Description Asia Forecasting and Demand Planning Manager’s role is to ensure that the processes between Asia Pacific, MEA and India are consolidated and efficient through the implementation of strategic systems, improvements and initiatives that ensure accurate and on time output of demand planning, pricing, sales forecast and other high-
level reports to key executives. This role will manage the Forecasting, Demand Planning, Pricing teams in Manila. Responsibilities
Unify & Streamline S&OP Processes & Database of MEA and India to Asia Businesses (all verticals)o Work with Stakeholders from Asia Pacific, India & MEA to ensure Accuracy & Timeliness of Forecasting Data & Reports
Implementation of improved processes and format of forecasting reports by Region / Country / Business Verticals & Sourcing Locations o Ensure 100% accuracy of source information for improved data analytics
Lead & Organize Demand Management Meetings, Regional Reviews, Pre-S&OP meetings
Support Executive Management Meetings by coordinating with MEA & India forecasting teams for timely inputs and reports : o Executive S&OPo POR meetings
Implement Strategic Process Efficiency Systemso Improve efficiency and accuracy of Asia, India and MEA Regional Pricing teams by implementing & optimizing Demantra in their day to day operations o Improve process efficiency & value creation to all regions by implementing DOMO as a new tool to enhance analysis for business insights & reporting to stakeholders for Asia, MEA & India executives.
Implement Better Operational Metrics for Improved S&OP Processes o Establish Forecast Accuracy Metrics & Communication forums for Regional Teams (Asia, MEA & India) to drive Forecast Accuracy & Timeliness Improvements Develop Leading & Lagging Indicators for both Metrics
Implement Process & Records Management to all S&OP processes, teams and roles
Operations Management : o Lead AP Forecasting Teamo Administrative Supervision to Asia Pricing team, MEA Forecasting and Pricing Analysts in Manilao Ensure Zero Outage of Support Deliverables
Culture & Talent Developmento Implement interventions & programs that reinforce a culture of taking ownership in team stressing on the improvement of analytics & reports for accuracy, timeliness and reduced iteration rates.
o Build & Implement appropriate talent development programs for key employees to take on bigger responsibilities in the futureo Participate and monitor Org Planning activities o Conduct Performance Management Processes, Intervention & Coaching to all members of Manila Staff.
Support Key Executives by providing key data and information in preparation of the region’s Executive Meetings & Adhoc Reporting requirements
Contribute in Asia BU Planning Processo Provide accurate market compilation
Prepare and provide accurate information for Profit Reviews, Finance Reviews and Long-Range plans for Asia BU
Provide accurate and timely updates on Economic Indicators for Asia BU
Others as may be required by the organization. Requirements Bachelor’s degree in Marketing / Finance. An MBA is preferable.
Experience : o 5 years working experience in Forecasting and / or Financial Analysis. o Must have a very strong experience leading Demand Planning processes & Teamso Proven experience in building relationships with regional Sales executives / teams and operations teams
Technical Skills : o Proven advanced data analysis skillsets (statistical, quantitative and financial analysis are a must).
o Proven expertise computer skills (programming in Excel Macro, SQL, Visual Basic is a must; ability to use Demantra and Domo.)
Soft Skills : o English fluency and excellent communication skills. o Proven leadership excellence growing teams, collaboration and strategic thinking.
o Highly organized, collaborative, detail oriented, learning agile, highly resilient and goal-oriented.