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The Role You will facilitate Integrated Business Planning process in the Market to achieve aligned Market demand plan, approved by Market Management team. Effectively manage collection of Business Intelligence from Commercial and Finance teams and integrate it into the demand plan. Balance supply and demand, ensure successful inventory management throughout the supply chain and follow up on product availability at market level. Identify risks and opportunities to the plan, create optimized responses and validate them with the stakeholders. Execute planning of New Product Initiatives and phase-out of products considering market requirements and approved commercial strategies. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Autonomously facilitates IBP cycle with stakeholders of relevant seniority, significantly contributes to smoothness of supply-demand process. Plays active role in implementation of new digital tools and processes, engages with all involved departments during change management process. May require manager's support for escalation of cases when different stakeholders can’t reach a consensus. Accountability 1 Run routine Market IBP process with involvement of Commercial, Finance, Marketing and Business Planning teams with following key accountabilities: • Engage with the Commercial, Finance, Marketing and Business Planning teams to capture market events and trends that impact the sales forecast and to properly plan new product initiatives • Review the Statistical forecast provided by the Supply Chain Synchronization Hub and incorporate all information relevant to enrich it with the latest market events and new product launches. Reflect all relevant Market insights and key Market demand drivers. • Collaborate with the Supply Chain Synchronization Hub to ensure successful inventory management throughout the supply chain and follow up on product availability at market level. Balance demand & supply by aligning commercial and supply chain plans for the medium term (3 to 24 months) horizon • Regularly analyze finished goods and NTMs LOGD projections, work collaboratively with Commercial and Operations teams to minimize LOGD exposure • Regularly review Market sales performance versus approved forecast and target, analyze forecasting KPIs. Facilitate preparation and approval of the gap closure plans • Proactively identify potential upsides and downsides to the plan and create optimized enterprise responses. • Together with all involved teams run scenarios simulation based on Market pricing strategies, commercial campaigns, competitors’ activities, and other business intelligence information, to prepare recommendations/decisions on the scenario analysis that maximizes business opportunities and minimizes potential risks • Maintain relevant data in Supply Chain systems in a structured way to ensure proper planning activities. Accountability 2 Participate in Supply Chain projects and initiatives and lead their local implementation: • Development, modification and improvement of supply chain processes [E.g. Open+] • End-to-end digitalization of Supply Chain Accountability 3 Collaborate with various departments of the Company to ensure effective IBP process: Commercial Strategy and Deployment/ Finance /Business Development and Planning / Marketing / Distribution and Service delivery /Supply Chain Synchronization Hub /Global IBP and Global Supply Chain Category / Product Portfolio Management and Deployment /Other functions based on specific business needs Accountability 4 Contribute to Market’s Budget and/or target setting process by ensuring proper forecasting process Accountability 5 Indirect leadership of cross-functional teams as part of IBP process facilitation. Accountability 6 • Ensure full personal compliance with Regime of Confidentiality applicable to any commercial and competitive sensitive information • Ensure full compliance with local applicable legislation and company policies and procedures. • Adhere to all Environment, Health and Safety (EHS) rules, policies and procedures. Pass through appropriate EHS trainings, apply received knowledge at work. • Inspect and use personal protective equipment as appropriate. • Keep assigned work areas clean and orderly. • Take an active part in EHS programs. • Inform the superior immediately about all violations of EHS requirements, take appropriate measures for their elimination. • Organize business processes at assigned work area in compliance with EHS rules, policies and procedures. • Evaluate risks at workplaces, take appropriate measures for risks reduction. • Ensure work conditions in department (division) in compliance with norms defined by local applicable legislation. Accountability 7 • Closely work with SH to ensure accuracy of SH production plan per sku and secure adequate pipeline stock to supply product according to commercial plan taking into consideration of many different product sourcing with different GIT lead time. • Analyze potential risk on inventory and shipment applying what-if scenario and discuss it with internal stakeholder, and define and implement risk mitigation actions to eliminate potential business disruption. QUALIFICATIONS • 3+ Years of experience within FMCG or Electronics industry with exposure to Supply Chain, Sales Strategy, Business Planning & Development or Finance • Ability to lead S&OP meetings and Project management skills are strong plus • End 2 End Supply Chain / Integrated Business Planning Processes knowledge/experience preferred • APICS CPIM/CSCP certifications preferred • Working knowledge of Project / product prioritization process and tools - Top-down and bottom-up, driver-based planning and forecasting, data based - PC - Microsoft Applications (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook) - Experienced User - Predictive and prescriptive analytics and planning skills • Finance principles: Working knowledge of major financial concepts (profit & loss, cash flow statement) and principles of PM budget cycle (OB, RF) • Working knowledge of SAP, Supply Chain Planning and Forecasting Solutions (E2OPEN suite), Financial Planning systems is a strong plus WHAT WE OFFER Our success depends on the men and women who come to work every single day with a sense of purpose and an appetite for progress. Join PMI and you too can: • Seize the freedom to define your future and ours – we’ll empower you to take risks, experiment and explore • Be part of an inclusive, diverse culture, where everyone’s contribution is respected; collaborate with some of the world’s best people and feel like you belong • Pursue your ambitions and develop your skills with a global business – our staggering size and scale provides endless opportunities to progress • Take pride in delivering our promise to society: to improve the lives of a billion smokers PMI is an Equal Opportunity Employer.