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Demand & Supply Planner

East West Seed Myanmar
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Myanmar - Yangon
Full Time
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02 Sep 2021

Experience level

Experienced Non-Manager

Job Function

Procurement, Supply Chain

Min Education Level

Bachelor Degree

Job Description

Job Summary

 

The Country Demand/ Supply Planner owns the Demand/ Supply Planning process and plays a key role in S&OP to ensure an accurate and unbiased forecast to efficiently allocate company resources and ensure high levels of service to customers.  Manages the volume Demand/ Supply Plan at all horizons and all levels of granularity and responsible for forecast accuracy and bias.  Collaborates closely with Sales, Marketing & Finance to achieve a consensus Demand Plan constrained by Supply. This Demand/ Supply Planner also creates a feasible Supply Plan at all horizons and at the appropriate granularity for each horizon, sets inventory levels and manages capacity to ensure supply.


 

Key Responsibilities 

 

Forecasting of future Demand & Supply

  • Owns the process to create a robust volume Demand Plan for all horizons and all levels of granularity

  • Partners with Sales & Finance to ensure Financial Forecast and volume forecasts are aligned and connected

  • Leverages internal and external data as well as statistical tools and models to future forecast including baseline, uplifts and impactors

  • Collaborates with all relevant functions to gain the best possible insight into future volumes and reach a consensus forecast

  • Challenges and aligns cross functionally on forecasts for new products, items being discontinued and promotions

  • Analyses the past forecast to identify variances and works with Sales and Marketing to understand these and adjust the future forecast

  • Responsible for delivering high Demand Plan accuracy and low Forecast Bias

  • Plan Supply at all horizons and at the appropriate granularity

  • Is the once source of guidance for supply side activities (Plant, Warehouse, Production) with all Demand Plans translated into Supply Plans.

  • Actively participate in the supply side of S&OP to validate the ability to supply the Demand Plan (for monthly S&OP, Annual Business Plan, Production Windows and 4 Year Business Plan)

Improve Forecast Accuracy & Inventory Management

  • Propose and execute measures to improve the quality of the Demand Plan and Supply Plan

  • Perform detailed analysis on past forecast accuracy to identify areas for improvement and then execute improvement projects

  • Collaborates with other Country Demand Planners to share best practices and stays aware of external developments in forecasting methodologies / tools

  • Leverage and pilot innovative tools or techniques to improve forecast accuracy - proactively takes the initiative to be an innovator and a pioneer 

  • Set MIN MAX inventory levels to achieve the desired service level and avoid excess inventory.

  • Coordinate with warehouse the replenishment / balancing of inventory ensures availability in all warehouse locations and for planned intercompany shipments including assessment of inventory not meeting quality standards, ensuring inventory stays between MIN and MAX and addressing ageing / excess inventory.

  • Plans and executes the flow of supply for new products, discontinuations and promotions, to maximise service, increase agility and balance the risk of write offs

Cross functional collaboration

  • Identify on risks / opportunities not included in the forecast and align on risk mitigating supply strategies

  • Partner with Sales and Marketing to ensure a clear events calendar is available

  • Develop models to better predict the impact of events and then provide guidance to Sales and marketing on optimising trade and promotional spends

  • Partner with Customer Facing Supply Chain on Collaborative Planning with customers

  • Play a strong role in the New Products process to ensure robust forecasting of demand and agile adjustment of the forecast after launch

  • Collaborate with local Plant/ Logistic team and the Global Supply Chain team to take the Demand Planning & S&OP processes forward and piloting potential tools / models to enhance forecasting

Reporting Structure and Key Stakeholders

  • Reports directly to the Country Supply Chain Manager.

  • Works closely with Sales, Marketing, Finance, product managers and GMs.  Collaborates with Crop Managers, Group Supply Chain, Group Sales.

Open To

Male/Female

Job Requirements

Key Success Factors

  • Experienced (average of 4 years) in Demand Planning/ Supply Planning or similar roles in an agriculture or consumer industry

  • Business insight: strong understanding of the wider business, industry and market dynamics.  Is able to apply this knowledge into strategy / tactics development and spot potential opportunities/risks

  • Functional knowledge: is an expert in Demand Planning and S&OP.  Can explain both to others.  Equally comfortable in technical detail and with strategy.  Skilled in the use of statistical techniques and tools

  • Hands on: can get into details and do things themselves, not just issue instructions from a desk

  • Strategic mindset: can build a robust plan supported by a clear, logical strategic framework; able to anticipate and visualize future scenarios

  • Drive for results: passionate to deliver results and is not easily daunted by challenges, strong execution capability

  • Balances stakeholders: able to consider different views of stakeholders and makes a balanced, well thought-out  decisions 

  • Effectively communicates: able to package and deliver messages in a clear and convincing manner and able to influence the right action from an audience

  •  Strong sense of accountability: thinks and acts like an owner

What We Can Offer

Benefits

- Variable pay/ bonus over performance
- Meals allowance
- Health & Group Life insurance package

Highlights

- Flexible working environment
- Can make a difference
- Join experience team

Career Opportunities

- Learning & Development provided
- Learn international working practices
- Career development opportunities
- Management potential