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Demand Planner

Ferrero - North Sydney, NSW

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Ferrero is a family-owned company with a truly progressive and global outlook and iconic brands such as Nutella®, Tic Tac®, Ferrero Rocher®, Raffaello®, Kinder Bueno® and Kinder Surprise®. As the love for our brands continues to grow, so too does our global reach. Represented in 55 countries, with products sold in more than 170, the Ferrero Group is loved by generations around the world. The secret to our global success? Nearly 35,000 dedicated employees who celebrate care and quality to craft a business, careers and brands we are proud of. Join us, and you could be one of them. 

About the Role

Due to an upcoming parental leave, Ferrero Australia are looking for an outstanding individual for the role of Demand Planner who can add value to the S&OP process by providing optimum forecasting, analysis and reporting to ensure key target levels are being met.

You will bring your drive for results, ability to build strong collaborative relationships with Sales and internal stakeholders to assist in aligning the Demand Planning function. You will manage the Demand Planning processes to ensure stock availability and ongoing supplies of products are placed, received and available for Ferrero customers.

This position is for a July/August start date and will be for approximately 12 months.

Main Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with Sales to create, maintain and review baseline sales forecasts for finished goods
  • Analyse demand variances, identify trends and anomalies and collaborate with Sales to achieve forecast accuracy improvements
  • Maintain and monitor optimal levels of inventory in line with company directives and policy
  • Ensure products are being made in time to avoid stock outs in distribution, replanning where necessary updating both prepared plans and planning systems
  • Play a key role in the S&OP process, coordinating numbers clearly with stakeholders
  • Collaborate with the regional Supply team to calculate and monitor the supply outlook
  • Continue implementation of JDA Demand, running concurrently with SAP BPC
  • Utilise SAP APO system to communicate demand requests

Essential Requirements

  • 3+ years’ experience in a Demand or Supply Planning role
  • Experienced in the FMCG industry
  • Relevant tertiary qualifications in Supply Chain or Business
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to build and maintain strong working relationships with key stakeholders
  • Experienced using JDA Demand. Prior experience of SAP APO is advantageous
  • Open to change and dealing with uncertain contexts – rise to the challenge of the everchanging Covid situation
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with demonstrated experience in planning and prioritising
  • Goal driven, with a desire to deliver extraordinary results every time

How to be successful in the role and at Ferrero

Customers, quality and care are at the heart of everything we do. So, to be successful at Ferrero, you’ll need to be just as customer and product centric as we are - dedicated to crafting brilliant results for consumers around the world. 

Diversity at Ferrero

Ferrero is committed to building a diverse and inclusive culture in which all employees feel welcomed and appreciated and have the same opportunities. We believe all of our people are equally talented in their own way. In nurturing the curiosity and natural abilities of our employees, we provide them, generation after generation, the means to succeed personally and professionally, enabling them to craft their journey at Ferrero. The diversity of our talents is what makes our work environment multicultural, innovative and highly rewarding.

Culture & Benefits

  • Work in a family owned business, renowned for its supportive & friendly culture
  • High performance culture supported by an experienced management team
  • Regular feedback and development reviews
  • Local and international opportunities to progress and relocate
  • Work in a brand-new office in the heart of North Sydney, in an agile and flexible environment - we are working in a hybrid environment with the option to work from home or the office
  • Ferrero is committed to sustainably protect the environment, source ingredients sustainably, promote responsible consumption, and empower people
  • We use 100% RSPO certifified sustainable palm oil and are committed to no deforestation