L'Oreal - Manager - Demand Planning (3-4 yrs)
The world leader in cosmetics, L'Oreal is present in 150 countries on five continents. Our 36 international brands have allowed us to devote ourselves solely to one business: beauty, with a mission to provide the best in cosmetics innovation to all women and men globally. Our ambition is to win over another one billion consumers around the world by inventing the cosmetic products that meet the infinite diversity of their needs and desires through continued digital innovation. L'Oreal supports diversity and sustainable, ethical sourcing for all our products and we have reduced our emissions by approx. 50% since 2005.
The DNA of L'Oreal is Innovation and we are driven by a real passion for the future. Our Research and Innovation Centres in India are the sixth innovation hub for L'Oreal worldwide to fuel local market innovations. In our quest to win the next billion consumers, we are looking for talented individuals who can lead us on this mission.
Would you like to be a part of the adventure?
- We have a suitable opportunity in the Supply Chain division for the position of Manager Demand Planner. In this individual role, you will be responsible for leading the demand planning processes and metrics for the respective brands aiming at best customer fulfilment.
- The Demand Planner ensures sales forecast accuracy and building of the turnover through the piloting of sales forecast process while working closely with key stakeholders across Marketing, Commercial, Product Development & Supply planning teams. You should have 3-4 years of experience in planning with FMCG / Pharma / retail industry. The location of the job will be Mumbai - HO.
- Manage global monthly sales forecast process and the sales forecast quality
- Build Baseline forecast & challenge and consolidate the promotions and new launch forecast projected by marketing and commercial planning teams
- Ensure the global sales forecast consistency, through the building of a consensus between commercial forecasts, the financial trend and sales history. Independently animate the Pre S&OP meeting's
- Contribute to the improvement of the processes and information systems related to his/her activity and be the referent of his/her job in his/her country
- Structure processes and ensure adherence to drive improvements across supply chain metrics of the brand
- Prepare, monitor and report the key metrics around the Planning process including, Forecast Accuracy/BIAS, Service Rate, Inventory Quality, Inventory etc - and accountable to drive structural improvements around these metrics
- Responsible to manage the communication between key stakeholders in assessing the supply risks/gaps and opportunities as a part of the pre s&op process
- Participate in projects impacting Supply Chain optimizations
- Improve flexibility, reactivity and reliability in the respective work streams
- Ability to communicate clearly and influence decision making across functions and with management teams
- Strong business acumen
- Understanding of different forecasting techniques and good analytical skills
- Knowledge of different planning systems and experience in planning processes
- Ability to understand complex problems and use structured problem solving techniques to solve them.
Physical Demands (e.g. % travel):
- Travel will be need based
Experience & Education:
- 3-4 years of experience post MBA
- Experience as Demand Planner & exposure with advanced planning systems is preferred
- Certifications on supply chain operations, processes is a plus
L'Oreal is committed to building a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. L'Oreal closely prohibits discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment because of the individual's race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability or any other characteristic protected by law.