Demand Planner

Essity Aktiebolag (Publ) Milan , TN 38358

Posted 1 week ago

Demand Planner

For a maternity cover within the Business Unit Healt & Medical Solutions in our office in Legnano (Milan), we are looking for a Demand Planner who will be responsible for all the forecasting activities associated to our customers and products.

About the Role

The selected candidate will create and maintain the forecasts for the BU, incorporating business intelligence and information from Sales, Marketing & Finance.

The accuracy of the forecast will ensure the right levels of productions and the fulfillment of the orders received from our customers.

What You Will Do

The selected candidate will have the following responsibilities and tasks:

Develop demand forecasts at multiple levels of aggregation

  • Review historical sales trends and evaluate forecast results.

  • Ensure that seasonal effects are applied to the forecast.

  • Use and maintain the Demand Planning software as the primary forecasting system tool.

  • Manage the Phase In / Phase Out of all articles.

Communication and Coordination

  • Run the S&OP Meetings involving Sales, Marketing and Finance.

  • Communicate with the mills in case of deviations and/or back orders.

  • Coordinate with the Logistic Team to ensure a smooth replenishment.

  • Together with the Regional DP, explain local forecast to the European DP.


  • Analyse and circulate monthly KPIs (Bias & Forecast Accuracy)

  • Ensure the optimal stock levels through the quarterly review of Safety Stocks.

  • Participate to the Financial Forecast review.

Ensure the availability of the Promotions

  • Constant communication with the Marketing Dpt.

  • Evaluation of the forecast for future promotions, performance and impact on baseline.

  • Follow up of the stock levels of all the promoted articles.

Furthermore, as a member of the Demand Planning team, the Italian Demand Planner will also support similar operational activities for other members of the Region South Demand Planning team when needed.

Who You Are

The suitable candidate has the following requirements:

  • University Graduate.

  • First Experience as a Demand Planner required. A previous experience in an international company will be considered a plus.

  • Customer and Consumer driven.

  • Fluency in English & Italian

  • Analytical skills.

  • Advanced user of Pivot Tables and Excel. A previous experience with APO will be considered a plus.

  • Strong interpersonal skills such as communication and flexibility

  • Capacity to react on threat and opportunities.

  • Independent and able to take initiatives.

  • Ability to act as a team player.

  • Able to travel.

  • Car availability as the office is not reachable with public transport

What We Can Offer You

At Essity, we believe every career is as unique as the individual and empower employees to reach their full potential in a winning culture motivated by a powerful purpose.

Collaborative and Caring Culture | Empowerment & Engaged People | Work with Impact and A Powerful Purpose | Individual Learning & Career Growth | Health & Safety Priority | Sustainable Value Together| Innovation| Sustainable Working Life | Total Reward


Together, we are improving lives, every day.

Working at Essity is not just a career; it is a chance to directly make the world a healthier, more hygienic and safer place. With impactful innovations coupled with sustainable solutions, we strive to reach more people every year with the necessary and essential solutions for well-being.

Application End Date:

21 giu 2020

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Demand Planner

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