Demand Planner

Lead the Demand Planning process across our 3 channels in Aus & NZ, Immediate start, Located in Beverley with onsite parking and workplace flexibility.

Hoshizaki Lancer is a world leader in Draught Beer, Soft Drink, and Frozen Beverage Dispensing systems, as well as Ice Machines and Professional Food Service Refrigeration products. For over 50 years, Hoshizaki Lancer has been working with Australian venues to provide the upmost service and quality products. Our extensive product range allows for venue owners to select what they require to fulfil their venues vision.

Your Role

Working closely with our Product Line Managers you will align, develop and implement Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) framework in conjunction with key business stakeholders and ensure working capital is optimised. Define, implement, and monitor tactical plans to ensure day-to-day operations are run efficiently and effectively.

What you will be doing

  • Identify and analyze demand trends and incorporate in forecasting, inventory planning, and safety stock strategies for Australia and New Zealand.
  • Deployment of the optimum techniques to improve forecast accuracy given the demand stream characteristics observed.
  • Develop effective data driven demand forecasts, safety stock requirements and demand/supply balance opportunities at monthly S&OP meetings
  • Ensure the optimum level of inventory is allocated to each state 3PL supply warehouses.
  • Maintain timely material and Planning Master data attributes in the LN ERP system
  • Develop process for continuous feedback on performance to plan.
  • Work with Procurement, Manufacturing and Logistics groups to optimize inventory levels nationally.
  • Partnering with production scheduling and supply functions to identify and reconcile gaps and supply shortages, providing an early warning system for issues identification.

What we are looking for.

  • Qualified S&OP practitioner with experience in aligning operating plans with financials. 
  • Previous experience using ERP/MRP/Demand Planning software.  Infor LN preferred.
  • Strong understanding of Inventory management and practices
  • Tertiary qualified with at least 3 years Demand Planning experience
  • Digitally savvy and proficient with Microsoft Office suite of applications.
  • Advanced Excel and Power BI experience.
  • Strong attention to detail

Our new team member will be responsible, invested, with a high attention to detail and accuracy.  This role has a high cross functional relationships so our ideal candidate requires teamwork, adaptability, and continuous improvement long term thinking.


Lancer is an equal opportunity employer.

26/04/2021 $0 Adelaide 1 Manufacturing, Transport & Logistics
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