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Demand Planner - Hamburg/Vienna (m/f/d)

Job Name

Demand Planner - Hamburg/Vienna (m/f/d)






Supply Chain & Logistics

Reporting Line:

S&OP Manager DACH

Job type:

Full time

Lead recruiter:

Shirley Benkmann

About the role

Your Opportunity

A major part of the role is your responsibility for developing a strong demand plan that will enable the business to meet sales and service objectives. You create, understand, and challenge the forecast in close interaction and communication with sales, marketing, finance, supply planning as well as regional functions. As a ‘born networker’ you will find yourself as a main point of contact for those several stakeholders, showing presence and representing Supply Chain values.

You take the accountability for our strong brands – from introducing exciting new products (phase in/phase out), stabilising the supply/demand flow & ensuring that our product is always available for our shoppers to purchase & engage in. That includes the responsibility to implement and drive optimal stock levels according to company objectives and with the clear aim of ‘zero out of stock’ availability and minimized write off cost.

About You

To be successful in this role you need to bring an extended talent for analytics, communication, coordination and organisation. Your capability for high level technical expertise /systems as Excel, SAP, APO plus a high level of understanding the elements of the supply chain process and the information flow through the demand and supply planning process, which includes the SC KPI’s, rounding up your profile.

A result driven attitude with an ambitious vision and personal goal setting will set your own characteristic goals for your own career at Bacardi.


With our Consumer at the heart, your key focus will be to:
  • Continually analyze current business demand trend and predict future trends for short, mid and longterm horizons for which forecasting techniques, method and approach are permanently improved.
  • Manage the Demand Planning Processes to ensure that plans are established, monitored, reviewed and actioned in order to ensure efficient and timely availability & distribution of products in consideration of stock level targets, slow/ no-mover reduction and write off avoidance.
  • As a Demand Planner you will have full accountability of the demand plan with overall aim to ensure the highest service to our customers while continuously optimizing inventories
  • Improve sales forecast accuracy at market level and maintain a robust alert system.
  • Maintain processes, procedures and systems correctly. Ensure data accuracy, support deadlines and makes decisions within the boundary of the role.
  • Learn and share from Demand Planner communities within the region (West Europe) and beyond. Work on definition of standardized processes and reporting’s.
  • Run regular checks on Master Data settings in terms of forecasting parameters like safety stock and coordinate adjustments with the plants
  • Have knowledge of material master data belongings and transfer the knowledge to partners and colleagues in case of questions and ensure independent collection of information required for material master data creation
  • Demonstrate an interest in personal learning and development; seek feedback from multiple sources on how to improve and develop; modify behavior based on feedback or self-analysis of past errors.

Skills and Experience

The Skills & Experience needed to create your legacy
  • You will have at least 2-5 years’ experience in Supply Chain demand/supply planning, preferably in an FMCG environment
  • You will have knowledge of SAP functions with focus on DP technology in APO, IBP would be a plus
  • Demonstrated use of analytical and statistical models to analyze demand and prepare forecasts
  • Language Skills: Fluent German and English
  • Detail oriented, challenging and strict to deadlines
  • Ability to work cross-functionally & fearless to challenge the status quo and drive proposals for continuous improvement in ways of working, processes and tools
  • Collaborative skills in resolving long and short positions in inventory
  • Ability to challenge internal stakeholders, mainly Sales and Customer Marketing, to provide accurate required data on time
Functional Excellence
  • Customer focus: customer driven mindset and the capability to combine that with the S&OP process
  • Business Acumen: Analyses issues from a business and cross-functional perspective. Understands the importance of an accurate forecast to the Business.
  • Problem solving: Uses rigorous logic and methods to solve difficult problems with effective solutions.
  • Probes all fruitful sources for answers. Can see hidden problems. Is excellent at honest analysis. Looks beyond the obvious and doesn't stop at the first answer.
  • Drive for Results: Understands strategic importance of meeting KPIs, demonstrating commitment and drive to see things through.
  • Communication: Structures and presents technical data in a clear and logical format. Can negotiate and seek compromise collaboratively.
  • Strategic Agility: Sees ahead clearly, anticipate future consequences and trends accurately. Has broad knowledge and perspective, future oriented.
  • Living our Values and demonstrating high Learning Agility will be fundamental not only for success in this role, but also for potential growth to other roles across Bacardi in the future. 
Personal Qualities
  • Belonging: You have a strong capacity to create a culture of ‘Belonging’, where people feel appreciated for who they are, what they do, and who they can becom
  • Self-Awareness: You have high levels of self-awareness, are reflective and know yourself well, understanding both your own strengths and weaknesses and your impact on others
  • People Agility: You bring a deep ability to understand and relate to people and navigate through tough situations to harness and multiply collective performance
  • Results Agility: You demonstrate consistent delivery of results in first-time situations by inspiring teams, exhibiting a presence that builds confidence in yourself and others.
  • Mental Agility: You can think critically to penetrate complex problems and expand the possibilities by making fresh connections. You think strategically whilst being execution focused and bring creativity to the challenges you’re presented with
  • Change Agility: You have a deep natural curiosity, desire to experiment and ability to effectively deal with the heat of change. You have a growth and learning mindset: ready to test, stumble, learn and apply from experience

Our culture

We share the passion and entrepreneurial flair of our founder and are guided by our three culture pillars - Fearless, Family and Founders, they inspire our Primos to be the best they can be and drive us forward in all we do. But what does this mean?

·       Being Fearless; means adopting an agile mindset, being comfortable trying new things and taking risks. We are empowered to question, challenge and innovate.

·       Family; We treat each other, and our communities, like Family. Always.

·       Founders; The spirit of entrepreneurship is at the heart of everything we do. We see the business as if it’s our own. We do the right thing for the business and we all take accountability for our work.

When you join Bacardi, you become part of our family and gain more than just a job.

Disclaimer: Bacardi is an equal opportunity employer that values workforce diversity. Diversity is core to our business: by embedding diversity into all aspects of our culture, we maximize the opportunity to achieve sustainable business success and growth. The duties and responsibilities described in the role profile might not be a comprehensive list. 

U.S. applicants have rights under Federal Employment Laws.