Reporting to : Business Planning Director
Location : Athens
Scope : Business Area Performance Minerals EMEA
The Demand Planning and S&OP Manager manages sales forecast and operation capacities on assigned groups of minerals to ensure alignment of functions and Top Management to deliver mid to long-term business targets while facilitating the resolution of the short term issues in coordination with the other functions.
Be the facilitator for the resolution of the short term issues by involving all relevant stakeholders.
Develop the competencies of the different stakeholders to make them autonomous to manage the short-term issues (Customer Service managers, Logistics manager, Production managers).
Establish and execute an S&OP process for the assigned group of minerals.
Coordinate demand forecasting process, incorporating business intelligence and forecast information from markets & finance, for multiple time horizons (18m rolling, year end.
Manage the S&OP cycle, incl. pre-S&OP meetings (operations planning) and monthly S&OP meetings (Demand, Supply and reconciliation meeting reviews, Executive S&OP, quarterly),
Ensure data generated by functional stakeholders is suitable for S&OP process and initiates improvement actions if necessary ( : demand forecasts accuracy).
Analyze supply and demand issues. Prepares all data, metrics and scenarios to be discussed during S&OP meetings.
Ensure identification, monitoring and reporting of assumptions, risks and opportunities related to the medium to long-term business targets.
Escalate as appropriate.
Manage & optimize inventory at site level.
Competencies & Experience
5+ years of in demand planning in a multinational company
Good / practical understanding of S&OP best practices
Very at ease with data management, very familiar with IT tools. Advocate for data integrity
Strong analytical skills
Agile & adaptable in an environment where data is not always easily accessible
Very good facilitator to solve issues with various stakeholders
Willing to be hands-on for the coordination of the resolution of short-term issues
Ability to propose solutions