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Energizer Market Demand Planner in Erkrath, Germany

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Position Summary

Currently, at Energizer Holdings, we are looking for a Market Demand Planner in Germany.

This individual will report to the Associate Manager, Demand Planning based in Germany and work closely with local demand and supply planning teams, sales teams, local leaders, and key commercial directors.


  • To support area team and Sub-area Demand Planner by collaborating and sharing knowledge of historical events to filter and future gains and/or cannibalization impacts.

  • To be involved in creation of market intelligence with local Marketing & Sales departments to get to a realistic forecast:

  • promotional forecast

  • promotional display forecast

  • information regarding distribution gains and losses

  • information regarding new product launch forecast

  • information on Nielsen data and expected seasonality

  • To analyze and support a closed feedback loop with sales and marketing monthly on market intelligence to ensure we take every opportunity to improve our MI forecasting.

  • To own entry of market intelligence into the appropriate supporting tool with the end result of IBP being updated and collaborate with area team on impacts to statistical forecast.

  • To collaborate with area DP team in analysis of forecasts and forecast error reports to improve forecast accuracy (net error and absolute error).

  • Collaborate with area DP team on new product set up and forecast, a common understanding on cannibalization effects, promo analysis, code switches and product allocation in case of capacity constraints

  • Collaborate with area DP team and Sub-region Demand planner to continually review best practices of IBP and other demand planning/ forecasting tools, processes and procedures.

  • To build the pack for the market Demand Review (for S&OP) and facilitate the meeting and obtain the sign off of the forecast from the Market Business Director and connect to Area S&OP to understand impact of supply constraints.

  • To identify and with the support of Area Team and Sub-region Demand Planner to investigate root causes of forecast errors.

  • To support the implementation of the International Modern Market Roadmap for forecast improvement aligned to the priorities of your manager N+1 (Area Demand Planner).

  • To represent demand planning and promote its good practice and strategy within the market and with key market stakeholders.

What we are looking for

  • Ensure that the forecast requirements for co-packing and co-packaging are up to date in IBP

  • In case of lack of information from local Marketing, be able to support Customer Service by providing specific information (switches-major events such as NPD and important promotion) pro-actively, for CS to support delivery to customers.

  • Follow up on market SLOBs process.

  • To support the SKU rationalization process at a market level.

  • Solid working knowledge of a Supply Chain (specific DP background essential) gained in FMCG environment.

  • Fluency in English (any other European language is nice to have)

  • Strong IT skills i.e. Microsoft Office, especially Excel

  • SAP-IBP / SAP knowledge desirable

  • Education requirements (degree level educated)

  • Very good communication skills

  • Be able to work with a team remotely

  • Organizational skills to handle of workflow and deadlines

  • Demonstrated Competencies:

  • Teamwork

  • Collaboration with ability to work in matrix environment and varied cultural teams

  • Strong analytical thinking

  • Customer Focus with strong needs identification capacity.

  • Results Orientated

  • Influence

  • Initiative (self-starter)

Come join us!

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