Central Demand Planning Capability Lead

Central Demand Planning Capability Lead

Location: Katowice or Warsaw - Poland 

Always wanted to be a part of Transformation?

You’ll take a front seat in creating the best planning team, acting as a pivotal link between all local ( in market) demand planners, running improvements and optimizations in the system and process areas.

On the one hand you are an expert in planning(tools) and can driven optimizations, but on the other hand you are also able to connect to the demand planners ( day to day planning struggles) and create a real Demand Planning community where knowledge sharing is being stimulated.

You will be a driving force in constant finding, improving and letting the systems do the base process work, unleashing time to the planners to focus on the S&OP cycle and exceptions management.

We are a fairly new company ( carve out in January 2020). Systems and processes have been put in place but now we need to take it a step further and really build knowledge across the teams and improve the initial set-ups. You will get the freedom to propose changes, implement them and evaluate them. Moreover, we are exactly looking for someone with this pro-active mindset.

 If you are ready to implement all your knowledge and really actively contribute to the growth of the business, this is the place to be.


Need more details?

Drive the optimal use of statistical forecast to ensure there is a robust 18 months rolling forecast in place.

Standardizing and rolling out best practices, you will support the local planning community in getting the most out of our systems, freeing up time for local demand planners to focus on assumptions/insights, exception management and S&OP.

You will help to build knowledge in the DP community, via trainings and stimulating knowledge sharing between them. Make sure this knowledge is maintained, documented and updated when needed.

Working hand in hand with our IT support teams, you’ll define and land new tools and processes supporting intelligence aligned with business needs.

Primary responsibility is the European market, but you will also support the S&OP manager in Global projects related to demand planning.

You will report to the S&OP manager and have a direct report yourself.


What’s your background?

After several years in demand you’re considering yourself SAP (IBP) planning tools key user, and have exceptional S&OP / Integrated Business Planning knowledge.

Ideally, you already took part in ERP full cycle implementation and/or transformation projects, and now once again you’re ready for action and bringing your expertise into life.

With great stakeholders management skills you enjoy being the brains behind the operations and understanding wide supply chain functions you’re capable of translating business needs into usable solutions.



About Upfield!

We are the largest plant-based company in the world, and we believe in doing what’s right for our people, our customers and the planet.

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 are a highly entrepreneurial fast-paced team running a multi-billion Euro business across 60+ countries with the mind-set of a start-up! We are agile, creative, fast-to-market and obsessed with customers and consumers.


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