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Demand Planner E-Commerce

Date: 09-Oct-2021

Location: Frankfurt Airport, HE, DE

Company: Beam Suntory

Beam Suntory is Crafting the Spirits that Stir the World. Rooted in two centuries of family heritage, Beam Suntory has evolved into the world's third largest leading premium spirits company ... where each employee is treated like family and trusted with legacy. With our greatest assets - our premium spirits and our people - we're driving growth through impactful marketing, innovation and an entrepreneurial spirit. Beam Suntory is a place where you can come Unleash your Spirit by making an impact each and every day.



Demand Planner E-Commerce- a cross-functional position in an international S&OP function



What makes this a great opportunity?

The Demand Planner is the interface between the E-Com experts on a market side, commercials, finance and the supply chain department for the area in scope. The main responsibility is to understand the forecast and assumptions behind the E-Com business for specific markets, own and consolidate forecast information and to share it with all stakeholders as well as being a key part of the EMEA S&OP process ensuring achievement of monthly targets. Furthermore, the Demand Planner is contributing to the continuous improvement agenda for this important and upcoming business pillar.

•    It’s being part of the fast-growing E-Com agenda which is one of our strategic focus pillars
•    Collaborate across countries and functions within International and build network amongst company and with distributors
•    It provides great visibility and direct contact to senior management team as well as access to full business information in an international high margin industry
•    Position will provide insights into commercial, finance and supply chain, it is truly cross functional 


Role Responsibilities

•    Work closely with markets to fully understand drivers of the eCom forecast and customer specific developments
•     Provide overall picture for the eCom channel across the full region, enabling early mitigation of R&O
•    Demand analysis, challenging outliers, understanding market dynamics and external influences impacting forecast, ensuring consensus is reached and plans are fully aligned
•    Key stakeholder for gap mitigation and track execution of sustainable gap mitigation plans
•    Liaise closely with market key accounts, customer services pertaining to open orders, shipment delays, source of supply etc.
•    Be the interface between the commercials, marketing, finance and the supply chain department for respective markets as well as stake holders in the wider business
•    Contribute to continuous improvement and cross functional alignment

Outcomes and success criteria
•    Understand the eCom environment and unique needs quickly
•    Successful individuals quickly build close relationships across the business and to all related functions to run and facilitate an effective S&OP and decision-making process
•    Provide transparency on market/MU allocation and evaluate risks and opportunities to secure target achievement
•    In time delivery of an accurate forecast incorporating commercial insights to support decision making and monthly target delivery
•    Support for New RTM changes and transitions in the E-Com area
•    Drive continuous improvement and cross functional alignment


Qualifications & Experience

Required: Work experience in eCom, supply chain, finance or commercial in a cross functional international environment.  Experience in preparing presentation for and presenting to a multinational audience.

Additional: SAP skills highly valuable, English fluent and additional languages a plus, communicative and proactive attitude

•    Self-starter
•    Collaborative relationship builder
•    Commercial mindset
•    Adaptability/Flexibility
•    Integrity
•    Problem solving/Resolution









At Beam Suntory, people are our number one priority, and we believe our people grow together in diverse and inclusive environments where their unique insights, experiences and backgrounds are valued and respected. Beam Suntory is committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity, military veteran status and all other characteristics, attributes or choices protected by law. All recruitment and hiring decisions are based on an applicant’s skills and experience.