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Netherlands, Amsterdam, Beauty Care

Global Business Process Owner Demand Planning


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.


  • Accountable for the definition, implementation and governing of Demand Planning processes on global level
  • Leading Demand Planning work-stream of international projects in terms of system set up, data collection, training of users and testing (e.g. integration of acquisitions, SAP system migration)
  • Responsible to steer globally performance standards for Demand Planning, including regional performance monitoring and target setting
  • Drive operational efficiencies in forecast accuracy and bias (impacting directly service level and inventory management)
  • Implement and roll out strategic initiatives to improve S&OP processes, systems and tools globally and assure their sustainability
  • Build and maintain a global key-user network supporting global best-practice sharing and securing process governance
  • Coach regional Demand Planning experts on ABC/XYZ segmentation analysis, statistical forecasting models and establishing a consistent long-term forecast enrichment of 12-18 months time horizon to help prioritizing operational planning efforts and improve forecast accuracy
  • Deliver training to the regional Demand Planning expert community whenever required and facilitate knowledge transfer between countries/regions in Beauty Care and across business units within Global Supply Chain entity
  • Follow market best practices and recommend action plans while considering digital (industry 4.0) and customer trends


  • University degree preferably in Supply Chain management 
  • 6-9 years of professional experience in Supply Chain Planning with main focus on Demand planning 
  • Excellent analytical skills and ability to manage big volume of data 
  • Driving change, flexible and open minded personality 
  • Cultural sensitivity to lead a global (virtual) team 
  • Very good project management skills preferably in a regional or global role 
  • Experience with APO DP and SAP/R3; first experiences with demand sensing as a plus
  • Advanced Office skills especially in Excel and PPT 
  • Willing to travel frequently 
  • Working proficiency in English language
JOB ID: 1900063A


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