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Mgr, Demand Planning - Uxbridge

Uxbridge, United Kingdom Supply Chain 06/04/2021 70931
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From a secret recipe to a bold idea and very proud traditions, we build the future. Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP) is a major fast-moving consumer goods business in Europe and the world’s largest independent Coca-Cola bottler.  Across 13 countries, our employees make, sell and distribute the world’s most loved drinks brands to more than 300 million people. Some of the brands you will find in our portfolio are Coca-Cola®, Fanta®, Powerade®, Glaceau Vitaminwater®, Monster® And Capri-Sun®.


Leading brands, great people and a focus on (personal) growth that comes with it.


Do you like to be able to influence and make a difference?  Does a fast paced environment suit you?

Do you enjoy working in a multi-functional environment with a desire to succeed?


At CCEP, we want to provide a workplace where people are inspired to be the best they can be.  We know that engaged, motivated employees, working to their full capacity and able to reach their personal career goals, are a critical part of our Company’s long-term success.

Purpose of the role:

Demand Planning is part of the GB Planning Department which includes: Demand Planning, Short term Planning, Deployment and S&OP.

The Demand Planning team play a key role in leading the Sales & Operations Planning process within the GB BU to ensure that imbalances between demand and supply are proactively identified and co-ordinated solutions are put in place in a timely manner. Demand Planning are responsible for managing the demand signal across a group of product portfolios and customers for the purposes of driving Supply Chain and supporting an accurate supply plan that maximises service to our customers at least cost.

The Demand Planning, Manager role is responsible for developing the sales forecast for a group of SKUs (product portfolio) and customers and ensuring its quality. The role is responsible for supporting the monthly S&OP process and the quality of its inputs and outputs and drive actions to resolve potential supply issues.

The role is based in our head office in Uxbridge

Key responsibilities:

Reporting directly to the Senior Manager for Demand Planning the key responsibilities of the Manager, Demand Planning are:

  • Leads the demand planning process for a complex and high volume/value product portfolio
  • Produces and maintains the full demand forecast in SAP APO for a complex/high value product portfolio:
    • Maintains portfolio segmentation in order to form the right planning strategy and identify areas of focus
    • Sets up and maintains suitable statistical forecasting models, maintains actuals history as needed
    • Performs forecast enrichment to adjust the statistical forecast as needed
    • Develops or reviews the baseline forecast provided by Customer Demand Analysts and agrees it with Key Account Managers (KAMs)
    • Develops short and long term demand plan
    • Reviews and validates demand plan with Senior Manager, Demand Planning
    • Performs weekly demand control
    • Maintains master data for new products (NPD) and new variant codes (new projects)
  • Leads regular collaboration forums with senior KAMs to gather business intelligence and to agree a baseline forecast
  • Plays an active role in supporting the monthly S&OP process, ensuring the quality of its inputs and outputs
  • Performs analysis to understand key drivers behind the gap between demand planning system (SAP APO) and trade promotions planning system (Promax)
  • Plays an active part in resolution of supply chain issues with Supply Planningand in identifying root causes as well as tactical and strategic courses of action
  • Reviews and validates key account forecast across all products. Provides valuable insights and has the ability to drive the right conversations with senior commercial stakeholders
  • Drives continuous improvement in the demand planning process and in key metrics such as forecast accuracy and bias, and supports the development of routines, processes and capabilities within Demand Planning
  • Acts as point of escalation and decision making when covering for the Senior Manager Demand Planning
  • Plays and active role in the design and execution of change programmes in the demand planning area

Skills & Essentials:

  • Extensive Demand Planning / Supply Chain experience in an FMCG environment, with a track record of delivering continuous improvements across process and KPI’s
  • Excellent communication skills (including presentationskills) with the ability to lead highly effective meetings
  • Ability to effectively communicate with stakeholders at senior level and simplify complex messages
  • Ability to engage and influence internal stakeholders
  • Highly analytical with proficiency in the use of Excel and Powerpoint
  • Strong organisation skills and attention to detail
  • Advanced problem solving skills
  • Ability to manage complexity andwork with ambiguous/incomplete information
  • Ability to support the design and execute change programmes 
  • Experience in demand planning systems (SAP APO DP)


If this role is of interest to you please upload a recent copy of your CV and a member of the Talent Acquisition team will be in touch.

We believe that equal opportunities means inclusion, diversity and fair treatment for all.

We aim to make our recruitment process as comfortable and accessible as possible and would appreciate it if you would advise us of any particular requirements, adjustments or requests you may have to help us ensure that your experience is enjoyable.


Job Information:
Location: Uxbridge, UK

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