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Demand planner Technology
At Topsoe we’re leading the way in decarbonization, by supplying technology, catalysts, and services for the worldwide energy transition. It's a journey through science that we began over 80 years ago, with a philosophy to question the limits of possibility and inspire others to think further. Today, we’re a community of over 2,000 problem solvers who are working together to find the answers to the world's biggest challenges. So, whether your expertise is in engineering, operations or broader business roles, we’re all united by a desire to go solve.
We are headquartered in Denmark and have offices and operations globally. Find out more at topsoe.com.
Who we’re looking for
Being a Demand Planner in Topsoe is about committing to your craft and seeking to be the best. Dedicating the time to dig deep into the concepts of S&OP and the importance to ensure right balance between market demand and ensuring the right levels of demand is sent to supply planning – including the right technologies.
Topsoe aims to be the global leader within carbon emission reduction technologies by 2024. Driven by its purpose perfecting chemistry for a better world, Topsoe accelerates its customers’ transition towards renewable energy – and the fight against climate change. We know it is an ambitious target, but we believe we have what it takes, and we need you to be a part of the journey.
In Global supply chain planning we play an important role in the implementation of Topsoes new journey, and the transformation of our company. As our Demand Planner you own the demand plan for our technology business and will ensure transparency of the requirement and imbalances through the monthly process. You will be responsible and a key player in securing global standards and robust processes for demand planning and to lift up the demand planning to its next level.
You will act as the critical link between the operations, procurement and commercial and will also play an active role in the implementation of a solution in how to create even more transparency in the planning. A non-exhaustive list of tasks could look like this:
- Create forecasts over 0-6 months horizon based on input in Sales Force and build effective forecast models aligned with business strategy
- Lead the sign off meeting with Commercial Senior management
- Propose and implement measures to improve Demand signal quality through robust Demand KPI’s, including forecast error, forecast bias and forecast completeness
- Take personal ownership for, and provide subject matter expertise to, the design, development and continuous improvement of the Demand Management Processes as well as Sales force
- Lead the monthly Demand Review Meeting as part of the S&OP Process
- Lead the monthly Demand development in the supply reviews and prepare all reporting to Feedback to commercial/ Exec. Meeting in the S&OP Process
- Monitor and report on major changes in sales forecasts, budgets, and business strategy
- Support the design, development, and implementation of Planning Process improvements.
We are offering an attractive position as Demand Planner with responsibility for developing, executing and design the demand planning processes within Topsoe.
What you’ll bring
The right attitude is not enough to apply; you need 1-3 years of practical experience working with demand planning and/or other supply chain planning process landscapes within a process industry and/or technology-service environment. Experience of and a demonstrated ability to implement, execute and improve “good” operational and tactical processes are prerequisites. You need to have knowledge of a S&OP cycle, demand & supply planning of either technology projects, finished goods and/or raw materials.
You understand the interconnectivity between commercial and operations processes and have proficiency in Sales Force, SAP, Business Warehouse, excel and power point.
You need to be structured, with a high level of analytical understanding and high degree of detail insight. You are dynamic in your approach, not afraid of setting the scene and have good communication skills and can manage cross-functional in the organization.
Why join us
Our planning department is developing rapidly and continuously striving for improved global standards and robust processes. Do you want to join us and be part of optimizing the demand planning processes for our technology area? Do you want to combine data, analysis and business understanding to deliver aligned demand plans for the next 6-months period? And do you want to be part of a company with a high focus on energy transition? If you can say yes to the above, this position might be the right position for you.
There are organizations that talk about change, and there are those which deliver change. Here you’ll have the opportunity to advance your career and further the clean energy transition at the same time. All of this within an environment where we know the importance of looking out for each other and having fun along the way.
How you can apply
Please contact Lene Ekstrøm, phone +45 3167 2955, e-mail: email@example.com if you want to know more about the position.
If you would like to be part of a team of skilled and professional colleagues in an informal organization, please submit your application and resume in Danish and/or English and enclose a copy of your references through our website www.topsoe.com.
10 April, 2023.