YASKAWA is a company of people pursuing their passion – driven by the vision of a smarter future with advanced technologies that save precious time and energy. And for us, any given day is a new chance to make progress. Our goal is to contribute to the evolution of society by improving the nature of its business, increasing the performance and productivity of our industry, and therefore our everyday lives. Naturally we promote renewable resources to ensure a healthy environment – for a sustainable planet for all of us. With our european development centres we offer mechatronics and robotics solutions for companies throughout Europe, the Middle East, Africa and the CIS states. With subsidiaries in these regions and European production sites, we are within close reach of the markets’ requirements. For our HQ in Eschborn we are looking for a Demand Planner (m/f/d) Develop demand forecasts(operational forecasts) at multiple levels of aggregation for multiple time horizons as part of a demand planning function. Review historical sales trends, research demand drivers, prepare forecast data, develop statistical forecast models, and evaluate forecast results Coordinate cross-functional research activities to reconcile significant variances and refine the forecast model to reflect updated sales and marketing assumptions Interact with sales, operations, marketing, and customer finance to understand demand forecast drivers Utilize & Maintain the Flexible Planning Tool within SAP Provide input to the Supply Planning organization in developing inventory strategies on existing items, new products, and product phase-outs Closely coordinate and communicate customer action plans with supply planning Create statistical forecasts Two to Three years of experience in the industry BA/BS college degree or its equivalent Practical Hands On experience, preferably in a manufacturing or FMCG sector with experience in an ERP environment, preferably SAP6.0/Hanna Experience of working with a multicultural across multiple sites in EMEA and globally Demonstrated proficiency in statistics, forecasting and forecasting methods with an understanding of their financial and operational impacts Knowledge of SAP R3 or SAP APO Strong analytical, organizational, decision making, and presentation skills You are working on challenging tasks with perspective in an international environment. We are an above-average growing company that wants to continue its successful course with you. We offer more than just the benefits of a large company.