Hologic Demand Planning Manager (FTC 12 Months) in Manchester, United Kingdom

Demand Planning Manager (FTC 12 Months)

Post Date Dec 06, 2018

The Demand Planning Manager is responsible for coordinating, reviewing, and ultimately consolidating regional demand forecasts to ensure an effective and predictable Sales & Operations (S&OP) process.

Your main duties and responsibilities will include:

Major Responsibilities:

  1. Leads demand management activitiesfor each monthly S&OP cycle including:

  2. Coordinates development of product forecasts by region overshort/medium/long term planning horizon (ie. 24+ months rolling forecast)

  3. Review forecasts in conjunction with Sales Ops., Distributors, andCRM tools

  4. Analyses key customerordering patterns, product sales trends, and the impact ofProduct/Marketing plans on the regions to improve predictability offorecasts

  5. Develops the monthly KPI package and drives improvements relatedto demand management - including, but not limited to: forecast accuracy,exception management, execution reliability, Phase-in-Phase-out, revenue,volume, margin, etc.

  6. Follows up with required stakeholders to resolve forecast issuesand improve accuracy

  7. Partner with Finance to perform the monthly Financial Forecastingsubmission, factoring avg. selling price, mix, and margin to ensuremonthly Financial realisation

  8. Identifies risks and opportunities and develops scenario plans tooptimise results

  9. Clearly documents assumptions underpinning the forecast, as wellas key changes, market shifts, confidence intervals, etc.

  10. Work with Product Management and Marketing stakeholders to developdetailed plans for the introduction of new products and phase-out ofdiscontinued products

  11. Formally handover monthly demand plans to supply planners forfulfilment i.e. Demand and Supply balancing

  12. Ownership of Monthly Regional Demand Reviews (RDRs)

  13. Supportspreparation and facilitation of Regional Demand Reviews and otherassociated S&OP meetings, including consolidation and distribution ofpresentation materials, presentation of plans, meeting notes/action items,etc.

  14. Provide facilitation support for Executive S&OP monthlymeetings

  15. ProvideExecutives with effective information to support business planningdecisions

  16. Workswith management team to identify and resolve issues in support ofS&OP

  17. Reports on health of all steps of the demand management process

  18. Support Implementation & Process Improvement

  19. Supportsthe ongoing process improvement of S&OP process with focus on demand

  20. Helpdrive organisational adoption of the S&OP process through education& coaching

  21. Partneras required to build collaborative planning processes with partners(customer value chain) to increase global supply chain visibility

  22. Form andlead cross-functional teams involving Marketing, Product/R&D,Finance, Sales to continually enhance demand plans and forecast accuracy

  23. Liaisewith Coordinators and Owners of each element in the S&OP process

  24. Provideanalytical support to improve the quality and timeliness of S&OP datareporting (sales, production, inventory, project risks, uncertainties, etc).

  25. Escalate barriers and project status to Execs/Steering team

  26. Supports implementation of S&OP enabling software and relatedtools

The successful candidate will have:

  • Strong interpersonal and influencingskills, with the ability to build credible relationships with multiple internalfunctions, and where applicable, external strategic business partners

  • Strong experience in Demand Planningand/or Sales & Operations Planning

  • Experience implementing new businessprocesses and driving organisational change

  • Strong analytical and problem solvingskills including statistical analysis

  • Advanced knowledge ofoperations/manufacturing systems, including S&OP/MRP concepts

  • Advanced knowledge of S&OP systems andprocesses

  • PC Proficiency – MS Word, Excel,PowerPoint and Outlook

  • Oracle ERP and Kinaxis RR Planningsoftware a plus

  • Bachelor of Science or equivalent inManagement, Business Administration, Supply Chain or related field