Demand Planner, Ardagh Metal Packaging-Europe (AMP-E)

Location: 

Radomsko, PL, 97-500 Bonn, DE, 53119 Belgrade, RS, 11080

Job ID:  54930
Estimated Travel:  0 - 25%
Contract Type:  Employee
Talent Area:  Logistics and Supply Chain

IBP Demand Planner Ardagh Metal Packaging-Europe

(2-year fixed-term contract)

 

Role overview: 

As the IBP System Demand Planner at Ardagh Metal Packaging Europe (AMPE), you will play a critical role in optimizing our demand planning processes and driving business success through accurate forecasting and collaboration with cross-functional teams.  Reporting to the Demand Planning Director, your primary focus will be on forecasting demand for metal cans and ends across our European markets. By leveraging IBP system and data analysis along with collaboration with cross-functional teams & customers, you will ensure accurate demand forecasts that support our business objectives and drive operational efficiency.

 

If you are a motivated and analytical individual with a passion for supply chain management and operational excellence, join our team and contribute to our ongoing growth and success!

 


Key Responsibilities:

  • Demand Forecasting: Utilize statistical models, SKU segmentation, PLM (product life cycle management), historical data, and market insights to develop accurate demand forecasts for AMPE products across European markets.
  • IBP System Management: Work closely with systems and business transformation teams to oversee the configuration, maintenance, and optimization of our Integrated Business Planning system to support effective demand planning processes. Be an active partner to collaborate with consultants to further Drive IBP systems efficiency and ways of working.
  • Cross-Functional Collaboration: Work closely with sales, commercial excellence, customers, and supply chain teams to gather input, share insights, and align demand forecasts with business plans and strategies. Independently running of volume clinics with Key Accounts and Regional teams for a robust monthly S&OP process input and output.
  • Data Analysis: Understand and analyse forecast drivers to predict the impact on demand plans for the business. Analyse market trends, customer demand patterns, promotional activities, and other relevant factors to identify drivers of demand and potential risks or opportunities.
  • Forecast Accuracy Monitoring: Continuously monitor key KPIS for the function. Drive forecast accuracy metrics and collaborate with stakeholders to ensure robust root cause analysis, make adjustments and improvements as needed.
  • Inventory Optimization: Support inventory management efforts by providing accurate demand forecasts to minimize stockouts, excess inventory, and obsolescence.
  • Performance Reporting: Prepare regular reports and presentations on demand planning performance, trends, and insights for management and key stakeholders.
  • Process Improvement: Drive continuous improvement initiatives to enhance demand planning processes, tools, and methodologies, ensuring alignment with industry best practices and company goals.


Professional Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in either of the fields - business, finance, supply chain management, statistics, or a related field. Advanced degree or relevant professional certifications preferred.
  • Minimum of 3-5 years of experience in demand planning, statistical forecasting, or supply chain management roles within the manufacturing or packaging industry, preferably with exposure to European markets.
  • Proficiency in demand planning software and ERP systems. Experience with IBP systems such as SAP IBP or similar platforms is highly desirable along with a good understanding of the S&OP processes.
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to interpret complex data and identify actionable insights.
  • Expert user of the MS Office, especially advance Excel. Knowledge of coding and other languages could be an added advantage.
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills, with the ability to work effectively across diverse teams and stakeholders.
  • Proficiency in English is mandatory. 
  • Strategic thinking and problem-solving abilities, with a huge focus data analytics and driving continuous improvement.
  • Proven ability to manage multiple priorities and deliver results in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.


What we offer:
As this vacancy is open in several countries, the compensation package will be customized in accordance with candidate's location. 

 

Please note, only English resumes will be screened. 

 

About Ardagh Metal Packaging

 

Ardagh Metal Packaging (AMP) is a leading supplier of sustainable and infinitely recyclable beverage cans to brand owners globally. A subsidiary of sustainable packaging business Ardagh Group, AMP is an industry player across Europe and the Americas with innovative production capabilities. AMP operates 24 production facilities in nine countries, employing more than 6,300 employees with sales of approximately $4.7 billion.

 

AMP is 75%-owned by Ardagh Group and is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker AMBP.

 

About Ardagh Group

 

Ardagh Group operates 65 metal and glass production facilities in 16 countries, employing more than 21,000 people with sales of approximately $10 billion. Ardagh Group produces:

 

· many of the cans and bottles that contain your favourite beverages.

· packaging made from metal and glass – permanent materials that can be infinitely recycled without any loss of quality.

· more than 160 million containers per day.