Demand Planner (Location: Malaysia or Singapore)
Malaysia, Petaling Jaya
Supply and Demand
Are you able to analyse seasonal trends and establish strong relationships with key stakeholders?Are you energized by analysing data and gathering inputs on launches and campaigns? Are you able to embed fun at work?
As part of The LEGO Groups long term growth strategy and expansion into Asia we are seeking talent to help secure our growth and success. We are scaling up resources and competencies to secure we incorporate consumer and customer insights into our planning. These will include forecasting/sales planning, consumer sales tracking, launch planning, promotional planning and inventory management. These are all important elements and areas that are instrumental to our success.
SBU Malaysia is a part of the APAC and South East Asia (SEA) business unit. SBU Malaysia is a sales subsidiary that’s main function is to manage and execute the sales and marketing of LEGO products specific to the Malaysia market.
Our main goals are to ensure that we deliver Brand access, consumer lifetime value, consumer driven operations and integrated marketing championship through building a sustainable operating platform in the market.
Your specific tasks include:• Responsibility of the monthly SBU Forecast/Sales planning process
• Responsibility for Consumer sales build up and analysis.
• Responsible for weekly traction
• Responsibility for Inventory management
• Strong dialogue with marketing and sales team getting their insights on strength of products, marketing activities and competitor activities
• Collaboration with BU SEA operations team; e.g. in terms of directions and statistical replenishment forecast
Challenges and OpportunitiesThe key responsibilities for the Demand Planner will be to drive and lead all elements related to the sales and operations process, consumer sales tracking processes, inventory control processes within SBU Malaysia. The Demand Planner will - together with the Regional and SBU Marketing teams and SBU sales team - create the best possible sales forecast based on insights from historical sales trends (CS), strength of products and marketing plans through a monthly structured sales and operations planning process (S&OP).
The Demand Planner will need to collaborate with many stakeholders and ensure that deadlines are met for deliverables into Country Manager and regional functions.
Do you have what it takes?• 5+ years experience within forecasting and/or Sales & Operations (S&OP)
• 5+ years of using databases and information sources to determine trends.
• 5+ years experience working in cross-functional environment.
• Strong communication skills, has to be fluent in spoken and written English.
• 5+ years experience within FMCG or Branded goods company.
Join the global LEGO® family
In the LEGO Group, we succeed together, and you will be part of a global family where you will collaborate across the LEGO Community. We look very much forward to reading your application - please use the APPLY NOW button above or below, and please remember to attach a current CV.
BRINGING IT TO LIFE
“People talk about opportunities coming once in a lifetime. Now, imagine having the ability to work with an inspirational global brand, the opportunity to meaningfully bring the business to life in Asia and change lives by bringing the LEGO® play experience to children's hands. I can't think of a more fulfilling or noble cause - if you want to be an instrumental part in mapping the LEGO® journey in Asia - then this is the call to action for you!” – Nigel Kong, Trade Marketing Director