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Demand Planner

Company Name: Ecolab
Employment Type:Full Time
Location: Dubai
Experience: 2-5 years
Degree: Bachelor
Nationality: Any
No. Of Vacancies:1
Job Description:
Demand Planner
Join Ecolab’s industry leading supply chain team as Demand Planner in UAE and see why Selling Power magazine has consistently ranked Ecolab as a top company to sell for. We’re growing and need talented people like you to help us continue to protect the world’s most vital resources.   
In this role, you will  play a vital role in driving transformation and improvements in demand forecasting, supply planning, production scheduling, distribution requirements planning and S&OP. You will have the opportunity to work with cross-functional teams in Supply Chain, Sales, Marketing and Finance to develop and execute an accurate demand plan to meet customer needs and drive company growth.

What’s in it For You:
Opportunity for a long term career path that allows for exposure into all areas of the Ecolab’s supply chain
Access to best in class resources, tools, and technology
Thrive in a company that values sustainability, drives a safety-focused culture and has been recognized as one of the most ethical companies in the world

What You Will Do:
Improve forecast accuracy by driving the monthly product demand forecast cycle, utilizing the existing statistical forecasting application. Validate data inputs to the forecast and review and fine tune the statistical forecasts, where applicable.
Collaborate with Sales and Marketing to incorporate current and long–term market intelligence into the demand plan at product, customer and market levels and to develop, document and update the assumptions supporting the demand plan.
Partner with Marketing to incorporate new product introductions, product conversions and product deactivations in to the plan.
Utilize exception management and root cause analysis to identify forecast deviations and issues for correction by collaborators.
Monitor the demand plan performance (forecast error, accuracy, bias) by measuring actual versus planned performance at multiple planning levels. Prepare performance metrics and distribute to collaborators as feedback for continuous improvement.
Develop a demand-based revenue plan by business unit for comparison against annual business plans and financial forecast updates. Challenge the sales and marketing assumptions when significant deviations occur between the demand-based revenue plan and the business plans.
Deliver the unconstrained demand plan to Supply Planning in the required format.
Represent Demand Planning in the S&OP process and meetings.  
Conduct additional analysis projects as needed.

Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree in Business, Supply Chain or any related field
Minimum of three years of experience in supply chain
Strong analytical skills
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Strong Leadership capability to drive business decisions
High level proficiency in Microsoft Office, specifically Microsoft Excel and Access to design and execute complex queries and reporting

Preferred Qualifications:
Experience with existing statistical forecast application
Proficiency in JDA Planning module
Previous project management experience, including Lean Six Sigma and/or Green Belt certification
Effective at building relationships and utilizing problem solving skills to drive decisions and build consensus amongst stakeholders

Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion
At Ecolab, we believe the best teams are diverse and inclusive, and we are on a journey to create a workplace where every associate can grow and achieve their best. We are committed to fair and equal treatment of associates and applicants. We recruit, hire, promote, transfer and provide opportunities for advancement on the basis of individual qualifications and job performance. In all matters affecting employment, compensation, benefits, working conditions, and opportunities for advancement, we will not discriminate against any associate or applicant for employment because of race, religion, color, creed, national origin, citizenship status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expressions, genetic information, marital status, age, disability, or status as a covered veteran.
In addition, we are committed to furthering the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) through Affirmative Action (AA). Our goal is to fully utilize minority, female, disabled and covered veteran individuals at all levels of the workforce. Ecolab is a place where you can grow your career, own your future and impact what matters.