Application deadline: February 2nd, 2024
As the home of iconic brands such as Baileys, Guinness, Smirnoff, and Johnnie Walker, at Diageo we source, produce and deliver 6.5 billion litres of world-leading products every year across 180 markets globally. Because of this huge undertaking, we rely on highly advanced systems as well as the very best talent to make sure our businesses continue to run smoothly.
To give you some idea of the scale of our operation, over half of our 30,000 employees work in our supply chains. We have teams in over 100 sites across more than 30 countries, but what matters is that wherever you work, youâre part of a diverse, inclusive team where there are opportunities for everyone.
Whether you work in planning, logistics, technical teams or manufacturing, youâll be part of an innovative, dynamic organization. We set ourselves the highest standards, and our practices have earned us international recognition.
And itâs people with energy, dedication and problem-solving skills whoâll help us get even better. In return, we offer a world of opportunities for you to explore, to shape and progress your career.
Purpose of Role
The Demand Planner is responsible for all SAP APO statistical forecasting and data integrity activities. The planner will create baseline forecast models to support the monthly S&OP process. The demand planner will own and drive statistical forecast accuracy performance to achieve targets. They will collaborate with the DP Business Partner on history adjustments to drive robust statistical forecasts. The demand planner is responsible for data integrity, ensuring that the weekly forecast sent to Supply is applied to the correct sku/location.
Generate base line statistical demand forecast for at least 18 months rolling:Pro-actively works with the Demand Manager and the DP Business Partner, owning the statistical forecast and highlighting deviations to the shipment and/or depletion trends. Use and maintain the APO software as the primary forecasting system toolCollaborate with DP Business Partner on all forecast history cleaning activities including documenting adjustments and assumptions (market trends, seasonality, promotions).Maintain statistical parameters for âbest fitâ model & generate a baseline at least 18 month rolling. Maintain APO master data including CVC creation, disaggregation factors and attributes. Analyse outliers through appropriate reports and make corrections. Support scenario planning for promotions, innovation and major events (duty, economics change, etc.) through stat analysis. Provide reports and insights to stakeholders to maximise the use of baseline forecast.
Provide key input to S&OP/IBP processParticipate where relevant in S&OP process to align upon consensus forecast. Review statistical input to Strategic Planning and AOP process and challenge projected growth based on historical trends. Collaborate with Demand Business Partners to conduct root cause analysis to identify drivers of forecast error and work together to take the necessary corrective action to drive continuous improvement in forecast accuracy and bias performance.
Continuously improve statistical forecasting method:Test and implement new models Implement best practices Support system developments
Qualifications and Experience Required
Skills and CapabilitiesBaseline understanding of the end-to-end Supply Chain Planning processes; Supply Planning, Distribution Requirements Planning, Inventory Planning, Conversion, Logistics, Procurement and Customer Service Demonstrated proficiency in statistics and/or forecasting methodologies with an understanding of their financial and operational impacts Strong analytical, organizational and decision making skills Good communication skills â verbal, written and presentation. Proficient in MS applications e.g. Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook
Experience3 yearsâ experience working within the Demand and/or Supply Chain Planning process; Consumer Packaged Goods Industry preferred Experience with advanced planning software with Supply Planning (SAP APO system and Business Intelligence/BW )
Â QualificationsBachelorâs degree or equivalent in appropriate supply chain, mathematical, engineering, or business degree. APICS CPIM / CSCP or equivalent desirable.
Celebrating our inclusive and diverse culture is core to Diageoâs purpose of âcelebrating life every day everywhereâ. This purpose is, in itself, inclusive in nature, as it values everybody irrespective of background, disability, religion, gender or ethnicity.
We know that for our business to thrive and for Diageo to realize its ambition, we depend on having diverse talent with a range of backgrounds, skills and capabilities in each of the 180 countries in which we operate and to reflect our broad consumer base. We view diversity as one of the key enablers that helps our business to grow and our values, purpose and standards set the conditions for us to respect the unique contribution each person brings.
Our ambition is to create the best performing, most trusted and respected Consumer Products Company in the world. To achieve these, we need the worldâs very best people.
Feel inspired? Then this may be the opportunity for you. Apply to join us.
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