As our Demand & Supply 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. This means you will take up following responsibilities :
You support and execute the demand plan by generating accurate base demand forecasts, analyzing trends that impacts demand, effective use of all Demand Planning system functionality.
You stand for an efficient and profitable inventory management in order to guarantee clients an optimal service. You preserve a good balance between min and max stock in function of product fluctuation and stability.
You ensure that your most important internal customers, Marketing and Sales, are able to execute their promotions in optimal conditions.
Using the Marketing and Sales input, you develop accurate sales forecasts.
You are the link with our producing markets and act as key enabler to facilitate a “just in time” flow, this means collaborating with forwarders and factory planners to optimize service.
You share and transfer information and knowledge on a regularly 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.
When required, you participate or take the lead in continuous improvement initiatives for the benefit of the team/division/company.
Besides the follow up and achievement of the necessary KPIs, you report on a regular basis and you have the final responsibility for the weekly and monthly planning & forecasting (forecast reviews, gap review...).
You are responsible for keeping up to date the master data
You build and maintain good relations with your internal clients in order to guarantee optimal collaboration.
We are looking for…
A dynamic and stress resistant person. You are a pro-active self-starter, backed by your strong planning and thorough follow-up capabilities. Your result focus and analytical mindset facilitate your impact to get things done and with your strong communication skills, this gives you the necessary credibility to convince/challenge the business. Even when conflicting interests occur, you are able to communicate in a constructive yet assertive manner with long-term collaboration in mind.
You also have :
A master degree in business, commerce, supply chain or logistics.
A minimum of 2 years of business experience in a planning environment, with preference in demand planning.
You have already participated in continuous improvement projects.
A professional level of English, Dutch and/or French
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.LI-CM1