You will work in the Demand Planning team, which is responsible to perform the demand plan by application of best practice and efficient processes, to ensure that finished goods are available, meet customer demand, at the right stock location and with high freshness, whilst minimizing costs.
Contribute to Strategic and Tactical (18 months) business planning via Monthly Business Planning and the Dynamic Planning Framework.
Elaborate the Demand Planning on one or more of the following product categories: Coffee, Machines, and Accessories (B2C, B2B)
Build a Global sales projection over an 18 month horizon
Analyze the KPIs (e.g Demand Planning Accuracy and Stock Availability) in detail to provide insights in our portfolio and ensure continuous learning.
Drive the Product Portfolio Lifecycle Management together with business stakeholders: New SKU creation, Phase in, Phase Out, Portfolio Optimization and SKU deactivation.
Ensure communication to align the Operations team internally and externally towards all stakeholders.
Support the Monthly Business Planning (MBP) process on Coffee, Machines, and Accessories sales (B2C, B2B)
Coordinate the collaborative process with the related departments according to HQ and local guidelines
Animate and challenge information, and reach global commitment on a monthly basis
Track performance of Limited Edition and Promotional sales and give Supply Chain input into the Pre- and Post-Evaluation of these.
Drive Continuous excellence through:
Active participation in Weekly and Monthly Operational Reviews.
Identify improvement opportunities and lead projects in that respect.
Implement & maintain appropriate tools and documentation to support a performing Demand Planning team.
Knowledge and Professional skills
University Degree or equivalent experience
Strong communication skills
Motivation for Supply Chain with commercial affinity.
Strong knowledge of Excel.
Experience in Planning or other Supply Chain areas are required.
Stress resilient and hard worker
Be able to influence others through solid analysis.
Enjoy negotiating, problems solving and decision making
Fluent in English combined with French or Dutch is a must.