Senior Global Demand Planner

Posted Date 2 months ago(1/21/2020 3:01 PM)



Celanese is a Fortune 500 global chemical innovation company that engineers and manufactures chemicals used in products essential to everyday living. Headquartered in Dallas, TX, we employ over 7,700 dedicated people working between 43 facilities across 18 countries. We are committed to employee growth and creating shareholder value to ensure continued opportunities make a difference. Our company focuses on the safety of its employees, provides competitive compensation (including benefits starting day 1), and emphasizes giving back to the community. For more information about Celanese and our products please visit



The Sr Manager of Global Demand Planning will report to VP S&OP and be responsible for all aspects of the Demand Planning process for the Engineered Materials business.  This person will lead a team of 7 regional demand planners responsible for monthly forecasting processes across Americas, EMEA, and Asia. The Sr Manager of Global Demand Planning will also play a key role in bridging S&OP and Business processes, working closely with collogues in Commercial, P&L, Finance, and Supply Planning.


  • Provide direction, coaching, and manage performance of regional demand planners through both direct and matrix organizational structures.
  • Oversee monthly regional demand process. Lead monthly global demand process. Align sales forecast and business target volumes with Global Sales, P&L, and Finance leadership.
  • Monitor multiple levels of forecast accuracy, communicate results, and drive actions to improve.
  • Establish timeline for and manage annual volume budgeting process.
  • Identify and lead global process improvement efforts related to S&OP, leveraging industry best practices.
  • Publish Orders vs Forecast reports and manage online dashboard.
  • Collaborate with and provide demand related insight to Senior leaders, to improve business decisions.
  • Act as Global Process Owner for demand planning policies, procedures, and tools.



Required Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

  • Highly proficient in Demand Planning processes and tools including statistical forecasting and forecast accuracy analysis.
  • Solid understanding of end to end S&OP processes and how this connects to Commercial organization.
  • People leadership experience, with proven ability to develop and motivate teams.
  • Experience managing global projects with proven record of process improvement.
  • Strong problem solving and analytics skills.
  • Solid executive presence.  Ability to effectively communicate (both written and verbal) and present to multiple levels of the organization, including senior leadership.
  • Proven ability of using positive persuasion and influence to reach consensus outcomes.
  • Excellent MS Office skills including Excel and Power Point, working knowledge of MS Visio
  • Experience in SAP IBP Demand software, well as SAP SD and MM modules preferred.


  • 5+ years in Supply Chain, Engineering or related discipline
  • 5+ years of Demand Planning experience
  • 2+ years direct people leadership experience

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