Senior S&OP Specialist

Senior S&OP Specialist

Philip Morris International
5-8 years
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Job Description

Be a part of a revolutionary change

At PMI, we've chosen to do something incredible. We're totally transforming our business, and building our future on smoke-free products.

With huge change, comes huge opportunity. So, wherever you join us, you'll enjoy the freedom to dream up and deliver better, brighter solutions and the space to move your career forward in endlessly different directions.

Wherever you join our strong Operations team, you'll have the opportunity to make an impact. PMI's shift from selling cigarettes to our new smoke-free products has changed the way we work. New products bring new challenges - in the way we source and buy raw materials, in the way we engineer and manufacture, and in our supply chain planning.

We are looking for a talented experienced Senior Sales & Operations Planning Specialist to join the team in Dubai.

As Senior S&OP Specialist you'll be responsible to optimize the value chain relationships within the company to deliver value and provide transparency to the organization about monthly demand plans, constraints, and opportunities. You will also ensure fulfillment of customers orders and work closely with project teams to optimize network inventory and production, integration of new businesses, and new product launches.

Your day to day
. Work closely with country managers, brand managers, and finance, to analyze trends, understands market intelligence align on-demand pipeline, and new launches, and populate a Short and Mid-term supply planning requirement in line with the S&OP process.
. Maintain a continuous improvement mindset by improving planning approach, collaborating with relevant partners in an effort to work towards Zero Loss: reducing exposure to damaged materials, finished goods, aging inventory, out of stocks, and minimizing expedited shipments mode.
. Coordinate end-to-end order lifecycle in a timely and accurate manner including production plan to order availability, transportation, documentation, and receipt by destination- in compliance with internal policies and quality systems. Provide periodic visibility as it seems necessary.
. Lead demand and supply exceptions related to assigned markets by running what-if scenarios, proactively looking for solutions, and anticipating business impact. Analyze and effectively communicate relevant information to enable decision-making.
. Publish and maintain important metrics on monthly basis, run root cause analysis, and suggest corrective actions.
. Develop strong relationship with commercial teams and distributors to deliver against business objectives by continuously reviewing and improving processes to deliver tangible benefits.
. Play a key role in the deployment of planning tools such as Demand Sensing, DRP and support value creation projects such as Cost to Serve and Network Optimization

Who we're looking for
. 5+ years of professional experience in supply chain and/or logistics.
. Prior work experience in the FMCG industry, preferably in the Middle East with strong distributor/stakeholder management
. Strong business acumen and understanding of cost management
. Able to work with diverse teams in a project-based organization
. Strong analytical skills, problem-solving abilities, and data-driven thinking, ability to translate complex data to meaningful insights.
. Outstanding collaboration and communication skills
. Proficiency in Excel and PowerPoint.
. Exposure to SAP and E2Open Tools is a plus
. Excellent command of English is a must, and fluency in Arabic is a strong asset

What we offer
Our success depends on the people who come to work every single day with a sense of purpose and an appetite for progress. Join PMI and you too can:
. Seize the freedom to define your future and ours. We'll empower you to take risks, experiment and explore.
. Be part of an inclusive, diverse culture, where everyone's contribution is respected collaborate with some of the world's best people and feel like you belong.
. Pursue your ambitions and develop your skills with a global business - our staggering and scale provides endless opportunities to progress.

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Philip Morris International (PMI) is a leading international tobacco company engaged in the manufacture and sale of cigarettes, smoke-free products and associated electronic devices and accessories, and other nicotine-containing products in markets outside the U.S. PMI is building a future on a new category of smoke-free products that, while not risk-free, are a much better choice than continuing to smoke. PMI's smoke-free IQOS product portfolio includes heated tobacco and nicotine-containing vapor products. As of July 2020, PMI estimates that approximately 11.2 million adult smokers around the world have already stopped smoking and switched to PMI's heated tobacco product, which is currently available for sale in 57 markets in key cities or nationwide under the IQOS brand. For more information, see our PMI ( and PMIScience ( websites.

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