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Forecasting & Planning Specialist (Global Parts)

Date: Jun 8, 2022

Location: Stoneleigh, ENG, GB

Company: AGCO

Making a difference.  That's what a career at AGCO is all about. At AGCO you have a voice and the opportunity to impact our long-term success, as well as your own


AGCO is a global leader focused on the design, manufacture and distribution of agricultural machinery and infrastructure. AGCO supports more productive farming through a full line of tractors, combines, hay tools, sprayers, forage equipment, tillage, implements, grain storage and protein production systems, as well as related replacement parts. AGCO products are sold through five core brands, Challenger®, Fendt®, GSI®, Massey Ferguson® and Valtra® and are distributed globally through 3,150 independent dealers and distributors in more than 140 countries worldwide. Our diverse product line, global reach and technological solutions help our customers not only survive today’s changing landscape, but to also prosper. Visit for more information.


Forecasting & Planning Specialist, Global Parts 
Stoneleigh, Warwickshire
Full-time/Permanent Position



Our F&P team is looking for a quick-learner with prior experience in inventory management, demand and supply planning or procurement functions. The F&P Specialist will review their portfolio to ensure the statistically determined forecasts are suitable/relevant and will amend as necessary. They will also be expected to recognize changes in customer demand and pro-actively adjust the forecast to ensure ongoing stable supply.

F&P have daily interaction with all other Supply Chain functions (Master Data Management, New Product Introduction, Purchasing & Procurement) as well as frequent contact with Sales and Marketing and Operations functions. Together with the other F&P Specialists in the team (5) AGCO EME Parts target a 98% Network fill rate on the 800k parts currently available for sale. 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Monitoring forecasts and amending as necessary

  • Executing New Product Introduction requests across the AGCO Parts warehouse network

  • Controlling Product Support Programme requirements

  • Undertaking lost-fill analysis to determine why a backorder occurred

  • Analysing recommended & firm Purchase Orders to identify risks to supply

  • Conduct ad hoc analysis on inventory holdings as required or as directed

  • Support the implementation of inventory strategy / inventory reduction activities

  • Close collaboration with Buyers/Procurement Specialists to evaluate anticipated supply issues

  • Controlling Abnormal Sales order allocation & release


Minimum Qualification:


  • Bachelors degree in a numerical discipline

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

  • Experience and ability within a Demand Planning role

  • Very strong MS Excel skills mandatory

  • Proficiency in using query languages such as SQL, R or Python would be an advantage



We offer the following benefits

  • Basic salary: Competitive  

  • A company performance / Individual performance related bonus (10%)

  • Defined Contribution Pension Scheme (The company contributes up to 10% for a 5% employee contributions)

  • Life assurance and critical illness cover for Pension members

  • 26 days holidays + statutory holidays

  • Confidential Employee Assistance Programme for employees and their immediate family

  • On-site parking

  • On-site restaurant


Employee development and growth is part of our company culture. If you are looking for an opportunity to work in an inspiring multinational environment for a leading global player of agricultural solutions, we look forward to receiving your application!

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