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Senior Demand Planner Amsterdam Netherlands

Senior Demand Planner

Amsterdam | North Holland | Netherlands

About us

At Fontem Ventures our purpose is to deliver a better alternative to smokers around the world.

Fontem Ventures is an innovative consumer goods company, producing leading e-cigarette brands, as well as lifestyle energy products. Headquartered in Amsterdam, with more than 200 employees working across offices in Amsterdam and the USA and research labs in Hamburg and Beijing.

Fontem Ventures is dedicated to developing and growing a portfolio of innovative non-tobacco product opportunities in lifestyle consumer goods categories.

The role

As Senior Demand Planner your main responsibility will be to review, monitor and analyse Forecast submitted by the markets on a monthly basis, develop the demand forecast meeting the internal customers and agreed service levels on Forecast to stock at a mid-term-planning of 3-6 months. Coordination of the launch operations and promotions with Marketing, Pricing and Production departments to ensure on time availability time for customers. 

You will be the champion for the introduction of APO on the European and ROW (rest of the world) rolling out to many markets and drive the (pre)S&OP process to achieve accurate forecasting and resolution of supply issues. #LI-DNI

Key accountabilities

  • Help develop and maintain the forecast of demand by generating and delivering the demand plan for portfolio of products by region and/or customers and by consolidating and challenging markets forecast submissions.
  • Manage new product introduction forecast volumes for all markets
  • Ensure that the business planning is operated at the correct level of aggregation
  • Drive the (pre-)S&OP process to achieve accurate forecasting and resolution of supply issues.
  • Drive the Purchase Control Process (OTB) to monitor and control the seasonal overbuy together with Supply Planning colleagues.
  • Maintain and guarantee effective use of the demand planning system (APO).
  • Ensure commitment from all stakeholders; build and maintain good communication and collaboration within Operations and other functions like Sales, Merchandising, and Finance.

Skills & experience

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in a related discipline (supply chain, statistics, logistics)
  • 5 plus years of professional experience in demand planning in consumer goods industry or similar
  • Proficiency in SAP/APO demand planning tool is an asset as well as Microsoft office applications and an intermediate level or above
  • Ability to demonstrate outstanding analytical, financial acumen, planning, statistical knowledge and inventory control skills
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills.
  • Pro-active can-do mentality
  • Ability to make decisions and find alternative solutions to issues
  • Customer focused; knowledge about the local markets within the region is an asset
  • Able to speak the “sales language”, since this person will be working in close contact with sales

What we offer

Competitive salary and benefits package

Next steps

If you’d like to apply for this position or find out more about the role then please apply below and someone from the Recruitment team will be in touch shortly.

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