Nestlé is the world's leading nutrition, health and wellness company. Well-known brands include MAGGI, NESCAFE and KIT KAT. Our mission of "Good Food, Good Life" is to provide consumers with the best tasting, most nutritious choices in a wide range of food and beverage categories and eating occasions, from morning to night. Naturally, in order to achieve this, the dedication of ambitious and positive people is indispensable. To strengthen our Supply Chain team we are looking for an experienced Demand Planner.
As our Demand Planner the essence of your job is to ensure the correct forecasting of sales to maintain high customer service and to manage Nestlé’s product portfolio in collaboration with sales, marketing and finance colleagues. As such you actively contribute to the monthly Business Planning Process where you will represent supply chain in meetings with the business.
From a daily operations point of view, following expectations should be met:
You support and execute the 18-months demand plan by generating accurate base demand forecasts, analyzing trends which impacts demand, and effective use of all Demand Planning system functionality.
You share and transfer information and knowledge on a regular basis regarding product launches, portfolio optimization, rationale of commercial decisions, promotions and customer behaviors to influence Generating Demand.
You initiate corrective action and ensure correct behavior of the planning by knowing and interpreting relevant KPI’s and keeping the necessary master data up-to-date.
You measure and track performance to consistently improve Demand Plan Accuracy and minimize systematic forecast bias.
When required, you participate or take the lead in continuous improvement initiatives for the benefit of the team/division/company.
We are looking for…
A pro-active and stress resistant person. A self-starter, backed by her/his strong planning and thorough follow-up capabilities (accuracy). Your result focus andanalyticalmindset facilitate your impact to get things done and with very good communication skills, this gives you the necessary credibility to convince/challenge the business (sales department, marketing supply chain). Even when conflicting interests occur, you are able to communicate in a constructive yet assertive manner with long term collaboration in mind.
A master or bachelor degree in business, commerce, supply chain or logistics.
3-5 years of business experience in a planning environment
Fluent in Dutch/French (vice versa) combined with professional level of English
An experience in food industries, logistics, and retail environment is a plus (it will facilitate your integration in the processes of Nestlé)
You have already participated in continuous improvement projects.
You like to exchange with other departments and you think always in a constructive way
A challenging job within a company where the supply chain is the beating heart in order to get our products to our customers.
Attractive employment conditions, excellent training possibilities and opportunities for internal mobility.
Nestlé Belgilux has an open, informal and personal culture. Learning from one another is key. There is room for entrepreneurship and freedom of mind. Teamwork is essential. Nestlé employees have a strong work ethic, are loyal and proud to work for the company. The head office in Anderlecht employs about 300 people.