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Pearson Demand Planner in Melbourne, Australia

Our purpose: At Pearson we ‘add life to a lifetime of learning’ so everyone can realise the life they imagine. We do this by creating vibrant and enriching learning experiences designed for real-life impact. Link

Our company: Pearson was founded in 1844 and has been built on our ability to grow with and adapt to a constantly evolving market. Our 20,000+ employees are dedicated to creating the high-quality, digital-first, accessible and sustainable resources for lifelong learning.

Diversity: At Pearson we value the power of an inclusive culture and a strong sense of belonging. We promote a culture where differences are embraced as strengths and opportunities are equal and accessible.

Flexible working: Pearson is committed to hybrid working practices and has adopted flexible remote and virtual working. When you are not working from home you can take advantage of our brand-new state-of-the-art offices located in Richmond.

Our team: Schools Learning Services – The Schools Learning Services division offers quality resources and digital solutions for primary and secondary schools. We are committed to innovate through digital transformation and growth, and aspire to create sound, relevant and supportive solutions that empower learners and educators reach their full potential throughout their learning journey.

The Role: The demand planner position plays an important role to implement and sustain an accurate long-term rolling demand forecast for the Schools Courseware business in Assessment & Qualifications. This role requires the candidate to facilitate a monthly Demand Review meeting with key stake holders to incorporate relevant market intelligence into the demand plan. Forecast enrichment based on monthly insights from local regional sales teams will need to be carried out supported by the analytics team. This role is pivotal to ensure timely, cost effective and accurate delivery of our courseware to customers across the Schools and Clinical business in Australia.

What you will do:

  • Implement proven demand forecasting methodology to create baseline forecast.

  • Use the Logility forecasting tool to create accurate and timely baseline statistical forecasts based on 18 month sales history

  • Enrich baseline forecast through challenge and validation of market intelligence received to increase accuracy of the demand plan.

  • Agree enrichment to the forecast including cannibalisation with Sales and Marketing and update Forecast Analyst.

  • Assist demand planning manager in the monthly Demand Review Meeting and S&OP meetings to drive consensus among cross-functional partners such as Sales, Finance, Planning and Production to one consolidated plan balancing demand and supply.

To be successful in this role, you'll ideally have:

  • Bachelor's Degree level and / or Supply Chain Professional qualification.

  • Strong analytical, organizational, decision making and presentation skills.

  • Ability to build effective working relationships across multiple functions and multiple levels within the organization.

  • Good understanding of Demand Planning and supply planning process and methodologies.

  • Ability to work on simultaneous projects, with very large amounts of data, identify key insights and summarise key findings to senior stakeholders.

If you are as passionate as we are about changing lives through learning, then help us to learn more about you and why you want to work with Pearson. Click ‘Apply Now’ to create your application online.


Organization: Assessment & Qualifications

Schedule: FULL_TIME

Req ID: 7369