Planning Manager

The Planning Manager leads and oversees the functions of demand planning, supply planning, capacity planning, production planning and materials management.



  • Supervise and coach the team to plan, coordinate and execute planning activities.
  • Oversee daily activities of the Planning team and provide guidance as needed.
  • Develop a demand plan based on business trends, business intelligence and demand patterns.
  • Identify demand forecast risks and develop effective mitigation plans.
  • Analyze and troubleshoot demand related issues in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Assist in developing annual budgets and cost-effectiveness initiatives.
  • Schedule and lead S&OP review meetings with management, sales, supply chain, and manufacturing on regular basis.
  • Optimize demand planning processes to improve forecast accuracy.
  • Manage and control inventory to monitor and maintain optimal inventory levels.
  • Develop routine and ad-hoc supply and demand related reports for management.


  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration or finance & operations management, with min. 5 years of relevant experience.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in statistics, forecasting, and forecasting methods with an understanding of their financial and operational impacts. Knowledge of SAP/APO or Oracle Demand Planning or other software related to demand planning is preferred.
  • Experienced with other software packages including Windows, and Microsoft Office. This position requires strong analytical, organizational, decision making, and presentation skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills are also essential to effectively interact with all teams, areas and levels of business affecting the forecast process.
  • Good facilitation skills are required.

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