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Demand Manager - Germany  

DFE Pharma (company)


Posted on : 27 April 2017

Project Description

Demand Manager
  • Can you further structure and roll out Demand Planning & Forecasting to a start of the art level?
  • Do you get excited about further setting up the S&OP process with different departments?
  • Our company  is looking for a proactive, analytical demand manager who will bring the Demand Management process to a next level of sophistication (Gardner level 3 or 4), improving forecasting methods, managing and improving constraining/allocation/priority processes and connecting with customers. 
  • The Demand Manager needs to be an equal partner for Sales Management and Supply Chain Management in the S&OP process and act as business process owner representing our company .

The Demand Manager is responsible for: 
  • Accurate forecasting for an assigned part of the sales demand for the global company portfolio 
  • S&OP process and collect, translate and evaluate the received market data from internal (sales, marketing, finance, supply planning) and external (customer, market development) parties as input for the demand planning 
  • Validate, analyze and challenge the forecast (baseline and uplift) in order to structurally improve the global demand plan 
  • Determining the key elements for statistical base line calculation and translate market information (B2B) into the demand plan 
  • Lead and develop company SHE regulations and contribute to a proactive SHE culture. 

Main tasks are:  
  • Being a sparring partner for sales and marketing in order to challenge and validate forecasts 
  • Leading the change process to create an embedded new way of working according to the latest standards 
  • Monitor the performance and discuss the demand related KPI’s and follow-up actions on a monthly basis with sales, supply planning and finance 
  • Monitor the realized performance compared to the formulated planning and set priorities or alter the plan accordingly through consultation. 
  • If irregularities occur you, as a Demand Manager, will investigate with the sales department the trends and take corrective actions in agreement with related parties 
  • Observe and evaluate bottlenecks 
  • Identify opportunities and improvement actions in demand planning related processes, planning systematics, procedures and/or systems, and ensure implementation of improvements after approval as a key user for relevant tools 
  • Provide support with determining safety stock through analyses and advice 
  • Participate in assigned projects, which are supply chain/ cross functional related   
  • As a Demand Manager you will report to the Global Sales Director and are part of the Sales team.  

Candidate profile
  • A Master degree, preferably in the area of Business Administration, Supply Chain, Logistics etc. 
  • At least 3 years of relevant experience in a similar role within the B2B environment 
  • Successful track record within S&OP and statistical forecasting 
  • Knowledge of demand/supply planning systems (SAP-DP/ SNP and BW-reporting) 
  • Excellent communication skills on all levels in Dutch and English 
  • Managerial skills, both hierarchically and functionally 
  • The following competences: analytical, proactive, accurate, influential, believes in possibilities. 

Job Conditions
  • We offer a highly dynamic and energetic work environment full of ambitious international growth opportunities and continuous learning, with an excellent remuneration package. 
  • We consider it important for our people to continue to grow. 
  • After all, your development is not only good for your career; we also benefit from it. 
  • That’s why we invest in relevant personal development. 
  • The mutual exchange of knowledge between colleagues is also evident on the work floor. 
  • It is, after all, the most effective way to lear