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Daryl Steen

Daryl Steen

Senior Demand Planner



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Parmalat Australia | May 2022 - Present

Senior Demand Planner

• Led the development and implementation of the monthly consensus forecast process, working closely with cross-functional partners to align on the most accurate forecast possible. • Developed and maintained relationships with key customers, incorporating customer feedback into forecast models to improve accuracy and drive better decision-making. • Conducted regular analysis of forecast accuracy metrics, identifying areas for improvement and leading cross-functional efforts to reduce forecast error. • Provided guidance and mentorship to junior demand planners, helping to develop their skills and expertise. • Developed and implemented new demand planning tools and processes, driving continuous improvement in forecasting accuracy and efficiency. • Acted as a subject matter expert on demand planning within the organization, regularly presenting to senior leaders and driving cross-functional initiatives to improve business outcomes. • Maintained a deep understanding of market trends, consumer behavior, and industry developments, leveraging this knowledge to inform forecast models and drive better decision-making. • Demonstrated strong problem-solving skills, effectively navigating complex business challenges and making data-driven decisions to drive improved outcomes.
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Parmalat Australia | Mar 2018 - May 2022

National Demand Planner

• Generated accurate sales forecasts that maximized customer service levels, minimized stock write-offs, and provided foundation data for the consensus forecast. • Proactively engaged with key partners in marketing, sales, and finance to ensure the forecast was informed by the latest market information, and adjusted statistical forecast accordingly. • Owned the day-to-day forecast process, ensuring that any issues were resolved and communicated in a timely and effective manner. • Enabled and facilitated the monthly consensus forecast process for multiple product categories, proactively communicating any significant deviations between sales and forecast to the business. • Analyzed forecast accuracy metrics and identified areas for improvement, leading cross-functional efforts to improve forecast accuracy and reduce forecast error. • Maintained a collaborative working relationship with cross-functional partners to ensure smooth operations and timely resolution of issues.

Parmalat Australia | Nov 2016 - Mar 2018

Network Supply Planner

• Developed accurate, high-quality production schedules and depot replenishment plans using ERP software (SAP R/3 & APO). • Owned the execution and control of planning activities in multiple regions throughout Australia, working collaboratively with cross-functional teams to ensure alignment with national production and replenishment plans. • Managed inventory levels to achieve excellence in customer service level while minimizing finished goods write-off. • Controlled production activity by releasing orders to production, revising and rescheduling orders, investigating scheduling delays, and recommending corrective action. Proactively notified business of available stock. • Controlled depot replenishment by releasing stock transfer orders to distribution, revising and re-planning stock movements. • Fostered local cross-functional discussions to improve the quality of local production schedules and replenishment plans, driving continuous improvement in supply chain performance.

Parmalat Australia | Sep 2015 - Nov 2016

Optimisation Scheduler

Reviewed planning requirements and constructed production schedules to ensure efficient use of factory assets and timely completion of weekly/ fortnightly manufacturing schedules. • Communicated consistently with relevant stakeholders to ensure updates to planning requirements were made in a timely manner. • Identified areas of waste and implemented improvements to reduce waste of time and materials. • Successfully led Mass Balance cross-functional meetings to drive a reduction in fat and protein loss, resulting in an annualized benefit of $200k. Contributed to other cross-functional initiatives to improve plant performance and efficiency.

Parmalat Australia | Aug 2014 - Sep 2015

Laboratory Manager

• Oversaw laboratory operations and quality systems to ensure quality assurance was provided to the factory through manufacturing processes and product specifications. Managed routine testing including calibrations of laboratory equipment, pathogen testing, and sacrificial run management, as well as NIP testing and record keeping. • Identified non-conformances and carried out corrective actions, utilizing root cause analysis and hazard analysis. Worked cross-functionally to provide assistance with new product development projects. • Conducted internal audits, supplying data and corrective actions to auditors. Led continuous improvement efforts to enhance laboratory processes and procedures. • Managed laboratory budgets, including routine and capital expenditures. Provided justifications for large purchases and delivered training during the installation of new and existing laboratory equipment.

Bendigo Sleep Lab | Aug 2013 - Aug 2014

Sleep Technician

• Communicate with patients about sleep testing. • Clean, sanitize and configure sleep monitoring equipment. • Perform administration work in relation to patients’ appointments and medical/financial paperwork. • Physically apply sleep monitoring equipment and calibrate. • Identify correct ExG sensor calibrations and adjust accordingly.

Parmalat Australia | Jul 2013 - Aug 2014

Laboratory Technician

• Conducted microbiological testing using standard methods to monitor routine and trial products, including sterility, plating, DMC, viscosity, pH, organoleptic, and stress testing. • Performed a wide variety of calibrations, including pH meters, scales, Cellscan, and fluorophos, as well as COD testing and air sampling. Conducted R&D micro and organoleptic testing. • Constructed Certificates of Analysis (CoAs) and authorized the release of products for export and distribution. • Conducted internal audits to identify areas for improvement and ensure fault- free operation. Developed and implemented recommendations to improve laboratory processes and procedures.

Australian Army | Mar 2011 - Feb 2014

Transport Driver

• Use of interpersonal skills to communicate, delegate, and work well within a team environment. • Qualified to operate C2 and MR2 vehicles. • Work with restricted documentation. • Travel and work in remote areas for taskings

Australia Post | Mar 2009 - Nov 2012

Retail Customer Services Officer

• Mail sorting & mail delivery • Bill payment processing • Stock management and purchasing

My Education

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Bachelor of Science (BS), BiotechnologyLa Trobe University | 2012
Catholic College Bendigo | 2007

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