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Associate Manager, Market Demand Planner

Location: Yokohama, Kanagawa JP


Job Number: 506

External Description:

The demand-planning organization of the company is responsible for the development of a demand forecast which is the basis for company investments. The primary role of the lead cluster market demand planner is to develop a demand forecast using data such as sales inputs on promotions and distribution, shipment history, competitive activities and marketing plans. This position is a key driver in creating and managing the true consumer demand signals by which to align the rest of the supply chain and company goals.  This role will also be the conduit in the cluster and country between the commercial teams and all of supply chain planning

The market demand planner is entrusted to develop and maintain professional relationships with local and remote supply chain planning partners. This position is charged with making decisions that impact the demand plan and communicating those decisions to stakeholders such as the General Manager, Sales Director and Marketing Director. The role includes contributing to special projects and other supply chain and business strategy initiatives. This person is a well-rounded individual who encompasses analytical, communication and leadership skills. They can quickly identify deviations from expected results and other disruptions and are able to promptly resolve issues.

The Market Demand Planner is also the process owner of the Pre-demand and Demand Reviews (Step 2) within the country for the S&OP process, ensuring an efficient, effective, and reliable review driven by an unbiased, consensus process.


Job Number: 506

Community / Marketing Title: Associate Manager, Market Demand Planner

Location_formattedLocationLong: Yokohama, Kanagawa JP

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