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Demand Planning Manager - Footcare and Profit Stars

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The primary responsibilities of this role, Demand Planning Manager Footcare and Profit Stars, are to:


  • Improve the Consensus Demand Forecast for Footcare and 6 Profit Stars:
    • Own consensus forecasting process and accuracy:
      • Increase demand forecasting accuracy by removing forecast bias, utilizing robust analytics, and reviewing brand and market trends;
      • Review item-level key forecast misses from prior month, conduct root cause analytics, and enable methods for continuous improvement;
      • Deliver forecast accuracy and bias KPI’s to meet annual targets;
    • Be operationally responsible for demand forecast:
      • Create a shipment-based demand forecast at the item and item/dc levels, and communicate with clarity and frequency to Product Supply to provide the context between key changes and recent misses in forecast accuracy;
      • Create a shipment forecast baseline through the Bayer/Accenture statistical forecast modelling protocols, and drive model accuracy improvement;
    • Own the partnerships with key leadership and product supply:
      • Serve as demand forecasting expert for Footcare and 6 Profit Stars and gather and process key drivers and insights of demand forecasts within your portfolio at all relevant meetings (e.g. Consensus demand forecast and Pre S&OP meetings);
      • Partner and engage with Customer Demand Planning to understand customer-level demand drivers, and the impact to item and item/dc level forecasts;
      • Partner with key parties to gather forecasting inputs (building blocks) based on functional expertise. Influence alignment with cross functional forecasting team with Marketing Brand Management, Sales Strategy and Finance BPs;
      • Act as the main contact for the respective Marketing Leadership Team and strongly collaborate with the Marketing team to create transparency on forecast drivers and deviations throughout the process.


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Your success will be driven by your demonstration of our LIFE values.  More specifically related to this position, Bayer seeks an incumbent who possesses the following:


Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business and/or Supply Chain;
  • Minimum of 8 years of experience in packaged goods/consumer products industry;
  • Prior experience in owning demand forecasting performance for a brand/s;
  • Demonstrated proficiency in forecasting and forecasting methods with an understanding of their financial and operational impacts;
  • Understanding of supply chain management and systems;


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree;
  • APICS Certification;
  • IBF CPF Certification;
  • Skills to contribute in a fact-based way in a cross-functional team environment where key stakeholders may have different points of view;
  • Sound oral and written communications skills that allow him/her to effectively work with cross-functional stakeholders;
  • Strong collaboration skills;
.pre {white-space: pre-wrap;} Your application Bayer offers a wide variety of competitive compensation and benefits programs. If you meet the requirements of this unique opportunity, and you have the "Passion to Innovate" and the "Power to Change", we encourage you to apply now. Job postings will remain open for a minimum of ten business days and are subject to immediate closure thereafter without additional notice. To all recruitment agencies: Bayer does not accept unsolicited third party resumes.