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Established in 1806 as a small soap and candle business in New York City, Colgate-Palmolive is now a truly global company with products sold in over 200 countries under such internationally recognized brand names as Colgate, Palmolive, Softsoap, Irish Spring, Protex, Sorriso, Kolynos, elmex, Tom's of Maine, Sanex, Ajax, Axion, Soupline, Haci Sakir, Suavitel, PCA SKIN, EltaMD, Filorga and Hello as well as Hill's Science Diet, Hill's Prescription Diet and Hill's Ideal Balance.

Colgate-Palmolive is a leading consumer products company that serves hundreds of millions of consumers worldwide with brands and products across four core businesses – Oral Care, Personal Care, Home Care and Pet Nutrition. We are committed to offering products that make lives healthier and more enjoyable, and programs that enrich communities around the world.

Every day millions of people trust our products to care for themselves and the ones they love. Our goal is to use our technology to create products that will continue to improve the quality of life for our consumers wherever they live.

A career at Colgate-Palmolive is an excellent opportunity if you seek a global experience, constant challenge, and development opportunities in an environment that respects work/life effectiveness.

Job Title:  Demand Planner

Travel Required?:  No Travel
Date:  Apr 8, 2021
Remote working option during the current situation

Colgate is a $16.7 billion global consumer products company with leadership positions in Oral Care, Personal Care and Household Care, operating in 220 countries worldwide. At Colgate, we are committed to becoming truly the best place to work.  Critical to this mission is ensuring we not only provide great job opportunities and exciting career paths, but that we foster a culture which encourages people to work together to drive innovation and creativity.

 

If you can make a difference and would like to help shape the future and share the success of this dynamic organization, apply to Colgate-Palmolive now.

 

 

We are looking for a:

Demand Planner 

Permanent position

based in our premises in Piraeus, Attiki

 

 

Position Scope:

To manage preparation, alignment, and communication of a high quality Greece Demand Plan, balancing cross functional input and reflecting the latest commercial/customer plans in order to meet business objectives.

Be the main contact between the commercial team and Personal category supply chain to achieve an aligned/synchronized demand plan and drive continuous improvement.

Plan 12 months of demand at country level and SKU.

Reach the objectives of Demand Planning Accuracy Total Country and by type of product (Regular, Promo and New).


 

The appointee will report to the Regional Demand Planning Manager, Customer Service & Logistics function.


 

Main responsibilities:

  • Build Collaborative Demand Plan - Interact with commercial teams to gather customer plans & other demand inputs, gain alignment and document key assumptions. 

  • Review Demand Plan by preparing & participating in the monthly commercial process

  • Synchronize supply & demand by ensuring alignment of final demand plan to supply plan. Identify and ensure communication of supply risks/opportunities/constraints, potential solutions.

  • Support New Product Planning - Work cross functionally to finalize pipeline volume & first 6 months of demand for new products. Track/measure actual shipments vs. documented key assumptions.

  • Slow Moving & Obsolete Inventory Management - Develop action plan for Slow Moving inventory reduction and collaborate with commercial teams to execute it. 

  • Measure & Track Performance - Measure, report, and drive improvement of demand planning process & results. Establish action plans for the gaps identified to achieve the objectives of accuracy and error

  • Communicate & Manage Demand – Monitor orders and shipments on a regular basis. Identify/Communicate significant changes. 

 

 

QUALIFICATIONS

 

  • University degree in Supply Chain, Engineering, Business Administration or Logistics

  • Master degree will be considered a plus

  • Excellent command English language. Knowledge of Greek is a plus 

  • Previous work experience in Demand Planning or Supply Chain preferably in a multinational environment.

  • Familiarity with Google’s G Suite (Google Drive, Docs, Sheets and Gmail). Very good knowledge of Microsoft Excel

  • Knowledge of SAP/APO will be considered an asset

  • Fulfilled military obligations for male candidates (Greek natives only)


 

SKILLS REQUIRED

 

  • Analysis/Decision Making

  • Planning/Priority Setting

  • Basic Statistical Knowledge

  • Demand & Inventory Management

  • End to End Supply Chain concepts 

  • Data analytics understanding   

  • Project Management

Equal Opportunity Employer
Colgate is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

 


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