Position Details


The Demand Planning Manager is responsible for all forecasting activities associated with products, channels, and depots. He/she has to ensure a corresponding supply and purchasing plan, with periodic replenishment to the depots to attain sales and inventory level targets. Generates a sound & accurate statistical demand forecast per SKU bucketed into weeks, months, channel, depot, brand & category.

The Demand Planning Manager drives coordination meetings with Trade Marketing, Sales, Operations & Supply Chain partners to concretize the demand plan and corresponding building blocks in supporting the fiscal year targets; this should embed recovery plans in the succeeding months for missed monthly targets of the previous month/s. She/He places blanket PO timely to principals based on approved demand plan with staggered delivery & working capital constraints. She/He will review, recommends & comply with inventory policies (M/EOQ, TIL, ROP, Safety stock, ABC classification) for FSL replenishment, periodic distribution & order fulfillment processes at a controlled &/or approved cost.

The Demand Planning Manager will plan adjustments in both short-term and long-term plans based on surges (increase and decrease) in demand, unexpected shortages in material supply, and environmental & industry risks (like typhoons, and port congestion). She/He will escalate to stakeholders the current and potential product shortages and develop a quick recovery plan. Monitors and close-loop with partners until completion of action plans. Be on top of any issues that concern the supply.

Job Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s/College Degree in Engineering (Industrial), Mathematics, Economics or equivalent.
  • 5 years of working experience in Demand Planning.
  • Experience in FMCG, Retail, or any consumer goods-based industry.

Skills and Competencies Requirements

The ideal candidate must be able to respond to all inquiries concerning demand, inventory, and other sales & marketing concerns. Maintains product freshness; Pro-act on potential excess, near expiry, slow-moving and obsolete stocks to Trade Marketing/Sales for banding and promotions. Resolve high MOQ relative to low demand. She/He must support NPI in achieving goals on Sales Attainment, Forecast Accuracy, Inventory levels, reorder points, lead times & process stability. Plans a phase-in/phase-out of SKUs and ensures crisp communication to sales to minimize unserved clients. Arranges and processes the return of defective products to suppliers.

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