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Custom Field 2:  82013
Category:  Supply Chain
Date:  29-Apr-2022

Schiphol, NH, NL, 1118BJ

Demand Planner Benelux





COTY is seeking a talented, highly motivated and experienced individual to join our Coty Benelux organization. As Demand Planner, you will own 18 months forecast for a complex dynamic portfolio. You will manage systems, reporting, and communication needed to deliver the 50/50 demand plan for several brands in the Benelux region. This position plays a key role in developing and maintaining relationships with internal and external partners. The role requires a high level of multi-functional collaboration, focus on details, and agility to deliver the dynamic planning needs of the market.



The Demand Planner is responsible for all forecasting activities associated with the assigned brands / product groups. This includes creating and maintaining forecast models, integrating business intelligence and inputs from sales, marketing, finance, customers, and other sources. The Demand Planner is the Supply Chain integration point into the commercial organization and plays a crucial role in the monthly S&OP process of the business unit.


  • Review & maintain the demand plan for multiple time horizons
  • Review sales trends, research demand drivers, collect forecast data, and maintain statistical forecast models
  • Using SAP, Business Intelligence, and the JDA planning tool to support the S&OP processes
  • Reconcile significant variances and run root-cause-analysis to align internal & external action plans
  • Utilize a collaborative and consensus approach in working with Sales, Marketing and Finance to obtain and ensure that accurate information is used for alignment meetings, reviews and plans
  • Coordinate and communicate customer action plans with factories, and supply planning, co-packing, & customer service teams for optimal service level
  • Work with Initiative and Marketing teams to determine timelines for and sizing of promotional and new products forecasts. Coordinate and collaborate in Pre-S&OP meetings.
  • Monitor and evaluate KPIs such as service level, forecast accuracy, stock levels and costs. The process includes identifying gaps, recommending and implementing actions to improve performance in key areas.
  • Maintain accurate assortment list incl. timely info on innovations, discontinuations and renovations / restages





Key Requirements

  • University Graduate in Supply Chain Management, Economics, or Business Administration
  • 1-3 years of Demand Planner experience in a FMCG environment
  • Detail-oriented with excellent analytical and quantitative skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Excellent written and spoken communication in Dutch and English
  • SAP ERP knowledge, JDA is a plus
  • Excellent proficiency in Excel
  • Continuous improvement mindset
  • A passion for beauty

Required skills:

  • Strong communication (verbal and written) and presentation ability. Ability to work across different levels in the organization and across different teams to ensure everyone is updated on key timelines and/or decisions
  • Concise, integrated thinking and storytelling : boil down multiple data points into a simple but powerful story that drives decisions and outputs
  • Team player with strong passion for winning. You believe in strong collaboration, leverage diversity of thinking and love to win. You are future oriented, are not bounded by the status-quo but recognize what can be improved and have a bias for action.



  • Competitive salary based on your qualities and experience;
  • Attractive benefits packages;
  • Fantastic working location at Schiphol, World Trade Center;
  • Access to high-quality restaurants, and cafes based in Schiphol WTC.




We’re Coty, one of the world’s largest beauty companies with an iconic portfolio of brands across fragrance, color cosmetics, and skin and body care. Coty is the global leader in fragrance and number three in color cosmetics. Coty’s products are sold in over 150 countries around the world. Coty and its brands are committed to a range of social causes as well as seeking to minimize its impact on the environment.



Our people make us who we are. They are the brightest minds bringing the boldest ideas to life every day. If you’re the kind of person who refuses to settle, if you want to think bigger, learn faster and go further than you ever thought possible – we’d love to hear from you.


Country/Region:  NL
City:  Schiphol