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Demand Planner

  • Posted: 17 Sep 2021
  • Supply Chain
  • Belgium
  • Belgium

About the job


Are you challenged by combining your analytical skills and ability to influence in a multidisciplinary environment to come to great results?

Are you a born networker with a strong numerical affinity?


Become our next rising star and join us today as Demand planner.


As a Demand Planner you will manage the Demand Volume Forecasting & Demand Planning for the Short to Long term of your brands.

For the Short Term you ensure together with Supply Planning that supply matches demand. Together with the  Brand Team you manage his/her brand on the Long Term by ensuring a complete forecast and S&OP enabling gap closure & extra business growth. Furthermore you are always seeking to optimize forecast accuracy, by improving forecasting methodologies and tools.


You will be working in a team of 6, reporting into the Head of Planning BE. Together you will discuss and implement improved ways of working and work toward an even more excellent relationship with the key stakeholders to create fully transparent and integrated solutions.


A bit more in detail, you will be responsible for…

  • Short term & long term forecasting;
  • Ensuring together with Supply Planning and Customer Service (CS) that supply matches demand;
  • Ensuring consistency of forecast from period to period, tracking and explaining changes;
  • Measuring and managing the continuous improvement of forecast accuracy e.g by improved system use and forecasting methodology.
  • Using market data to enhance demand visibility & increase forecast accuracy;
  • Working with retailers to create event forecasts (promotions, product changes) (collaborative forecasting)
  • Facilitating meetings between functions to gain demand forecast consensus as part of Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP), enabling gap closure & extra growth. Helping identify risks and opportunities as part of S&OP process.
  • Running analyses on historical baseline data and “clean” from events impact
  • Enriching baseline forecasts with special events based on input from Marketing, Sales, Category Management, CS and Customers
  • Representing Supply Chain in cross functional brand and customer teams.

About you


You have a Master of Science, Major in Business or Supply Chain and a first (2-3y) experience in planning, supply chain or analyst roles. Your affinity with ERP systems and excellent excel skills make you the perfect candidate for this role!

In addition

  • It is important that you have excellent analytical skills and a strong numerical understanding.
  • With your communication skills you have a strong ability to influence people/stakeholders in a multidisciplinary environment.
  • It gives you energy to work on multiple complex problems simultaneously and manage complex projects and it is a challenge for you to do so completely accurate.

About us

Working here you’ll need to enjoy a fast-pace, complexity and it can get a little challenging. But it’s packed with opportunities. You’ll work with some of the best-known brands in the world and we absolutely guarantee that you can just be yourself. Be innovative and entrepreneurial and the impact you could make might just amaze you. Join our movement for a healthier world. One Planet One Health BY YOU.

We are proud to be an equal employer. We are convinced our differences make the difference and that an inclusive working environment will drive our growth as a business, as teams and as individuals. We will therefore consider all applicants for employment* fostering an inclusive working culture that is accessible for all.

Did you know that as a B-Corp certified company, Danone meets the highest verified standards of social and environmental performance, transparency, and accountability?


Our core values - Humanism, Openness, Proximity and Enthusiasm embody the way we aspire to behave in everything we do. If you are an energetic person who believes in these principles, then Danone is the right company for you! Join our dynamic team and help us make our vision a reality by playing a key role in the performance of Danone and all its brands.


 Hit the “apply now” button now. To comply with GDPR regulations, we cannot process your personal data without given consent. Therefore, we strongly recommend applying directly via our career website.

Your application will be reviewed by our internal Recruitment team. If you have any questions, you can reach out to chloe.uyttenhove@alpro.com.

* all applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.