Demand Manager, PCG Asia Pacific

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Date: Sep 15, 2023

Location: Pudong New District, SH, CN, 201204

Company: Lubrizol Corporation

About Lubrizol  
The Lubrizol Corporation, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is committed to enabling a sustainable future. Our unmatched science unlocks immense possibilities at the molecular level, driving sustainable and measurable results to help the world Move Cleaner, Create Smarter and Live Better. Our solutions are used by people every day, improving billions of lives around the world. 

We value diversity in professional backgrounds and life experiences. By enabling a consistent, unbiased, and transparent recruitment process, Lubrizol seeks to create a positive experience for candidates so we can get to know them at their best. We recognize unique work and life situations and offer flexibility, ensuring our employees feel engaged and fulfilled in every aspect of life. 

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Demand Manager will join the team as a Subject Matter Expert in Demand Planning and will be responsible for developing and maintaining regional Consensus Demand Plans based on historical data, market trends, sales inputs, and other relevant factors. The ideal candidate will have strong analytical and communication skills to translate data into analyses and actions and to lead the monthly Demand Review of the Integrated Business Planning process.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Develop and maintain regional  CDP based on historical data, market trends, sales inputs, and other relevant factors

  • Be the subject matter expert, providing recommendations on best practices.

  • Assist Sales, PLO, Data Science, and IT in compiling, cleaning, and standardizing data sets into a unified, easily analyzable format.

  • Roll up regional CDPs of each Business Group within the division  into a Global Demand Review with AOP comparison.

  • Lead monthly Regional Demand Review of IBP process to gain agreement on the latest demand inputs from Sales, PLO, Supply Chain, and other key stakeholders to reach an unconstrained CDP.

  • Highlight gaps between proposed CDP and AOP and assist in identifying options to mitigate the gap

  • Review initial CDP through a 'manage by exception' process to highlight potential overrides.

  • As needed, conduct what-if analysis to generate additional demand scenarios and recommendations.

  • Assist in delivering demand planning trainings for all groups involved in the process (e.g. Sales, PLO, Ops, Finance).

  • Track and analyze deviations between actual demand and forecasted demand.

  • Identify the reasons for variations and work with relevant stakeholders to adjust and improve the forecasting models and methodologies.

  • Collaborate with PLOs during NPI and EOL processes to ensure demand changes are accurately captured.

  • Establish relationships and communicate with business leaders, PLO, Sales operations, and finance to achieve buy-in and understanding of the CDP.

  • Analyze performance and metrics to identify causes of forecast error and bias and assist in developing and implementing plans to correct error and bias.

  • Influence sales and PLO organization to improve forecast inputs.

  • Track demand planning performance via established KPIs and metrics and identify potential areas for improvement.

  • Stay updated on market trends, industry dynamics, and customer behavior.

  • Gather and analyze market intelligence, competitor data, and customer feedback to identify opportunities and potential demand changes.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Supply Chain Management, Operations Research, or a related field. 

  • Minimum of 5 years proven experience as a Demand Planner or in a similar role (chemicals / non-chemicals).

  • At least 3 years demonstrated experience with supply chain planning software, Kinaxis is preferred. Other examples include: OMP, O9, etc.

  • Proficiency with ERP Systems, SAP S/4Hana is a plus. Other examples include: SAP ECC, Microsoft Dynamics Business Control.

  • Strong analytical skills with expertise in demand forecasting, statistical modeling, and data analysis.

  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills to work effectively with cross-functional teams.

  • Business and Financial acumen to translate analyses into business impacts and decisions.

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If you’re interested in the position, we encourage you to apply. Lubrizol is always looking for candidates who embody our cultural beliefs in everything they do. If you’re All In, Lead Decisively, Take Action, Think External, and can Be Courageous, Lubrizol could be the place for you.


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