Solutions & Decisions is looking for the best candidates for the position of DEMAND PLANNER for a global dairy industry company. The Company  is looking for an experienced Demand Planner to support the whole organization and help it succeed in the ambitious challenges. 


Vacancy Description:

  • The Demand Planner is responsible to successfully forecast the demand plans based on statistical forecast, enriched by inputs from comercial teams; both in short and mid terms.
  • Understands how to use statistical forecasting to create a solid baseline forecast and maintains, reviews and cleans historical data and determines if this can be applied to the portfolio
  • Understands the impact of business dynamics and translates them into the demand plan: NPD, phase-in/out, promotions, events, seasonality, tenders, contracts, activations
  • Secures demand plan constraining in case of supply restrictions and shares the results with internal stakeholders (e.g. supply, sales and customer service)
  • Follow-up of decisions/constraints from the S&OP cycle of SPAIN (supplying Customer SCs)
  • Drives continuous improvement of forecast accuracy & bias in alignment with commercial teams.
  • Monitors, analyzes, understands and challenges the quality of the enrichments provided by the commercial teams (assumptions, deltas, consumption, trends, issues, gaps, risks, opportunities)
  • Coordinates with Supply and Commercial teams  to determine priorities,corrective and preventive actions to prevent OOS and Waste in accordance with the internal procedures

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor or Master degree
  • Minimum of 1-2 years in Planning experience – valuable in FMCG food companies.
  • Knowledge of principles such as forecasting, S&OP, statistics
  • Knowledge of ERP-systems. Valuable SAP.
  • Knowledge of MS Office (advanced)
  • Knowledge of operational processes/supply chain management fundamentals
  • Fluent in Spanish & English, written and spoken
  • Ability to communicate in Portuguese will be valued

Soft Skills:

  • Analitic
  • Dynamic and proactive
  • Willingness to learn
  • communication skills (influency and persuasion)

What they offer:

  • Challenging position within a growing organization.
  • Development and growth opportunities.
  • Flexible work time arrangements and hybrid model way of working (part remotely/ part from our office in Barcelona city center)