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Supply Chain job-Demand Forecasting Manager-London

  • up to £192 p/day PAYE or £251 p/day umbrella (inside IR35) * equivalent of up to £50k Duration: Long term temporary assignment until 25/02/2022
  • Temporary
  • Greater London
  • Ref: 20492

Your New Supply Chain Job Title: Demand Forecasting Manager, London

Your New Daily rate: up to £192 p/day PAYE or £251 p/day umbrella (inside IR35) * equivalent of up to £50k Duration: Long term temporary assignment until 25/02/2022

Location: WFH/West London

Start date: ASAP

Working hours: 37.5 hours

Job posting ID: JP87781

Who you'll be working for:

Our client a Major FTSE100 business are looking for a Demand Forecasting Manager.

What you'll be doing each day:

The Demand Forecasting Manager is responsible for developing a robust and un-biased sales forecast for all Rx therapies managed by the Customer Supply Chain Organisation, in this case specifically looking after the Benelux region.

As a Manager, you will be responsible for driving improvements in forecast accuracy and improving performance in customer service and reductions in working capital. You will work, through a dotted reporting line, with the European Demand Forecasting Director, aligning with demand forecasting standards and targets, supporting the evolution and vision of demand forecasting for the business. Additionally, you will act as the single point of contact for the franchises, ensuring we provide the right levels of service across the business.

• Operating the volume forecasting process within the Customer Supply Chain supporting the Core Commercial Cycle (CCC)/S&OP for the full pharma portfolio
• Improving customer service levels, reducing working capital, and minimize stock write-offs.
• Generating a demand plan (including statistical forecast baselines) for a 43-month horizon, and leading the monthly Pre-Demand Review Meetings to make the necessary adjustments based on market intelligence
• Monitoring of demand forecasting KPIs within the Benelux market, driving improvements in accuracy, bias, working capital and customer service
• Ensuring that there is a comprehensive total volume forecast including New Product Introduction, competitor activity and tenders, enabling proper production planning, capacity of supply chain and suppliers to meet demand
• Developing demand scenario plans to support the stakeholders at market and regional levels to assess and act on business risks and opportunities
• Providing forecast inputs into the key CCC (S&OP) meetings, including Demand Review Meetings and EU Therapy DRM’s, feeding through to Supply Review and regional S&OP Meetings, and participates to one or more LOC/Therapy Demand Review Meetings representing Customer Supply Chain
• Contributing to strategic global and regional projects that will use demand forecasting as a lever to unlock further benefits in supply chain including Inventory Reduction, write off reduction, OTIF improvement

The skills you need to succeed:

• Demand forecasting experience in the Pharmaceutical or FMCG industry
• Demonstrable experience of the Core Commercial Cycle (S&OP)
• Strong experience working with multi-functional teams, including Sales, Marketing and Finance
• Strong knowledge of SAP APO ideally
• Ability to communicate and influence at all levels of the organization
• Strong networking, planning and organisational skills with a demonstrated capability to manage complex projects with short timelines.
• Excellent written and verbal communications skills in English

*Please note this Umbrella rate is the amount payable to Umbrella company - this does not represent what you will actually receive from the Umbrella company

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