Job Summary: The Demand Planner will mainly establish a reliable demand plan through the projection of the most accurate estimate of Agent/country demand by building the relationship with Nestle Sales and Iraq/Yemen agents. Improve the accuracy and reliability of the Demand Plan and manage exceptions to enhance the responsiveness of the organization.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Constantly capture, analyze, and input inventory and demand inputs: Agent/Distributor, customer, consumer, & competitor information as well as external / internal trends and influences, and any factor that affect demand plan.
Effectively drive and adhere to the weekly/monthly planning processes (MBPC) to enable an exception based management approach and ensure best practices:
Highlight and manage exceptional demand such as unrealistic demand
Ensure timely reporting to local management (Sales / Supply Planning)
Drive fast and appropriate corrective actions to minimize the impact of deviations from the Demand Plan and Stock Cover
Evaluate and Review Demand Supply Planning (DSP) KPI results against targets to focus on areas of improvement
Optimize (wherever applicable) the utilization of all Demand Planning system functionality to enable effective and efficient use of resources
Establish, build, capitalize, and collaborate with the Agents/Distributors employees and management to enhance the quality of information as well as improve Nestle service by establishing the proper channels of communication and improving them throughout and at all levels.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
The applicant for the Demand Planner must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration or equivalent
The Nestlé Middle East was formed in 1997, with headquarters in the United Arab Emirates, consolidating the Company’s presence in the Gulf Cooperation Council (Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates), Levant (Lebanon, Jordan, Palestine, and Syria), Iran, Iraq and Yemen – covering a population of over 220 million. Today, Nestlé owns and operates 18 factories that cater to the gulf region, and provides direct employment to more than 11,000 people, more than half of whom work for Nestlé Waters.