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Commercial Finance BP – Divisional Demand Planner

DS Smith

Fully qualified accountant, responsible for providing expert technical accounting advice and guidance, including advising on the potential implications of any regulatory changes and leading all the technical accounting preparation for the assigned business area.

Typically, role holder will be responsible for a medium to large multi-site business unit or a group function.

The role will support the Program Manager in the Design, Development and Deployment of the Global Sales Forecasting Tool. The tool itself has two core purposes:

  • Improving the accuracy of the volume forecasts to ensure supply issues are identified and resolved
  • Standardising the forecasting and budgeting processes to drive resource efficiencies within Sales and Commercial Finance

One of the key focus areas for the role will be to act as the Business Product owner in conjunction with an equivalent IT Product owner to ensure the organisation delivers significant value from the investment.

Key stakeholders of the project will be the Finance, Sales and Marketing functions as well as the Supply Chain and Operations teams.

Key Responsibilities

Responsible for producing the monthly statistical forecast (volumes, revenue, ASP, ), the yearly plans (customer and selling product level), as well as meeting the requirements of the main stakeholders: Sales, Finance, Supply Chain.

Once the project moves to ‘Way of Life’, the business product owner role is responsible for maximizing the value that the Sales Forecasting and Budgeting tool delivers over time through ensuring we constantly seek to develop additional functionality or drive further process improvements.

The central role also has overall responsibility for tool governance, for ensuring consistent use of the tool as well as for the set-up of the tool for centrally managed customers and for overseeing the monthly creation.

During the implementation phase the role will also be responsible for stakeholder liaison, supporting with project management and driving change management.

Tool Design, Development and Ongoing Management

Support the Programme Owner in the following areas:

  • Work in close collaboration with the S&OP, Finance and MDM teams on data development and on data governance recommendations both during programme delivery and in ‘Way of Life’.
  • Financial and Business modelling: Develop and deliver the business rules associated with the tool and ensure resources are in place to maintain the tool in ‘Way of Life’ .
  • Sales Forecasting / planning statistical algorithms set-up per customer, market type naccording to the DSS Planning process steps
  • Tool configuration and business / functional updates
  • KPIs set-up, deviance checks and issue resolution
  • Develop a clear Programme Framework to support the assigned Delivery Lead in the development of programme objectives giving guidance on objectives, benefits, alignment to strategic goals, target timelines and success criteria.
  • Manage the interfaces between the SMEs, business sponsors, the external suppliers and the internal IT team.
  • Oversee the development of all necessary programme documentation and training materials.

Programme Delivery

  • Work with the assigned Programme Delivery Lead to ensure the programme is delivered according to the defined implementation plan.

Collaboration/Stakeholder Management

  • Collaborate with the programme sponsors to achieve clear outcomes / deliverables in line with the programme agenda.
  • Interact with the programme’s key stakeholders to regularly review the on-going relevance of the programme as a result of a clear understanding of cost, risk and contribution to the business objectives
  • Ensure the involvement of the senior line organisation in the programme for adequate handover to the business

Generation and tool integrity

Responsible for producing the monthly statistical forecast (volumes, revenue, ASP, ), the yearly plans (customer and selling product level), as well as meeting the requirements of the main stakeholders: Sales, Finance, Supply Chain.

Once the project moves to ‘Way of Life’, the business product owner role is responsible for maximizing the value that the Sales Forecasting and Budgeting tool delivers over time through ensuring we constantly seek to develop additional functionality or drive further process improvements.

The central role also has overall responsibility for tool governance, for ensuring consistent use of the tool as well as for the set-up of the tool for centrally managed customers and for overseeing the monthly creation.

During the implementation phase the role will also be responsible for stakeholder liaison, supporting with project management and driving change management.

Tool Design, Development and Ongoing Management

Support the Programme Owner in the following areas: * Work in close collaboration with the S&OP, Finance and MDM teams on data development and on data governance recommendations both during programme delivery and in ‘Way of Life’.

  • Financial and Business modelling: Develop and deliver the business rules associated with the tool and ensure resources are in place to maintain the tool in ‘Way of Life’ .
  • Sales Forecasting / planning statistical algorithms set-up per customer, market type naccording to the DSS Planning process steps
  • Tool configuration and business / functional updates
  • KPIs set-up, deviance checks and issue resolution
  • Develop a clear Programme Framework to support the assigned Delivery Lead in the development of programme objectives giving guidance on objectives, benefits, alignment to strategic goals, target timelines and success criteria.
  • Manage the interfaces between the SMEs, business sponsors, the external suppliers and the internal IT team.
  • Oversee the development of all necessary programme documentation and training materials.

Programme Delivery * Work with the assigned Programme Delivery Lead to ensure the programme is delivered according to the defined implementation plan.

Collaboration/Stakeholder Management * Collaborate with the programme sponsors to achieve clear outcomes / deliverables in line with the programme agenda.

  • Interact with the programme’s key stakeholders to regularly review the on-going relevance of the programme as a result of a clear understanding of cost, risk and contribution to the business objectives
  • Ensure the involvement of the senior line organisation in the programme for adequate handover to the business
  • Support the design of the hand-over points to the Supply Chain activities
  • Support and document the requirements from the Paper division

Competencies

  • Excellent communication skills (both verbal and written)
  • Ability to work positively with a range of individuals involved with the programme.
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships, in a matrix organisation
  • Resilience and Tenacity a must in a change environment
  • Strong leadership and management skills
  • Good knowledge of techniques for planning, monitoring and controlling programmes
  • Ability to find innovative ways of solving or pre-empting problems
  • Strategic and Commercial Acumen

Experience and qualifications

  • Sales Forecasting, Budgeting, Demand planning ownership; ideally previous experience with S&OP Planning tools (Anaplan, BY, FuturMaster, IBM planning analytics, Kinaxis, o9, OMP etc.)
  • Finance qualification desirable to ensure the risk aspects of the project are clearly articulated
  • Experience of strategic pricing within a B2B environment desirable
  • Process design and redesign experience required
  • Advanced skills working with MS Office tools (Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Financial modelling experience preffered
  • Experience with Power BI, Cognos reporting or similar is desirable
  • Prior experience of design and deployment of a tool across multiple geographies desirable
  • Proven ability to intelligently operate and navigate in a multinational, corporate environment, profound experience working in matrix roles
  • Experience with stakeholder management – proven ability to deal with stakeholders on senior management level
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience within a finance / process / demand planner role within a multinational company (preferred manufacturing)

Expected salary:

Job date: Fri, 05 Aug 2022 22:00:41 GMT

Commercial Finance BP – Divisional Demand Planner

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