Newell Brands Planning Leader APAC in Shanghai, China

Position Title: Planning Leader APAC - Consumer & Commercial Solution

Reports to: Sr. Supply Chain Manager- EMEA & APAC

Location: Shanghai, China

Job Summary:

This is a key leadership position to CCS's Supply Chain Management organization, reporting directly to Senior Supply Chain Manager. This position will require an experienced in S&OP leader that is able to facilitate and drive results in a fast paced and growth oriented business environment.

Job Duties:

  • Responsible for the monthly S&OP process, including development and management of the Demand Forecast. This position must coordinate planning efforts, ensuring alignment between senior management, Sales, Marketing, and other stakeholders, while delivering high quality forecasts.

  • Establish and drive a best-in-class Demand, Supply and Inventory planning process and continuously improve forecasting techniques and method to supporting RCP business across the region.

  • Manage the supply planning for inventory replenishment of Asian based suppliers plus supervise the intercompany replenishment from Newell factories.

  • Review and analyze demand (sales forecast), on hand inventory and supply plan; take required action in the most cost effective manner to minimize inventory exposure and maximum revenue.

  • Update demand, safety stock, and inventory in the system at defined intervals.

  • Review weekly actuals versus demand plans, determine and implement any required actions to align supply and demand; initiate discussions with sales and suppliers to act on any required changes.

  • Act as central point of contact with sales, customer service, D&T and Marketing on Supply Chain related issues.

  • Initiate demand planning, scheduling, and warehouse allocation processes.

  • Manage the coordination of Suppliers and other departments to analyze, identify, and resolve product availability issues/problems.

  • Provide analytical report of ordering, safety tock, and inventory, in transit to support sales, market and management operation.


  • Bachelor degree and/or an advance education in Supply Chain Management or related field.

  • 5-8 years progressive experience in the areas of S&OP, Demand Planning, Supply Planning and Materials Management

  • Experience with "Best in Class" S&OP and Demand Planning process

  • Deep knowledge and experience with ERP especially with SAP.

  • Extensive experience in using MS Office, especially Excel.

  • Demonstrated capability to communicate and influence at all levels of an organization

  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills

  • Fluent English skills

Asia Pacific is a rapidly growing market for Newell Brands. The company’s growth strategy focuses on achieving wider product distribution and gaining market share in key categories. Newell Brands has established its Asia Pacific main corporate office in Shanghai China. To better serve and meet the needs of our customers and consumers in Asia Pacific, we have offices located within China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Malaysia, Thailand, Japan, India, Korea and ANZ.

Newell Brands (NYSE: NWL) is a leading global consumer goods company with a strong portfolio of well-known brands, including Paper Mate, Sharpie, Dymo, EXPO, Parker, Elmers, Coleman, Jostens, Marmot, Oster, Sunbeam, FoodSaver, Mr. Coffee, Rubbermaid Commercial Products, Graco, Baby Jogger, NUK, Calphalon, Rubbermaid, Contigo, First Alert and Yankee Candle. For hundreds of millions of consumers, Newell Brands makes life better every day, where they live, learn, work and play.