The role has a flexible location within an European country.
The Analyst S&OP IBU is responsible for supporting the Sales and Operations Planning for a specified Franchise within a country or small region through demand analysis and collaboration with local Sales, Marketing and Supply Chain teams.
Major Accountabilities :
Maintain optimal S&OP processes in the country for assigned products; includes target setting, training, process maintenance, and tool set use to achieve an effective S&OP process.
Demonstrate alignment to Global demand planning process.
Fully understand country unique needs, develop informational decks / reporting to clearly assess plans, including supporting data, analysis, and new developments in supply up-sides and constraints.
Assist in identifying, training and supporting country representatives, demonstrating an effective and sustainable S&OP process.
Lead unit and dollar demand forecast (including revenue and samples) review with country counterparts.
Work alongside counterparts to align current ROFO demand forecast submission against market activities and sales trends.
Identify gaps between current plans and financial commitments, derive possible gap closing initiatives and highlight the risks and opportunities.
Drive accuracy from the countries and submit on-time to Regional / Global counterparts a complete ROFO that accurately reflects the regional demand, for short and long term horizons.
Apply demand control where necessary on large or abnormal orders while still striving to meet operational and customer excellence.
Acquire and analyze information regarding historical data, market trends, promotional activity and other events, historical or current, which impact and influence Customer Demand.
Identify drivers of variance in the monthly forecast.
Analyze, report and improve forecast accuracy both at the detail and aggregate level to improve Customer Service and Inventory levels.
Lead Monthly Consensus and Demand Review Meeting with Country and Regional Management.
Ensure optimal balance between customer service levels and inventory asset utilization through the S&OP process
Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Marketing or related discipline
Fluency in English essential. Knowledge / Fluency of at least one other language preferred
3-5 years minimum experience in demand planning
Experience in healthcare or FMCG industry is preferred
Experience in working in an international environment
Project management skills, customer experience and good communication and analytical skills