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    London , United Kingdom

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    Global Demand Planning Manager

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Our client is a global market leader in the food. This role can be based in either London or Glasgow.

Global ownership and management of Demand Planning, allowing for key decisions to be made as part of the Integrated Business Planning process on a 36 month horizon.

•Forecast accuracy and bias
•Manage system and metrics for
      •the process for calculating baseline /statistical projections
      •Reporting and dashboard & KPIs,
      •Annual calendar of events
•Demonstrable up-skilling of Demand Planners & Controllers
•Positive impact on inventory and cash
•Identification of trends and risks and mitigation plans in place

•Provide process capability and expert support to those accountable for demand plans, including performance feedback for learning and improvement.
•Coordinate monthly demand planning process; critique/analyse and provide integrated understanding:
   •Analytics inputs
   •Assumptions database
   •Risks and opportunities in the pipeline
•Maintain the demand planning system:
   •Solid base line, trend analysis and statistics projections
   •Planned events, commercial & portfolio plans
   •Modelling of scenarios
•Facilitate strategic decisions on issue resolution and gap closing.
•Prepare input and analysis for, and facilitates sales plan development through, the Demand Review.
•Liaison with Product Portfolio Management and Supply on data flows to support integrated planning.
•Participates in business re-optimisation through Integrated Reconciliation.
•Full interface with the Demand Controller(s).

Demonstrable expertise in designing, implementing and leading global Demand Planning (specifically IBP) in a similar high volume manufacturing environment. 

•Strong decision making with ability to challenge, draw conclusions and make recommendations at several levels in the organisation
•Strong communication and stakeholder management skills, including influencing and negotiating at all levels and across disciplines
•Demonstrated experience having advanced numerical and analytical skills from working with large data sets, along with strong quantitative skills and attention to detail.
•A high level of proficiency with Microsoft Excel (advanced summary formulas, macros, vlookups, and formatting functions)

Qualified to degree level in highly numerical field, such as Business, Engineering, Economics or Supply Chain Management.  A professional qualification in related area is desirable. Familiarity with IBP and advanced S&OP models is a must.