Demand Planner- FMCG

Job Reference: DMSDR78513


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Job Description

My Client is one of leading FMCG companies in it’s sector and if you are a professional Demand Planner with FMCG experience- this is a must for consideration !!!- why you may ask? In this role , you will get to work with and report to a personable and fair Supply Chain Manager and work with one of the best Country Managers in the FMCG Marketplace!-

** I have been fortunate to work and recruit for my client for the last number of years and they are great to work for ! No ego’s ; and you will get to work with a solid team who are friendly; passionate about their roles and they have a genuine collaborative approach to their work. Also, they have grown from 7 to 15 people in the last couple of years and have consistently grown market share year on year with several Number 1 Brands in the sector **


In this role, you will support the Customer Service & Supply Chain Manager with the forecasting, inventory, obsoletes and order-to-invoice process. In this role, you will maintain and continually improve the quality of data analysis to facilitate more informed decision making in Supply Chain & Sales Departments.


· Generation of Baseline Forecasting, Event Planning (promotions) & Market Intelligence in SAP.

· Support the Commercial Team to ensure continual improvement of the information being provided to them. Actively manage the sales forecast with the Sales & Production teams in IRL & UK with help of actual sales, forecast & unconsumed reports.

· Assemble and analyse all data relevant to creating the sales forecast. Establish and utilise best methods to support the Commercial Team in the creation of forecasts and inventory requirements with particular focus on baseline calculation

· Minimise Obsoletes with vigorous attention to baseline and promo plan vols.

· Demand & Supply reconciliation & gap recognition within the financial planning process and assumption sheets.

· Build up knowledge of relevant customers in relation to promotional forecasting understanding the demonstrated behaviour for buy-in, adherence to agreed dates, customer forecast accuracy etc.

· Challenge the Commercial Team on their proposed volumes using fact based information (promo wash ups). Including recommendations for future promo vol forecasting.

· Chair the monthly forecast meeting.

· Support the Customer Service & Supply Chain Manager in stock management and replenishment calculations in accordance with the min/max parameters.

· Work closely with the Factories to ensure product availability incl NPD within the agreed service levels.

· Evaluate the risk to supply and develop contingency plans with Supply Chain Manager and communication to wider team.

· Master data – Timely management into crystal ball and communication of codes to business.

· Provide absence/holiday cover when required.

Skills and experience

· Thorough understanding of Demand/Supply Planning role

· Understanding or experience of customer / supplier relationships.

· IT literate (Microsoft Office). Excellent working knowledge of Excel is necessary.

· Good working knowledge of AC Nielsen Nitro and Answers software..

· Experience of working with SAP is preferred.

· Good organisational skills and ability to meet occasionally tight deadlines

Personal attributes

· Attention to detail.

· Drive / Self Motivation / Proactive / “Can Do” mentality.

· Good team worker. Strong communication skills and ability to develop team culture.

For more information please contact Denis Mac Sweeney on 087 977 2742 or email Denis at All applications will be treated confidentially.

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