S&OP & Demand Planning Executive - North Asia

Job location:
Shanghai, China
Created moment:
October 18, 2021
Job reference:
REQ - 04960

The Company

The world leader in mineral-based specialty solutions for industry, with over 16,000 employees and over 200 sites worldwide, Imerys delivers high value-added, functional solutions to diversified set of industrial sectors, from processing industries to consumer goods. The Group draws on its knowledge of applications, technological expertise and its material science know-how to deliver solutions based on beneficiation of its mineral resources, synthetic minerals and formulations. These contribute essential properties to customers’ products and performance, including refractoriness, hardness, conductivity, opacity, durability, purity, lightness, filtration, absorption and repellency. Imerys is determined to develop responsibly, in particular by fostering the emergence of environmentally-friendly products and processes.

If you want to grow your skills and develop your career, find out more at www.imerys.com

The Position

S&OP & Demand Planning Executive - North Asia

Job Summary


This position reports directly to the S&OP & Demand Planning Manager, He/she will manage the country’s S&OP process for sales (given scope below) with aim to align the S&OP process with Imerys S&OP BluePrint. 


Given Scope: 

- PMAPAC North Asia (China, Japan, Taiwan and Korea) 

- Covering business transactions in Local asset and Trading, InterBA and Interco.


  •  Coordinates demand forecasting process, incorporating business intelligence and forecast information from Segment and finance, for multiple time horizons (18m rolling, year end, etc.) on [given scope]

  •  Creates and maintains demand forecast models

  • Manages the [given scope] S&OP cycle, incl. Runs pre-S&OP meetings (operations planning)  and monthly S&OP meetings (executive decision making meeting) with the sales and operation team under his/her perimeter

  • Analyze supply and demand issues. Prepares all data, metrics and scenarios to be discussed during S&OP meetings

  • Ensures identification, monitoring and reporting of assumptions, risks and opportunities related to the medium to long-term business targets. Escalate as appropriate

  • Prepare/capture S&OP meeting minutes, communicates key conclusions to stakeholders and performs follow-up of actions

  • Defines and maintains key S&OP KPIs, incl. S&OP meeting attendance, forecasts accuracy, adherence to S&OP guidances from operations etc.

  • Continuously review the S&OP process to ensure it suits business needs and is up to date with best practices

  • Key interfaces: strong partnership to be built with (i) Segments leadership, (ii) product management, (iii) Supply Chain, (iii) Operations; (iv) Purchasing; (v) Finance




  • Minimum Diploma in Engineering/Business/Logistics/Supply Chain/Mathematics/ Other Discipline

Experience : 

  • At least 5 years of experience in Production planning, Supply Chain, Logistics, Customer Service related field

  • Good / practical understanding of S&OP best practices

  • Project management 

  • Strong analytical skills and strategic understanding. 

  • Excellent integrity and ethical standards.

  • Strategic thinking, interpersonal skills, ability to propose solutions

  • Advocate for data integrity

  • Computer skills required (Google Suites, ERP, etc) 

  • Knowledge in ERP System is added advantage

Languages :

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English and local country language (Chinese), Conversing in other language is an added advantage

Position Type

Full time


Fixed Term (Fixed Term)

Only technical issues will be monitored through the below inbox:

recruiting.support@ imerys.com


To ensure fairness and legal compliance in our recruitment processes, only applications received through the online application process will be considered. 

IMERYS is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer and it is our policy to not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or any other status protected by federal, state or local laws.