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Demand Manager

Eingestellt von Harvey Nash IT Recruitment Belgium

Gesuchte Skills: Sap


One of our clients, an international company in the pharmaceutical industry currently requires a Demand Manager


Job Purpose:

The "Demand Manager" is accountable to agree tender supply plans with the customers and to understand, challenge and firm a validated demand for production.

* For his/her product portfolio (1/4 of the vaccine business)
* For the 24 months horizon.

Key Responsibilities:

Describe the key deliverables to be achieved by the post holder and the ongoing responsibilities of the role

Manage customer demand on a 0-24 months horizon

* Analyse demand and highlight disconnects, risks and constraints. Special attention is given on launches, variations and new contracts for which specific coordination is required between different functions and departments.
* Challenge customer & internal stakeholders to best capture demand
* Review demand variations in their context, evaluate opportunity to accept/amend them (validity, customer & capacity impacts) and release a constrained demand for production.
* Execute rationing decisions and adapt supply chain parameters to manage demand (segmentation, local stock policy, MGX parameters)

Coordinates tenders from pre supply agreement to order taking

* Coordinates the tender response in involving key stakeholders (commercial, SCSS, Logistics).
* Negotiate and agree realistic supply commitments for tenders, based on production and regulatory constraints provided by the end to end managers.
* Follow-up tender progress from pre-supply agreement to order taking, making sure systems are appropriately used to reflect tender status/phasing, and demand released for production is in line.

Ensure on-time communication of dashboard, KPIs and demand analysis to all stakeholders.

Knowledge/Education/Previous Experience Required*

1. Minimum Level of Education* University degree(Master)

Area of Specialisation* Economics, Operations Management, Supply Chain Management

The role requires knowledge and practical experience of planning and commercial operations in the pharmaceutical manufacturing areas.
Some technical understanding of the nature of operations is required

2. Experience required

3+ years of experience in commercial operations or Supply Chain Management environment.

3. Other Job-Related Skills/Background

* Knowledge of SAP (R/3 & APO) is a must
* Strong analytical skills
* Sense of urgency, flexibility and accountability
* Very good written and spoken French and English.
* Capability to communicate at different levels of the organization and to customers
* Good Influencing skills to ensure proper alignment of demand to supply constraints
* Ability to work effectively in collaboration with different departments and countries, multi-cultural awareness is an asset.
* Process improvement minded
* APICS or Executive Master in Supply Chain is an asset

Application of Knowledge*

The client's supply chain is complex, due to the number of sites, regulatory variations, production variability, variety of products, and customers.

- The incumbent needs to understand this complex environment, and use that knowledge to challenge customers and internal stakeholders on demand and supply realistic options.
- In addition, the high volatility of demand and supply requires a constant analysis and strong analytical skills in order to anticipate disconnects and optimize production demand.
- Due to the high number of interfaces (commercial, customers, other SCSS functions) at different levels of the organization (up to director level) and with different regions, good communication and persuasion skills are required

Problem Solving & Innovation*

The incumbent will have to integrate commercial demand in the supply plans and propose an optimal supply plan to each customer, taking into consideration conflicting or highly variable parameters such as:

- Customer specific requirements (ex: specific product or phasing, specific market dynamic)
- Risk associated to demand (ex: probability to win a tender, forecast accuracy),
- Regulatory constraints (ex: timing of ongoing variations, for each market)
- Supply constraints parameters (ex: stock & capacity availability and lead-time constraints, provided by the end to end managers)

Tags: Demand, Planning, Planner, Demand Manager, SAP, APO, Supply Chain, pharmaceutical


  • Einsatzort:

    Brussel, Belgien

  • Projektbeginn:


  • Projektdauer:

    6 months

  • Vertragsart:


  • Berufserfahrung:

    Keine Angabe

Geforderte Qualifikationen

  • Kategorie:

    SAP Entwicklung

  • Skills:


Harvey Nash IT Recruitment Belgium

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