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Global Demand Planner

Location: 

Bangalore, KA, IN

Company:  ExxonMobil

Job Responsibilities

 

  1. Coordinate, communicate, and align
    • Drive consistent EMCC (ExxonMobil  Chemical Company) forecast processes regionally and across the designated business unit.
    • Critically assess data and understand implications – needs to be able to recognize deviations from normal and make the right connections of interface to correct (high priority) – an example of this is reviewing the statistical forecast and being able to identify and eliminate outliers
    • Oversee and coordinate forecast updates / changes
    • Liaise between Sales, Marketing, & Supply Chain (Global Customer Service, S&OP, etc.)
    • Steer alignment between all parties – Demand Planner leads the demand planning meetings and discussion, Supply Planner validates the final unconstrained forecast
    • Coordinate forecast updates / changes
  2. Lead end-to-end (E2E) forecast process
    • Generate Statistical (STAT) forecast
      • Analyze and update shipment history data to improve forecast
      • Create interactive statistical forecast, as necessary
    • Maintain Quadrant Analysis / playbook
      • Define Quadrant Analysis parameters as needed
      • Optimize demand segmentation with sales & marketing as needed
    • Sales Adjusted Forecast (SAF)
      • Guide process and ensure tools are used (i.e. support Volume Management Specialists (VMS), Sales Assistants, and Sales Representatives)
      • Ensure focus on key areas / sales trends
      • Minimize SAF inputs that drive value
      • Steward that the SAF delivers value, and take action if not improving value
    • Demand Planning Meeting
      • Lead monthly meeting
      • Drive alignment between Sales, S&OP(Sales and Operations Planning), and Product Management as needed
      • Review backward and forward looking outliers; provide recommendations
      • Ensure sales volume is in line with product signals & Global Business Unit(GBU) outlook (attend S&OP meetings to stay engaged) - understanding price actions and impact as an example
        • Make and/or oversee high level adjustments
        • Ensure Unconstrained Forecast (UCF) is available and validated by Supply Planning
  3. Forecast modelling, stewardship, and improve activities
    • ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Test and optimize tool settings to achieve better forecasts
    • Implement interactive forecast processes, as necessary
    • Monitor Order In Flow (OIF) to improve forecast, if needed (Volume Management System(VMS) monitors regularly)
    • Review forecast accuracy, performance and sales input
    • Recommend changes
    • ​​​​​​​Identify and communicate tool and analytical improvements

 

Job Requirements

 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or  Operations Research (or related fields such as Applied Mathematics/Statistics)
  • 2 -10 years relevant work experience in supply chain demand planning
  • Strong background in statistics and/or analytics
  • Strong and effective interpersonal skills
  • Function effectively in a team environment, including virtual environments is critical
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills, including conceptual capabilities
  • Strong judgment, including ability to make quality decisions
  • Strong persuasion / communication skills / influence without direct authority
  • Ability to work independently and without direct supervision
  • Customer oriented mindset and focus
  • Effectively interface with internal functions
  • Understand Supply Chain Fundamentals and Supply & Demand Principles
  • Proficient in SAP Systems and MS Excel knowledge is critical
  • Experience in  demand planning  roles in Chemical, FMCG, Manufacturing, E -Commerce preferred
  • Experienced in conducting analyses and providing recommendations for demand planning problems using

SAP IBP/APO,  Blue Yonder,
Tableau and/or Power BI for visualization
Power Query, Excel
Knowledge of R and/or Python for scripting is preferred

 

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  • ExxonMobil is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.

 

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