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Posted Apr 25, 2022 - Requisition No. 102909

Demand Planner - Supply Chain

The Bloomberg Terminal quickly and accurately delivers business and financial information, news and insight around the world to over 315,000 customers worldwide. Our global terminal customers depend on our proprietary high-quality hardware to be able to access our terminal and make critical business decisions. Bloomberg's Supply Chain business is a dynamic global organization, providing support to our terminal internal and external customers through Distribution, Planning and Procurement.

We work hand-in-hand with our businesses to support them in achieving success and maintaining efficiency. We plan, procure and distribute the goods and services that Bloomberg needs to do business. Our global model poses the rare challenge of not just handling products in our warehouses, but also in our customer's hands because the Bloomberg terminal is a subscription based service. We understand urgency, work hard, have commercial acumen and are customer service driven. Our clients internally and externally count on us daily.

Our team is tight, but our culture is wide open, where we challenge and support each other's creative ideas. We pride ourselves on being subject matter authorities. Our Distribution & Planning teams handle the full hardware product life-cycle from forecasting and planning, manufacturing, warehousing and distribution, international trade compliance, and quality control. Under one umbrella we work together to develop efficient solutions through new technologies and processes to keep up with Bloomberg's dynamic environment and business needs while ensuring the highest level of customer service.

What's the role?

The Supply Chain Planning team is responsible for determining the Supply Chain strategy for the physical products that Bloomberg provides to customers and internal business groups. We are currently looking for a Demand Planner to join our Planning team as a planner for Europe, the Middle East and Africa regions. In this role we will expect you to manage work with stakeholder businesses to forecast the demand plan for various products handled throughout the region.

We'll trust you to:

  • Develop effective forecast models based on business trends and demand patterns
  • Collaborate with business units to understand business plans and converts it to product forecast
  • Support management with risk assessments and mitigation activities
  • Identify and implement solutions to improve demand forecast accuracy
  • Successfully communicate forecast and inventory estimations to broader organization and management
  • Monitor and report on important changes in sales forecasts, budgets, and business strategies
  • Conduct monthly forecast maintenance
  • Address demand-related issues in a timely and effective manner

You'll need to have:

  • 3-5 years* of demand planning experience
  • Proficiency in Supply Chain principles and a broad understanding of S&OP
  • Proven success working as a team player with excellent communication skills and documentation skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the emphasis on maintaining good working relationships with business partners
  • A thorough understanding of standard order management process.
  • The ability to identify opportunities and take initiative to drive the change
  • Demonstration in aptitude to manage projects and deadlines, as well as lead project teams if required

*Please note we use years of experience as a guide but we certainly will consider applications from all candidates who are able to demonstrate the skills necessary for the role.

We'd love to see:

  • Extensive experience in Logistics and Distribution
  • Experience in Supply Planning using SAP IBP and/or APO would be beneficial
  • The ability to analyse problems, create solutions and multi-task with attention to detail
  • SAP R/3 and MS Office experience

If this sounds like you:

Apply, if you think we're a good match. We'll get in touch to let you know what the next steps are.
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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