We are currently looking for a dynamic individual as a Regional Demand Manager for our Polyurethanes Division at our site located in Auburn Hills, MI.
The Regional Demand Manager drives and owns the demand process for two SMU's (Footwear Elastomers and Specialty Elastomers) and manages and designs the necessary metrics to best anticipate demand driven events with an ultimate goal to update Commercial and SC organizations for decision making.
The job holder manages the demand process, i.e. the collection and quality of the demand data across these sectors, liaising with key persons within these sectors as well as challenging these sectors. He or she is responsible to lead and animate the Regional Demand Meetings as an integral part of the S&OP processes, to manage and oversee any business allocation processes, and define and drive improvements in the demand management processes.
What will be expected from you?
Drive the Demand Management processes and procedures region wide. Ensure that the established Demand Process is well defined.
The job holder collects, collates and challenges the business volume requirements for the short, medium and long term for existing products of the SMU's and new product introductions.
Design monthly analyses on the forecast, checking for trends and anomalies.
Join with team members and liaise with business partners in order to have the most accurate forecast information available for the Elastomers Platform.
Gather and understand the market intelligence and other relevant external factors that impact demand and ensure this information is captured in the Consensus forecast.
Provide key inputs to the Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP) process and support the Supply managers in translating this data operationally.
Ensure the most accurate Demand information is communicated to the wider Huntsman organization.
Act as a focal point towards the SMU's for Demand derived concerns.
Design, manage and communicate a set of metrics (e.g. forecast accuracy) to higher management.
Continuously improve the entire Demand process to increase efficiency and effectiveness. Drive value by conducting analyses aiming at improving forecast accuracy.
Highlight any short-term deviations in demand to the respective communities on the Operational supply side as well as on Sales and Marketing side.
Leverage forecast and analysis to develop impactful recommendations and solutions to help drive decision making.
Manage and overview any allocation process for the regional Elastomers platform in order to control sales in times of allocation.
What are we looking for in the ideal candidate?
Bachelor's Degree and a minimum 7 years of relevant Demand processes / Supply Chain experience
Strong Analytical skills and ability to present numbers is fundamental
Understanding of the plant operations and operating capabilities is an asset
Results oriented and able to independently create and deliver
Demonstrate initiative and work in cross-functional teams effectively
Good interpersonal and communication / influencing skills
In-depth knowledge and understanding of the Polyurethanes Business is an asset
Experience in using systems as SAP R/3, OBI and specialised Demand planning packages as well as proficiency in MS Office (mainly Excel-PowerPoint)
Challenging mindset and be able to extract qualitative information whilst teaming with Business Partners is required
Excellent speaking-writing-reading skills in English. Knowledge of any other languages can be regarded as an asset
**Sponsorship now or in the future is not approved for this role.**
The Supply Chain organization is complex, the job holder is required to interact with a diverse range of people inside the Supply Chain department as well as with key contacts in the wider organization, on business side as well as the manufacturing side. The job holder needs to be able to quickly gain their trust and respect. This job also requires a difficult combination of skills regarding an eye for detail, affinity for tools and application and broad communication skills.
He or she needs to challenge the people within the business on their numbers and build bridges and be able to optimize the Demand process.
What can we offer you?
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