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Head of Demand Planning META (Ref No: UA0199)

Client of Universal Ally

Posted on August 14, 2019

2 - 3 years Dubai - United Arab Emirates

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The Role
The Head of Demand Planning Human Pharma META (Middle East, Turkey and Africa) leads and develops the demand planning team according to company core values and company s leadership values.
She/he ensures and manages cross functional alignment and decision making in the META S&OP process across all operating units. Oversees, manages and steers all demand planning activities across META and thereby coordinates cross-functional inputs from sales and marketing and other sources to ensure optimized service levels, efficient inventory management and goods availability to export to distributor markets in time and in full.
Manage and develop demand planning performance within the regional operating unit for human pharma by building strong collaborative relationships with stakeholders while focusing on providing adequate services and cost efficiency.
• Lead and develop the demand planning team
• Manage and continuously improve the S&OP process, pivotal role driving the S&OP cycle and facilitate creation of robust net requirement plan
• Challenge market forecasts and align it with supply capabilities
• Ensure transparency on risks and opportunities for all stakeholders regarding targets and budget adherence
• Manage and govern the end to end process for distributor replenishment planning by channel for all countries and manage supply planning of locally manufactured goods and its needed components
• Provides demand planning analytics and defines reporting standards and performance management approach in demand planning
• Governs demand planning processes across META and ensures adherence to global processes
• Ensure logistics preparation and execution on META level in preparation of launch and change implementation in line and close collaboration with the META PLM Manager
• Act as export control expert
• A good track record of work within Supply Chain or Commercial functions
• Strong knowledge of commercial activities and processes
• Proven capability in Demand Planning management in life science industry
• Proven capability in Demand Planning management in Fast Moving Consumer Goods or Animal Health industries mandatory
• Experience in Demand Planning function within a manufacturing environment
• Broad understanding of the end to end supply chain
• Experience working in a multinational environment in the life-science industry
• Basic understanding of financial aspects (P&L)
• Strong internal and external relationship management background
• Excellent communication skills
• Excellent analytical capabilities to interpret information and reports
• Ability to manage complexity whilst being comfortable with ambiguity
• Attention to detail and high level of accuracy

Sales / Business Development


Logistics Supply chain Pharma Demand planning Analytics Relationship management Analytical Performance management consumer goods PLM

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