Demand Planner

Demand Planner – Brexit

Currently seeking a Demand planner for a global company to join them at their site in Birmingham (Bournville).

The role of a Demand Planner entails leading the planning activities for the specific group of products/country, delivering a fact-based forecast (across 24-month horizon) for the IBP cycle and ultimately for the product supply, to the highest possible accuracy. The role will also require you to liaise with cross function stakeholders to manage service constraints to achieve the best possible service whilst minimising ageing risks.

Details of Demand Planner – Brexit

  • Salary: £18.71ph
  • Start Date: Immediate
  • Working Hours: Full Time
    • Mon – Fri (36 Hours)
    • Day Shifts
  • Location: Bournville
  • Duration: Temporary Contract (22 weeks)

Role of Demand Planner – Brexit

Responsible for providing an accurate base forecast, proper following of the weekly & monthly cycle in alignment with the IBP, supporting the area commercial objectives over the financial planning horizons following the 6 Steps Demand Planning Process:

  • Maintaining the forecasting system accurate & data in line with the company’s rules (1/ Data preparation 2/Cleansing segmentation)
  • Run statistical forecast to provide the best base forecast (3/Statistical Forecasting)
  • Enrich the forecast with the business and market information. (4/Market Update)
  • Review and validate the overall consistency of the total forecast, using analysis, report and available data (5/Forecast Review)
  • Share and aggregate forecast (6/Demand Review and Consolidation)
  • Act as a Business Partner for Commercial and Operations Functions, responsible for providing the different business stakeholder with a high quality insight-based total forecast (24 month horizon, weekly on sku level in APO DP)
  • Total Forecast Generation based on agreed company’s Best Practices and Product Segmentation
  • Apply best practice for NPD forecasting
  • Influence commercial and Business Partners to provide insights and high quality data input for forecasts
  • Works closely with category planning to receive market insights and drive agreed category actions back into the bottom-up forecast.
  • Responsible for meeting KPI’s (SFE,BIAS) for the products In charge, analysing and providing insight on deviation drivers (e.g. statistical, cleansing, market up-date)

Experience required of Demand Planner – Brexit

  • Minimum 3 years of operational experience with demand planning or related processes
  • Experience in Demand Planning (SG08-09 preferred SG10 Required)
  • Operational knowledge of SAP/ECC/APO/BI in Supply Chain
  • knowledgeable of modern demand and supply planning concepts and statistical forecasting
  • Experience in analysing complex issues and make appropriate decision accordingly
  • Experience of working in a busy environment towards deadlines

Key Skills of Demand Planner – Brexit

  • Strong quantitative and analytical skills and aptitude
  • Attention to details
  • Able to understand and manage key issues and success criteria
  • Accurate, efficient and organised whilst under pressure and time constraints
  • Proficient user of SAP and Excel
  • Must have a proactive approach and use initiative

Education Required of Account Receivable Assistant

  • Degree Level/Equivalent – preferentially in Logistics, Economics Supply Chain or Finance


  • 28 Holidays per year
  • Weekly Pay
  • Pension Scheme
  • Employed Status
  • Discounted Holiday Club
  • Personal Accident Insurance
  • Mortgage references
  • My Extra Rewards – An online portal offering vouchers and discounts

If you are interested in the above role please click apply!