Adecco- Netherlands

Volume Forcast Data Analyst- Unilever

Job description

Are you a driven data specialist looking for a new challenge? Than don't look furher!

The Volume Forecast Data Analyst has the responsibility for the full-term volume demand forecast per cluster for the Benelux. In this role, the data analust will contribute to the standard business process (S&OP), in close cooperation with the Value Forecast Analyst, Supply chain Specialists and Sales.

This contains the responsibility for the total volume forecast over the Beauty and Personal Care business category for a rolling horizon of 18 months. The main focus is on the horizon of 2 - 6 months providing the business with a robust rolling volume forecast using category market intelligence to translate the plans of sales/marketing and market dynamics into a volume forecast.

Further, within the Benelux, we are in a process of professionalizing our planning systems, building principles as artificial intelligence and machine learning into the planning process. This results in an exciting balance between strategic planning, analysis, actions plans resulting from this, and stakeholder and business management. Strong relations are essential in this role. .

Here is a sumup from the role.
Demand Planning:
  • Responsible for both base and promotional planning (0-18 months);
  • Responsible for adjustments of the outcome of the promotional predictive model based on data analytics;
  • Responsible for KPI's as Forecast Accuracy, Forecast Bias, exceptions and outliers ;
  • Integrate top-down forecast in bottom-up;
  • Manage volume exception driven by sales input in overall volume forecast;
  • Translate the innovation and relaunches forecast for the full horizon (0-18 months) in Unilever's planning tools;
  • Manage Assumptions, Risks and Opportunities & translate to volume impact;
  • Actively contribute to the improvement roadmap - both in execution as well as in proactively propose potential opportunities;
  • Analyze datasets and the outcome of our predictive model.
Business partnering:
  • Establish and maintain strong relationships with Value Forecast Analyst, Supply chain Specialist, Sales, Trade Category Management, Brand Building, and Business Partners for forecast optimization purposes and perfect execution of product launche;
  • Understand the dynamics of the business in order to communicate and distribute the correct information to the business (develop a high degree of business sense). ;
  • Report to the Category Planning Lead;
  • Working on improvement Projects;
  • Help improving the predictive models by doing analysis on our forecast;
  • Start a project from scratch with a third parties/stakeholders/ consulting partner that will help the business to automate a certain process and save costs;
  • Build your own scripts that support teams, monitor the data quality in the systems or sends an automatic email to recipients that need to perform a task;
  • Visualize your projects with a visualization tool (e.g. PowerBI, Google Data Studio) to let the data speak and influence;
  • Know how to simplify processes and save time by doing so.
This results in an exciting balance between strategic planning, analysis, actions plans resulting from this, and stakeholder and business management. Strong relations are essential in this role.

Waar ga je werken?
Unilever is one of the world's leading suppliers of fast moving consumer goods with strong operations in more than 100 countries. Dedicated to serving consumers where communities live, work and play, Unilever employs more than 168,000 people worldwide.

Wat vragen wij?
  • A strong affinity with data & technology is a must;
  • It takes a mix of analytical thinking and creative business thinking to succeed;
  • Have some affinity with new technology developments, machine learning methodologies and artificial intelligence is a pre;
  • Experience with scripting- and/or programming languages is a pre
  • Know how to work with visualization tools like PowerBI, Google Data Studio or Tableau;
  • Have a basic understanding of databases;
  • Operational experience in either Supply Chain or Sales a pre;
  • Experience in the area of FMCG is preferred;
  • Languages: fluent in Dutch is a pre, English a must.
What do we offer?
  • A salary between €21.41 and €33.01 per hour (based on a 40 hour workweek and experience);
  • A dynamic job for a large international company;
  • A contract untill the end of March (extension possible)

Please note that this role is based in The Netherlands- Rotterdam. Therefore we can only accept applicants living in The Netherlands. If you are a non- European citizen you need to have a Dutch work permit.

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