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General information

All posting locations: Stockholm, , Sweden

Job Function: 11 - Logistics

Department: 11 - 03 - Demand Planning

Date Published: 22-Feb-2021

Job Type: Regular

Description & Requirements

About the Nordics

Kraft Heinz has recently changed its geographical footprint making Nordics a top priority within newly formed Northern Europe business unit together with UK & Ireland. With this comes very ambitious growth plans for the Nordic region- with increased investments behind our customers and consumers. To deliver on this- Kraft Heinz is now establishing an exceptional team of talents from different backgrounds and with different skill sets. The ambition is to build upon a strong base and enter new categories to establish Kraft Heinz as a leading food company within Nordics- creating value for our consumers and customers.

About the Position

We have an excellent opportunity available for an experienced Senior Demand Planner to make a difference in our Nordics team at Kraft Heinz. The Senior Demand Planner position lies within the Northern Europe Supply and Operations department. You’ll be part of the Nordics Leadership Team and working in a high performing team- alongside peers always trying to reach the next level. You’ll be reporting into the Head of Demand Planning Northern Europe. Your primary responsibility will be managing the Nordic regions total forecast across our key categories: a combination of historical volume reviews and new data to support new product launches- future innovations- factory planning- logistics planning and stock policy. You strive to make sure we have the right product in the right place at the right time.

In brief- you will be responsible for;

  • Member of Nordic Leadership Team- working across 5 countries and over 20 customers to support the rapid growth of our Nordics business
  • Delivering forecast accuracy targets through the development of robust demand forecasts
  • Managing the meeting and process framework to ensure forecasts are constructively challenged to drive consensus and accuracy
  • Managing the forecast of a portfolio of FMCG products including the generation of an 18 month forecast down to SKU level through high quality analysis within our Manugistics platform.
  • Collaborating with the Sales team on forecast inputs such as promotional and Marketing on media plans
  • Working with our central team to coordinate product flow to the Nordics market
  • Customer service levels (i.e. case fill rate and requested delivery date to ensure we have the right product in the right place at the right time) and operational costs to manage operation efficiency
  • Supporting the implementation of a new Sales Forecasting System and leading the behavior change associated with the new system within the organization
  • Supporting the transition to a new warehouse- whilst ensuring no impact on Customer Service


    Hard Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • +4 years supply chain experience with 2 years demand planning
  • Advanced Excel knowledge
  • Manugistics / JDA experience preferred (not essential)

Professional Attributes

  • Strong Leadership and Influencing Skills
    • Working in a fast paced environment and responsible for driving continuous improvement requires a high level of leadership and influence to make things happen and unlock the improvement plans.
  • Communication Skills
    • At Kraft Heinz you’ll easily be exposed to senior management- no matter your level. Therefore- it’s important you have excellent communication and leadership skills- to deal with all kinds of different stakeholders.
  • Commercial Sense
    • You’re always seeking for opportunities to expand your business and create more savings- while over delivering your targets.
  • Analytical
    • We’re a very data driven company. You know how to translate complex data into a simple solution- clear recommendations and action plan with your analytical mindset.  
  • Networking skills
    • You’re able to be interesting and interested in business conversations- motivating people to want to be in your network. The stronger the network you have- the more easily you can get things done. You- highly aware of that- are constantly expending your network.
  • High pressure
    • You don’t get easily stressed by pressure- on the opposite- a demanding and dynamic environment is what keeps you energized.
    • You possess excellent prioritization & organizational skills to keep you on track and focused to deliver when it counts

What we offer you

  • An ambitious employer; we only want to the best for you;  
  • A fast career track like only few other companies can match;
  • An excellent salary and bonus structure (above market);
  • Permanent contract; for we believe in doing big bets on people;
  • Always room for new ideas; if you have an excellent idea- please let us know and we can set it in action!

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