Demand Planner

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In 2015 Cargill acquired one of the world’s biggest feed producers, EWOS. Following the acquisition, Cargill gathered all its aqua feed activities into one new group called Cargill Aqua Nutrition (CQN), present in 20 countries and with headquarters based in Bergen, Norway.

EWOS is a long-time leader in the international aquaculture industry, with a well-earned reputation as a trusted feed supplier. Backed by Cargill's world-class knowledge of nutrition formulation, global supply chains and risk management, EWOS offers deep expertise in aquaculture nutrition, combined with groundbreaking research into fish health and sustainable innovations.

The primary responsibility of this position is to manage and oversee all day-to-day supply chain planning activities across CQN North Sea, in close cooperation with the Planning Manager. Main duties will include advising and providing input to all major supply chain planning initiatives within the business unit (BU), having a medium-long term outlook and high impact on working capital. These activities include: supply chain planning operations, process development, planning and execution. Customer and client interaction / business partnership, systems and data management & reporting, as well as people, talent and budget management.

Job location: Bergen, Norway

Main Tasks:

Integrated Business Planning (IBP) Process

  • Prepare supply and demand issues/suggestions/inputs to monthly Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP)/ IBP process.
  • Assist higher management in deciding which tools/systems are appropriate to use for specific supply chain environments.
  • Assist Planning Manager in the support and implementation of good planning procedures across the BU
  • Ensure optimal use of available technology
  • Improve system capabilities across the BU
  • Assist in the review process of the BU’s product portfolio
  • Balances demand with supply in a best profitable way aligned to business strategy
  • Provides direction to team on capacity of inventory in relation to demand of customer orders
  • Collaborates with team to determine how and when to modify the original forecast and plan
  • Reviews stock levels and monitors inventories in cooperation with relevant supply chain personnel (central and local team)
  • Facilitate and manage the rolling forecast in collaboration with Sales, Marketing & Finance teams
  • Ensure accepted accuracy via constant forecast evaluation vs budget vs actual sales and adjusting forecasting models and assumptions taken for sales activities/events

Project

  • From a user perspective, give insight and assist higher management in the definition of improvement projects, this including ERP/MES-related projects
  • Provides guidance and feedback to help team identify areas of improvement and cost management deficiencies
  • Plan feasible material flow (finished goods and raw materials) driven by forecast and taking into account internal constraints
  • Define, implement and execute medium-long term sales and operations plans and other supply chain strategies
  • Responsible for the BU’s forecasting processes. Monitor and assess process in cooperation with Planning Manager.

Reporting

  • Give insight and valuable information (feedback) to higher management on the impacts on supply chain related initiatives and plans.
  • Evaluate and assess complex supply chain data, and optimisation/scenario management models to help analyse forecasts for medium-long term outlook.
  • Reviews and publishes KPIs (key performance indicators), and implement actions to improve best practices across the BU.

Qualifications:

Minimum Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor Degree within Logistics, Material Administration or Supply Chain Management
  • Experience with and familiar with S&OP/IBP process
  • Knowledge of the demand and supply planning process
  • System thinker, good interpersonal skills, execution power
  • Good overview of intercompany processes
  • Relations and network builder
  • Strong on process execution

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master Degree within Logistics, Material Administration or Supply Chain Management
  • Experience in managing a full scale S&OP/IBP process
  • Experience within demand- and/or supply planning
  • System thinker, good interpersonal skills, execution power

Other Skills Required

  • Advanced Project Management: Applies a structured, disciplined approach to planning, administering and completing projects successfully.
  • Advanced Managing & Improving Processes: Delivers processes that are aligned, effective, and optimize resources.
  • Plant Manufacturing Knowledge: Demonstrates knowledge of manufacturing processes and operations
  • Teamwork: ability to work in a multi-cultural and cross-functional team
  • Proficient in verbal and written communication, preferably in both English and Norwegian
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office packages
  • Good knowledge of and use of MES/ERP systems

Our Offer

In return for your expertise and commitment, we will provide a fast paced stimulating environment, which will stretch your abilities and channel your talents. We also offer a competitive salary and benefits combined with outstanding career development opportunities in one of the world’s leading companies.

For more information contact Yngve Holm at Yngve_Holm@cargill.com


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