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Demand Planning Manager (9-Months Contract) (May/June 2023)

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Supply Chain
Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur
Date posted:
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The Purpose of Role:

This role is key to achive customer service, forecast bias, working capital, business waste and overall business result - while supporting category growth. This role will act as the business partner in processes that are executed in close cooperation with Marketing, Sales, Finance and Business Operation Manager. The responsibilities of this position are:

  • The execution of the Demand Planning process focuses on collaborative “bottom-up” planning with Customer Development, Brand Development/Building, and Customer Supply Chain. Continuously improve customer service (CS) and simultaneously reduce finished goods inventories to achieve working capital (WC) targets, by improving forecast accuracy while supporting category growth.

  • Drive implementation of new SO&P process in the business.  Frequent and effective interaction with Supply Planning colleagues, Deployment Analysts, and Category Business Teams are essential.

Team Structure:

  • Reporting to: Home Care Demand Planning Manager, THMYSG

  • Direct reports: 1 Supply Planner

Who You Are & What You’ll Do

  • You’re a born leader: You will be a visible leader in the Ice Cream Planning community. Your actions will have a sizeable impact on the end to end value chain. You will influence your colleagues and utilize world-class systems and tools to drive step-changes in demand planning performance.

  • You’re a strategy guru: You will always be on your toes thinking of a Plan B & be ready to execute when needed. You will be an out of the box thinker coming up with solutions to new problems whilst using your strategic influencing skills to convince the cross functional team to execute.

  • You’re a dot connector: You will be able to bridge and drive the needs of different functions and expertly translate the requirements to keep the value chain in sync.

  • You love to win, and have fun doing it: You play a critical and extremely tangible role in delivering results. You will help with growing our leadership in the Ice Cream category

Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage and monitor the sales demand planning impacts through the planning horizon via continuous review and assessment of the demand management forecast.

  • Lead the monthly Demand Planning Meetings.

  • Develop, modify, and communicate the short- and long-range demand plan to relevant teams (Sourcing Units, Logistics, Strategic Planning, Procurement).

  • This role functions as the pivotal communication point for supply and service constraints within Business Unit Supply Chain team.

  • Key interface between numerous parties as well as the other members of their own team to proactively take actions that deliver business results.

  • Prepare Master Plan and Forecasting Updates using Kinaxis, Anaplan, and any other planning tools.

  • Manages and supports projects that are within the brand, e.g. innovations, renovations, transitions, capacity planning, and Value Improvement Process (VIP).

Key Stakeholders:

Internal: UL Sourcing Units, UL Business Unit Supply Chain, MYSG Business Unit, MYSG SC (Quality, Procurement, Logistics, and Customer Service teams), UL PACE Community, MYSG Customer Development teams.

Essential Experience/Skill/Knowledge:

  • Bachelor’s degree in in Engineering, Logistics, Operations Planning, Supply Chain or related fields.

  • Leading position within SC preferably with good technical skills/knowledge in planning.

  • Good quantification and analytical skills in a dynamic environment requiring the ability to be flexible and work in “gray” areas.

Desirable Experience/Skill/Knowledge:

  • Operational Process Planning, and experience with SAP ECC and Kinaxis is a plus.

  • Own SC planning and pro-actively contribute to S&OP and decision making.

  • Think business, ability to build relationship, Team spirit, Proactive approach to issues and opportunities.

  • Ability to think and act across function and along processes, strong Growth mindset.

  • Willing to commit for 9-Months contract starting May/June 2023.

How to Apply:

Please apply online and add your updated resume. Your application will be reviewed against our requirements and we will be in touch to provide you with an update on the status of your application if shortlisted.

Unilever is an organisation committed to equity, inclusion and diversity to drive our business results and create a better future, every day, for our diverse employees, global consumers, partners, and communities. We believe a diverse workforce allows us to match our growth ambitions and drive inclusion across the business. At Unilever we are interested in every individual bringing their ‘Whole Self’ to work and this includes you! Thus if you require any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at the time of your application so that we can support you through your recruitment journey.

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