Business-focused Demand Planning Manager to Mars Nordics

Do you have a passion for forecasting, supply chain flows and business opportunities? Do you see the importance of adding the supply chain perspective to the overall business agenda? Are you motivated by developing your team? Would you like to be part of a company where your professional development is at focus, whilst at the same time represent great brands?

We are now looking for a Demand Planning Manager for our Nordic business to join our dedicated team! In this role, you will be able to have an impact on the business as the critical link between sales, marketing, logistics and finance.


Functionally, the role is accountable for supporting the delivery of the business unit plan by ensuring excellent product availability for the Nordic markets. This means supporting customer service levels at lowest stock holding costs.

As a line manager, you are responsible for managing, motivating, developing and supporting the nine dedicated and competent associates in the demand planning team, the product supply team and the co-pack planner.

Essential duties and responsibilities

  • Ensure robust product and co-pack flows by supporting the team in mitigating supply risks and maintaining optimal stock levels, including regular and structured communication with all factories and suppliers
  • Drive collaboration with Sales, Marketing and Finance to secure high level of forecast accuracy on short, medium and long-term perspective
  • Proactively support the relationship with customers to align on forecasting and phasing of key events and activities
  • Facilitate periodical DMR meeting as part of S&OP+ cycle and drive continuous improvement of the DMRs
  • Lead a high performing demand planning and product supply team to achieve functional excellence, collaborative ways of working and high levels of associate engagement
  • Implement defined/aligned Mars Nordics Talent Strategy and achieve defined success KPIs


Education & Professional Qualification

Has as a minimum a Bachelor’s degree in Logistics, Supply Chain Management, Economics or equivalent.


  • A solid understanding of supply chain and customer requirements with ideally a few years of experience from a planner role with strong analytical, interpersonal and influencing skills
  • Fluent in English and ideally one of the Nordic languages; advanced skills in MS Excel and previous experience from JDA/Apollo, SAP or other Supply Chain planning tools.
  • Previous experience from FMCG, retail, pharma or other related fields is a big plus
  • Developed capabilities in leading and motivating a team.

We offer

We offer you freedom combined with responsibility and the possibility to make a significant difference in your daily work. With Mars Nordics, you will get the best of two worlds – the feeling of being part of the Mars team at a smaller local unit whilst at the same time being part of one of the World’s largest privately-owned companies. Mars is a workplace with a dynamic and informal culture but with clear principles that has guided us to prosper for a long time.

The position is placed at Mars Nordics office in Ørestad (just minutes outside the center of Copenhagen and 25 minutes from Malmö C).


We encourage you to apply as soon as possible, though no later than August 10th . You apply with your CV and cover letter through the form.

For more information about the job please contact Nordics Supply Chain Director Marie Louise Helbo at or +4540264797.

For more information about the recruitment process, please contact Recruitment Consultant Patricia Key at or +46 721829898.

All enquiries are treated confidentially. We are not able to accept applications via e-mail.

About Mars

Mars Nordics is a subsidiary of Mars Inc., one of the world's largest privately owned companies established in 1911, now with over 100.000 Associates worldwide and expanding with new opportunities and generating annual revenues of more than 33 billion. Mars is a global leader in chocolate, pet care, gum, and food and has world-class brands that have been around for more than 100 years. Mars Nordics is marketing a range of well-known brands such as SNICKERS , M&M'S , TWIX , MARS , PEDIGREE , WHISKAS , UNCLE BEN’S , and DOLMIO . Mars Nordics is a part of the European organization, employs over 260 Associates, and has its Nordic hub in Ørestad, Copenhagen.

Mars is a value driven company, our five principles serve as our compass for how we conduct ourselves and how we work at Mars. Associates put our Mars Principles into action every day through our work and our relationships with our consumers, customers, business partners, communities and one another to make a difference for people and the planet through our performance. Our Nordic offices are WWF Green Office certified, meaning we focus on reducing our environmental impact on waste and electricity. Mars is a value-driven organization that deeply believes in its associates’ potential. For more information, please visit .

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