The Demand Planner determines the best metrics to use to provide the most accurate representation of the forecast. Analyzes inventory levels, production speed, and product demand to determine the amount of finished product that will be produced. Being a Demand Planner may require a bachelor’s degree. Works with other departments to determine optimal inventory levels. In addition, Demand Planner typically reports to a supervisor or manager. Working as a Demand Planner typically requires 2 to 4 years of related experience. Gains exposure to some of the complex tasks within the job function. Occasionally directed in several aspects of the work.
Demand Planner Job Description Template
Our company is looking for a Demand Planner to join our team.
- Forecasting and liaising this to the Production Plan;
- Raising PO’s;
- Producing monthly reporting within Excel & WMS;
- Carry out stock management operations in line with set policies and procedures;
- Work closely with 3rd party logistic companies to co-ordinate movement of inventory;
- Statistical forecasting;
- Plan and co-ordinate optimum inventory levels, in line with company set OTIF levels;
- Monthly reporting;
- Historical sales analysis;
- Update the daily upload of stock from their third-party warehouse;
- Oversee the placing of orders to ensure goods are delivered on time;
- Monitoring and reviewing these reports and systems on a daily, weekly and monthly basis;
- To be the interface between Stock Control, Sales, Merchandising and Fulfilment Team;
- Long term and promotional supplier forecasting, order planning and management;
- Analyse sales and forecast demand based on this.
- An excellent communicator: this is key to enable success in a global role;
- Have significant experience in change management;
- You should be degree qualified, preferably in a supply chain area or hold a supply chain qualification such as APICS CSCP;
- Have at least 8 years’ relevant experience in the area of S&OP, demand or supply planning;
- Merchandising experience;
- Experience in a Demand Planner position – must be able to hit the ground running;
- Confidence in Excel;
- Highly analytical with an eye for detail under time pressure;
- Have a demonstrable track record of driving transformation and CI in the areas of demand and supply planning;
- Significant experience of Demand Planning and Inventory management principles across multiple stock locations;
- Able to adapt quickly to new challenges in a growing company;
- 2-4 years’ experience in a demand planning role;
- Be skilled in the application of SAP APO (demand and supply);
- Commercial acumen;
- Degree in a relevant field (Business, Finance etc.).