Company: Shell
Skills: Planner / Scheduler
Education: High School/Secondary
Location: Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

Shell began operations in India more than 80 years ago. At Shell India, we invest in our people through our industry-leading development programmes, which sees our employees thrive and gain access to experts on a local and global level.

To date, we have invested more than US$ 1 billion already in India's energy sector alone, in socially and environmentally responsible ways. Shell is the only global major to have a fuel retail license in India.

Shell aims to establish a broader Lubricants Supply Chain presence in Bangalore, and scale up in the coming years

Where you fit in

This role will support Lubricants Americas in delivering its growth ambitions. Lubricants Americas is within the Shell Global Lubricants portfolio-- A business advancing towards an accelerated growth commitment by 2025 with a 10% CAGR.

As part of the Lubricants Americas Supply Chain Optimization and Projects organization, this team will drive world class Sales and Operations Planning for North and South America lubricant supply chain network across multiple sales channels (B2B, B2C, Indirect, Retail). The broad product portfolio includes fast-moving consumer goods, products exclusively developed for key customers, and specialty products with niche applications.

What's the role

The Demand Planner responsible for forecasting demand for the Lubricants Americas business.
  • Develop forecast models for effective management of the American portfolio of several thousand finished good SKUs.
  • Build relationships with assigned sales channels to deeply understand business strategy and risked opportunity pipeline and incorporate into the forecast.
  • Understand and quantify the impacts of sales and marketing initiatives and incorporate into the forecast view.
  • Produce a risked volume and value forecast using qualitative and quantitative inputs.
  • Drive continuous improvement to improve forecast accuracy.
  • Develop alternate strategies to ensure the end to end enterprise profit is achieve as per plan
  • Collaborate end to end with Sales and Marketing and Supply Chain to set demand management strategy, facilitate trade-off and demand management discussions, execute demand shaping efforts, and successfully balance supply and demand.

What we need from you
  • Minimum of 6+ years supply chain planning experience in a Logistics/Planning environment focused on demand/supply alignment, process improvements and analysis to achieve results or equivalent experience in a data scientist/forecasting role outside of supply chain.
  • At least 3+ years' experience with statistical modeling and/or complex analytics. (Demand planning or supply chain analytics experience is a strong plus.)
  • Excellent skills in Microsoft Excel are a must - Additional skills with data analytics, statistical software, reporting, data visualization software are a plus (e.g. Power BI).
  • Excellent attention to detail and time management skills, with experience balancing competing priorities and delivering to challenging deadlines.
  • Problem solving and analytical skills with the ability to dig down to the root cause of issues and drive appropriate solutions.
  • Strong stakeholder management skills with demonstrated ability to communicate and influence with data at all levels of the organization.
  • Experience in SAP or other Demand Planning and/or Supply Chain planning software is a plus.

The role will be based out of India to support the lubricants business in the North America. The working hours will be US hours (Houston) with some flexibility. Shift allowance (as per India country norms) will be provided for the off-shift requirement in addition to the regular salary.