Develop demand forecasts at multiple levels of aggregation for multiple time horizons as part of the demand planning function.
Review historical sales trends, research demand drivers, prepare forecast data, develop statistical forecast models, and evaluate forecast results.
Interact with sales, product, and the customer to understand demand forecast drivers.
Closely coordinate and communicate customer action plans with Growth & Operations to ensure dissemination of relevant information to and from the wider planning functions of the business.
Prepare and maintain relevant reports pertaining to demand & supply planning processes.
Fully understand the key supply/resource planning parameters(lead-time, planning cycle, supply reliability, demand variability, customer service target etc), working capital targets and E2E process
Monitor and report on important changes in sales forecasts, budgets and business strategies
Responsible for leading discussion with a team (Marketing, Growth, Sales and Operations) to produce a scientifically based operational forecast and annual business plan, in order to advise and challenge senior management when agreeing the overall business forecast