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Demand Planner

Company: Nilfisk Advance
Location: Redlands
Posted on: November 19, 2021

Job Description:

Are you passionate about supply chain and are you looking for an exciting job opportunity in a global company full of passionate individuals? Do you have a holistic approach to end-to-end planning with a particular interest and experience in demand planning? Then this is your chance joining a young, dynamic, and ambitious team striving for global supply chain excellence. Be part of shaping Nilfisk into a customer driven supply chain through demand planning excellence. Our Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) department is responsible for the global demand, supply, and managing the S&OP planning processes within Nilfisk. We are on a journey to transform S&OP into a truly cross-functional decision making process, balancing supply, and demand, providing Nilfisk with ONE reliable plan to increase End2End to value. We are looking for a great team player to drive our demand planning initiative and process within the America's region. The primary role of the demand planner is to ensure the execution of the commercial side of Nilfisk's S&OP process. More specifically your main responsibility is to drive the demand planning process on a country and regional level, in close collaboration with sales, marketing, finance and R&D. All of this with a strong cross-functional collaboration mindset towards a wide range of stakeholders within Nilfisk. Main tasks being: * Develop and review demand plans with country and regional stakeholders. * Drive demand plan review and consolidation in collaboration with key stakeholder in sales, marketing, finance, and R&D. * Collect past/future demand inputs (such as new customers, marketing plans, price changes, new/discontinued products, and promotional plans). Consolidating their impacts in the overall demand plan. * Communicate recommended demand adjustments with clearly defined reasons and logic. * Ability to create multiple demand scenarios that impact the business needs/expectations * Ensure alignment between demand plan and financial budgets. * Communicate supply constraints in an effective way, increasing sales awareness of the capabilities of Global Operations. * Continuously monitor forecast accuracy and identify improvement areas and actions to be taken. * Collaborated closely with our Sales and Operation Managers, ensuring that demand plan changes are leading to evaluation of supply capabilities towards our factories and suppliers. * Contribute to the development of the presentation and slide deck for the monthly Executive S&OP meeting with participation of our CEO. * Provide leadership outside of our S&OP department which helps driving positive results for the demand planning and S&OP process across the organization. * Use the analytical, marketing, and sales data of a company to effectively estimate future product demands. You will play an important role in our team to continuously develop and enhance the way we work getting us closer to our ambition of a truly excellent customer-driven supply chain. E.g. you support the continuous development of our Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) department and aim of establishing a global platform for efficient end to end planning in Nilfisk. Bachelors or Master's degree preferably in logistics or supply chain. Preferred 2-5+ years of related business experience of which at least 1 year is spent in demand planning. Further it is an advantage if you: * Have insights in performance management tools and operational KPI's * Are a skilled user of ERP systems, preferably SAP APO and R/3 (ECC), SAP IBP or LN * Are skilled in use of MS Office, especially Excel and PowerPoint * Strong analytical skills, experience with large data set and data analysis. * Have excellent oral and written communication skills in English * Have great interpersonal skills - being a team player and strong in stakeholder management * Have the ability to plan, organize, and manage multiple tasks * Are able to interact with all functional areas and all organizational levels * Self-motivated * Adaptive to change; you are able to prioritize within multiple day-to-day activities and projects. * Thinks end to end when dealing with challenges and opportunities. Who is the Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) team at Nilfisk? We are a team of 8 highly skilled supply chain professionals based in Denmark (6) and Brooklyn Park, Minnesota (2). Within our team you will experience a high level of collaboration, teamwork and knowledge sharing that will help bring your skills to the next level. We are a group of professionals who enjoy the independence of being able to think outside the box and implement creative solutions in order to elevate the global S&OP processes which have a direct impact on the business. Let's create a cleaner future together Clean is changing. Today, cleaning is a key contributor to health and safety, and a new clean is emerging, driven by technology and innovation. At Nilfisk we are a driving force in this development, and we work as one team with one agenda, supporting each other across an exciting, dynamic organization. Being part of Nilfisk means having the freedom to speak your mind and do what you do best. You will thrive by having a hands-on approach and the drive to bring your great ideas to life. At Nilfisk you can lead, innovate and collaborate for a cleaner future. Are you ready to make a change? Nilfisk, Inc., is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Employer Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity

Keywords: Nilfisk Advance, Redlands , Demand Planner, Professions , Redlands, California

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