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Associate Director, Demand & Supply Planning

Job Number: nest-00019527
Nestle Nutrition
Logistics (Supply Chain)
Florham Park NJ

Responsible for all aspects of Demand & Supply Planning for Performance Nutrition business unit. Forecast demand for the US Market, managing and directing the consensus demand plan at multiple levels, ensuring robust business processes and facilitating interaction between Sales, Marketing and Operations. Ensure effective supply planning for all finished products, to ensure high levels of customer service with an optimum inventory. Maintain a close relationship with the factories to ensure supply plans optimize total delivered cost, and also respond effectively to market demand.

'X Develop and implement Demand Planning Process utilizing systems and established processes
'X Direct and drive the Consensus Demand Planning Process for the product segment
'X Partner with cross functional peers in Manufacturing, Sales and Marketing to ensure good integration of commercial and operational constraints, costs, and issues in the Demand & Supply Plans
'X Partner with the business to identify gaps between the demand plan and financial/sales targets, and validate all corrective measures/gap closers
'X Lead the CDP Meetings for the product segment, ensuring the necessary preparations and follow up actions are carried out in all related functions.
'X Ensures that customer service and time objectives are achieved within existing financial constraints in order to meet marketing and financial objectives
'X Responsible for the cost effective management of the production planning and co-manufacturing/co-packing material requirements planning functions; ensure that inventory levels are maintained at sufficient levels to meet agreed upon customer service level objectives while minimizing associated working capital costs
'X Motivate and empower the team to achieve stated objectives
'X Maintain supply plans that optimize supply, service, and inventory whilst working with productions constraints and total delivered cost impact.
'X Ensure the execution and continuous improvement of planning processes, reporting, and use of Globe.
'X Ensure a close follow-up on production performance and issues (MSA, OTR, FTQ, etc); maintain short and long term capacity plans in close conjunction with the factories, to early identify and resolve potential capacity issues.
'X Develop team to ensure growth and learning and active succession planning process.

Bachelors in related field
MBA Desired


At least 4-6 years experience in Supply Chain, preferably in a CPG industry
Planning experience, preferably both Demand and Supply Planning


• Experience of implementing processes and systems to improve organization and working methods
• Strong analytical aptitude with a proven ability to analyze/interpret data and build quantitative models of business problems.
• Excellent oral and written skills, organizational and time-management abilities, effective inter-personal skills, and the ability to work with personnel at all organizational levels.
• Flexibility and adaptability to the demands and requirements of a fast-paced environment with multiple demands and priorities.
• Excellent creative thinking skills with emphasis on developing innovative solutions to complex problems that may not have one clear answer.
• Proven ability to lead, motivate and empower others
• Highly developed change management skills and proven ability to challenge the status quo.
• Strong knowledge of continuous improvement processes and principles

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