S & OP demand planning manager

Job location:
Paris, France
Created moment:
January 1, 1970
Job reference:
REQ - 05960

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 manager

Job Summary



Manage the demand planning processes for part of  RAC plants to ensure a balance of supply and demand, alignment of functions and Top Management delivery of mid to long-term business targets and customer satisfaction. Animate monthly demand reviews and monthly S&OP meetings


Work in close collaboration with the Sales Manager of the Abrasive & Refractory  businesses, to ensure 

Establish and execute a monthly S&OP process for 2 sites in Italy and Germany . 




Demand planning Process 

  • Coordinates Demand Forecasting process: data gathering and analysis, incorporating business intelligence and forecast information from Sales and finance, for multiple time horizons (12 months , year end, etc.) on a given scope

  • Creates and maintains demand forecast models and KPI such as forecast accuracy, bias

  • Animate monthly demand review to show demand projection 

Supply Process 

  • Prepares all data, metrics and scenarios to be discussed during monthly supply review meetings. Purpose is to show the future load of the plants by workshop/family on a monthly basis (need to transform the demand into production requirements)

  • Analyse and Explain supply and demand issues.

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

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

  • 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

  • Drives transformation and implements new BA organization and structure for his/her perimeter

  • 5 to 10 % business travel is required 



Master Degree 

5+ years of S&OP and Demand Planning Management

Collaboration and experience with international stakeholders 


Knowledge, skills, Imerys Leadership Behaviors 


Strong knowledge of Demand Planning 

Strong analytical skills and strategic understanding

Advanced Excel knowledge

BI tools knowledge is a plus 

Others: strategic thinking, interpersonal skills, ability to propose solutions

Advocate for data integrity


Good communication and relational skill 

Fluent in English (writing and speaking) 

German is a plus


Position Type

Full time



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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.