Inventory Optimisation & Modelling Manager

Job Description

Auto req ID: 200672BR

Job Description

There’s No One Else Quite Like You. Your Skills And Talents. Your Personal Experiences. Your Point Of View. Your Dreams.
At PepsiCo we’ve seen the amazing things that can happen when we dare to be different. That’s why we know the things that make you unique are your real power. We want your talent to meet our global stage!
Our European and Sub-Saharan Africa (ESSA) Supply Chain team thrives on innovation, giving you the chance to connect resources across cultures. Our environment is fast paced but friendly. Creative and supportive. We know the importance of providing you the platform to make a meaningful contribution, and our Supply Chain leaders will work tirelessly to ensure your personal growth and development.
Are you ready for the challenge?
We’re looking for an Inventory Optimisation & Modelling Manager to provide critical support and expertise to our European Developing Markets
In this role, you will;

  • Embed the inventory optimization processes, capability, tools and KPI’s – Provide training to target audience

  • Run the weekly JDA-IO modelling process

  • Liaise with End To End (E2E) & Category planning leads to ensure implementation of recommended inventory targets

  • Provide expert insights and innovative leadership in the technological/statistical front to inventory management

  • Contribute to the wider business understanding of the relationship between Inventory parameters setting to integrated supply chain planning KPI’s

  • Oversee Inventory Productivity & performance, contributing to close the gaps against AOP targets

  • Provide support to strategic sourcing/network optimization initiatives by modelling inventory for different scenarios

  • Contribute to design, enhance and develop the Inventory-related Analytics space

Your key accountabilities will include;

  • Improve the JDA & PAID I/O solutions through rigorous statistical analysis, incorporation of business insights and implementation of new and innovative ideas on the technological/statistical front (e.g. industry best practices)

  • Perform daily/weekly/monthly parameter optimization in/through the JDA & PAID tools, and coordinate geography-wide parameter setting process with market/category I/O specialists stakeholders

  • Report and monitor inventory (DII/DoH/Productivity) performance including cause of change in relation E2E impact (service levels, network constraints, prebuilds, etc.)

  • Conduct root cause analysis on inventory & implement optimization initiatives

  • Conduct deep dive projects to incorporate business insights into optimizing Inventory drivers & parameters

  • Perform geography-wide inventory opportunity assessment (leverage PAID, JDA Analytics & other diagnosis tools)

  • Perform analyses to support SBP and AOP Sector wide Inventory build of targets and MWBs.

  • Identify strategic, tactical and operational performance measures.

  • Design and test sector wide inventory optimisation processes with global, BU E2E, Category planning teams and other key stakeholders (e.g. Finance, etc.)


  • Masters degree in Math, Economics/Econometrics, and/or Statistics required. Advanced degree preferred

  • Functional Knowledge – supply and inventory planning (MRP2 understanding & deployment); S&OP, inventory control

  • Advanced excel level required (Powerquery, basic VBA, pivot tables) – Database knowledge is a strong plus

  • Data savvy: Manage large datasets and transform them into meaningful and actionable insights

  • Strong collaboration, communication & Influencing Skills

  • Complex & abstract problem solving skills

  • Self-driven, proactive and able to work independently across multiple geographies

  • Fluent in English, Russian and other languages is a plus

  • Very well organized and able to plan ahead, articulating the organizational vision and resource requirements needed to deliver results for the future

Relocation Eligible: Not Applicable
Job Type: Pipeline