(Jr.) Demand Analyst (f/m)

Job Posting Title: (Jr.) Demand Analyst (f/m) 

Segment: Transportation Solutions

Business Unit: Industrial & Commercial Transportation

Building: Heimstetten, Germany

Hiring Manager: Aleksandra Wierzbicka 

Recruiter: KATRIN WUERSCHING 

Travel: 10% to 25% 

Education Experience: Bachelors Degree (High School +4 years) 

Employment Experience: 3-5 years

 

Company Information

When every connection counts, TE’s Industrial & Commercial Transportation (ICT) business unit delivers reliable connectivity products designed to withstand harsh environmental conditions for on and off-highway vehicles and recreational transportation. As a world leader in rough and rugged connectivity, depend on TE’s ICT to provide innovative solutions for field applications where failure is not an option. Some of our key technologies include terminals and connectors, custom cable assemblies, relays and switching modules, inductive systems, and wire and cable.

Job Overview

The Demand Analyst reports into the TE ICT Demand Manager and is responsible for forecast accuracy at a part number level for assigned locations and product lines. They partner with the sales and product management teams in the creation of a consensus forecast, and understand any significant changes/exceptions to the demand trends. The demand analyst must have excellent communication skills as well as analytical ability; forecast accuracy will be the primary metric.

Responsibilities & Qualifications

Key Responsibilities

  • Support the global Sales and Operating Planning (S&OP) process by ensuring an efficient, effective and reliable demand review for their assigned territory and product lines on a monthly basis.
  • Partner with the sales organization and product management team to develop an accurate and detailed consensus forecast, including facilitating formal monthly demand review meetings.
  • Partner with the sales organization, global product management team and Finance team in the quarterly commit sales forecasting process, and annual sales budgeting process.
  • Provide monthly product mix forecasts to the operations and supply chain teams highlighting upside opportunities and downside risks.
  • Monitor demand plan versus actual results on a monthly basis (monitoring forecast accuracies and providing detailed input into operations) – hold key contributors accountable (product management, sales, operations)
  • Drive continuous improvement on processes and methodologies for collecting information and predicting demand.
  • Support planning process for product migrations (move of manufacturing capacity from one plant to another).
  • Consistent attendance, understanding of and compliance with all TE policies, rules and regulations.
  • Gather, analyze, validate and translate information from customers, channel partners, sales and product management to establish a customer/part number level forecast.
  • Lead the monthly S&OP pre-demand consensus meeting for assigned territory and product type assignments, with product and sales management. Work out consensus forecast.
  • Prepare forecast accuracy measurements, analyze differences and implement or recommend improvements.
  • Perform root cause analysis of all appropriate forecast to demand exceptions at the item level.
  • Understand key customer programs, TE content in customer programs, etc.
  • Understand assigned sales territory and product family – strategies, market share, key customers, sales channel, etc.
  • Communicate to gain alignment. Deliver high quality, clear, concise oral and written presentations to convey information to S&OP team and stakeholders.
  • Identify potential upside opportunities and downside risks, and work with S&OP team to develop action plan, secure resources and execute.

 

Key Qualifications, Experiences and Knowledge

  • Bachelor’s degree, or its equivalent, in related field, such as finance, marketing, business administration, supply chain, operations management or industrial engineering required. APICS or other certification preferred.
  • Supply chain experience to include 1-3 years’ experience in S&OP, demand planning, or material planning, capacity planning.
  • Excellent analytical and advanced computer skills, with ability to mine data and derive critical and salient information from diverse inputs.
  • Excellent communication skills (clear, concise oral and written presentations) and interpersonal skills.
  • Effective negotiation and influencing skills, capable of being unbiased and fair in achieving compromise solutions and consensus positions.
  • Experience with analytical systems and tools (JDA/Xelus/SAP/TED etc.) preferred.
  • Fluent in English (written and verbal), German is a plus
  • Project management and problem-solving skills.
  • Quick learner, capable of adapting to new systems and developing and continuously improving processes.
  • Ability to work in an international environment and willing to travel periodically (short time periods) including abroad if needed.

Competencies

  • Values: Integrity, Accountability,Teamwork, Innovation

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Education Experience:  Bachelors Degree (High School +4 years)
Travel:  10% to 25%


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