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APAC Forecast Analyst

Date: 17-May-2022

Location: Singapore, 01, SG, 239519

Company: The Body Shop International Limited

The Body Shop

When Anita Roddick founded The Body Shop in 1976, she had a vision. Business as a force for good – that’s us. Over 40 years later, we’re proud to be pioneering cruelty-free beauty every step of the way. We’re the original ethical beauty brand. We’ve got a thing for empowering people and enriching our planet. We’re all about keeping it real, in every way possible. Our activist roots remain a huge part of everything we do, from our iconic window posters to our vegetarian products to our infamous campaigns. We’re never afraid to stand up and speak the truth. We like to do things a little differently around here. 

 

The Body Shop, along with Aesop and Natura, is part of Natura & Co, a global, multi-channel and multi-brand cosmetics group that is committed to generating positive economic, social and environmental impact. Group owner Natura is Brazil's number one cosmetics manufacturer. Sustainable development has been the company's guiding principle since it was founded in 1969. In fact, this is an incredibly exciting time for The Body Shop. We’re fighting for what we believe in now more than ever. No holding back. Breaking the mould has always come naturally to us, and we need someone who’s not afraid to mix things up. 

Your role in a nutshell

Purpose of role:
Demand Planning for assigned markets to ensure timely and accurate forecast of sales and requirements to improve stock availability and inventory control.
Working with Market commercial teams to produce a base line forecast, and events, promotional and launch requirements, and to manage the data in the system (SAP IP).
To oversee and co-ordinate the market S&OP process, to ensure it supports the continuous review of the forecast, and the alignment of the demand forecast, the commercial plan and financial targets. To drive S&OP as a platform to run the business for communication, issue escalation and decision making. This ensure the demand plan, supply plan, and the finance plan are aligned

More about the role

Key Job Accountabilities:

Manage the demand planning process with input from the market, incorporating market intelligence and business trend and information. Activities include but not limited to:

  • Building and maintaining the on-going forecast for market, incorporating latest trends, seasonality, cannibalisations and uplift.
  • Working with market commercial teams to review and challenge the requirements for promo, events and launches, and ensuring accurate and timely loading into the system
  • Manage the quarterly Sell in orders, ensuring a thorough review, sign off and loading within the process timelines.

To manage the S&OP process as a tool to improve forecast and planning performance, including:

  • Reporting on forecast accuracy and performance trends
  • To drive the discussion on variances understanding, and to ensure learnings are built into forward demand planning
  • Alignment of demand plan with business stakeholders – (Commercial, Supply Chain, and Finance, and Business leadership)

Provide reporting, analysis and insight on sales forecast related KPIs and present to key stakeholders.
Manage the Forecasting database to maintain data integrity including New, discontinued and Phase in- Phase out (PIPO) of articles.
Lead and develop the forecasting capability through review of reports, process, & tools
End to end mindset to identify and to drive continuous improvement in performance and results, and to identify opportunities for process development.

What we look for

Experience:  
Well-developed communication skills and ability to challenge / influence internal and external stakeholders across many markets, Zone and International
Strong analytical skills required
Demonstrable ability to handle large data sets and complex processes
Experience in Demand Forecasting Statistical tools and mindset of continuous improvement and adaptability.
Proven team player, working with wider commercial teams
Demonstrable ability to confidently present Data and Analytical insights to improve the Forecasting and S&OP process.
Qualifications:
Degree level intellect
Advanced level in Excel
Ideally highly experienced with forecasting and analytical processes, tools and software.

Competencies required:
Manages Complexity – Translate market analysis and customer insight into credible forecasts
Sensitivity to beauty The Body Shop Way – Accurate planning reflecting local and international Sales trends
Innovates – Drive for continuous improvement
Demonstrates Entrepreneurship – Understands how forecasting impacts other functions
Interacts Effectively – Present complex concepts in a simple way  and builds effective partnerships within the business
 

Talent Drivers

Collaborative Skills
Purpose
Commerciality
Leadership
Personal Conduct