Demand Planner

Spin Master International B.V.

Place of work
Karadžičova, Bratislava
Contract type
Start date
Wage (gross)
From 1 700 EUR/monthnegotiable based on candidate's experience

Information about the position

Job description, responsibilities and duties

The Demand Planner is responsible for all forecasting activities associated with customers and products. The Demand Planner creates and maintains forecast and forecast information gathered from sales and marketing. This position is the talent pool for the Demand Planning Manager positions responsible for cross functional consensus Demand Planning (forecasting) processes with Sales and Marketing & Demand Planning (100% focus on forecasting & related statistical modeling / data analysis).
Specific Responsibilities:
• Owns and facilitates monthly S&OP forecast consensus process resulting in a rolling 18 month demand plans.
• Analyze multiple history streams including POS/consumption data, and inventory change projections as well as utilize advanced demand planning system and reporting engine output to execute the cross-functional consensus process and challenge/negotiate forecasts to ensure accuracy.
• Cross functional alignment and delivery of initiatives
• Collaborate with key partners in Sales, Marketing and Finance to obtain consistent forecast inputs.
• Systematically identify and work to reconcile discrepancies and close gaps among inputs on an ongoing basis.
• Work with Supply planning and deployment to transfer/translate consensus forecasts for operational purposes.
• Ensure successful customer promotion execution through effective planning and leverage of key customer event inputs.
• Track monthly forecast error results versus established targets and identify and report on root cause for forecast error below targets. Drive process improvements to improve forecast error.
• Play a lead role in the monthly demand agreement process.
• Use and maintain the Demand Planning software as the primary forecasting system tool.
• Work across peer group to lead and participate in major process improvement activities.
• Support ongoing improvements in APO DP and other systems

Requirements for the employee

Candidates with education suit the position

Secondary with school-leaving examination
Follow-up/Higher Professional Education
University education (Bachelor's degree)
University education (Master's degree)
Postgraduate (Doctorate)

Language skills

English - Advanced (C1)

Number of years of experience


Personality requirements and skills

Required Skill Set:
• Demonstrate ability to convey messages clearly, effectively and confidently
• Prioritize, multitask and plan accordingly; deliver reports and analysis on time, coming up with contingency plans when necessary.
• Strong analytical skills and statistical knowledge. Understanding of multiple regression models.
• Demonstrated communication, collaboration and leadership skills.
• Strong project management skills.
• Problem solving skills
• Strong working knowledge of SAP, Excel and Word.
• Fluent in English written and spoken + German or any other language is advantage!
Required Qualifications & Experience:
• Degree in Statistics, Mathematics, Supply Chain, Finance or related field.
• Consumer products forecasting and/or supply chain operations experience.
• Experience in and/or exposure to S&OP processes and procedures, customer planning and/or supply planning.
• Experience with any forecasting application or supply planning software and/or SAP, APO, DP.


Brief description of the company

Spin Master ( is a leading global children's entertainment company that creates, designs, manufactures, licenses and markets a diversified portfolio of innovative toys, games, products and entertainment properties. Spin Master is best known for award-winning brands including Zoomer™, Bakugan™, Meccano™, and 2017 Toys of the Year, Hatchimals™, Air Hogs™ and PAW Patrol™. Since 2005, Spin Master has received 82 TIA Toy of The Year (TOTY) nominations with 21 wins across a variety of product categories, including 13 TOTY nominations for Innovative Toy of the Year, more than any of its competitors. To date, Spin Master has produced six television series, including 2007 success Bakugan Battle Brawlers and current hit PAW Patrol, which is broadcast in over 160 countries and territories globally. Spin Master employs over 2,000 people globally with offices in Canada, United States, Mexico, France, Italy, United Kingdom, Slovakia, China, Hong Kong, Australia and more.

Number of employees

500-999 employees

Company address

Spin Master International B.V.
Karadzicova 12
ID: 2544849  Dátum zverejnenia: 12.1.2021  Základná zložka mzdy (brutto): 1 700 EUR/month