Manager, Demand Planning

Indianapolis, Indiana

Posted in Manufacturing and Production

Job Info

This role is part of the Planning team responsible for Supply & Demand Planning, optimizing service, cost & administrative efficiency. Combining high technical skills in understanding technical forecasting techniques with commercial understanding of market developments and risks. Creating leadership and credibility as the thought leader on potential commercial demand scenarios that enable constructive challenge both to the Ardagh commercial leadership team as well as to customers. Leadership of the demand planning process, which includes developing clear commercial forecasting policy and practical guidelines that enable to rest of the business to deliver against commercial priorities.

Tasks & Responsibilities

•Creates monthly base-line Demand Plan, 0 to 36 months, periodically to 5 years

•Understands changes, insights, and assumptions in the demand plan

•Volumetric and financial understanding to perform gap closing measures in the plan

•Engages with and understands Account Managers and CACs commercial developments

•Captures key insights and trends from all segments/markets on a monthly basis

•Agrees variation from base-line demand plan to maximize forecast accuracy

•Observes & analyzes Glass total market size and competitor landscape

•Partner with Finance team to understand the translation of the unit volume forecast to a dollarized revenue forecast.

•Leads/Supports monthly IBP(S&OP) Demand Review

•Ensures confidence that the demand plan is a best view of future demand at all levels in the business

•Drives transformation for Demand Planning, leveraging technology to be best in class

•Prepares and facilitate the Strategic Sales Review with the CCO and VP's of Sales (bi-annual process)

•Provides support to the Sales Teams on customer collaboration projects

•Reviews and updates long-term and short-term planning processes (improvement initiatives)

•Is accountable for STP-quality and validity checks

Requirements & Qualifications

Education, Training, Computer Skills:

•Degree in Business Administration, Economics, Supply Chain Management or similar

•Proven use of forecasting systems, analysis tools -including ETL (extract, transform, load) tools

•Effective theoretical knowledge of forecasting approaches; measurement systems; and risk evaluation.


•+5 to 8y strategic experience in a leading commercial or demand planning role involving deep immersion in customer businesses; and supply side operations (planning, manufacturing, logistics)

•Extensive experience in demand forecasting and analysis

•Strong experience in Microsoft Office applications: Excel, PowerPoint, Word, etc.

About Ardagh Group

Ardagh Group is a global leader in metal and glass packaging solutions, producing packaging for the world's leading brands. We trace our roots all the way back to the Irish Glass Bottle Company, founded in 1932. Since then we have grown rapidly to a team of more than 16,000 people with revenues of almost $7 billion.
Today we have a presence across Europe and the Americas.

• Did you know that Ardagh produce many of the beverage cans and bottles you drink your favorite beverages from?
• Did you know we produce metal and glass packaging which are permanent materials, meaning they can be infinitely recycled without any loss of quality?
• Did you know we produce more than 160 million containers per day?

Ardagh is passionate about sustainability and have a reputation for innovation. We push the boundaries of what's possible, pioneering new production methods, new design techniques and new ways to recycle and save energy.

Our aim is to reduce any negative environmental impact while remaining economically sustainable and socially responsible.
We believe that the success of our business depends on the success of our people.

We strive to create working environments where our employees feel valued, can work to their full potential, and where their achievements are celebrated.

Here at Ardagh, we offer exciting and rewarding opportunities for talented and creative people. If you have ambition and want to make an impact with your career, come and join our team, you'll enjoy the journey!

Ardagh Group is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO)/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.

Nearest Major Market: Indianapolis

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