Haugen-Gruppen AB - Demand Planners

ValueOne is recruiting two Demand Planners for the Haugen Group based in Järva krog north of Stockholm. As a demand planner at Haugen-Gruppen, you are offered a role with the entire Nordic region as a game plan. You get the opportunity to work in a fast-moving industry in one of Scandinavia’s strongest grocery companies, which gives its employees plenty of leeway and opportunities to grow professionally. If you work as a demand planner today and feel that your career needs a fresh start, Haugen-Gruppen can be the employer you are looking for.

Haugen-Gruppen is the leading importer, marketer, and distributor of international high-quality brands within the food industry in the Nordics. The group also has a growing share of own brands, with a strategy to further develop this category. The current structure of the group is country-based organizations in Norway, Denmark, Sweden and Finland with full facilities in all countries, and a lean, Nordic office.

Haugen-Gruppen was founded more than 100 years ago. Genuine passion and curiosity for food and beverage has led the company to work with brands from all over the world. The company currently has a strong presence in Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Finland and supplies supermarkets, service stations, canteens, cafes, gourmet restaurants across the Nordics. The group is known to build strong categories and develop new concepts. Today, Haugen-Gruppen is a leading Nordic supplier with a total of NOK 2.3 billion in revenue. The Group’s mission is to be a leading and preferred supplier in all operating categories with focus on branded products of high quality. In 2021, Haugen-Gruppen Sweden was certified as a Great Place to Work. Which is a visible proof that the organization is perceived as a good workplace by its employees.

The role

As a Demand Planner, you own and are responsible for the market demand planning process to always achieve the correct sales forecast. Your task is to continuously analyse and maintain forecasts, analyse forecast deviations, trends and historical campaigns and future campaign plans. You work in close collaboration with and run the S&OP process together with Marketing and Sales to be best in class on forecast accuracy. The role includes responsibility for developing processes and working methods as well as initiating and implementing continuous improvements. You report to the Head of Country Supply Chain.

Main tasks:

  • Creates statistical forecast by analysing and cleaning historical data and future orders.
  • Leads the work of creating short- and long-term forecast by collaborating with sales & marketing and customers for input (e.g., promotions, pipeline, price changes, listings, de-listings, launches) to build a consensus forecast.
  • Analyses relevant data sources to gain insight to help shape future demand forecast including special events, seasons etc.
  • Delivers short- and long-term forecast to Supply Chain, Finance, Commercial and Suppliers to be used as base for further Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP).
  • Ensures continuous improvement of the demand planning process and system.
  • Monitors and analyses results/KPIs to take corrective action and ensures improvement.
  • Sets models and parameters to optimise the demand planning process and results.
  • Lead or participate in different projects.

Experience and competence

In order for you to be suitable for the role, we prefer that you have a master’s degree in Supply Chain Management or similar, or alternatively corresponding knowledge acquired through work experience. The position also requires 2-3 years of experience in planning as well as solid knowledge of supply chain processes and supply chain costs. It is also important that you can understand and analyse cost drivers in the supply chain.  

Fluent knowledge of English and Swedish or any other Scandinavian language in speech and writing is a requirement as well as good computer skills. Experience of Dynamics AX and SO99 + is an advantage as well as an industry background within FMCG.

Your personal qualities are valuable to us. The role requires good analytical skills and focus on details. You will be two demand planners who work together, which is why the team spirit and ability to cooperate is important. The role also includes regular contacts with your Nordic colleagues. A certain sense of service, flexibility and diplomacy towards colleagues and suppliers is therefore important. You should also be used to giving presentations. Furthermore, we are happy to see that you are able to work independently and do not hesitate to make decisions. As a demand planner, you work proactively and ensure early involvement in the process. Doing the right thing from the start is a key word for you and you see continuous improvement as an obvious part of your work tasks.

Application

We look forward to receiving your application. Please apply through our webpage at: https://valueone.se/aktuella-jobb/ as soon as possible.

Feel free to contact Olof Widmark at +46 70-7868 099 with any questions regarding the listed position.