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Demand Planning and S&OP Manager

Job location : Europe
Created moment : 02/25/2021 - 01:00
Job reference : REQ - 03856

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.

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The Position

Demand Planning and S&OP Manager

Job Summary


The Demand Planning and S&OP Manager manages sales and operation planning process on products to ensure alignment of functions and Top Management to delivery of mid to long-term business targets and customer satisfaction


  • Establish and execute an S&OP process for the assigned group of minerals
  • Coordinates demand forecasting process, incorporating business intelligence and forecast information from Segment and finance, for multiple time horizons (18m rolling, year end, etc.) on assigned group of minerals
  • Ensure the accuracy of the demand forecast models for its perimeter
  • Manages the S&OP cycle, incl. pre-S&OP meetings (operations planning)  and monthly S&OP meetings (executive decision making meeting)
  • Ensures data generated by functional stakeholders is suitable for S&OP process. Initiates improvement actions if necessary.
  • 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
  • Writes S&OP meeting minutes, communicates key conclusions to stakeholders and performs follow-up of actions
  • Maintains key S&OP KPIs, incl. S&OP meeting attendance, forecasts accuracy, adherence to S&OP guidance 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

Title, position in the organization & grading

  • Title: Demand Planning and S&OP Manager
  • Reporting to: Business Planning Director
  • Location: Toulouse, Paris, La Hulpe

    Competencies and experience

    Key competencies
    • Good / practical understanding of S&OP best practices
    • Project management
    • Strong analytical skills and strategic understanding
    • Others: strategic thinking, interpersonal skills, ability to propose solutions
    • Advocate for data integrity

    Ideal background/ experience
    • 5+ years of Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP) management

    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.

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