Demand Planner – (106680)

The Demand Planner is responsible for all forecasting activities associated with customers and products. The Demand Planner creates and maintains forecast and forecast information gathered from sales and marketing. 

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Owns and facilitates monthly S&OP forecast consensus process resulting in a rolling 18 month demand plans.
  • Analyze multiple history streams including POS/consumption data, and inventory change projections as well as utilize advanced demand planning system and reporting engine output to execute the cross-functional consensus process and challenge/negotiate forecasts to ensure accuracy.
  • Cross functional alignment and delivery of initiatives
  • Collaborate with key partners in Sales, Marketing and Finance to obtain consistent forecast inputs.
  • Systematically identify and work to reconcile discrepancies and close gaps among inputs on an ongoing basis.
  • Work with Supply planning and deployment to transfer/translate consensus forecasts for operational purposes.
  • Ensure successful customer promotion execution through effective planning and leverage of key customer event inputs.
  • Track monthly forecast error results versus established targets and identify and report on root cause for forecast error below targets. Drive process improvements to improve forecast error.
  • Play a lead role in the monthly demand agreement process.
  • Use and maintain the Demand Planning software as the primary forecasting system tool.
  • Work across peer group to lead and participate in major process improvement activities.
  • Support ongoing improvements in APO DP and other systems

Required Skill Set:

  • Demonstrate ability to convey messages clearly, effectively and confidently
  • Prioritize, multitask and plan accordingly; deliver reports and analysis on time, coming up with contingency plans when necessary.
  • Strong analytical skills and statistical knowledge. Understanding of multiple regression models.
  • Demonstrated communication, collaboration and leadership skills.
  • Strong project management skills.
  • Problem solving skills
  • Strong working knowledge of SAP, Excel and Word.
  • Fluent in English written and spoken, additional language is an advantage

Required Qualifications & Experience:

  • Degree in Statistics, Mathematics, Supply Chain, Finance or related field.
  • Consumer products forecasting and/or supply chain operations experience.
  • Experience in and/or exposure to S&OP processes and procedures, customer planning and/or supply planning.
  • Experience with any forecasting application or supply planning software and/or SAP, APO, DP.

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