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Head of Demand Planning

180006Y0, Hemel Hempstead

Henkel Beauty Care holds leading market positions worldwide and its brand-name product business is continuously expanding. In this fastmoving sector, success depends on constant innovation and high-quality products. Are you ready to work in a challenging, but also glamorous and dynamic environment? If you share a passion for hair and beauty, this is the place to progress your career.

An excellent opportunity has arisen for a Head of Demand Planning, supporting the Beauty Care business in delivering market leading products to our customers.  The key purpose of this role will be to lead the demand planning function for two UK business units (Retail and Professional) with common aims; to ensure an aligned, robust and assumption based forecast in order to achieve both excellent customer service levels and predefined inventory targets.

The key duties will include:

  • Ownership of the local S&OP processes
  • To build cross functional relationships to ensure appropriate input from Sales, Marketing and Finance
  • Provide continuous improvement of the process including the monthly Demand Alignment Meeting – insight, analysis, recommendations and decision focus
  • Responsibility for the local Demand Planning processes to ensure optimum product availability
  • Review, recommend and implement improvements to the Promotional Planning process
  • To lead and provide development to the team
  • Initiate and lead optimisation projects to improve cost structure, service level and inventory
  • Accountable for a demand plan in high quality, on a country level


  • Bachelor or Master degree, or equivalent, preferably in the Supply Chain field
  • Previous experience of managing a team
  • A thorough understanding of Demand Planning / S&OP and how it can drive superior business performance
  • Excellent communication and relationship building skills
  • Excellent decision making – willing and able to take decisions without full information
  • Promotional planning and collaborative forecasting expertise
  • Experience of Statistical modelling

Apply online if this sounds like your next challenge. Click on apply and get one step closer to starting your new job at Henkel.

Discover more: www.henkel.com/career