United Arab Emirates, Dubai, Beauty Care

Demand Planning Specialist - GCC (Temporary)


At Henkel, you can make a difference and craft your career. That’s why you own your projects and take full responsibility from an early stage. Our unique brands in markets around the world open up countless opportunities to follow your convictions and explore new paths. If you have an entrepreneurial mindset that allows you to always think out of the box - take the chance and shape the digital future together with us.


The Project Specialist role is an urgent hiring. We are seeking a dynamic individual to join on temporary intern based contract for a period of 12-15 months.

The key purpose of the role is to guarantee excellence in execution in all Customer Services' areas in the country; coordinate and manage country CS agents; provide recommendations and outcomes that will enhance key management, organizational performance of local organization; share improvement ideas with International Customer Services Responsible; support and collaboration with CS Support Manager in SSC; ensure customer satisfaction for both domestic and export businesses.

The role of Demand Planning: Interface / point of contact department between commercial functions (sales, marketing, trade marketing, controlling, finance) and other supply chain functions (customer service, logistics, production) to combine & challenge all inputs, negotiate & ensure alignment, set the final plan and do all the necessary tasks to realize this with transparent, continuous and proactive communication Scope : Beauty Care, MEA, Retail & Professional.

  • Analysis and reporting in various SC areas to speed up operations, detect improvement areas, propose & follow-up actions

  • Portfolio classification & optimization

  • Follow-up on new projects

  • Inventory simulation, control, and expiry monitoring

  • Contribute to digitalization of all operations

  • Maintenance of planning systems and tools

  • Participation in new implementations and process optimizations

  • Study new topics for implementation Master data coordination

  • Monitoring of product price structure

  • Co-packing planning

  • Key KPIs: Number Forecast Accuracy / Inventory targets / NES in MEUR / Service level / number of active IDHs / formats


  • 1-3 years of experience in Demand Planning

  • Bachelor / Master degree in Engineering or a related field with successful academic record

  • Strong Microsoft excel skills

  • SAP knowledge in OTC/logistics or similar systems preferred

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English with the ability to interact effectively with all levels of management, Arabic a plus

  • Self-confident professional, who possesses strong interpersonal skills along

  • Competent in problem solving with strong analytical capabilities

  • Strong follow-up skills and high determination to achieve results and realize changes

JOB ID: 20004866
Contract & Job type: Full Time, Limited Term
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