China, Shanghai, Henkel Consumer Brands

Business & Demand Planning Manager

At Henkel, you can build on a strong legacy and leading positions in both industrial and consumer businesses to reimagine and improve life every day. If you love challenging the status quo, join our community of over 50,000 pioneers around the globe. Our teams at Henkel Consumer Brands continuously drive the evolution in dynamic categories: Laundry & Home Care and Hair. With our trusted brands, including Persil and Schwarzkopf, our cutting-edge technologies and our disruptive solutions, you will have countless opportunities to explore new paths and develop your skills. Grow within our future-led businesses, our diverse and vibrant culture and find a place where you simply belong. All to leave your mark for more sustainable growth.

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  • The Business & Demand Planning Manager holds a key position in our supply chain team, responsible for forecasting and ensuring accurate predictions of product demand (important demand signal for the following supply chain activities incl. production and purchase). This role involves utilizing data analysis, market insights, and collaborative efforts working with the commercial teams to generate precise demand forecasts.
  • Responsibilities

  • Lead and mentor a team of demand planners, fostering a collaborative and goal-oriented work environment.
  • Provide guidance on day-to-day operations and contribute to team development.
  •  Collaborate with cross-functional teams to gather relevant data and insights for demand forecasting.
  • Utilize demand planning tools and models to analyze historical data and market trends for accurate forecasting.
  • Generate and maintain demand forecasts, adjusting predictions based on changing market conditions and the updated Sales & Marketing assumptions.
  • Work closely with the supply planning team to ensure inventory levels align with demand forecasts.
  • Monitor and communicate potential inventory shortages or excesses, providing recommendations for resolution.
  • Analyze and report on key performance indicators (forecast accuracy & bias) to drive continuous improvement in demand planning processes.
  • Accountabilities (Time in %)

  • Lead and manage the demand planning team, ensuring effective coordination and communication.   40%
  • Ensure operational goals achievement (forecast accuracy & bias).  30%
  • Business planning and commercial alignment.  30%


  • Bachelor's degree or above in supply chain management / logistics management / business management. 
  • 5+ years of supply chain experience in demand planning, FMCG industry preferred.
  • Excellent communication and stakeholder management skill.
  • Fluent in both Chinese and English written and speaking.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint, Power BI as a plus.
  • ERP and SAP system operations, APO experience preferred.

At Henkel, we come from a broad range of backgrounds, perspectives, and life experiences. We believe the uniqueness of all our employees is the power in us. Become part of the team and bring your uniqueness to us! We welcome all applications across different genders, origins, cultures, religions, sexual orientations, disabilities, and generations.

JOB ID: 24063631
Contract & Job type: Regular - Full Time
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