Demand Planner Ingredients

Posted on 09-Nov-2017
Application Close Date: 30-Nov-2017
Job Details
Supply Chain & Operations
Position Type:
Full Time
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Goodman Fielder is a leading regional food company across Australia, New Zealand and Asia Pacific. We have a portfolio of iconic and trusted brands that Australians have grown up with and put in their supermarket trolleys every week, including Helga's, Wonder White, Praise, White Wings, MeadowLea, and many more. Our vision is to be the leading and most innovative local food company, creating food that people love.


We value our people at Goodman Fielder and recognise that our success depends on our ability to attract and retain talented people. Due to growth and new business opportunities we have created a new role for a Demand Planner – Food Service. This role will be based in our new North Sydney head office as part of the Australian Planning team and will manage the entire end to end forecasting process for the GF Ingredients Business. Our Ingredients business is in a start-up phase and undergoing rapid growth which will lead to a greater portfolio of products


Specifically, you will:

  • Develop and manage the Goodman Fielder Ingredients Forecasting Process
  • Manage the Forecast with input and collaboration from all sales teams.
  • Be the primary contact for any demand planning issues for all Sales, Marketing, Finance, Supply Chain and Operations.
  • Manage all Ingredients forecast reporting requirements.
  • Organise review meetings with state managers and national sales team
  • Review of forecast accuracy and other forecast drivers.
  • Improve Forecast Accuracy Measures for the Food Service Business
  • Manage the stock transfer between states and inventory of long shelf life products


To be successful in this role you will need:

  • Demand and/or Supply planning experience
  • Fast learner and desire to grow mindset.
  • Excellent planning and trend analysis skills. Strong Analytical Skills
  • Experience of working in cross-functional teams in large and diverse organizations
  • Ability to draw insights from large data
  • Effective communication and influencing skills
  • Ability to deal with ambiguity constructively
  • Ability to not only plan but ensure follow through – a self-starter who uses own initiative
  • APO/SAP BW, Promax experience ideal but not essential
  • Dealing/negotiating capability
  • Continual improvement mindset


This is an excellent opportunity to join a growing business, with the scope to develop and grow your career. At Goodman Fielder, we aim to be an employer of choice in the food industry where we don't just offer jobs - we offer long term careers.

What are you waiting for? Apply now.