William Grant & Sons

Actively engage with Distributor partners and WGS Markets to deliver a robust demand plan utilising the S&OP framework. Successfully demand manage sell in/sell out of renovation and innovation projects, ensuring obsolescence minimised and launches met.

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Work closely with the Commercial teams and Markets to identify and develop key opportunities, and mitigate key forecast risks, in order to achieve business strategy and current year targets
  • Support and lead Demand Review meetings in key markets in line with S&OP process.
  • Understand and analyse trends and seasonal profile, to support and advise the commercial teams where there is evidence that the demand plan may require revision.
  • Ensure demand is in line with the agreed global allocations policy and process through regular reviews with the commercial teams and the Allocations Planner, highlighting opportunities and risks where appropriate.
  • Create and maintain the rolling 18 month demand forecast using appropriate statistical modelling, analysing market and purchase plans, historical sales data, brand changes, new product development and obsolete products.
  • Support Supply Chain KPIs e.g. inventory and obsolescence, through active involvement in the product lifecycle management process.
  • Accountable for reporting and influencing MAPE (Mean Absolute Percentage Error) and BIAS (Absolute Value Variance) within the demand plan at SKU, Market and Regional level.
  • Maintain a proper process framework and detailed process documentation with the appropriate governance structure.
  • Develop depletion forecasting in appropriate markets and manage the accuracy and robustness of the forecasting Database.

OUR IDEAL CANDIDATE:

The ideal candidate will be a strategic thinker with experience in demand planning or supply chain management. They will possess strong analytical skills and be proficient in statistical modeling and S&OP processes. Key attributes include:

  • Proven track record in demand forecasting, market trend analysis, and managing product lifecycles.
  • Strong problem-solving abilities, proficiency in managing MAPE and BIAS metrics, and advanced Excel and ERP systems.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to lead Demand Review meetings and collaborate with cross-functional teams and stakeholders.

This candidate will excel in data-driven decision-making, stakeholder engagement, and maintaining efficient processes to meet business targets.

ABOUT US:

  • We offer a competitive salary and benefits which are designed to promote our employees financial wellbeing. Employees are also eligible to participate in a bonus plan.
  • Our employees enjoy a generous holiday entitlement and an opportunity to ‘buy’ or ‘sell’ some holiday entitlement.
  • Private Healthcare and Doctor@Hand (remote GP service).
  • Our employees can join a defined contribution pension plan. Employees contribute either 4% or 5% of salary, the company contributes 8% or 10% depending on the employee contribution. Employee contributions can be made through salary sacrifice.
  • Our Employee Assistance Programme offers practical, impartial support on everyday matters ranging from medical, financial and legal to home and family issues.
  • Our Life Assurance cover is a multiple of eight times your annual basic salary.
  • Product allocation so that you can enjoy our fantastic portfolio of brands.
  • Our Cycle to Work scheme allows you to hire a bike for an agreed length of time, and then snap it up for a fraction of its original value. All while making savings (at least 25%) and spreading the cost.
  • Every employee has the opportunity to claim up to £1,000 per year for a charity or charities for which they have raised money, volunteered their time or personally donated.
  • Learning resources to help you be your best self.

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