Build and validate sales forecast at short, medium and long term on several European markets for all product categories
MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES / TASKS
Works closely with KAM and local Marketing to forecast the volumes of each item sold by the country / area, horizon 18 months
Update forecast into JDA Manugistics;
Provides support to Finance Department during quarterly updates of 18 Mo Financial Rolling Forecast;
Works in a close collaboration with the Central Demand Planner responsible for the long-term volumes consolidation;
Works in close collaboration with the Short-Term Product Availability Coordinator;
Works in close collaboration with the Supply Planners for mid / long term volumes
Follows up promotional operations according to the promo plan of the country / area;
Coordinates actions that contribute to secure product availability, with a strong focus on TOP SKUs, key promotions and new listings;
Monitors constantly products under quota and sends regular updates of sales vs quota towards Sales and Marketing Departments;
Organizes monthly forecast validation meeting with management;
Analyzes and communicates the forecast accuracy results by KAM, product category and Division of Sales;
Proposes actions to achieve and improve forecast accuracy and to secure the products availability;
Coordinate the slow mover reduction with Sales / Marketing
1-3 years of experience in demand planning
Experience in leading S&OP, demand review meetings at category, market or country level
5-10% travel in Europe (10-20 days abroad) - depending of the scope assigned
Good use of IT systems, particularly Excel
Forecasting tool knowledge (JDA, SAP / APO, Future master, or similar) - nice to have
Experience in Greek region; Turkey nice to have
Strong analytical skills
Ability to challenge and convince his interlocutors
Well organized, management of priorities
Decision making skills
Can work autonomously
Pro active attitude
Business drive and enthusiasm
Good interpersonal & communication skills, strong team player
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