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Demand Planner

Ref: 78907

  • 34,000-35,000
  • 06 Mar 2023
  • Kildare
  • Permanent

Demand Planner

About the Company

Our client is a leading food Manufacturing company based in Naas and are looking to expand their demand planning team.

About the Position

Reporting into the Demand Planning Manager the successful candidate will analyse commercial forecasting from customers to balance statistic and previous year’s sales against what is forecast for the future.

Key Responsibilities

  • Create a consensus forecast to be used as part of the Kerry S&OP process
  • Manage the monthly cadence for the Demand Planning process
  • Generate and share reports required to provide insights and drive the demand planning process in Kerry
  • Champion demand planning ways of working communicating with customers and sales teams, to drive improvements to the process
  • Communicate with relevant stakeholders to ensure outputs of demand plan are taken into consideration
  • Support the enablement of development projects through to launch, and identify products delists, to minimise material risk and service failures
  • Provide support and suggest solutions where business targets are not being realised
  • Attend and contribute to Supply Chain meetings as required
  • Train Supply Chain teams on Demand Planning best practices, use of forecasting accuracy and error measures to improve forecasting effectiveness


  • Experience, ideally in a forecasting or sales and operations planning (S&OP) environment
  • Experience using excel to manipulate and analyse data. Experience of SAP APO, and Power BI is an advantage
  • Flexible approach- excellent leadership skills together with strong team ethic
  • Strong data analysis skills and effective communication to get action plans in place
  • Ability to work in a complex environment and deal with ambiguity
  • Strong negotiation skills with an ability to build rapport and influence across all levels in the organisation
  • Excellent self-management practices with a pro-active, energetic, and committed approach
  • Excellent presentation and report drafting skills
  • Ability to manage multiple streams of information optimally with attention to detail

Remuneration Package

Competitive Salary
Full Suite of Benefits
To discuss this role further or other engineering jobs please contact Diarmuid O'Mahony on 01 5927888 or by email or click the apply button

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