Date: 27 Jun 2024

Location: WOLKA KOSOWSKA, MZ, PL, 05-552

Company: McCormick & Company


Demand & Supply Planning Manager CEE/Italy



Reporting to the Director Supply Chain Planning Consumer Europe, you will be the main contact for business leaders (Sales, Marketing, Finance) in CEE & Italy for Supply Chain issues (sales forecasts, product availability, aging management).

Your End-to-End Supply Chain approach will enable you to achieve the objectives of our EMEA roadmap.

Position based in Stefanowo eligible for our MyFlex policy (50% teleworkable).



- Manage, coach and develop a team of 4 Demand Planners and 1 Supply Analysts

- Represent Supply Chain and Operations to business contacts

- Presenting demand forecasts to key stakeholder within the business including Finance, Marketing, Sales, Operations

- Act as the interface between sales markets and supply sources (internal and external)

- Lead the S&OP Demand process for Central and Eastern Europe and Italy (Poland, Ukraine, Romania and Italy)

- Provide the best possible view of 24-month sales forecasts in your markets and support development of forecast for new product introduction initiatives

- Provide guidance and review for each short-term forecast change due to customer promotional activity

- Maximize product availability with internal and external suppliers while managing the risk relating to quality, cost, delivery and supply of purchases

- Project and communicate stock/coverage and product availability levels

- In the event of a demand/supply imbalance, produce a RCCA, propose options and a schedule for returning to normal

- Minimize the P&L impact of IARs (Inventory At Risk) in collaboration with sales and trade marketing team

- Operational management of product lifecycles (new product, shutdown, switch), minimizing the impact on P&L.

- Key Performance Indicators (KPI) are Forecast Accuracy, BIAS, Case Fill Rate and IAR level.

- Identification of Continuous Improvement activities for Demand Planning Processes and digitalization programs

- Support sales, supply chain and industrial projects

- Participate in inventory and inventory at risk (IAR) optimization programs.




Education and experience

- Graduate with Bachelor or Master degree

- At least 7 years' experience in logistics / supply chain

- Successful experience in planning team management, preferably in FMCG.

- Proven experience in a matrix and multicultural environment.



- Proven personal and team leadership skills

- Ability for coaching and team development

- Customer-focused strategic vision for department and business unit performance

- Excellent quality on analysis and synthesis

- Knowledge and mastery of Supply Chain processes (S&OP/IBP)

- Excellent command of information systems (SAP / APO) and handling of databases (Power BI, Excel)

- Ability to innovate and challenge existing processes

- Excellent communication and presentation skills at all levels of the organization,

- Good interpersonal skills and ability to influence in order to convince and obtain consensus.

- Curiosity and enthusiasm

- Fluency in English & Polish is essential, Italian is a plus

As an Equal Opportunities employer, McCormick is committed to a diverse workforce.