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Manager, Demand Planning

Job Description

Key Accountabilities

·       Developing Demand Plan

·       Executing inventory plans in sync with sales and service objectives.

·       Collaboration with sales, marketing, and customer support teams.

·       Create, develop, produce and collect demand forecasts.

·       Interact and communicate with sales, marketing, finance, purchasing, supply planning, and other departments.

·       Demand forecasting - Development of statistical demand forecasts utilizing computerized software tools such as SAP APO.

·       Continuously improving forecasting techniques, method, and approach

·       Evolving and maintaining documentation and standard operating procedures for demand planning processes and systems.

·       Conduct current and future forecasting analysis, insuring forecasting processes and methods are followed.

·       Assemble and analyze all data pertinent to creating the sales forecast (historical sales, market trends, seasonality, promotions, and eventually account POS and inventory levels).

·       Establish and utilize best methods (statistical models and software tools) in creating forecasts and respective inventory targets.

·       Coordinate promotions activities and projects

·       Inventory management-Establishment of replenishment lot sizing consistent with manufacturing and transportation costs, inventory objectives, and manufacturing/distribution center capacities.

·       Lead forecast and inventory planning meetings, reviewing recommended sales forecasts and inventory projections and goals.

·       Manage inventory targets.

·       Validate replenishment proposal from plants and ensure receipt warehouse capacity

·       Monitor SKU levels and recommend SKU rationalization initiatives in the future.

·       Excess and obsolete inventory expense forecasting.

·       Participate in the S&OP process


Required Skills

·       Familiarity with advanced planning technology and decision-support tools.

·       Demonstrated ability to use analytical and statistical models to analyze demand and prepare forecasts, preferably in APO

·        Demonstrated ability to work in a cross-functional, team oriented environment

·       Ability to lead cross-functionally.

·       Experience on Logistics, Industrial Engineering or related field or 2+ years forecasting or marketing analysis experience.




  • MBA or PG Diploma in Supply Chain from a institute of repute.
  • Preferred Industry- FMCG


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Naresh Sharma
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