Title:  AEL Continental Demand & Flow Management planner 1

Position: Continental Demand & Flow Management planner

Reports to: Demand and Flow management manager

Location: Amata, Chonburi


Essilor is the world leader in ophthalmic optics with a presence in 100 countries. The Group designs, manufactures and markets an extensive range of vision care solutions that help to correct, protect and prevent risks to the visual health of around one billion people worldwide.

In line with its mission to improve lives by improving sight, Essilor allocates more than €200 million to research and innovation every year to widen access to eyewear that is tailored to each person’s unique visual needs and lifestyle. It leverages a world class supply chain including 33 plants, 490 prescription laboratories and made to measure finishing facilities. The Group also develops and markets equipment, instruments and services for eyecare professionals.

Sustainability is at the heart of Essilor’s mission, with healthy vision for all contributing to several of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.  Essilor was recently recognized in Fortune’s Change the World list, for the progress it is making in addressing the issue of visual health as part of its core business strategy. All employees of Essilor will help to deliver in sustainability and carry out our mission.


Nice to know

The position holder will have 2 main missions:

1. Consolidate all sources of demand for AELs in collaboration customers from Asia and other continents who will be supplied by AEL.

2. Responsible for the forecast accuracy for stock output forecast and capacity loading forecast.


Your day in the AEL Supply Chain team


Demand Management

1. Collect and compile demand forecasts from customers, regional supply chain team, Key accounts and project managers.

2. Analyse, challenge and validate customer forecast and/or build it based on actual sales, marketing plans, business seasonality, new product roll out and product discontinuation plan.

3. Provide demand forecast to AEL Inventory team and ensure well integrate the demand forecast in S&OP process.

4. Organize the communication of the changes in the demand scenario to all stakeholders

5. Maintain and improve forecasting process to sustain the forecast accuracy.

6. Estimate impact on the inventory for new product demand.


Capacity Planning and Flows Management

1. Estimate the load impact on the different workshops in the labs and publish the reference Master Plan for mid-term production plan with the good quality for management team decision.

2. Provide weekly demand per workshop for short-term production plan

3. Day-to-day changing the flows between AEL to ensure service to customers and production performance.

5. Define and follow up the capacity action plans from the labs.

6. Decide the routing (Rx & Non Rx) on new products/flows.



Must have



•             Bachelor or Master Degree in supply chain / logistics or any related field

•             3-5 years of experience in multinational manufacturing is preferable

•             Capable to manage multi-task at the same time.

•             Proficient with MS office program (especially MS Excel, MS Powerpoint etc.)

•             Excellent written and verbal communication skill


Skills and level expected:

- Competent in Demand Planning             

- Expert in Analytics        

- Basic in S&OP, IBP        

- Basics in Flows management   

- Basics in Inventory management           

- Basics in Business & markets knowledge            

- Basics in Project management