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Demand Planner & Data Analyst

Gloucestershire Staverton United Kingdom, GL510 £30,000 - £40,000 , Permanent

Posted: 19 hours ago


As Spares Demand Planner, you will be in charge of managing a global portfolio of Aircraft programmes equipped with Safran landing gears. You will aggregate market intelligence and apply Data Analytics methodologies to build and improve spare forecasting for your programme. Your mission will be to achieve the best service level for our customers whilst maintaining the lowest stock level and minimising instability for our Supply Chain.
To achieve your mission, you will have the ownership of your Demand plan and you will lead and monitor any relevant activities to improve your Demand Plan. As all the actions you will recommend will be based on Data, you should be eager to manipulate data, communicate with Data and automate tasks when it is possible with appropriate IT tools
An important part of your mission is to work closely with key stakeholders like Sales Manager, Customer Support Manager, Product Support Manager or Engineering Support Manager. You will animate those relationships, closely discuss with them and evaluate different options to transpose their knowledge into the Demand Plan to secure customer satisfaction at the end. You will clearly present your recommendations and rational in review meetings with senior management to demonstrate their validity. Understanding the business objectives and incorporating them into your demand plans will be key for your success.
In addition to acting on the accuracy and the stability of your demand plan, you will define appropriate safety stock levels in line with business goals to optimize the company inventory
Based on this experience, you will gain a holistic view of a Safran Customer Support Department and Supply Chain.

• Build and maintain demand forecast and demand plan
o Define and implement statistical forecast analysis
o Work with Product Support manager, Supply Planning, Sales team and other key stakeholders to integrate market intelligence into the forecasts
o Animate monthly forecast review per programme with appropriate Data Visualisation

• Drive up forecast accuracy
o Measure and report forecast accuracy
o Capture alerts and weak signals where the forecast deviates from assumptions
o Lead root-cause data analysis into major forecast variances
o Lead initiatives to improve forecast accuracy and stability
o Apply Data Analytics methodologies to recommend decisions based on data

• Lead the Forecast Review process
o Validate forecast and share with supply planning team and operations
o Communicate to all levels of the business major changes to the demand plan

• Manage data within Forecasting tool to ensure accuracy
o Monitor data quality in our Forecasting tool
o Manipulate data for your adhoc analysis
o Automate basic tasks to focus on high value activities on medium/long term

• Develop inventory policies and parameters
o Optimise the Safety Stock, manage changes
o Optimise inventory through sound and stable demand plans

• Demand Planning / forecasting theory
• Good understanding of forecasting tool and SAP
• MRP II best practices
• Programme knowledge
• Supply Chain Principles

• Analytical skills, data manipulation & synthesis
• Communication skills and presentation of data at the appropriate level
• Computer skills and programming language
• Relationship building
• Customer oriented and committed
• Time management and prioritisation
• Attitude: Proactive, autonomous, thorough, perseverant

• Desktop computer software: Excel, PowerPoint, Power BI
• Management tools : Statistical Forecasting Tool/ Advanced Planning System, SAP
• IT Programming language advantageous

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Staverton, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
£30,000 - £40,000