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Demand Planner

Job Name

Demand Planner




St.-Denis, Île-de-France, France


Supply Chain & Logistics

Reporting Line:

S&OP Manager France

Job type:

Full time

Lead recruiter:

Claudio Zuccarello

About the role

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: "Zero OOS Mentality". You create, understand, and challenge the forecast in close interaction and communication with sales, marketing, finance, supply planning and regional functions involved in the process. 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 your portfolio-part of 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.

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, IBP, ANAPLAN 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.


  • Demand forecasting: Utilize a collaborative and consensus approach to Forecasting by working cross functional to gain alignment to the Sales Operational Plan monthly while maintaining and reporting within the S&OP tools and clearly disclose risks and opportunities to the business through the demand and supply planning process. Improve sales forecast accuracy.
  • Continually analyse current business demand trend, assemble all data pertinent to creating the sales forecast (historical sales, market trends, seasonality, promotions and predict future trends for short, mid and long- term horizons for which forecasting techniques, method and approach are permanently improved. 
  • Coordinate promotional activities and re-packs with all internal key stakeholders: Marketing/ CPA/ Sales/ Customer Service & Supply Chain manager as well as the external partner/ 3PL. You are the person where all the threads are gathered. 
  • Manage the safety Stock targets and forecasting parameters.
  • Reduce slow/ no-mover stocks and minimize write-off.
  • Monitor SKU levels and define SKU rationalization initiatives.
  • Manage the full POS material process from customer and internal demand to replenishment/order management and timely production of VAP (Value added pack) or delivery at customer.
  • Participate in New Product Development processes from Supply Chain side with the aim of reducing complexity, optimize route to markets and push for supply reliability and flexibility.
  • Learn and share from Demand Planner communities within the region (West Europe) and beyond.

Skills and Experience

  • Familiarity and knowledge of demand planning technology and decision support tools, ability to use analytical and statistical models to analyse demand and prepare forecasts, preferably in APO/ IBP
  • Min. 2 years+ of experience in a diligent Supply Chain role, preferably in FMCG multinational environment.
  • Language Skills: Fluent French and English
  • Business Acumen: Analyses issues from a business and cross-functional perspective. Understands the importance of accurate and up to date numbers to the business. Ability to challenge internal stakeholders (mainly Sales and Customer Marketing)
  • Problem solving. Can see hidden problems. Looks beyond the obvious and doesn’t stop at the first answer.
  • Priority setting: Spends his/ her time and the time of others on what is important. Quickly zeros in on the critical few and puts the trivial many aside. Eliminate roadblocks.
  • Customer focus: customer driven mindset and the capability to combine that with the S&OP process 
  • Modify behaviour based on feedback or self-analysis of past mistakes.
  • Integrity: Demonstrate trustworthiness and professionalism with clients, peers and team members.
  • Drive for results: Understands strategic importance of meeting KPIs, demonstrating commitment and self- dependent drive to see things through.
  • Fearless to challenge the status quo and force of proposal for continuous improvement of ways of working, processes, and tools.
  • Ability to develop within a cross-functional environment while very efficiently engage with all support functions stakeholder locally by building up a strong network and demonstrating presence, but also with regional stakeholders.
  • 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 become
  • 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 are 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.