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Demand Planning Assistant Manager (M/F/D)

at Kia Italia in Milan, Italy

Kia is, together with its sister brand Hyundai, the fifth-largest automotive company in the world. Since its foundation in 1944, Kia has been a significant player in the booming automotive industry, not only in South Korea but worldwide. People drive KIA cars in about 180 countries.

At Kia, the best and brightest employees contribute their different perspectives and knowledge to innovative and creative mobility solutions. The company fully supports its workers through policies that outline clear goals that include a free and creative working environment. We offer all-out support to realize a creative corporate culture, one in which people can lead a happy work-life balance.

The Demand Planning Assistant Manager will report to the Volume Planning & Field Support Manager and will be part of the Business Planning department.

S/he will play a crucial role in ensuring alignment between volume plans and demand plans and will be responsible for coordinating and executing supply chain strategies, with a focus on procurement planning for our dealer network, ensuring product availability to meet Kia's objectives, collaborating closely and effectively with the key teams involved in the ordering process.

Your Mission: 

  • Collaborate with the Volume Planning & Field Support Manager to develop and implement effective supply chain plans.

  • Manage and optimize inventory levels to ensure timely supply to the dealer network.

  • Utilize expertise in demand forecasting and analysis to enhance planning accuracy.

  • Foster strong relationships with European Headquarter to guarantee a seamless flow of needed cars.

  • Work closely with internal teams to align planning strategies with business objectives.

  • Assess risks and opportunities in production and collaborate with other teams to provide clear guidance on potential impacts and possible solution.

Your Talents:

  • University degree

  • Proven experience in demand planning within the automotive industry (3-4 years)

  • Italian: fluent, spoken and written

  • English: fluent, spoken and written

  • MS-office proficient, with excellent Excel and PPT skills

  • Excellent communication skills to interact effectively with internal teams and external customer.

  • Proficiency in inventory management systems.

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

The ideal candidate is accurate, reliable and target oriented, willing to work in a very dynamic and challenging environment. S/he has strong analytical skills and attention to details. S/he has also a proactive approach, an ability to adapt to a fast-paced environment and a collaborative work attitude.

Contractual grade: First Level CCNL or above.

The offer is addressed to people of both genders in compliance with Legislative Decree n. 198/2006.

The interested candidates should send a detailed resume providing explicit authorisation of Personal Data Treatment (GDPR - Regulation EU 679/2016). We also recommend to mention whether a work permit/visa to live and work in the country of recruitment is required.

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