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Philips Demand Planner in Guildford, United Kingdom


In this role, you will have the opportunity to be responsible for all aspects of the demand management for the Personal Health business in the UK & Ireland. This is a 12 months' fixed term contract.

Please note, this role will initially be based in our Guildford office. We have plans to relocate this office to create a better working space for all of our employees and there is a strong possibility that by the end of 2020, your new work location will be Farnborough, Hampshire .

You are responsible for

  • Creating the baseline demand forecast: Use all relevant inputs (ie Sales Forecast, Statistical Forecasts, Historical sales, …) and prepare a 12-month baseline forecast. This to be enriched on relevant input from Marketing and Sales (ie: distribution changes, competition, pricing impact, market intelligence,)

  • Maintaining 12 months rolling forecast in planning system in JDA

  • Availability and supply demand balancing monitoring of supply-demand and communication with Supply Centres to ensure the right supply intakes

  • Acting as business partner and supporting Marketing/Sales with fact-based analysis and assumptions underpinning the demand forecast. Preparing inputs for the S&OP meeting to allow decision taking on the final demand plan, highlighting issues like excess stock, constraints etc.

  • Analysing operational planning performance of sales vs plan. Defining root causes/corrective actions collaborating with other functions as input for next planning cycles.

  • Phase-in/Phase-out management: Recommend items for de-stocking based on inventory turnover/ageing and excess analysis. Maintaining/controlling PHIO plans, highlighting issues of supply-demand discrepancies.

  • Inventory Management: Regular review of the commercial inventories. Recommend optimal safety stock levels based on requested service level and inventory targets. Review current and projected excess and ageing stock and drive corrective actions.

You are part of the Commercial Operations team for Personal Health business in the Market UK & Ireland. You will report functionally into the Operations Lead and you will be assigned to Categories.

Main internal stakeholders are the marketing and sales team, financial analyst and stock controllers of the categories the role is assigned to.

To succeed in this role, you should have the following skills and experience

  • Bachelor degree in engineering, logistics/Supply Chain Management, business administration or equivalent

  • Operation experience (planning, supply chain)

  • Excel knowledge and high analytical and numerical skills

  • Influencing and persuasive

  • Ability to challenge factually and work under pressure

  • Good interpersonal skills and ability to work to deadlines

  • Planning and project management skills a must

In return, we offer you

  • A Base Salary between £35,000 to £42,000 depends on the experience.

  • Access to a wide variety of Company benefits, including matched pension contributions, and the option to purchase additional holiday

  • 25 days holiday allowance from the beginning, plus bank holidays

  • Learning and Development opportunities through our Philips University

  • Family-friendly policies which offer enhanced maternity and paternity schemes

  • The Philips Employee Shop which allows employees to buy Philips products at discounted prices

  • Monthly activities that promote health and well-being

  • Social Events - a dedicated Sports & Social committee promoting a host of social events throughout the year

  • An Employee Assistance Program is available for all Philips employees and their families. As well as being a confidential support line, it also offers practical financial and life management advice 24 /7 and is completely confidential

Why should you join Philips?

Working at Philips is more than a job. It’s a calling to create a healthier society through meaningful work, focused on improving 3 billion lives a year by delivering innovative solutions across the health continuum . Our people experience a variety of unexpected moments when their lives and careers come together in meaningful ways.

To find out more about what it’s like working for Philips at a personal level, visit the Working at Philips page on our career website. Once there, you can also learn about our recruitment process , or find answers to some of the frequently asked questions .

Equal opportunities

Philips are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.

Should you require any reasonable adjustments to enable your participation in the interview process, please advise us of this upon application.

Please apply on-line – Good Luck!