Demand/IBP Manager - 18 Month FTC
A leading FMCG business seeking to recruit a Demand/IBP Manager to join the supply chain team.
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.
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
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