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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

Travel Required?:  Travel - up to 10% of time
Date:  Nov 7, 2022
Partial remote working option

No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 147500 - Sydney, New South Wales, Australia


About the company:

We are Hill’s - a caring, innovative growth company reimagining a healthier future for all people, their pets, and our planet. We are part of Colgate-Palmolive, a leading global consumer products company with a portfolio in Pet Nutrition, Oral Care, Personal Care, and Home Care.

At Hill's we have a purpose! Every day around the world, we transform the lives of millions of pet families through groundbreaking innovation, outstanding nutrition, and committed people.

Our strong culture of collaboration, diversity, sustainability and inclusion is grounded in our core values of Caring, Global Teamwork and Continuous Improvement. Employees are rewarded by rich career development and career experiences.

We pride ourselves on our work life balance, our focus on delivering high ethical standards and our dedication to developing our employees. With many local benefits such as Summer Hours, Live Better activities, Product Parcels and Health Checks.


Job Summary :

As the Demand Planner for Hill’s ANZ you will work with our local Commercial Team, Global Supply Chain and customers to provide best in class service.

You will be empowered to develop a sales forecast and will represent Hill’s ANZ Supply Chain in the local S&OP process.

Leading the planning team you will work with our Global Supply Chain to achieve service level goals while maintaining inventory levels within agreed targets.

You will be responsible for the timely supply of new products to meet our customers’ requirements.

To achieve this you will be trusted to demonstrate clear communication skills, innovative problem solving ability and to develop strong working relationships.


Key responsibilities:

Customer Collaboration 

▪ Work with customers to improve forecast accuracy, improve availability and logistics performance

▪ Review customer stock on hand / sell-in / sell-out data to identify areas of urgency and opportunity

▪ Identify cost saving and improvement opportunities in the customer Supply Chain

▪ Work with customers on new product and promotional planning


Demand Planning

▪ Collaboration with Hill’s CDT in AU and NZ to develop and agree a demand plan for the Region

▪ Responsible for Forecast Review process and CS&L input into the Monthly Discipline

▪ Ensures adherence to Demand & Supply Planning horizons and monitors demand plan accuracy, case fill & inventory metrics.


Supply and Demand Synchronisation

▪ Leading the Planning Team

▪ Work with Global Supply Chain to synchronise supply and demand

▪ Engagement with local stakeholders to ensure early communication of LTOS and appropriate measures to reduce impact

▪Implement stock allocations where limited stock is available

▪ Manage inventory to meet Financial and Service Level KPIs


Demand Monitoring

▪ Assess daily and weekly sales against demand plan and highlight exceptions

▪ Work with CDT to ensure short-term forecast variability is assessed and managed

▪ Work with Global Supply Chain to update forecast in APO as required


NPD Planning and Execution

▪ Collaboration with Marketing and CDT during the planning of NPD

▪ Responsible for communication with customers and internally on the availability of NPD

▪ Reporting on NPD performance and opportunities after launch


Ideal Candidate:

  • 3 plus years’ experience within a FMCG or Pharmacy Supply Chain. This experience should include Demand Planning or Supply and Demand alignment
  • Track record of driving improvements in the customer experience
  • Qualified with a Bachelor’s degree
  • Digitally savvy and proficient with Microsoft Office or google suite applications
  • Previous experience utilizing SAP/APO or other relevant ERP/MRP/Demand planning software


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 and, or find us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

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

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