Demand Planner, Ardagh Metal Packaging-Europe


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

Job ID:  54930
Częstotliwość podróży służbowych:  0 - 25%
Obszar kompetencji:  Logistyka i łańcuch dostaw

Demand Planner, Ardagh Metal Packaging-Europe 


Your mission:
This is a European level role analysing the demand communicated by Regions/Key accounts and plans the total demand to be delivered. You will be supporting the Demand Planning Director with the implementation of Demand Planning Process and Forecasts statistical tools considering different time horizons.  

Key Responsibilities:
•    Working very closely with regional sales and demand teams, understand gaps between short term weekly and short-term monthly forecast. Maintain established global weekly report. Consolidate Monthly / Weekly demand numbers in central planning process.
•    Preparation of demand history and templates to ensure effective running of the forecasting model and technical tuning of the forecasting tool to maximize results. Support central team with running Volume Clinics with key accounts and regions. 
•    Perform root cause analysis in collaboration with sales team to understand past performance and highlight inconsistencies in future plans. Communication of the demand forecasts in ways that are readily understood in different functions and regions.
•    Challenge the latest Demand Plan from the regions/ key accounts, understand underlying assump-tions and compare with the Operations Demand Plan. Measure and communicate risks and uncer-tainties inherent in the forecasts and support for decision making that results from forecasts creat-ed.
•    On time delivery of forecasts to support the monthly S&OP cycle.
•    Lead the critical activity of demand forecasting, integrating baseline forecasts with sales & market-ing insights to produce demand plans against which supply network is optimised. Responsible for analyzing SKU level forecasts on consistency with previous update and initiate follow up with re-gions on deviation based on decision-making framework.
•    Creation of rigorously developed statistical demand unit forecasts primarily at Can-type/Ship-To level in monthly buckets for Cans and Ends.
•    Maintain relationship with commercial colleagues particularly the maintenance of forecast credibility. Support central commercial teams in adding additional market and customer insight, while chal-lenging unsupported ‘gut feel’ inputs.

Professional Requirements:
•    +5 Years of planning experience.
•    Ideally fast-moving consumer goods.
•    Advanced communication skills: to be able to explain and persuade non- specialists of the complex constraints, risks and choices available in simple every-day language. Accurate reporting and data analysis.
•    Inquisitiveness: recognition that planning is just a model of the real world and continually improving understanding of how things really work is essential to improving planning performance.
•    Planning expertise: an acute understanding of risks, possibilities and how to evaluate outcome to ensure stable plans that will survive inevitable variation from expectation.
•    Understanding of advanced planning approaches, tools and solutions. Specifically in analytical techniques and in software solutions.
•    Demonstrable experience of successfully developing and embedding new ways of working.
•    Excellent problem-solving ability.
•    Flexibility to structure and prioritise your own work.
•    Ability to learn new concepts and skills quickly.
•    Expert user of the MS Office suite, especially advance Excel.
•    SAP IBP experience will be an added advantage.

What we offer:
You can expect a competitive compensation and benefit package. Customised per role e.g. teamwork/ social activities/ development opportunities/ etc. We promote equal opportunities. Diversity enriches our company and gives us an advantage.


About Ardagh Group

Ardagh Group is a global leader in metal and glass packaging solutions, producing packaging for the world’s leading brands. We trace our roots all the way back to the Irish Glass Bottle Company, founded in 1932. Since then we have grown rapidly to a team of more than 20,000 people with revenues of almost $10 billion. Today we have a presence across Europe, Africa and the Americas.


  • Did you know that Ardagh produce many of the beverage cans and bottles you drink your favourite beverages from?
  • Did you know we produce metal and glass packaging which are permanent materials, meaning they can be infinitely recycled without any loss of quality?
  • Did you know we produce more than 160 million containers per day?


Ardagh is passionate about sustainability and have a reputation for innovation. We push the boundaries of what’s possible, pioneering new production methods, new design techniques and new ways to recycle and save energy. Our aim is to reduce any negative environmental impact whilst remaining economically sustainable and socially responsible.

We believe that the success of our business depends on the success of our people. We strive to create working environments where our employees feel valued, can work to their full potential, and where their achievements are celebrated.

Here at Ardagh, we offer exciting and rewarding opportunities for talented and creative people. If you have ambition and want to make an impact with your career, come and join our team, you’ll enjoy the journey!

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