Demand Planning and S&OP Manager

Job location:
Athens, Greece
Created moment:
July 28, 2023
Job reference:
REQ - 05630

The Company

The world’s leading supplier of mineral-based specialty solutions for industry with 14,000 employees, operations in more than 40 countries, and €4.3 billion in revenue in 2022.
Imerys delivers high-value-added, functional solutions to a great number of sectors, from processing industries to consumer goods. The Group draws on its understanding of applications, technological knowledge and expertise in material science to deliver solutions by beneficiating its mineral resources, synthetic minerals and formulations. Imerys’ solutions contribute essential properties to customers’ products and their performance, including heat resistance, hardness, conductivity, opacity, durability, purity, lightness, filtration, absorption and water repellency. Imerys is determined to develop responsibly, in particular by fostering the emergence of environmentally-friendly products and processes.
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The Position

Demand Planning and S&OP Manager

Job Summary

Reporting to: Business Planning Director 

Location: Athens

Scope: Business Area Performance Minerals EMEA



The Demand Planning and S&OP Manager manages sales forecast and operation capacities on assigned groups of minerals to ensure alignment of functions and Top Management to deliver mid to long-term business targets while facilitating the resolution of the short term issues in coordination with the other functions.



  • Be the facilitator for the resolution of the short term issues by involving all relevant stakeholders. 

  • Develop the competencies of the different stakeholders to make them autonomous to manage the short-term issues (Customer Service managers, Logistics manager, Production managers).

  • Establish and execute an S&OP process for the assigned group of minerals.

  • Coordinate demand forecasting process, incorporating business intelligence and forecast information from markets & finance, for multiple time horizons (18m rolling, year end..) for a  group of minerals.

  • Manage the S&OP cycle, incl. pre-S&OP meetings (operations planning)  and monthly S&OP meetings (Demand, Supply and reconciliation meeting reviews, Executive S&OP, quarterly),

  • Ensure data generated by functional stakeholders is suitable for S&OP process and initiates improvement actions if necessary (e.g. : demand forecasts accuracy).

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

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

  • Manage & optimize inventory at site level.


Competencies & Experience

  • 5+ years of in demand planning in a multinational company 

  • Good / practical understanding of S&OP best practices

  • Project management 

  • Very at ease with data management, very familiar with IT tools. Advocate for data integrity

  • Strong analytical skills

  • Agile & adaptable in an environment where data is not always easily accessible

  • Very good facilitator to solve issues with various stakeholders

  • Willing to be hands-on for the coordination of the resolution of short-term issues

  • Ability to propose solutions

Position Type

Full time



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