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Team Leader Planning Supply Chain

Job ID:
Supply Chain
Bucharest, București
Date posted:

Background & Purpose of the Job:

The Supply Chain Planning Team Leader will coordinate a team of planners ensuring the execution of all planning activities and projects (incl. innovation, portfolio, repacking, obsolete) on certain product category with full accountability for the sales forecast, customer service, stock availability and optimal inventory level.

Represents SC function in the business team, also coordinating end-to-end supply chain projects relevant for allocate business unit.

Job Requirements:

  • University Degree

  • Previous relevant experience in supply and demand planning or other relevant supply chain functions of at least 5 years

  • Managerial experience is considered a plus

  • SAP

  • Clear understanding of general business (incl. P&L and cost drivers that are generating decision making)

  • Strong internal drive to deliver results

  • High negotiation skills

  • Strong Analytical ability; analyze complex data, identify issues, explain variances and recommend solutions -> problem solving profile

  • Ability to work both independently, to take responsibility for self & team’s actions and to collaborate as part of a team goals is required

  • Responsiveness, adaptation, and flexibility

  • Strategic influencing – stakeholder management and influencing

  • Fluent in English

  • MS Office suite, SAP or ERP experience

Role and Responsibilities:

  • Support business team by representing supply chain capability in key projects and activities, act as primary contact towards other functional leaders in the business team

  • Collect business assumptions, incorporate multiple information sources to create integrated volume demand plan (0-24 months) for his/her portfolio with full responsibility on S&OP process

  • Understand and record demand drivers, identifies risks and opportunities, including event planning (promotions, special packs, media, price change, store opening, competitor activity, trade stocks etc) and innovation planning (new product launch) for end goal of generation of consolidated unconstrained demand plan, identifying  gaps/constraints and ensuring  that corrective action is taken by related stakeholders

  • Drives forecast review meetings and document changes in assumptions and forecast

  • Manage perfect execution of all planning activities by continuously keeping contact with Brand Marketing, Customer Marketing, Sales, Category planning team and factories, including innovation forecast, production plan, run-out plan and obsoletes

  • Measure performance of the planning team (incl. Forecast Bias, Extreme Bias, Innovation Bias, Forecast Accuracy, Volume Volume Disconnect, Dispatch Rate, Obsolete/Remnant), ensure continuous improvement

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