Philips Lighting Demand Planner in Seoul,
This role is part of our Korea organization, under the Supply Chain Team. Its responsibilities are at the heart of driving customer based demand plans to enable the market to meet sales & service objectives. Managing the monthly Demand Planning activities together with Sales, Marketing and Finance in close cooperation with the key stakeholders will also be a focus within the role. In addition, the responsibility of optimizing the supply chain performance through achieving sales forecast accuracy in line with targets will also be included within the scope, so aspiring for Demand Planner must be in your DNA.
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Develop demand forecasts (operational forecasts) at multiple levels of aggregation for multiple time horizons as part of a demand planning function.
Review historical sales trends, research demand drivers, prepare forecast data, develop statistical forecast models, and evaluate forecast results.
Coordinate cross-functional research activities to reconcile significant variances and refine the forecast model to reflect updated sales and marketing assumptions.
Interact with sales, marketing, and customer finance to understand demand forecast drivers.
Utilize a collaborative and consensus approach by working with Sales, Marketing and Finance to obtain and ensure that current and accurate information is used for demand forecasts.
Use and maintain the Demand Planning software as the primary forecasting system tool.
Provide input to the Supply Planning organization in developing inventory strategies on existing items, new products, and product phase-outs.
Closely coordinate and communicate customer action plans with supply planning
Additionally, manage the monthly medium/long term planning process and the weekly supply-demand planning process together with stakeholders (Sales, Marketing, Finance, Supplier) in-time for capacity planning and to contribute to smooth procurement of long-lead-time components at supplier level.
Manage the integral inventory levels for the assigned product groups over the supply chain in the assigned
Manage phasing in / phasing out of assigned product-types according to the actual PIP Process (Product Introduction Process) in close cooperation with product/marketing management and the industrial project team.
The aim is to introduce new products in-time and phase-out products without obsolete finished products and components.
With 3+ years of hands-on Supply and Demand Planning experience
Proven capability to rapidly understand, use and drive improvements in new processes/systems
Experience in demonstrated ability of commercial/industrial/consumer markets, customers and services/products with ability to design and execute business processes around customer needs
SAP system experience is an advantage
Bachelor degree in Business Management / Industrial Engineering / Supply Chain Management
Excellent communication and presentation skills both in English and Korean