S&OP & Demand Planning Executive - Trading

Job location:
Ipoh, Malaysia
Created moment:
April 4, 2024
Job reference:
REQ - 07625

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.
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 - Trading

Job Summary

Manages and execute sales and operation planning process in PMAPAC to ensure alignment of functions and Top Management to delivery of mid to long-term business targets and customer satisfaction


  • Coordinates / adherence the  demand forecasting process, incorporating business intelligence and forecast information from Segment and finance, for multiple time horizons as per our pre fixed timeline (18m rolling, year end, etc.) on PMAPAC Local Assets & Trading covering Trading, InterBA and Interco.

  • Creates and maintains demand forecast models by taken in consideration on assisting open order & inventory + historical of customer purchase pattern

  • Manages the PMAPAC local assets & trading 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 (Demand Review Call)

  • Working closely with Customer Service, Warehouse, Supply Chain team to determine external demand forecast to generate interco demand sales forecast  (Trading-APAC, interco-APAC, EMEA & PMA & major RM replenishment plan & update into SAC planning system)

  • Analyse supply and demand issues. Prepares all data, metrics and scenarios to be discussed during S&OP meetings (Prepare presentation PPT slide for monthly Pre S&OP meeting call & performs follow-up of action log file, communicates key conclusions to stakeholders )

  • To organise demand & supply review call with EMEA & PMA - crossing BA (Inter BA call) 

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

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

  • Continuous improvement: 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 3-5 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, Ms-Excel, ERP, SAP, SAC) 

  • Knowledge in ERP System is added advantage


Languages :

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English, Conversing in other language is an added advantage

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.