The Clorox Company Senior Demand Planner in Richmond, United Kingdom
Make your mark
At Clorox, we build big brands that make everyday life better, every day. We value our differences, and challenge each other to think and act boldly. We try new things, succeed, fail and keep learning. We work hard, and have busy personal lives. And we’re all able to make a positive impact – at Clorox, in our communities, and in the lives of millions of people who invite us into their homes. Make your mark and help us drive Good Growth – growth that is profitable, sustainable and responsible.
The Senior Demand Planner Europe is responsible for creating & maintaining the demand forecast for Burt's Bees (Natural Personal Care); using data-driven insights to ensure accuracy within each channel, customer & sub-category and for driving continuous improvement of the S&OP process & Planning KPIs.
Create and maintain rolling 18-month forecasts on a monthly basis utilizing forecasting system & tools
Build the forecast using historic base sales/trends & post-activity evaluations and work with sales & marketing to agree assumptions / activity uplifts
Ensure total & sub-category level forecasts tie to total company revenue expectations - highlight gaps/risks/opportunities
Work with Sales Team to compare distributor & customer forecasts, inventory levels, shipment trends & POS. Highlight issues/opportunities and amend forecasts
Proactively communicate critical changes to downstream supply chain partners
Manage the demand planning for new products, transitions and discontinuations through liaison with Project leaders, EU Sales, Marketing & Finance teams.
Build long-range budgets & forecasts annually, review & submit quarterly
Lead monthly Demand Alignment and Consensus meetings ensuring full process adherence by other key stakeholders
Identify and execute continuous improvement plans for the S&OP process
Forecast Accuracy & Bias KPIs – Establish targets, monitor, report and publish results, driving improvements through close communication with CLT, trend analysis and gap identification.
Work actively with other teams to identify cost savings opportunities
Key Skills, Abilities and Experience Required
5+ years in Supply Chain
2+ years in Demand Planning (or similar)
Consumer Packaged Goods industry (or similar)
Business degree or other relevant qualification / relevant work experience
Independent working style, self-starter, able to thrive in ambiguous situations
Continuous Improvement mind-set; able to develop/simplify processes
Ability to problem solve; take ownership, identify root-causes and implement timely resolutions
Ability to balance time spent between detailed precise analysis and a big-picture approach
Highly developed analytical skills; able to handle large data sets from multiple sources with attention to detail. Ability to draw conclusions, make recommendations, influence others & execute ideas
Demonstrated experience in adapting to change and balancing priorities whilst maintaining results
Excellent interpersonal skills including ability to liaise, influence and interface with a variety of individuals both within and outside the company
Exceptionally organized with ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
PREFERRED TECHNICAL SKILLS
Experience of planning software & working with technical to develop/implement
Advanced MS Excel and analytics including basic statistics
Report writing and presenting
Master data management
Broad understanding of Supply Chain & Business Finance
High School Degree or Equivalent
More about Product Supply (PSO)
The Product Supply Organization (PSO) is an inclusive, diverse global community of leaders. Our team is responsible for sourcing, making and shipping some of the world’s most trusted household products. In our organization, safety is paramount and innovation a must. Join us if you want to keep growing professionally and make an impact in the lives of millions of homes.
More About Clorox
At Clorox (NYSE: CLX), we build brands that make everyday life better, every day. We value our differences, and challenge each other to think and act boldly. We try new things, succeed, fail and keep learning. We work hard, have busy personal lives and are all able to make a positive impact – at Clorox, in our communities and in the lives of millions of people who invite us into their homes and workplaces. Make your mark and help us drive growth that is profitable, sustainable and responsible.
The Clorox Company (NYSE: CLX) is a leading multinational manufacturer and marketer of consumer and professional products with 8,700 employees worldwide and fiscal year 2018 sales of $6.1 billion. In addition to our namesake bleach and cleaning products, we market some of the most trusted and recognized consumer and professional brands, including:
Brita® water-filtration products
Burt's Bees® natural personal care products
Fresh Step® cat litter
Glad® bags, wraps and containers
Hidden Valley® dressings and sauces
Liquid Plumr® clog removers
RenewLife® digestive health products
Rainbow Light®, Natural Vitality®, Neocell® and Stop Aging Now® dietary supplements
Clorox Healthcare® and CloroxPro™ Commercial Solutions®
More than 80% of our sales are generated from brands that hold the No. 1 or No. 2 market share positions in their categories.
Making a positive impact
Clorox is a signatory of the United Nations Global Compact, a community of global leaders committed to sustainability. We've been broadly recognized for our corporate responsibility efforts and included on CR Magazine's 2018 100 Best Corporate Citizens list, Barron's 2019 100 Most Sustainable Companies list, the Human Rights Campaign's 2018 Corporate Equality Index and the 2019 Bloomberg Gender Equality Index, among others.
We also support our communities, contributing about $20 million in combined cash grants, product donations and cause marketing in fiscal year 2018.
The Clorox Company and its subsidiaries is an EEO/AA/Protected Veteran/Disabled/LGBT employer.
Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled