Head - Demand Planning

5-10 years
2 months ago
Job Description


  • Drive the demand management process consistent with Class A S&OP and Demand Planning Process Quality guidelines in assigned country provide guidance and leadership in monthly consensus cross-functional demand meetings to support both S&OP (18-24 months) and RvsCC (5-year) processes incorporate learnings and focus on continuous forecasting process improvement.

  • Develop & strengthen collaborative planning / Key Account Planning to support a business model run by Key Accounts (KA) and Target Profitable Market Segments (TPMS)

  • Incorporate marketing meeting outputs into the demand plan. Implement a methodical forecasting approach that effectively captures assumptions changes, risks and opportunities, and uses multiple views to converge to a viable consensus demand plan. Ensure a robust handoff to Supply Planning to promote an Advantaged Supply Chain that will ensure product availability and optimize working capital investment.

  • Facilitate a demand planning culture that ensures that monthly forecast submission deadlines are respected, which drives key performance objectives of forecast accuracy and sales plan stability

  • Employ an effective demand segmentation strategy to focus on key products and key customers while using statistical forecast as basis for the rest of the volume

  • Feed the demand input into the country and regional S&OP process provide fact-based advice to business to facilitate country decisions on allocation of available supply. Propagate the demand signals into the organization (Supply, Finance, Procurement, Sales and Marketing, Product Management) at monthly & weekly levels

  • Drive demand planning business process excellence through standardized and meaningful processes and aids, aligned with global and regional standards.

  • Develop and inculcate in the system a continuous improvement mindset incorporating the latest in technology in direct consultation with the Regional COE


  • 10+ years experience in Demand Planning and / or Sales Operations & Marketing, inclusive of 2-5 years of solid experience in leading the demand planning function in mid- to large-scale organizations of repute

  • Knowledge in integrated supply chain systems, SAP APO DP & SNP, exposure to Tableau is advantageous

  • Excellent understanding of forecasting models and techniques, supply chain processes which are commonly used in the industry

  • Good inter-personal communication skills to work with cross functional teams

  • Exposure to tire/automobile industry will be advantageous #LI-DD1

Goodyear is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to that individual's race, color, religion or creed, national origin or ancestry, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, ethnicity, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law.




inter-personal communication skills
supply chain processes

Goodyear is one of the world's largest tire companies. It employs about 74,000 people and manufactures its products in 57 facilities in 23 countries around the world. Its two Innovation Centers in Akron, Ohio and Colmar-Berg, Luxembourg strive to develop state-of-the-art products and services that set the technology and performance standard for the industry. For more information about Goodyear and its products, go to www.goodyear.com/corporate #LI-DD1

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