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Customer Demand Planner

DA Nordics - Customer Demand Planner (Temporary position, one year, extension possible)


In this role, you have the opportunity to:

  • Build and enrich the business forecast for specific (groups of) customer(s) in the Market organization. Besides you will ensure there is one aligned demand plan, signed off by sales, and serves as input into the S&OP process. In this role you are the primus inter pares for the Nordics sales team.

You are responsible for:

  • Create an aligned short term demand plan, by using/improving the baseline forecast and enriching it with all relevant input from Sales, Customers, Customer Project Managers, Supply/Operations, Marketing, Finance and adjacent functions
  • Collect input for phase-in/out & promotions and use it in the enrichment process
  • Review and analyze historical sales trends, sell out, stock-in-trade, research demand drivers, prepare forecast analytics and evaluate forecast results
  • Lead conversation with relevant counterparts, propose forecast adjustments and challenge assumptions underpinning input
  • Support all relevant functions in creating and communicating gap closing scenarios
  • Support all relevant functions in preparing, planning, communicating and revising forecast for Sales Review Meeting, Business Integration Meeting and/or Market Leadership meeting. Adjust forecasts based on meeting outputs
  • Maintain the demand plan for respective Customer Planning Groups and ensure timely updates for meetings and business planning snapshots
  • Be the gate keeper for potential activation/promotion agreements with customers and feasibility from a supply chain capability perspective
  • Build relationship with key customers, prepare and lead joint forecasting meetings

Type vacature:

Over de werkgever

You are part of:

The new Domestic Appliances Market Nordics team and you will report to the Supply Chain Business Partner Market.

Wat wij bieden

You will be contracted by Yacht. Freelancers are also welcome. 


To succeed in this role, you should have the following skills and experience:

Good command of the Dutch language.

• Bachelor degree or higher

• 3 years work experience in Business or Supply Chain environment

• Experience in Supply Chain Management or in a planning role either further upstream (supply centers, factories) or downstream (retail)

• Experience in working in a x-function organization

• Preferably APICS CPIM certification

• Familiar with ERP and advanced planning tools, preferable SAP and JDA

• Experience in category planning or customer collaboration with strong focus on DA portfolio

• Commercial understanding

• Collaborative Planning

• Customer First Mindset

• Supply Chain Planning Fundamentals

• Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP) / IBP

• Ability to use data based root cause analysis for continuous improvement

• Integrated Supply Chain Management

• Inventory Performance Management



Wat wij bieden