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FLAVOUR SOLUTIONS DEMAND PLANNER

HADDENHAM, GB, HP17 8LB

Flavour Solutions Demand Planner

Haddenham

 

At McCormick, the home of the Schwartz and other well-known brands, we manufacture, market, and distribute spices, seasoning mixes, condiments, and other flavourful products. We are growing and are currently looking for Flavour Solutions Demand Planner.

 

This Demand Planning position will under supervision, be in touch with all forecasting activities associated with the commercial team and products, including promotional reference on relevant distribution channels. The Demand Planner will maintain forecast models for their internal customers, incorporating business intelligence and forecast information gathered from sales, marketing, finance, supply planners, and other sources. 

 

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES

 

  • Maintain Stock Keeping Unit (SKU) data in SAP Advanced Planning and Optimization (APO) for forecasting purposes.
  • Update the sales forecast in compliance with the Integrated business planning (IBP) process.
  • Update historical sales trends, research demand drivers, prepare forecast data, develop statistical forecast models, and evaluate forecast results.
  • Collect cross-functional research activities to reconcile significant variances and review the forecast model to reflect agreed sales and marketing assumptions.
  • Implement changes to represent sales forecast agreed for future periods.
  • Maintain and communicate Key Performance Indicators (KPIs): Forecast Accuracy, BIAS, SKU count, new product development (NPD).
  • Provide information to coordinate with the planning functions, review the sales forecasts, risks, and opportunities with the senior Demand planner to ensure good coordination of actions throughout the supply chain, which promote optimized management of stock and Slow-moving and Obsolete goods (SLOB).
     

CANDIDATE PROFILE

 

  • Relevant Industry experience.
  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • The Association for Supply Chain Management (APICS) or other forecasting Certification preferred.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in statistics, forecasting and forecasting methods.
  • Knowledge of SAP/APO preferred, but not essential.
  • Experience with Windows 365 and Microsoft Office (MS Excel intermediate or advanced preferred).
  • Strong analytical, organizational and presentation skills required, as well as fast decision making.
  • Strong interpersonal skills essential to effectively interact with all teams, areas and levels of business affecting the forecast process.

 

McCormick continues to invest in programs that focus on developing women in the workplace, through our Women’s Ignite Program and external partnerships with organizations like the National Association of Manufacturing (NAM) on the STEP Ahead Initiative, Women in Supply Chain, and Women in Manufacturing. Together, these programs provide a variety of training, coaching, mentoring, sponsorship, and increased visibility opportunities to help women in the workplace and achieve our 2025 goal of women in 50% of leadership positions globally. As of 2021, 42% of women occupy McCormick’s senior positions globally.

 

McCormick & Company is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, colour, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

 

As users of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the vacancy/ies.

WHY WORK AT MCCORMICK?

United by flavor. Driven by results.

As a McCormick employee you’ll be empowered to focus on more than your individual responsibilities. You’ll have the opportunity to be part of something bigger than yourself—to have a say in where the company is going and how it’s growing.

Between our passion for flavor, our 130-year history of leadership and integrity, the competitive and comprehensive benefits we offer, and our culture, which is built on respect and opportunities for growth, there are many reasons to join us at McCormick.