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Location: Petaling Jaya, Selangor

Company: Nestlé Products Sdn Bhd


Bachelor’s Degree

3+ years of experience

Position Summary

Joining Nestlé means you are joining the largest Food and Beverage Company in the world. At our very core, we are a human environment – passionate people driven by the purpose of enhancing the quality of life and contributing to a healthier future. A Nestle career empowers you to make an impact locally and globally, as you are provided with the opportunity to make a mark and stand out, as long as you seek it. With Nestle, you are enabled and encouraged to grow not only as professionals, but also as people.

We are looking for an Demand Planning Executive to improve the accuracy and reliability of the Demand Plan through projection of the most realistic estimate of customer demand and manage exceptions to enhance the responsiveness of the organisation’s Supply Chain in fulfilling customer demand.

A day in the life of...

Maintain Data and Systems
  • Create and maintain the appropriate master data in the planning systems in use, minimising errors, and avoiding duplication and obsolescence.
  • Maintain system hygiene and health to ensure demand signals are not polluted, in close collaboration with Customer Services.
Collate Information and Assumptions
  • Ensure commitment from all functions, build and maintain good communication and collaboration both within Supply Chain (Cat DP & CBC) and with Sales, CCSD, Marketing and Finance.
  • Capture, prioritize, analyze and input from Marketing and Sales events; customer, consumer & competitor information; other external / internal trends and influences which impact demand.
Manage Portfolio and Lifecycle
  • Effectively use an exception based management approach, inspired by the "Animal Farm" methodology.
  • Collaborate with Category Demand Planner and Sales/CCSD by providing input on a regular basis regarding product launches, rationale of commercial decisions, promotions and customer behavior.
Develop and Maintain the Forecast
  • Use appropriate statistical models and parameters, and enrich statistical forecasts to generate accurate base demand forecasts.
  • Generate and maintain a demand plan for a given portfolio of customers, at the levels (product hierarchy and time) at which business decisions are taken.
  • Focus on and deliver a stable demand plan, but taking into account appropriately recent events, along with achievement of Demand Plan Accuracy (DPA), controlled variability of accuracy and no systematic bias.
  • Validate base demand provided by Category Demand Planners
Reach Consensus through Alignment
  • Contribute to Customer Facing activities such as Collaborative Planning, Promotional Forecasting, ad hoc joint Supply Chain improvement projects as appropriate.
Share and Publish the Forecast
  • Through systematic reporting, provision of links or ad-hoc reports and communications, ensure that Demand Plan information is available to internal business partners as required.
  • Cascade knowledge of Best Practices and tools to other Demand Planners.
  • Provide up-to-date demand plans for Customers to the Category Demand Planner.
Track and Manage Demand
  • Actively follow-up actual sales to customers and sell-out (POS) data to identify exceptional or unforecasted activities.
  • Drive fast, appropriate actions to minimize the impact of deviations from the Demand Plan. Communicate these actions to stakeholders.
Measure and Track Performance
  • Consistently improve Demand Plan Accuracy (DPA accuracy level and variability) and drive out systematic forecast bias through detailed analyses of past performance. Track errors using DP Reason Codes and maintain an efficient Learning Log.
  • Implement improvements to Demand and Supply Planning processes and tools to deliver tangible benefits (e.g. time savings, increased efficiencies).

What Will Make You Successful
  • Two or more years of relevant operational experience at business level, in at least one of the following areas:
  • Sales, Key Account Management
  • Category Channel Sales Development
  • Customer Service
  • Category Demand Planning
  • Sales or Marketing Analyst
  • Customer Based Coordinator
  • If not held a commercial role before joining Demand Planning, a mission to a Sales related function is strongly recommended.
  • Desirable to have spent time in FMCG Customer environment.
We are Nestlé, the largest food and beverage company. We are 308,000 employees strong driven by the purpose of enhancing the quality of life and contributing to a healthier future. Our values are rooted in respect: respect for ourselves, respect for others, respect for diversity and respect for our future. With more than CHF 9#4 billion sales in 2018, we have an expansive presence with 413 factories in more than 85 countries. We believe our people are our most important asset, so we’ll offer you a dynamic inclusive international working environment with many opportunities across different businesses, functions and geographies, working with diverse teams and cultures. Want to learn more? Visit us at www.nestle.com.
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