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Singapore - Demand & Supply Planning Assistant Manager

Country : Singapore Singapore

Town : Singapore

Category : Retail

Contract type : Permanent

Availability : Full time

Job description

The role of a Demand & Supply Planning Assistant Manager is to support the overall business, financial & supply chain management process by rigorous management of the demand signals for the various brands, product types and customer channels.
They will play a key role in the Sales Inventory and Operations Planning (S&OP) process by working with the multi-functional teams (namely Sales, Marketing and Finance) to assure tight alignment in the forecast (which will drive the supply, inventory & production plans) and financial plans.
- Drive monthly S&OP and forecast meetings with cross-functional stakeholders
- Ensure robust process is in place to facilitate the 18mths forecast development of by SKU & aggregate forecast based on the brands intelligence from the multifunctional teams (eg incorporating latest promotion plans, in-market performance of the new launches, competitive activities, macro market trends, customers' plans, trade inventory etc)
- Lead forecast building block for New products & build baseline for Regular product range.
- Maintain & update New products FG & POSM forecast tracker
- Reconcile supply plan to demand plan to mitigate shortfalls and excess stocks situations for new launches, production related shortages or un-forecasted demand spikes
- Analyse and highlight business risk and opportunity to stakeholders and jointly propose appropriate mitigation plans
- Develop and prepare monthly forecasting files, S&OP and KPI reports
- Maintain demand planning system and software
- Monitor trends in forecast error & missed sales
- Maintain the Demand Planning Attributes & Master data
- Local Kits creation & tracking to ensure stocks are ready for sell-in
- Plan rolling 15mths supply needs and execute procurement of finished goods from global suppliers
- Manage Supply Issues including creating Inter-company PO, ASN, TP/FOB purchase prices
- Facilitate local outbound documentations for Intra-regional transfers
- Manage inventory to meet service/fill rate level in a cost-effective manner
- Follow up on shipments for product launches and promos, expedite IVAS for urgent needs
- Partner with key stakeholders regularly and communicate any updates
- Provide & communicate Inventory analysis reports, Vendors' & Customers' fill rates, stock shortage risks with Brands' stakeholders
- Consolidate monthly purchase of Finished Goods & POSM for approval
- Partnering with Sales & Marketing on prevention & management of SLOBs, identify aged & damaged or unconsumed inventory for clearance & write off approval
- Support GKPI & maintain Forecast Tracker


- Degree/Diploma holder in supply-chain or other relevant disciplines
- Possess >5 years' experience in demand and supply planning
- Strong analytical skills, sound judgement and drive for excellence
- High level of commitment and initiative, ability to work independently
- Advance proficiency in MS Excel
- Prior experience with SAP, IBP or other statistical forecasting tools is advantageous
- Ideally from a multi-brand fragrance & beauty environment or FMCG related
- Adaptable to undertake activities or new brands portfolio assigned
- Participate in demand & supply planning projects
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