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Royal Canin CNE Demand & Distribution Planning Manager (f/m/x) in Niepolomice, Poland

Job Description:

CNE Demand & Distribution Planning Manager (f/m/x)


Location: Warsaw or Niepolomice or Prague or Riga

Aligned with the 5 principles and based on End-to-End Supply chain perspective, the purpose of the job is driving customer service through product availability across Cluster distribution centers and cost efficiency through forecast accuracy whilst leading a highly engaged and talented team. Building collaborative relationships with key stakeholders both internal and externally to drive continuous improvement through end-to-end supply chain planning.

What will be your key responsibilities?

  • Own the demand planning process for the cluster unit, delivering accuracy, efficiency, continuous improvement and one set of data for the business.

  • Implement, lead, and facilitate the DMR step into S&OP+ process, is a cluster lead for S&OP+ process.

  • Ensure appropriate stock levels across Cluster distribution network are in place to meet agreed business objectives and Cluster Customer service target (Cost/Cash/Service).

  • Lead replenishment process, ensuring best practices, continuous improvement, and data accuracy.

  • Implement, lead, and facilitate the SMR Step into S&OP+ process.

  • Share best practice across the team and business.

  • Drive strong Collaboration with European factory SC team to improve E2E Supply & Distribution planning.

  • Drive the PHR process together with Local SC teams, European factories and SLP.

  • Build, engage & develop a high-performance team through effective leadership including talent management and development of successors for key roles.

  • Co-leads the Physical Logistics.

  • Lead as Key user, for demand and supply planning systems, Improvement/development strategy for current and future systems needs and/or upgrades.

What are we looking for?

  • Minimum 6+ years’ of professional experience in Demand &/or Planning management in a FMCG company.

  • Preferred qualification: Master/ Post Graduate Degree in Supply chain or Business administration.

  • Fluency in English, knowledge of Polish would be beneficial, same as other Cluster language.

  • People management experience gained preferably in an international environment;

  • Broad business knowledge with a track record of implementing new processesand driving their continuous improvement.

  • Systems knowledge: advanced skills using Microsoft Excel for data analysis, experience using Navision/1NAV & Futur Master are preferable, as well as experience of using office productivity software (such as Microsoft Outlook, PowerPoint etc.)

  • Travel ability as Frequent Business travel within Cluster will be required.

What can you expect from Mars?

  • At Mars, we believe in a relationship of mutual trust, dignity and respect between our company and Associates that is more meaningful than the standard employer/employee relationship.

  • As Associates, we can expect to be respected, supported and valued as individuals, to be treated fairly and equitably.

  • An environment where you are empowered to be proactive and to take initiatives to make a difference.

  • At Mars, we are committed to helping create a safe, healthy, and sustainable world for our partners and the communities in which we operate.

  • The mission of Mars Global Services Associates? To be the foundation that serves, protects, and supports our business.

Apply now and upload you profile in English.


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