Supply Chain


Job Responsibilities

To analyse, report, challenge and track the sales forecast vs historical sales data & budget for the De’ Longhi Group brands for the Western Europe Markets & Amazon Europe. With a view to improving confirmed forecast accuracy in line with the group’s objectives.

Principle Accountabilities:
Analyse and challenge the Sales forecast submitted from each of the Subsidiaries and ensure each Market maintains a realistic rolling 12 months FC in SAP APO
Prepare and issue all of the analysis for each of the markets and review with the Regional S&OP and Demand Planning Manager in readiness for the monthly reviews.
Ensure forecasts are correctly valued in the Forecasting fields (sku/customer level) to ensure that at a macro level all forecasts can be quantified versus Budget and previous year.
Ensure that Variances and anomalies within the Statistical forecast are identified, particularly on B and C class products to ensure that each of the markets are aware of any potential issues not already identified as part of the monthly process.

Main Responsibilities:
Prepare and issue Sales & Operations reports to each market on a monthly basis.
Organise, facilitate and publish minutes from the monthly meeting with each market to review the sales & operations information and ensure the agreed actions are followed.
Review plans to reduce slow moving & risky stock during the sales & operations process.
Highlight to the markets where the existing forecast is potentially over or understated and propose an alternative forecast.
Manage Forecast Consensus activity to reduce BIAS and to meet stock availability
Assist the Regional S&OP and Demand Planning Manager in the preparation of reporting as required for the Regional Sales & Operations meetings.
Manage the Phase in Phase out process for the assigned markets within the Region
Liaise with markets on forecast submissions, adhering to timelines, error resolution, processing workflows, processing recoveries & forecast pricing.
Run, analyse & modify statistical forecasts generated by AWS and update the markets.

Job Profile

Qualifications, Knowledges:
Ideal professional background:
Bachelor or Master Degree in Economics/Statistic or Management.
previous experience within one or more of the following business analytical areas:
Forecasting / Demand Planning / Supply Planning
Supply Chain
Numerate with strong IT skills in Microsoft Office (especially Excel and Power Point)
Experience of working with a statistical forecasting tool.
Good level of spoken and written English
Experience of working with SAP IBP and BW.
Understanding of the Supply Chain functions importance and good commercial awareness.

Skills, Capabilities, Competencies:
Strong analytical skills with the ability to work with complex data sets from multiple
Proven ability to communicate effectively and confidently at different levels.
Effective time management and proven capability to prioritize work load