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Demand Planning Lead

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Job ID 210889 Date posted 06/14/2022 Location : Düsseldorf, Germany | Mechelen, Belgium | Schiphol, Netherlands

Want to build a stronger, more sustainable future and cultivate your career? Join Cargill's global team of 155,000 employees who are committed to safe, responsible and sustainable ways to nourish the world. This position is in Cargill’s food ingredients and bio-industrial business, where we anticipate trends around taste, nutrition and safety to innovate and provide solutions to manufacturers, retailers and foodservice companies.

Job Purpose and Impact

The Demand Planning Lead will lead a team of demand planners by creating demand plans for a large product offering with high planning complexity, including data inputs, statistical forecasting, incorporating commercial intelligence and new or discontinued products. In this role, you will direct a team to create robust demand plans, work closely with Commercial teams to analyze and improve the forecast, drive business results by strong demand performance and lead the business through the strategic demand review of the integrated business planning cycle.

The position can be 100% remote. 

Key Accountabilities

  • Build Demand Planning strategy & vision to drive business performance
  • Define and publish demand planning metrics targets.
  • Direct oversight to ensure process documentation is maintained and current.
  • Direct the maintenance of data relative to demand forecasts including hierarchy, historical data cleansing, demand sensing data and forecast model parameters.
  • Direct our teams through measurable outcomes of the integrated business planning cycle.
  • Develop plans and deliver results in a fast-changing business or regulatory environment, while leading and developing a team of experienced professionals and supervisors, coaching and making decisions related to talent management hiring, performance and disciplinary actions. You will also collaborate with managers and supervisors in your organization to ensure staff selections align with current and future needs.
  • Engage in projects related to Demand, provide proposals on process improvement and adjustments to the End-to-End planning
  • Other duties as assigned


Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in a related field or equivalent experience
  • Proven related work experience in demand and supply chain 
  • Fluent in English language 
  • SAP Experience 
  • Analytical skills 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Three years of supervisory experience
  • Five years of demand planning experience in complex supply chain organizations. 
  • Business acumen 
  • Very good communication skills, influencing and persuasive skills

Our Offer
We provide a fast paced stimulating international environment, which will stretch your abilities and channel your talents. We also offer competitive salary and benefits combined with outstanding career development opportunities in one of the largest and most solid private companies in the world.

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