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Specialist (m/f/d) Demand Planning


Kärcher is the world's leading provider of cleaning solutions with around 13,000 employees in 70 countries and an innovative product offer for commercial and domestic customers alike. Renowned for our innovation, over 90% of our products have been developed in the past 5 years. We owe this success to our employees, their skills, dedication, ideas and commitment. Constant investment in R&D, quality, marketing and design make us a well-known brand and a most attractive employer to develop your career with. Do you want to be part of our growth story?


Exceptional tasks require exceptional employees. We are looking forward to your committed support to strengthen the Demand Planning group in our logistics center in Obersontheim nearby Schwäbisch Hall.

Your task

  • In this high-responsibility position, you will be in charge of global forecasting within the Kärcher portfolio, including the management of product launches or succession planning.
  • An essential part of your work will be the improvement of the statistical forecast, which is the responsibility of the headquarter and the basis of the global planning. 
  • To achieve this goal, you will be part of the implementation of a new agile planning software and make a key contribution to the design of the statistical processes.
  • In this context, you will support Kärcher foreign subsidiaries on the topic of demand planning in Kinaxis RapidResponse and on the establishment of a structured S&OP process.
  • Last but not least, you will monitor ongoing processes and proactively drive optimization in the area of Demand Planning.

Your qualification profile 

  • A degree (e.g. business administration, supply chain management, logistics management, industrial engineering, or similar), or a similar qualification.
  • First professional experience in planning, procurement, process or project management with focus on logistics. 
  • Good understanding of statistics ideally in connection with demand planning.
  • Confident user skills in SAP R3 and BW/BI, experience with planning software (e.g. APO, RapidRespone) and high IT affinity.
  • Business fluent in English and basic German as well as solid communication skills that enable you to successfully collaborate with (inter)national stakeholders.
  • Willingness to travel abroad for business on a regular basis.
  • Analytical and results-oriented approach coupled with change management skills and strong customer focus.


Our offer 


  • Up to 32 days of vacation. On Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve, we will give you an additional day of vacation.
  • A company pension plan or direct insurance that supplements your statutory pension insurance from your first day of work.
  • Individual working time arrangements (e.g. flexible flexitime and home office options).
  • Health promotion right down the line - from height-adjustable desks to health consultations and mobile massages.
  • Kärcher Has Talent: The right people, at the right time, in the right position, with the right perspective. Our talent management process supports you in your individual development.





Then please apply via the online career portal or writing to our HR department. We welcome applications from people with disabilities, whose integration is of particular concern to us.



Your contact person for this position is Ann-Marlen Rickert. We will be happy to answer your initial general questions about your application in our Recruiting Center at +49 7195 14 5440. We assure you that your application will be treated confidentially.

Alfred Kärcher SE & Co. KG