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Demand Specialist

The Coca-Cola Company

  • Location: Mbabane, Swaziland - SWZ
  • Post Date: 6/10/2019
  • Job Type: FULL TIME
  • Post End Date: June 17 - 2019
  • TRAVEL REQUIRED: 00% - 25%
  • RELOCATION PROVIDED: No
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Job ID: R-29636

Job Description Summary


CPS (Commercial Products Supply) is a key part of the Advantaged Supply Chain of the Technical Function of The Coca-Cola Company.  CPS manufactures concentrates and beverage bases for sale to bottling partners all over the world.  This global organization manages a network of 19 manufacturing plants in 18 different countries along with 2 office locations (Atlanta & Drogheda, Ireland).  CPS also manages complex additional materials supply chains (e.g. juice, coffee, tea, milk, etc.) on behalf of bottling partners.

This role is responsible for managing the short, medium & long term demand plans for CPS Conco plant - and periodically other CPS locations - working closely with Plant's teams (in particular Planning & Logistics, CRM, Finance) and other Shared Services Functions (in particular Customer services & Portfolio management), Bottlers and Business Unit partners.

This role is utilizing in-depth demand analytics and tools expertise to continuously improve the quality and accuracy of collaborative demand plans, while ensuring an integrated and robust demand planning process is in place, consistent with CPS demand rewiring standards.

KEY DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Develop the sales demand plans (RE, RS, BP) for presentation and review with Ireland plants LT as part of CPS ongoing business activities such as S&OP's, Rolling Estimate, and Business Planning. Provide detailed analysis of these plans, leveraging data segmentation, through an understanding of the demand drivers, risks and opportunities and issue recommendations to the SC SS and Plant LT's.
  • Provide detailed bottler forecast views to assist CS representatives to collaborate efficiently and aid in the interrogation of the demand, with the aim of establishing a consensus forecast for the plant. Train CS team members in uploading, reviewing & fixing bottler forecasts in APO system.
  • Ensure system data accuracy through the validation of weekly / monthly demand plans, the creation of frozen versions on time & in full, the weekly volumes requirements transfers to planning, and APO master data maintenance. In particular, ensure key business changes (PLM, business models, SPS…) are reflected on time in the system.
  • Establish, participate in and support the routines required with the plant teams in Conco in terms of managing and delivering the ongoing detailed demand requirements and the materials planning needs and ensuring the business is correctly planning for immediate and long term demand. This include leveraging segmented analytics to support supply optimization projects.
  • Develop & run demand reports to support CRM and CS in managing bottler and BU engagement activities and participate in demand discussions with partners such as ESOP, IPM demand calls…to establish a consensus forecast. Build through CRM & CS the appropriate level of collaboration and engagement with BU & bottlers to identify and implement the initiatives required to deliver targeted improvements in Forecast accuracy.
  • Ensure alignment with G2G, BU and CPS stakeholders for Juice Demand plans monthly and annually for commitments according to crops calendar. Extract juice demand and commitment reports for EAG and provide analysis of demand risks.
  • Work in tight collaboration with other demand analysts within East shared services team to drive process improvement across the region and periodically manage key tasks for other East plants as required by the team back up plans. This includes updating & validating system data, running reports & representing the DP function in other East plants / Partners routine meetings.
  • Drive the evolution of local process & information flows towards standard RACI, process flows, routines, reports & metrics…as per Demand planning rewiring outcomes.
  • Report demand KPIs and establish root cause analysis and improvement actions in the demand field which positively impact the downstream processes and CPS global KPIs, in particular OTIF & Inventory losses.

RELATED WORK EXPERIENCE

5+ years' experience in Customer Demand, Budget or Materials Planning areas.

EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS

Bachelor's degree in Business, Finance or Supply Chain Management.

LEADERSHIP BEHAVIOURS

  • Drives Innovation
  • Collaborate with System, Customers, and Key Stakeholders 
  • Act like an Owner
  • Inspire Others
  • Develops Self and Others

FUNCTIONAL SKILLS

  • Demand Analytics
  • SAP & advanced xls
  • Customer Service
  • Customer Relationship Management
  • Supply Chain and Financial knowledge and skills
  • Operational Excellence / Lean Manufacturing

Cultural Diversity

Operate remotely in several countries. Fluent written and spoken English and strong communication skills required. Ability to operate in multi-cultural environment & influence upwards.

Travel Requirements

5% global travel

Work Location

CPS Site in Conco, Eswatini

Our Growth Culture:

One of the reasons our company continues to thrive after 130+ years is having a company culture that supports and rewards behaviors that lead to growth. Our “Growth Behaviors,” as we call them, are ways of being and working that help to make us successful. Think about how you can bring this to life in your next role at Coca-Cola.

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