer and agri brands such as Avonmore, Kilmeaden Cheese, Millac, Solmiko, Truly Grass Fed, Premier Milk, Wexford, and GAIN Animal Nutrition. 

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