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Title:  Demand Planning Specialist

Job ID:  62821
Country:  Philippines
City:  Taguig City
Professional area:  Supply Chain
Contract type:  Permanent
Professional level:  Experienced
Location: 

Taguig City, 00, PH, 1634

 

We’re JTI, Japan Tobacco International and we believe in freedom.

 

We think that the possibilities are limitless when you’re free to choose. In fact, we’ve spent the last 20 years innovating, creating new and better products for our consumers to choose from. It’s how we’ve grown to be present in 130 countries. But our business isn’t just business. Our business is our people. Their talent. Their potential. We believe when they’re free to be themselves, grow, travel, and develop, amazing things can happen for our business. 


That’s why our employees, from around the world, choose to be a part of JTI. It’s why 9 out of 10 would recommend us to a friend. And why we’ve been awarded Global Top Employer status, six years running.
 

So when you’re ready to choose a career you’ll love, in a company you’ll love, feel free to #JoinTheIdea. (Learn more: jti.com)

Please apply till November 30, 2021, COB

Local applicants are welcome.

Department: Supply Chain - Market

Location: Taguig City, Philippines
Reporting to: Supply Chain Planning Manager

Role: Permanent

 

WHAT THIS POSITION IS ABOUT - PURPOSE

 

The Demand Planning function is responsible for the overall management strategy for all of JTIP's SKUs. The main objectives of this function are to (1) improve overall forecast accuracy, (2) optimize inventory holdings, and (3) minimize overall costs both in raw materials and expiring FG inventory.

 

The Demand Planning Specialist is responsible for crafting and driving the demand planning strategy -- ensuring that sales forecasts for JTIP's products are both accurate and flexible, withstanding external and internal factors affecting sales performance.

 

The Demand Planning Specialist will also be treated as a subject matter expert -- leading cross-functional teams and orchestrating end-to-end supply chain activities to ensure high levels of efficiencies across the chain. 

 

WHAT WILL YOU DO - RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Orchestrate end-to-end planning activities by developing demand forecasts with different aggregation levels and multiple time horizons. He/She should be able to make business decisions based on analyzing historical sales trends, researching demand drivers, and developing statistical forecast models. Recommend key assumption changes in the demand plan by analyzing local trends, promotional program efficacy, and offtake growth. Lead cross-functional meetings with sales, marketing, and finance to better understand demand forecast drivers.

  • Become subject matter experts in planning by demonstrating leadership and engaging with peers in creating business plans and process improvement initiatives. Build the culture of continuous process improvement across varying functions and teams, occasionally sponsor training and on-the-ground workshops to cultivate the mindset of continuous improvement in the demand planning process. Implement and own regional demand planning processes with the ability to craft a bottoms-up forecast. Work with local and regional management to understand high-level business metrics and translate these metrics to actionable and measurable processes
  • Optimize overall supply chain inventory by developing and proposing ideal inventory targets. Implement inventory strategies on existing items, new products, and product phase-outs in order to ensure supply continuity and minimize costs.
  • Recommend gap-closing initiatives by leading cross-functional meetings in order to ensure supply continuity across the supply chain. Prepare detailed project plans to track and monitor project development and performance within the domain of demand and supply management
  • Utilize a collaborative and consensus forecast approach by working with Sales, Marketing, and Finance to obtain and ensure that current and accurate information is used for demand forecasts. Facilitate and lead monthly Demand Review Meetings and present various reports such as Forecast Accuracy Reports, Inventory Ageing, Write-Off Scenario Planning, and Out-of-Stock Monitoring as part of the Local S&OP process. 
  • Manage Material Master Data activities and ensure all plans are reflected properly to the global planning systems. Upload to the global planning systems (IBP, SAP) all the volume reporting requirements during monthly, LE, and ASP cycles in a timely and correct manner.
  • To perform any other tasks given by the direct manager.

 

WHO ARE WE LOOKING FOR - REQUIREMENTS:

  • Possess a Degree in Business Administration preferably under Supply Chain Management, Engineering, Finance, or equivalent.
  • Minimum 5 years experience in demand planning in a sales and distribution environment of an FMCG industry.
  • Able to speak and write English well and must be computer literate.  SAP knowledge would be advantageous.

 

WHAT’S IN IT FOR YOU?

  • Work in JTI Philippines Headquarters Taguig
  • Be covered with statutory benefits
  • Have access to over 200 company training
  • Well-being programs for employees
  • Recreational facilities in the office - Videoke, billiard and table tennis
  • Be part of a truly international and diverse company with over 40,000 employees in 130 countries.
  • Experience the culture of an Investors in People certified company
  • Find out why 9 out of 10 employees recommend us to a friend.
  • Understand why 9 out of 10 employees say they feel free to be themselves.

 

WHAT ARE THE NEXT STEPS - RECRUITMENT PROCESS:

  • Thank you very much for your interest in the role. You are welcome to apply.
  • We will make sure every candidate will receive a reply within 2 weeks after the application deadline.

 


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