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Supply and Demand Planning Manager, SEA & FEA – Location Bangkok

Supply and Demand Planning Manager, SEA & FEA – Location Bangkok

Location: Bangkok, Thailand

Reports to the Head of Supply Chain SEA & FEA

At Upfield our purpose is clear: we make people healthier and happier with nutritious and delicious, natural, plant-based products that are good for you, our planet; and with packaging that’s free from plastic.  We’ve got iconic brands like Rama, Country Crock, Blue Band and Flora that people all over the world know and love. We’ve been a trusted category leader since 1871 and yet we feel like we’re only just getting started.

Performance, Passion and Care define who we are as a company, how we work every day, and the responsibility we feel toward our Associates, our consumers, our business partners and our world.

We have big ambitions to grow this business and we want to attract the right people – those that love what they do, thrive on responsibility and are looking for career defining opportunities.

Your Role:

Planning plays a critical role in our growth strategy and the successful candidate will play a critical part in delivering our ambition. You will develop and lead our Sales Inventory and Operations Planning (SIOP) process and ensure the capabilities are in place to excel in customer satisfaction.

You will be directly responsible for all MRP activities, ensuring we optimize our cost to deliver models and that goods movement along all aspects of our value chain runs smoothly. Additionally, you will be instrumental in optimizing our cash position through effective inventory management and ensuring that our consumers always have the choice of an Upfield product.


Key Accountabilities


  • Ensure a customer focused approach to creating value and build a performance-based culture within the Planning activities
  • Develop, build and source the capabilities to ensure customer satisfaction and our growth targets are delivered in full
  • Build and run the Sales, Inventory and Operations Planning process (SIOP) including demand planning, production planning, supplier planning and the integration of our core business partners such as distributors
  • Drive long-term capacity planning in areas such as warehousing, logistics, production and suppliers
  • Ensure goods movement costs are optimized in order to drive value creation for Upfield and our customers
  • Manage our inventory profile and ensure the right trade-offs between service levels, cost and cash


Skills, experience and qualifications: 

  • Minimum 6 years’ experience in supply chain planning at a leading FMCG company
  • Great personal organization skills, attention to detail and ability to work to deadlines in the multicultural environment
  • Ability to articulate complex concepts clearly (both written and in presentations)


Reporting Channel, Contacts and Travel:

  • The Planning Manager has a direct reporting line to the Head of Supply Chain South East Asia and Far East Asia
  • Internal relationships: Customer Service, Logistics, Procurement, Finance, Sales, Marketing, R&D
  • External: Third party Manufacturers, Third party logistics providers, Distributors, Customs and duty agents, Co-packers
  • Travel globally for Supplier meetings, Industry meetings, project meetings and team meetings. Travel intensity as per job requirements