The Demand Planner position is responsible for developing and communicating a consensus forecast for a defined portfolio of products.
The Demand Planner is responsible to integrate historical data, market data, & strategic plans collected throughout the S&OP Process by close collaboration with sales, marketing, finance, and regional & global supply chain partners.
Inventory and supply management are also key functions, as the Demand Planner is expected to manage high service levels while maintaining optimal inventory levels.
Key Demand Planner functions include :
Developing SKU-level operational forecasts
Interacting regularly with cross-functional partners including Marketing, Sales Strategy, Sales Operations, Finance, Regional & Global Planning
Create scenario plans to support on-time launch of new products
Optimize inventory to avoid stock outs while reducing slow-moving inventory and scrap.
Lead local S&OP process to ensure consistency between consensus forecast and business plan.
Meet KPI targets (Inventory / LIFR / SLOB / MAPE) and find ways to improve versus those targets
3years experience in a supply chain role, preferably planning
Fluent in Japanese with business level English skill
Knowledge of SAP or similar ERP systems is a plus
Knowledge of Microsoft office, particularly Excel
APICS certification is a plus
Both English and Japanese CV needed