Demand Planning Manager

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  • Job Type:Full time
  • Category:Supply Chain/Procurement
  • Business Group:Laminex NZ
  • Location:Auckland
  • Job Reference:TLG/28391
  • Closing Date:07 Oct 2022


Laminex New Zealand forms part of the Building Products division of Fletcher Building and we are a trusted business partner with market-leading brands for great design spaces, offering expert knowledge and exceptional value to our customers. We have a fantastic people culture at Laminex and our priority is to make all our people feel welcomed when they join and feel valued as they continue their journey with us.

This is an exciting time to join our team based in Penrose as a Demand Planning Manager where you will build and drive the Sales & Operations Planning Process at Laminex by developing effective forecasting models based on sales & demand patterns. As well as Implementing frequent solutions to improve demand forecast accuracy, other key duties will include:
  • Data gathering, and forecasting with a demand planning horizon of +12 months which covers effective planning for Phase-In/Phase-Out at product family level or SKU
  • Analyse external and internal factors that contribute to the demand for different products, ensuring that inventory is in the right time, right levels and right locations to meet the business demand
  • Optimisation of logistics, storage, inventory and all other warehousing activities which directly impact fulfilment, shipping, and the customer experience
  • Communication of supply chain risks that will impact DIFOT and Customer requirements and implementation mitigation activities
  • Forecasting the demand of required products using the statistic sales forecast and the feedback from Sales & Marketing for decision making to determine volumes that should be produced/purchased to satisfy all customers’ requirements throughout the year
  • Drive operational efficiency and increase profitability at the same time to achieving customer excellence
  • Support implementation of required cross-functional processes and communication with suppliers to meet Laminex demand while minimising excess inventory and avoiding supply chain disruptions
  • Regular reporting of Demand Forecasted vs. Actual Sales to key stakeholders at weekly, quarterly and YTD levels

Working closely with the Supply Chain Manager, you will be a positive influencer with an open mind who is able to encourage change and the new implementation of policies/procedures to improve overall business performance. As well as experience working for a complex business in supply chain and operations, you will possess:
  • Exemplary SAP APO experience, and extensive knowledge in Demand Planning, preferably in a lean manufacturing environment
  • Extensive experience managing and implementing Qualitative Forecasting and Quantitative Forecasting methods and modelling at SKU level
  • Demonstrated ability to develop, implement and enhance best practices within the Sales & Operations Planning Process
  • Advanced experience implementing principles of Lean Manufacturing, Six-Sigma, Root Cause Analysis, Problem Solving, Value Stream Mapping and Continuous Process Improvement as part of the demand forecasting & supply planning functions
  • Highly developed influencing communication, negotiation and conflict management skills
  • Proficient business dashboard reporting and presentation skills

As part of the Fletcher Building group of companies, you will be able to leverage experience and relationships from across our organisation and achieve success for yourself and our company. You will be joining a business in great shape that is ready to capitalise on your drive and energy and can offer great benefits that come from working with one of New Zealand’s largest listed companies. 

If this sounds like your next opportunity, please apply now or contact for further information.