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Regional Demand Planning Manager (F/M/X)

Job Description:

Segment : Royal Canin

Type of contract : permanent

Location : RCA - Aimargues

The EU Demand Planning Manager is responsible for leading the forecasting process for Royal Canin products. She/he is a key enabler to support product availability, deployment of new products, factory service excellence.

She/he is the expert on forecasting at strategic and operational level, and is also regularly consulted for hindsight related to assumption behind growth activities and network performance.

Core demand planning activities include Forecast Accuracy, scenario building based on market and regional insight, forecast analysis, systems management, product deployment, cross functional projects implementation, continuous process and organization improvement. He/She works in a team of regional planners in constant connection with Sales, Marketing, Finance, R&D, Supply Chain department.

What are we looking for?

  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant experience which could include marketing, supply planning, demand planning / forecasting, supply chain development

  • Demonstrated strong quantitative and analytical experience using Excel, Powerpoint and other computer applicative

  • Demonstrated experience of delivering effective presentation using qualitative and quantitative data to influence leadership behaviors and decisions.

  • Experience using advanced planning or forecasting systems such as Futurmaster

  • Fluency in English is required.

  • Strong communication skills and ability to work under tight deadlines.

What will be your key responsibilities?

Demand and Supply Planning (50%)

  • Lead the forecasting process for a set of defined markets which includes the integration of historical sales trends, researching of demand drivers (competitive responses, trend, substitution effects, etc), development of Statistical forecast models and incorporating marketing and supply assumptions to develop a rolling 24-month forecast for a set of defined markets.

  • Interface with Sales, Marketing, R&D and Supply teams to incorporate market / regional insights and assumptions into the forecast capture via S&OP+ forums.

  • Lead periodical Supply Management Review with Markets to ensure clear communication regarding forecast, forecast variances and ensure supply feasibility of unconstrain requirements.

  • Custodian of the regional planning process. Must secure ontime supply plan submission to supply chain, commercial, operation and procurement team.

  • Animate community of local demand / supply planners to ensure coordination of activities

Product Deployment (25%)

  • Support Regional product deployment by contributing to pre-launch deployment activities (definition of Road-To-Market, Language on packs, sourcing site, logistic information preparation…)

  • Ensure perfect execution of decision made related to product change management in coordination with Regulatory, Marketing, Sales, Commercial or Supply function.

Continuous Improvement (15%)

  • Measure Forecast Accuracy and Forecast Bias and execute Root Causes Analysis behind forecast variances and take corrective actions.

  • Lead process improvement initiatives including best practices sharing across the European region and other Mars entities to improve forecast accuracy & process.

  • Create and maintain documentation and standard operating procedures for demand planning processes and tools

System Maintenance (10%)

  • Use and maintain FuturMaster as primary forecasting tool

  • Maintains Product Life cycle in FuturMaster : start/end of forecast, continuation of forecast

  • Ensure data quality and lead corrective action in case of system issue

What can you expect from Mars, and Royal Canin in particular?

  • At Mars, we believe in a relationship of mutual trust, dignity and respect between our company and Associates that is more meaningful than the standard employer/employee relationship.

  • As Associates, we can expect to be respected, supported and valued as individuals, to be treated fairly and equitably.

  • An environment where you are empowered to be proactive and to take initiatives to make a difference.

  • At Mars, we are committed to helping create a safe, healthy, and sustainable world for our partners and the communities in which we operate.

  • You will work in a multicultural environment (more than 40 nationalities) and where your dog will be welcomed by more than 100 other Associates’ dogs at the office!

  • A unique and ideal work environment to become the leader in health through nutrition for cats and dogs!

  • You will evolve in the heart of an innovative production plant that will challenge you, on a daily basis


Mars is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. If you need assistance or an accommodation during the application process because of a disability, it is available upon request. The company is pleased to provide such assistance, and no applicant will be penalized as a result of such a request.

Présentation de l'entreprise

Plus de 10 000 employés
Date de création
Entreprise non cotée en bourse
Industrie alimentaire
Industrie manufacturière
Ch. d'affaires
Plus de 10 milliards de dollars US

Évaluations pour Mars

  • 92 %
    Recommandent cette société
  • 86 %
    Approuvent le PDG
  • CEO Poul Weihrauch
    Poul Weihrauch
    12 Évaluations
  • Opportunités de carrière
  • Rémunération et avantages
  • Culture et valeurs
  • Équipe dirigeante
  • Équilibre travail/vie privée

Avis sur Mars par des demand planner (h/f)

  • "The culture at Mars is great" (dans 38 avis)
  • "Work life balance is great." (dans 29 avis)
  • "Great for benefits and bonuses" (dans 25 avis)
  • "1.5 hours Good pay" (dans 21 avis)
  • "Great company good principles good leadership" (dans 14 avis)
  • "culture might not be a good fit for you" (dans 38 avis)
  • "work life balance can be challenging" (dans 29 avis)
  • "Low pay for responsibility of running a production line." (dans 21 avis)
  • "It was frustrating at times to know that we could be doing better as a team, but not get transparency or healthy challenges from leadership to call out areas of opportunity and drive for change." (dans 14 avis)

Mars – Pourquoi nous rejoindre

M&M'S®, Twix®, Royal Canin®, Ben's Original®, Pedigree® Skittles®, Whiskas® ... Mars abrite certaines des marques les plus connues au monde. Chaque jour, les 130 000 associés de Mars dans le monde ont l'occasion de travailler dans les secteurs de la confiserie, des repas familiaux, des produits pour animaux de compagnie, des services vétérinaires et bien plus encore.

Mais ce qui nous distingue, c'est notre objectif.

Mars est une entreprise familiale, et fière de l’être, depuis plus de 100 ans. C’est grâce à cette indépendance que nous pouvons penser en termes de générations, et non de trimestres, afin d’investir dans l’avenir à long terme de notre entreprise, de nos collaborateurs et de notre planète tout en restant fidèles aux mêmes principes éprouvés.

Chez Mars, nous pensons en termes de générations, mais nous traitons chaque jour comme une opportunité d'œuvrer pour le monde que nous voulons. Unis par notre ambition de faire la différence, nous travaillons avec détermination, intégrité et vision - en combinant nos diverses compétences pour façonner l'avenir de certaines des marques les plus appréciées au monde.

Mars en France

En France, Mars dispose de 9 sites d’implantation dont 8 usines et compte plus de 4 200 collaborateurs qui contribuent chaque jour au succès des différents secteurs d’activité du Groupe (Mars Petcare & Food, Mars Wrigley Confectionery, Royal Canin et Mars Global Services).

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