Demand Planner

This position is responsible for managing the demand forecast for a designated group of parts in support of the Inventory Planning team. In addition, this position is responsible for the development and communication of department metrics , reporting and ad-hoc analysis related to the demand forecast and supply plan.

Main responsibilities:

  • Develop demand forecasts based on demand patterns and business trends
  • Manage the process of gathering data from internal and external sources and creating an accurate monthly demand forecast to meet customer needs while avoiding obsolete inventory and maximize part availability
  • Manage S&OP process for designated product groups
  • Coordinate with Sales and Marketing teams to understand baseline demand, promotions, new product launches and integrate this information into the plan
  • Advise Management on problems and significant variances between existing forecasts and actual demand through continuous analysis
  • Identify and address major forecasting issues or risks for discussion and resolution
  • Review weekly and monthly sales trends for orders and shipments to provide an analysis to cross-functional team and to drive necessary changes to demand forecast
  • Analyze historical data and review upcoming forecast projections
  • Measure forecast accuracy and bias and identify source of deviations for continuous improvements
  • Phase in / -out promotions, new product introductions and discontinued products
  • Mentor and train Inventory Planners as needed
  • Identify areas of improvements of processes and systems and recommend action plans
  • Maintenance of SKU/ DFU master data in JDAP


  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain Management, Statistics, Logistics or a related discipline
  • professional experience in Demand Planning or a related field
  • Excellent communication and organization skills
  • Pro-active attitude
  • Outstanding analytical skills and good understanding of statisitical concepts
  • Fluent in Dutch and English
  • Advanced knowledge of MS Excel and MS Access
  • Advanced knowledge of ERP systems, preferably JDA