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Job Overview

TE Connectivity's Logistics Demand Management Teams develop, integrate and provide short-term accounts or brand specific forecasts for internal operations which include replenishment data, customer data, sales promotion information, marketing plans and new distribution/product deletions. They are responsible for facilitating, managing and executing strategic directions related to plant performance, customer demand agreements, supply chain improvements, revenue forecasting and overall improvement in delivery metrics globally. They assist in the improvement of demand system forecasting accuracy for customers. The Demand Management Teams maintain and manage product history, forecasts and promotional demand. They analyze internal demand stream information, and categorizes according to demand patterns. They also may input sales/marketing intelligence for use in forecast systems, working with sales organization(s), national sales accounts, marketing, and related forecasting and planning groups.


The Demand Analyst position is responsible for China region forecasting activities associated with Sales, PMs and factory partners. The position creates and maintains forecast models and incorporating business intelligence and forecast information gathered from sales, customers, product management and other sources.   
The Demand Analyst responsible for
Product lines in support of the China Auto BU forecast within Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP).   

What your background should look like:

Key Tasks:  
•    Develop demand forecasts for key customers and some product lines in support of the Auto sales forecast.
•    Review historical sales trends, research demand drivers, prepare forecast data and evaluate accuracy of forecast results.
•    Co-ordinate cross-functional activities to reconcile significant variances and refine the forecast model to reflect updated sales or customer input.
•    Interact with PM leaders to understand forecast drivers, gain consensus and align forecast model to finance guidance projections.
•    Monitor demand plan versus actual results on monthly basis, perform root cause analysis and drive improvement activities.
•    Input and maintain information in the demand planning software, use as the primary forecasting system tool and comply with established timeframes to support the Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) process. 
•    Provide input and preparation of data used for the supply planning consensus meetings.
•    Monitor Key customer SA behavior to improve SA forecasting accuracy.
•    Design material planning proposal (such as safety stock) to PM/Sales base on product business and production features.
Key Performance Measurements: 
•    Monthly forecast prediction and provide detail analysis and reason of forecast change by projects.
•    Strong alignment among sales and product management that continuously improve and align the demand and financial forecast.
•    Effectively communicate with key Sales/PMs on forecast performance and develop improvement activities that better anticipate customer needs.   
•    Excellent communication (written and oral) and interpersonal skills to effectively interact with all business functions.
•    Strong analytical ability to mine data and derive critical information from varied inputs.
•    Time management skills.
•    Fast learner and capable of adapting to new requirements and systems.
•    Enthusiasm and willingness to drive continuous improvement into the forecast process.
Key Qualifications, Experiences and Knowledge:
•    Bachelor’s Degree in Operations Management, Business Management or Supply Chain.
•    Over 5 years planning experience in a manufacturing or distribution environment.
•    Working knowledge of manufacturing, supply chain and planning operations.   
•    Strong proficiency in Microsoft office
•    Flexibility to support global collaboration outside normal work hours.
•    5-7 years demand planner experience in large manufacturing or distribution environment.
•    Experience with JDA or SOM forecast software.
•    Functional knowledge of report generation in TED Database.
•    Experience with SAP software.


Values: Integrity, Accountability, Teamwork, Innovation

SHANGHAI, SH, CN, 200233

State:  SH
Country/Region:  CN
Travel:  Less than 10%
Requisition ID:  111093
Alternative Locations: 
Function:  Logistics

Job Segment: Demand Planner, Supply Chain, Logistics, Material Planner, Outside Sales, Operations, Manufacturing, Sales