Supply Chain Analyst, Southeast Asia - Singapore - Beam Suntory

    Beam Suntory
    Beam Suntory Singapore

    1 month ago

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    Manufacturing / Mechanical

    What makes this a great opportunity?

    The Demand Planner builds the forecast in collaboration with the Commercial & Marketing teams and drives the maturity of the S&OP process by implementing best practices and right behaviors to achieve a forecast with strong rationales and market intelligence for changes.

    Role Responsibilities

    Prepare demand clinics for key Southeast Asia (SEA) markets

    • Responsible for managing historical data clinics to prepare the demand clinic
    • Analyze depletions & shipment trends before the demand clinics to conduct meaningful discussion related to market performance and situation
    • Leverage on analytics (forecast accuracy & bias) to identify forecast risks and drive rational corrective actions on the sales forecast
    • Elaborate statistical-based forecast based on portfolio segmentation, using optimum algorithm
    • Ensure allocation is properly reflected in the forecast with the latest feedback from BHPR

    Manage demand clinics for key SEA markets

    • Lead the demand clinics in volume and value for current Year + 1 year for key SEA markets
    • Ensure the forecast and forecast changes are driven by assumptions and documented as per global S&OP standards
    • Reflect impact of commercial activities in the demand clinics (understand trends, promotional activities, new launch plans, cannibalization, etc.)
    • Review & maintain R&O on monthly basis with commercial teams
    • Collaborate with Marketing and Commercial/Sales teams on SLOB opportunities as identified by supply planning
    • Challenge the forecast and escalate in case of misalignment between the different departments

    Market activity review

    • Support the demand planning manager in the preparation of market activity review with the impact and changes on the drivers (promotion, innovation, etc.)
    • Incorporate new innovations rolled out into demand clinics


    • Collaborate with COE team and local expert to test and deploy new functionalities/ best practices or troubleshooting of IBP/SAP system (ad hoc projects on system improvement)
    • Maintain master data related to demand planning in IBP/SAP
    • Ensure the forecast is properly transferred to finance & supply for the next steps of the S&OP


    • Analyze demand planning KPIs & ensure the actions for continuous improvement are in place with proper root cause analysis


    • Bachelor's degree in Supply Chain or related discipline, with 4-5 years of demand planning experience in the beer/wine/spirits, beverage or FMCG industry
    • Strong proficiency in English
    • ERP Experience (SAP ECC & SAP- IBP)
    • High proficiency in Microsoft Excel & other Office applications
    • Proficient in reporting tools like Tableau, analysis, Power Query/Power BI
    • Data mining experience
    • Demonstrate flexibility and resilience and respond constructively & positively on new demands & challenges
    • Ability to manage ambiguity and navigate in a matrix organization & change management
    • Strong analytical ability & business oriented with drive for excellence
    • High degree of comfort with numbers and in analyzing data
    • Excellent interpersonal & strong communication skills and ability to manage cross-functional stakeholders
    • Display proactiveness & tenacity in resolving issues