Demand Planning Analyst

Location: Halesowen, West Midlands
Job Type: Permanent
Salary: Pension
Reference: BBBH1264_1582901866
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Demand Planning Analyst

Are you an experienced Demand Planning Analyst within a Manufacturing environment? Are you looking for a new and exciting opportunity?
Gap professional are operating as an employment agency on behalf of our client who are a leading supplier in the Automotive Industry, located in South Birmingham. They currently have a new and exciting permanent opportunity to join their successful team.


Key Activities
  • Work with Sales Accounts team and others to design robust sales forecasting processes
  • Monitor and assess effectiveness of process and drive continuous improvement
  • Organise weekly / monthly forecast information in a suitable format
  • Review, analysis and consolidation of forecasts to provide accurate and timely monthly information and analysis at product and customer level for designated customers
  • Monitor volume/value performance against forecast and budget and provide analysis of variances
  • Agree weekly estimate of current month's sales volumes
  • Implement and achieve forecast accuracy targets
  • Influence commercial managers and partners to improve forecast accuracy
  • Identify potential risks and opportunities in the forecast and flag up issues and potential solutions
  • Work closely with commercial team, NPI, production, and logistics to ensure efficient supply
  • Understand and communicate key issues / actions for the weekly / monthly S&OP meetings
  • Work with supply chain to ensure early warning and quick reaction to potential supply issues and ensure most effective resolution
  • Develop, maintain and optimize an 18 month rolling sales forecast at the item/customer level using the organization's demand planning software system (Winman)
  • Provide leadership and facilitation of the monthly Demand review process that supports the larger S&OP process
  • Compile customer forecast accuracy and bias data and develop proactive action plans to address issues/gaps
  • Compare forecasts to the financial budgets, providing to senior leadership a clear overview of variances, uncertainty and risk areas to the business
  • Contribute to the excess and obsolescence process by analyzing demand patterns of key customers and how they react to incentives
  • Develop strong relationships with the sales, engineering and finance teams to drive collaborative forecast planning
  • Actively participate in the company's continuous improvement initiatives




Person Profile

  • Experience working in a fast moving, highly pressurised environment; preferably automotive.

  • Winman experience is desirable

  • Must be assertive and have the ability to challenge and adopt a flexible approach

  • No immediate supervisory responsibility but will need to be able to provide ongoing performance feedback to production and chase and encourage progress in line with customer demand



Good level of education, NVQ 3 minimum, ideally NVQ 4 or equivalent

If this is the opportunity you have been looking for please apply today.

Closing date is 28th March 2020.

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