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Title:  Supply & Demand Planner


Kew, AU, AU

Job Function:  Supply Chain Management
Requisition Number:  147261

Drive Growth. Be the Difference.

Performance Materials specializes in delivering innovative solutions through raw materials across various industries such as food, pharmaceuticals, coatings, plastics, personal care, and agriculture. We take pride in contributing to the creation of everyday products that enhance your life. As a standalone business unit within the thriving DKSH group, we offer a successful and rapidly growing environment, providing ample opportunities to expand your skills and advance your career.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Supply and Demand Planner to join a passionate team who are engaged and driven to deliver for our clients and customers.

About the role

Reporting to the Sales and Operations Manager, the Supply and Demand Planner is a critical member of our S&OP team. This role is responsible for balancing all forecasting activities associated with customers and products and in turn creating and ensuring delivery of a supply plan which delivers fulfillment and inventory targets. As a key part of the S&OP team, you will be responsible for the development of the consensus demand plan, inventory replenishment plans and support the resolution of demand and supply issues.

Additionally, this role will draw on exceptional stakeholder relationship skills, in depth analytical skills and be a key contributor to building the effectiveness of the S&OP in DKSH Performance Materials, ANZ. The Supply and Demand Planner initiates the dialogue for our customer demand forecast (normal and abnormal demand) with the business lines.

Key deliverables for the role include:

  • Inventory optimization and replenishment, reducing stock out risk
  • Maintain purchasing and supply planning parameters for data integrity and operation excellence
  • Lead collaborative relationships with commercial, supply chain and customer service teams to drive resolution of issues
  • Facilitate cross-functional discussions and drive actions to identify potential supply and demand issues quickly, reduce inventory obsolescence risk
  • Use and maintain SAP as the source of truth ensuring data integrity and accuracy of stock management
  • Create purchase requisition, ensuring accuracy of all relevant information
  • Develop demand forecasts for multiple time horizons and collaborate with Commercial Managers to improve forecast accuracy and to understand normal and abnormal demand drivers
  • Prepare and conduct regular planning reviews with Commercial Managers
  • Implement improvement processes and reports to reduce inventory, minimise costs and optimize working capital

About you

You have planning experience with sales and operations planning (S&OP) and a flair for consensus building. Your tertiary degree in Business Administration, Logistics, Supply Chain, Inventory Management or Purchasing combined with your 5+ years of experience mean that you are well versed in demand drivers, forecast data, evaluation, understanding biases and the importance of cross functional stakeholder management. You have an excellent ability to build depth in internal relationships by gaining credibility quickly and educating others on the business' supply and demand needs. You enjoy building rapport, negotiating, and forming relationships with people at all levels and integrating diverse groups to reach shared goals. You thrive on overcoming challenges and with an agile and flexible approach.

If you are a self-motivated individual with a strong work ethic, eager to carve a promising career in a dynamic commercial environment, we invite you to apply online with your Cover Letter and CV.



Requisition Number:  147261
Job Function:  Supply Chain Management

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