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A part of Colgate-Palmolive since 1976, Hill's Pet Nutrition offers the highest-quality pet nutrition available through product lines Prescription Diet® and Science Diet®. Veterinarians worldwide recommend and feed their own pets Hill's products more than any other brand of pet food.

Available in approximately 80 countries around the world, our extensive line of products includes more than 60 Prescription Diet brand pet foods and more than 50 Science Diet brand pet foods.

We believe all animals should be loved and cared for during their lifetimes. That is why we are proud our pet foods can make a difference in your pet's life.

A career at Hill’s Pet Nutrition or 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 Hills CEEME

Travel Required?:  Travel - up to 10% of time
Date:  Jan 19, 2023
Temporarily Remote

No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 151089 - Prague, Prague, Czech Republic

Demand Planner Role CEEME


 

Purpose: 

Lead the demand planning and forecasting process to create a reliable 18-month demand plan at SKU level, through a collaborative cross functional approach, synchronized with supply network planning processes.

 

Scope of Responsibility: 

Act as the main point of contact between the commercial and supply network teams to develop, align & communicate the demand plans and ensure end-to-end prioritization of tasks to improve Customer Service Levels, New Product Launches and Inventory Management within the value chain.


 

 Main Responsibilities: 

  • Build Collaborative Demand Plan – Interact with commercial teams  to gather customer plans & other demand inputs, gain alignment and document key assumptions. Keep demand planning integrated with business planning process

  • Review Demand Plan - Participate in the monthly commercial planning  process to validate company plans and identify demand related exceptions, develop an aligned demand plan, continuously monitor sales vs forecast performance.

  • Synchronize Supply & Demand - Ensure alignment of final demand plan to supply plans. Identify and communicate supply risks or opportunities and potential solutions to the commercial team.

  • Inventory Performance - Monitor inventory levels and communicate inventory risks to commercial teams and follow through on agreed actions to reduce fill rate issues and non-performing inventory

  • Support New Product Planning - Act as the focal point between commercial, supply network and regional demand planning teams to ensure an effective process for new product initiatives and track their performance vs.assumptions.

  • Measure & Track Performance – Own and drive improvement of the demand planning process & results by preparing Demand Planning KPIs diagnostics, run root cause analysis for forecast inaccuracies and propose improvement actions.

  • Continuous Improvement - Lead change in planning processes, formulating strategic plans that challenge existing platforms, developing creative and innovative ideas that lead to operation efficiency, profitability and customer service.

 

Qualifications:

  • Experience in demand planning

  • Strong analytical and decision making skills

  • Detail oriented and good communication skills with the ability to work collaboratively with cross-functional teams

  • Deep understanding of supply chain metrics and interdependencies between them

  • Understanding of commercial planning basics: promotion planning, new product launches, customer planning

  • This position requires strong analytical, organizational, decision making, and presentation skills.

  • Knowledge, ability and management of demand planning tools and systems: SAP, APO, BI, Google Suite and MS Excel

  • Knowledge in inventory management, continuous improvement, supply chain flows, and data analysis

  • Fluency in English.

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

Are you interested in working for Hill's Pet Nutrition? You can apply online and attach all relevant documents such as a cover letter and resume or CV. Applications received by e-mail are not considered in the selection process. Become part of our team. We look forward to your application.

Work that matters, fueled by passion for pets!  At Hill’s we have a purpose.  Every day around the world, we transform the lives of millions of pet families through pioneering innovation, amazing nutrition, and the best and brightest people. Founded more than 75 years ago with an unwavering commitment to pet nutrition, Hills' mission is to help enrich and lengthen the special relationships between people and their pets. 

HILL'S® Prescription Diet® therapeutic pet foods, HILL'S® Science Diet® and HILL'S® Ideal Balance™ wellness pet foods are sold worldwide. Hill’s is a division of Colgate-Palmolive, a leading global consumer products company, tightly focused on Oral Care, Personal Care, Home Care and Pet Nutrition, with sales of products in more than 200 countries.  To learn more about Hill's and Colgate, please visit http://www.hillspet.com and http://www.colgatepalmolive.com, or find us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

Reasonable accommodation during the application process is available for persons with disabilities. Please contact Application_Accommodation@colpal.com with the subject "Accommodation Request" should you require accommodation.


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