Your Responsibilities : Job Purpose :
Job Purpose :
This Demand Planning position is responsible for Gather, analyze and validate data, all forecasting activities associated with aligned countries and their products.
The Demand Planner creates and maintains forecast models for their respected markets, validates data from required sources and work with closely with Demand Forecasting Manager, Customer Service Manager & Supply Managers to ensure all standard work activities in line with assigned calendar.
The Demand Planner is the integration point into HUB organization. Basic forecast modeling is the responsibility of this position.
This position leads the dialogue with Demand Forecasting Manager & Supply Planning Teams.
This is a regional position and connected with Middle East & North Africa. Potential Candidate has growing opportunity with regional exposure of best-in-class supply chain.
Key Responsibilities :
Develop demand forecasts (operational forecasts) at multiple levels of aggregation for multiple time horizons as part of a demand planning function.
Review historical sales trends, research demand drivers, prepare forecast data, develop statistical forecast models, and evaluate forecast results.
Coordinate cross-functional research activities to reconcile significant variances and refine the forecast model to reflect updated sales and generate PreDRM, KPI Tool, SCIM & SOLS summary reports, etc.
Utilize a collaborative and consensus approach by working with Hub teams to obtain and ensure that current and accurate information is used for demand forecasts.
Use and maintain the Demand Planning software as the primary forecasting system tool.
Provide input to the Supply Planning organization in New Item setup in APO, NPIs, and product phase-outs.
Closely coordinate and communicate customer action plans with supply planning
Basic qualifications :
1-2 years of experience in Supply Chain
MBA in Supply Chain or Finance
Gather, analyze and validate data
Execute statistical modeling for baseline forecast generation
Review resulting statistical forecast model
Apply error analysis techniques to improve forecasting
Summarize / aggregate statistical forecasts
Present, solicit, and assess feedback on the various forecasts from DFM
Recommend adjustments for operational forecasts such as MI, promotional and trade offer adjustment.
Achieve consensus for operational demand forecasts by facilitating a collaborative planning process with RSDH
Prepare relevant material to facilitate research and discussion
Provide input to volume planning ( Latest Estimates / annual process)
Maintain demand planning system and software
Enter and modify data and ensure the correctness of product hierarchy
Monitor trends in forecast error
Identify relevant market-related data and competitive intelligence
Prepare and maintain relevant reports pertaining to demand planning process
Preferred qualifications :
Degree in Supply Chain or relevant field
Why GSK? : GSK Pakistan