Demand/IBP Manager - 18 Month FTC

London (West), London (Greater)
17 Jul 2019
05 Aug 2019
Supply Chain
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
Contract Type

The Organisation

A leading FMCG business seeking to recruit a Demand/IBP Manager to join the supply chain team.

The Role

The business is implementing an IBP process which will require in the next 12-18 months change management in behaviours, process discipline and excellence in use of existing tools. The supply chain IBP department will need to focus on co-ordinating, coaching, supporting and challenging the relevant actors to stick to the process, including the alignment with the financial plan.

Lead the development and roll out of a standard high quality IBP process across the business by:

Ensuring respect of deadlines

Consistent business processes/ways of working for planning

Single number in Planning/Financial plan

Improving and sustaining capability for those involved in the planning process

Identifying what constitutes best practice for the group and ensuring this is rolled out and sustained across marketing units and factory sites.

Understand the Business Planning processes and how they are supported by existing systems.

Investigate and identify the root cause of issues – capability, data or technical and manage through to successful resolution

Identify opportunities for improvement and manage changes through to successful completion.

Key Responsibilities:

Developing consistent IBP process

Liaising with Group Commercial Finance for demand volumes assumptions 

Understanding, Investigating and analysing business issues and requirements

Identifying opportunities for the business to simplify and standardise to create business advantage

Ensuring business capability to operate the solution effectively

Creating and leading training programmes for demand planning as required

The Candidate

Understanding of business demand planning and financial planning processes within an FMCG environment

Worked within a mature S&OP process environment

Understanding of APO system & capabilities

A financial qualification would be desirable

Business understanding and financial acumen

A desire to understand, manage and resolve issues or challenges

A natural tendency to “get under the surface of a problem” rather than take information at face value.

Strong interpersonal skills coupled with the drive and energy to play a central role in the development of this fast paced and evolving business.

Flexibility and a willingness to ‘go the extra mile’

Good project management skills

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