Job Location: North Sydney
Ferrero is a family-owned company with a truly progressive and global outlook and iconic brands such as Nutella®, Tic Tac®, Ferrero Rocher®, Raffaello®, Kinder Bueno® and Kinder Surprise®. As the love for our brands continues to grow, so too does our global reach. Represented in more than 50 countries, with products sold in more than 170, the Ferrero Group is loved by generations around the world. The secret to our global success? 38,767 dedicated employees who celebrate care and quality to craft a business, careers and brands we are proud of. Join us, and you could be one of them.
About the Role:
As the Demand Planner you will construct an accurate demand plan that enables the planning of stock to be manufactured through Ferrero’s global network. Main responsibilities of the role include ensuring that the Sales Forecast is accurate and allows us to have a robust Supply Chain, minimizing costs, improving freshness, avoiding out of stock, and reducing amount of obsoletes.
You will collaborate with the Sales, Central Planning and Factory teams to align end to end demand and supply plans. To be successful, you will have strong communication and influencing skills, amazing organizational skills, an ability to balance short to long term priorities with exceptional multi-tasking skills.
You will lead Sales & Operational Planning cycles, using analysis and data sharing to ensure efficient decision making. In collaboration with Sales, you will create, maintain and review sales forecasts, total demand plans for specific categories.
You will analyse demand variances, identify trends and anomalies and work with Sales to achieve forecast accuracy improvements.
As the Demand Planner, you will also be supporting the supply planning team and inventory management through calculating and monitoring the supply outlook and inventory levels. Working with the Demand Planning Manager, you will review plans to ensure that products are being made in time to avoid stock outs in distribution.
When there are any supply issues, you will communicate with Sales and Operations so that customers are well informed.
To ensure accuracy, you will ensure data integrity across planning systems and maintaining records for audit trails. Systems used include SAP, JDA Demand, BW and Microsoft Office.
Who we are looking for:
You are an experienced demand planner who is confident in forecasting, demand planning, production and inventory management, as well as working knowledge of the physical distribution system. You will have a strong understanding of all aspect of Customer Service and Order Management. Experience in JDA would be highly considered.
To be successful in the role, you will be a goal getter, problem solver and able juggle priorities. You will be effective at working and communicating with multiple stakeholders and have strong analytical, planning, and organizational skills.
If this sounds like you, please apply now!
Ferrero is committed to building a diverse and inclusive culture in which all employees feel welcomed and appreciated and have the same opportunities. We believe all of our people are equally talented in their own way. In nurturing the curiosity and natural abilities of our employees, we provide them, generation after generation, the means to succeed personally and professionally, enabling them to craft their journey at Ferrero. The diversity of our talents is what makes our work environment multicultural, innovative and highly rewarding.
How to be successful in the role and at Ferrero:
Consumers, quality and care are at the heart of everything we do. So, to be successful at Ferrero, you’ll need to be just as consumer and product centric as we are - dedicated to crafting brilliant results for consumers around the world.