Demand Planner

09/02/2024
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Job Description

Job Description

• Work with Leadership, Inventory, Supply Chain and Category team in Demand planning operations.

• Manage SAP IBP tool for forecasting and ensure business inputs are updated.

• Collaborate with all stake holders in business and ensure data is collated in line demand planning.

• Responsible for maintaining and monitoring SAP IBP with collaborative planning, forecasting and replenishment approach.

• Review sales loss & ABC Segmentation.

• Identify demand forecast risks and develop effective mitigation plans.

• Ensure demand plan is based on business trends and demand patterns.

• Analyze and troubleshoot demand related issues in a timely and accurate manner.

• Prerequisites for New product introduction and substitution are maintained and ensure demand forecast is developed.

• Assist in developing annual budgets and cost-effectiveness initiatives.

• Develop routine and ad-hoc demand related reports for management.

• Manage Purchase request dashboards with internal stakeholders.

• Schedule forecast accuracy review meetings with management on regular basis.

• Maintain demand planning processes to improve forecast accuracy.

• Work with team to plan, coordinate and execute demand planning activities.

• Update forecasts for new products, seasonal products, discounts, promotions.

• Coordinate with inventory team to monitor and maintain optimal inventory levels.

ACTIVITY AND PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT

• Coordinate demand, supply and distribution planning activities

• Define and monitor KPI and objectives, and draw corrective action plans to enhance processes, methods and tools

• Lead cross functional planning process with Company stakeholders (Store operation, Supply chain, Category/ Merchandise, Finance and Marketing Team in order to optimize company’s strategic goals.

• Ensure master data availability and accuracy to support business processes and data analysis.

IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS

• In close collaboration with other departments such as Supply chain team members, to be a leader in different improvement projects aiming to further develop the Supply chain and logistics performance.

Requirements

• A Bachelor or Master’s degree in Logistics, successful professional experience of at least 8 years in, Demand planning Management is mandatory.

• Strong mathematical and statistical knowledge.

• Retail industry experiences in Middle East will have strong advantage.

• Costs and results oriented, able to work within time constraints and schedules.

• Organized and detail-oriented, able to multitask by managing deadlines.

• A dynamic and proactive personality, with strong communication skills.

• Significant experiences in ERP system and forecasting tools.

• Professional in Microsoft Office.

Area
Dubai, United Arab Emirates