Take the opportunity to become part of the success story behind one of the world’s fastest growing consumer companies. At Johnson & Johnson we have a truly unrivalled brand portfolio with power brands across multiple categories including Johnson’s®, Neutrogena®, Clean & Clear®, Listerine®, Calpol®, and Sudafed®. We have achieved consistent growth and our breakthrough plans for the future make this a great place to further your career.
We have an excellent opportunity for a Demand Planner in our Northern Europe Headquarters in Maidenhead.
What you’re great at:
The demand planner is a key role within Johnson & Johnson and has the opportunity to make a real difference. You will own the process for generating sales forecasts for a portfolio of products within Northern Europe. You will have a strong desire to incorporate macro trends into regional forecasts, as well as product discontinuations together with incorporating business intelligence and forecast information gathered from sales, marketing, finance, retailer replenishment analysts, and other sources. You will work in partnership to ensure flawless delivery of our products.
As demand planner, your typical day may include: providing the best estimate of category forecasts for the long term horizon, by interpreting sales trends and known volume drivers (category strategy, market dynamics, media activity, competitor activity etc…) through wide reaching, engaging cross functional engagement
Travel will be involved with this role within Northern Europe to enhance collaboration, approx. 15%
What you’ll own and how you’ll grow:
You will have full responsibility for your portfolio of brands across 6 different markets and as a team you will be supporting a $1b sales organization. You will work the full lifecycle of the products together with the exciting opportunity to be part of product launches. Collaboration is key within this role and you will interact with both our commercial team and the regional supply organization.
You will be degree qualified with experience of ERP (SAP/APO/SNP) & Advanced Planning Systems is preferred. To be successful in this role you will be able to build strong collaborative relationships across various countries and teams which would mean being able to target your communication style
You will also have an understanding of the forecasting techniques and have an in-depth knowledge of analysis and problem solving techniques.
• Ability to apply project and personal leadership to successfully achieve project, team and individual goals.
• Ability to share knowledge and personal experience with peers. Coach others when appropriate.
• Ability to influence others in a matrix environment
• Ability to challenge the status quo and evaluate processes to determine if refinements would enhance speed of results and productivity or quality &/or Ability to work with Continuous Improvement tools.
Ideally you will have familiarity with relevant legislation – e.g. Import/ Export legislation, GMP, ISO
What we’re about:
We are passionate about our work, and play vital roles across a range of professional disciplines, and care deeply about our customers and communities. At Johnson & Johnson our culture enables dynamic and impactful careers. We share a kind of DNA where we’re each