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Demand Planner, Alcon, UK

Company: Alcon
Location: United Kingdom Frimley / Camberley
Reference: 218090BR
Closing Date: 24 Oct 17
Type: Full Time
Salary (£): On Application
Benefits:

Job Summary:

Job Summary: Would you like to work for Alcon Inc., the world’s leading eye care company dedicated to the provision of not only the highest quality eye care products but to also making significant contributions towards prevention and elimination blindness? We foster the professional growth of our associates by providing ongoing opportunities that can build upon their knowledge and skills to help further their careers. ...

Requirements:

Job Summary:

Would you like to work for Alcon Inc., the world’s leading eye care company dedicated to the provision of not only the highest quality eye care products but to also making significant contributions towards prevention and elimination blindness?

We foster the professional growth of our associates by providing ongoing opportunities that can build upon their knowledge and skills to help further their careers.


Job purpose:

This role is responsible for leading the Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP) processes for aligned customer groups, working collaboratively with a variety of stakeholders (internal and external) to ensure robust supply of products to meet customer needs, and to minimize disruption to the supply chain for Alcon UK products. A key part of the role is maintaining excellent relationships with internal and external customers/supply chain partners (e.g. distributors, warehouses etc.) through collaborative planning, to constantly seek ways to improve service level, supply chain processes and product availability.

Key Responsibilities:

-Lead and execute UK S&OP processes for aligned customer groups which includes analysing previous demand behaviour (statistical forecast, seasonality etc.) and integrating inputs from Marketing, Finance and Regional S&OP Teams, to create an unconstrained baseline monthly forecast for key products for submission to Region EMEA.

-Lead the collaborative process with cross-functional teams (e.g. sales, marketing, finance etc.) in all activities surrounding forecast review and submission (forecast analysis reports, validation against in market activities etc.)

-Act as key point of contact for aligned customer groups to ensure strong visibility of product availability and/or supply issues back through the supply chain.

-Work collaboratively with internal and external partners to support the demand and planning requirements of one-off product life cycle events (e.g. product launches, discontinuations etc.)

-Ensure alignment with Regional and Global S&OP process by maintaining effective, documented, and sustainable S&OP processes for aligned customer groups.


-Responsible for maintaining on-target performance for the UK Mean Absolute Percentage Error (MAPE) KPI Lead Stock Keeping Unit (SKU) level inventory planning & replenishment processes for assigned products and customer groups, ensuring optional inventory levels to balance supply needs with cost considerations in line with Company targets and needs.

-Responsible for ensuring optimal balance between customer service levels and inventory asset utilization through the S&OP process.

-Monitor slow moving products and take action to minimize write-off costs, manage order placement in alignment with the approved S&OP forecast, working closely with other colleagues in the Logistics team.

-Produce reports/analysis for internal and external customers, to drive excellence in supply chain execution and continuous improvement

-Lead external customer meetings, exploring opportunities for collaborative demand planning and improvements to service levels.


About Alcon:

Alcon is a world innovator in eye care and the second-largest division of Novartis. As the global leader, Alcon develops and manufactures innovative medicines and devices to serve the full life cycle of eye care needs. We offer the broadest spectrum of surgical, pharmaceutical and vision care products to treat many eye diseases and conditions.

While meeting patients’ needs in every aspect of Eyecare, the diversity of the franchise model across Alcon gives associates the opportunity to experience a commercial environment spanning medical devices, primary and secondary care and OTC.

Alcon has one mission: to provide innovative products that enhance quality of life by helping people see better.

Benefits of Working for Alcon:
•Competitive Salary
•Annual Bonus
•Pension Scheme
•Share Scheme
•Paid Holidays
•Comprehensive Medical Insurance
•Subsidised Canteen
•Employee Recognition Scheme
•Sports & Social Club

‘I came for the job, I stay for the culture’

#LI-ALC Minimum requirements The ideal candidate will have:

- Bachelor degree in Business Administration, Supply Chain Management or related area CIPS Qualification / Membership (preferred)
- Fluency in English (verbal and written) Any other European language would be an asset
- Proven experience within a demand management/logistics/supply chain environment
- Detailed logistics knowledge gained in an FMCG environment, ideally with knowledge and experience of forecasting and ERP systems such as SAP with high volume/value order levels
- Experience of working in a busy, fast paced office environment
- Proven experience of dealing with third party organisations and suppliers in a complex supply chain organisation
- Experience of working cross-culturally – advantageous

We focus on creating an inclusive organisation and welcome people who have different knowledge, perspectives, experience and working styles from across the global population.

Apply for this job: Demand Planner, Alcon, UK

Contact Information:

Address:  Head Office
One Watchmoor Park
Riverside Way
Frimley
Camberley,
Surrey
GU15 3YL
England
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