Demand Planner

Date: 14-Oct-2021

Location: Australia

Company: Accolade Wines

About us

At Accolade Wines, our purpose is to enrich everyday moments. As one of the world’s leading wine companies, our award-winning portfolio includes beloved brands such as Hardys, Grant Burge, St Hallett, House of Arras, Mud House, Jam Shed and many more. We are one of the largest wine producers in the world – we’ve been around since 1836, and our portfolio has won a total of 8,846 international wine show awards in the last decade.

About the role

The driving force behind our business is our people – we have over 1,500 staff across Australia, the UK, Europe, Asia, South Africa, New Zealand and the Americas, and every one of us is passionate about making the ordinary extraordinary through our amazing wines.


We are now recruiting for a Demand Planner to partner with sales and supply chain to provide a robust demand forecast (1- 24 months).  In this role, you will monitor’s trends and consumer behaviour to estimate future demand and help the business meet customer demand for products minimising excess inventory.  As a team, we will focus on identifying and implementing process improvements and you will be responsible for rolling-out best practices across the ANZP business. 


You can be based in either our Sydney or Melbourne offices, with flexibility to work from home.


This role is full-time and permanent.

Key responsibilities include:

•    Support the sales team scan forecast build by analysing market data, historical trends and promotional calendars; provide recommendations, challenge forecasts assumptions and own scan forecast base.
•    Run monthly S&OP account reviews with sales team and pro-actively communicate any changes. 
•    Own system data inputs and maintain different systems (DP Infor, Demantra, Anaplan) ensuring the systems reconcile providing accurate and reliable data.
•    Provide insight and inputs for Demand Reviews to enable forecast sign-off with the leadership team
•    Analyse Forecast KPIs to identify latest trends and variables impacting forecast, share insights and drive action to continuously improve the forecast.
•    Work closely with internal/external stakeholders to establish a robust process, utilising different tools to build a rolling demand forecast.
•    Actively participate in collaboration planning with the customer seeking for forecast alignment and provide stock updates as required.
•    Liaise with stakeholders on a regular basis to understand supply position, constraints and any factors with potential impacts on service and forecast delivery.
•    Drive weekly Supply updates with the sales team to communicate potential case fill impacts seeking for actions to mitigate.
•    Provide insights to the broader team on matters of either over/under forecasting bias to best balance service levels with working capital.
•    Assist the DP manager with inputs into the long-term strategic plan.
•    Work closely Business / Commercial manager to ensure demand changes are covered as part of the monthly demand cycle.
•    Seek continuous improvement across all facets of SO&P, forecasting techniques, structure of review process and stakeholder management, both vertically (i.e. supply chain / customer) and horizontally (sales/finance).
•    Maintain a statistical forecast to ensure continuity of supply.

What you’ll bring:

•    ASCI Certification or degree in Supply Chain, Business, Operations, Finance.
•    Minimum 2 years’ experience in a demand planning /commercial finance / VRP capacity, inventory management, allocation or replenishment; financial planning or financial analysis experience
•    Demonstrable analytical experience in a value-add capacity.
•    Excel advance.
•    FMCG experience and Systems: Anaplan, Infor, JDE highly regarded.

What you can expect:

An annual wine allowance, on top of your salary! You heard right – you’ll get money to spend on our amazing wines, as well as a fantastic range of benefits including a gym subsidy and employee assistance program. Plus a whole host of career opportunities across the world. And wine. Oh, also – wine.


Want to see our fabulous bottling site in the UK, and find out more about our products? Watch us in action here: https://player.vimeo.com/video/296545118