Interim Manager Supply & Demand Director

Position Type
Full-time contract / temporary
Business Area / Division
General Management
UK - London
Job Advert Description

Key tasks would be :


Demand planning

  • Coordinate product demand in accordance with sales plan
  • Partner with global sales and product teams to compile forecasted product demand in a timely manner and within range of sales plans, adjusting as business environment requires
  • Manage creation of monthly forecast, demand v. supply, inventory overview reports. Coach the Planning team on proper communication of this information to the markets and follow up steps required and on leading the forecast and buy process and to coordinate the Forecast vs. Actuals review process and ensure required adjustment to signals in ERP’s are updated per agreed cadence


Supply planning and buying

  • Plan and procure right product at right time in right quantity
  • Manage relevant master data maintenance as required to achieve sales optimization, including material master, safety stock requirements, lead times, and buying cut-off tables
  • Supply forecast-buy report and buy summary to senior management



  • Optimize worldwide sales opportunity of inventory
  • Organize, escalate and follow up on excess inventory sales opportunities and programs with Business Team, Sales, Product Management, Finances, etc.
  • Manage inventory re-forecasting process to define inventory objectives and monthly follow up on action items to reach inventory objectives (cancel/delay purchase orders etc.)


Systems, policies and procedures

  • Support markets, colleagues and systems
  • Develop recommendations for systems, tools, and enhancements
  • Support centralization projects, which include simplifying future demand planning and buying as well as preparing and supporting future migrations, SAP upgrades and functionality implementations


  • Resources
  • Lead, coach, and develop team responsible for forecasting, demand-supply planning, buying and inventory management decisions at the product SKU level
  • Define training needs, career and succession planning
  • Manage department budget
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