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Job ID:  52904
Date:  Jan 14, 2022
Job function:  Supply Chain Management
Experience level:  Experienced Hire
Business:  DSM Engineering Materials

AM Demand Manager

DSM – Bright Science. Brighter Living.™

Royal DSM is a global, purpose-led, science-based company active in Nutrition, Health and Sustainable Living. DSM’s purpose is to create brighter lives for all. DSM addresses with its products and solutions some of the world’s biggest challenges while simultaneously creating economic, environmental and societal value for all its stakeholders – customers, employees, shareholders, and society at large. DSM delivers innovative solutions for human nutrition, animal nutrition, personal care and aroma, medical devices, green products and applications, and new mobility and connectivity. DSM and its associated companies deliver annual net sales of about €10 billion with approximately 23,000 employees. The company was founded in 1902 and is listed on Euronext Amsterdam. 

More information can be found at www.dsm.com.



The Purpose of Position:
To manage the demand planning activity in America  via a defined business policy to achieve high quality of forecast accuracy of the region.


Key Areas of Accountability / Responsibility

•    Work with business partners to generate consensus demand forecast in IBP
•    Interact with sales, product lines, and operations to understand and interpret the potential impact market trends and demand drivers can have on demand, and adjust the statistical forecast to reflect those impacts.
•    Use and maintain current demand-planning systems to create the best statistical forecast possible using established processes.
•    Familiarity with the Standard Demand Planning system features like: best-fit/what-if analysis, class/characteristic identification,
•    Assess the impact of market changes or significant variances in the forecast, and recommend appropriate revisions and tactics.
•    Manage statistical forecast exceptions by utilizing demand-planning exception reports to identify and fix potential issues.
•    Measure, analyze and report key process metrics and monitor adherence to key performance indicators (KPIs) and drive for improvement.
•    Evaluate sales patterns of key customers and predict how the company should react to product phase in, phase out, price changes, event,etc.
•    Work with various cross-functional teams on projects such as new product launches, demonstrate sound business decision making aligned with company goals
•    Chair the monthly demand forecast signed off meetings with Commercial leadership- team.
•    Participate the monthly S&OP meeting.


•    Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience in business administration / Supply Chain
•    At least 5 years of experience in Demand planning
•    Strong analytical skills with the ability to translate data into high-level analysis and demand planning.
•    Proficiency using technology tools that enable demand planning and reporting.
•    Builds excellent relationships with key internal and external customers based on trust and confidence.
•    Teaching/educating/coaching/mentoring stakeholders toward desired business outcomes.
•    Evaluate scenarios in with end-to-end supply chain impact in mind.
•    Ability to refine and train algorithms to aid in analysis and scenario planning.
•    The ability to translate business goals and metrics into business process outcomes and related business cases for specific projects.
•    Focuses on both short-term results and long-term goals.
•    Supply chain/operations certification a plus, such as APICS, CPIM or lean. 

DSM NA is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. DSM is committed to ensuring equal employment opportunities for all job applicants and employees. Employment decisions are based upon job-related reasons regardless of an applicant's race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, marital status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by law.

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