[Position] Demand Planner
[Salary] 6~9 million JPY
Note: Applicants must have permission to work in Japan and Fluent ~ Native level Japanese
Global Food Company
Reporting to the Sr. S&OP Manager Japan, this role is responsible for ensuring the forecast of a valid finished goods Demand Plan for the cluster, covering a rolling 18-month horizon
Working closely with the various stakeholders, the Demand Planner should ensure accurate forecast models and accurate supply requirement calculation of locally produced, repacked and imported goods. To accomplish this, the Demand / Supply Planner will conduct relevant meetings and system updates to transcript market feedback into plan
The position is a key contributor to S&OP process toward achieving customer satisfaction and company financial goals.
Develop demand forecasts (operational forecasts) at multiple levels of aggregation for multiple time horizons as part of a demand planning function
Review historical sales trends, research demand drivers, prepare forecast data, develop statistical forecast models, and evaluate forecast results.
Coordinate cross-functional research activities to reconcile significant variances and refine the forecast model to reflect updated sales and marketing assumptions.
Interact with sales, marketing, and customer finance to understand demand forecast drivers.
Utilize a collaborative and consensus approach by working with Sales, Marketing and Customer Finance to obtain and ensure that current and accurate information is used for demand forecasts.
Use and maintain the Demand Planning software as the primary forecasting system tool.
Provide input to the Supply Planning organization in developing inventory strategies on existing items, new products, and product phase-outs.
Closely coordinate and communicate customer action plans with supply planning
Perform analytical tasks to support the S&OP team
Be a gatekeeper in the NPD & NOD process
Support the S&OP team with analytical tasks including Supply Chin Losses Reduction, International Zone activities etc
Performance measures and targets:
Forecast Accuracy / Forecast Bias / Consistent Bias
Service levels ( OTIF, CFR, RDD)
Inventory Level, Working Capital
Supply Chain Losses
Demonstrated proficiency in statistics, forecasting and forecasting methods with an understanding of their financial and operational impacts.
Knowledge of SAP/APO, Manugistics, or Oracle Demand Planning or other software related to demand planning is preferred
Fluent Japanese and English
Strong proficiency in MS-Excel & MS-Powerpoint
Experience in managing projects including planning, tracking and budget development
Problem solving ability - PDCAs
Analytical, numerate and detail oriented
Understanding of financial impact of forecasting and related decisions
Persistent and goal oriented
Strong interpersonal skills and excellent communication skills
Industry and Supply Chain knowledge
Full 2 holiday week system (Sat/Sun) national holidays, New year's holiday, Annual Leave and more
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Seniority Level: Associate
Job Function: Supply Chain