Category Demand Planner


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Function: Operations

Inviting applications for the role of a Category Demand Planner



  • Generate weekly forecasts from statistical through to final operations forecast  
  • Work with stakeholders to understand historical trends, events, outliers etc. to improve the forecasting technique, method and approach for better forecast accuracy
  • Work with innovation, and marketing teams to manage new product launches and transition planning, maintain the innovation library
  • Lead the pre-forecast monthly meetings aiming to decrease the bias, improve the forecast accuracy and promote the continuous optimization in demand planning
  • Ensure master data is correctly and timely updated in the system 
  • Understand statistical aspects of forecasting to ensure models are updated accurately  
  • Maintain forecasting strategies in Kinaxis. 
  • Understand and challenge the machine learning algorithms. 
  • Lead weekly alignment meetings with Planning (Supply, Deployment and Innovation Planning) to discuss production plans and handling exceptions 
  • Ensure that aggregation and dis aggregation of forecast happens accurately at all levels 
  • Support the implementation of innovation plans by category, defining volumes, stocks and sales opening strategy 
  • Ensure and drive the upkeep and maintenance of process documentation and standard operating procedures for demand planning processes and systems by the team


  • University degree 
  • Strong knowledge of demand planning processes such as base lining, best fit modeling, forecast enrichment, outlier correction, promotions, events, trend, forecast lags, forecast accuracy/bias etc.
  • Very good level of English min. B2/C1
  • Good knowledge of various statistical forecasting and inventory optimization techniques 
  • Functional experience in forecasting tools such as Kinaxis, SAP APO, Demantra etc. 
  • Understanding of database management and any ERP architecture preferably in demand planning 
  • Knowledge of key inventory performance metrics: inventory turns, service levels, safety stock, classes of inventory etc. 
  • Experience in managing phase in phase out products 
  • Excel advanced skills and general knowledge about Power BI 
  • Good knowledge of Kinaxis Rapid Response would be an advantage 


We offer

  • Attractive salary
  • Stable job offer – employment contract
  • Various trainings (initiating, soft skills)
  • Free access to our award-winning learning platform
  • Possibility of development
  • Benefits (Insurance, Luxmed, Multisport, additional vacation days, biking policy)


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