The Demand Planning position is responsible for all forecasting activities associated with products for a specific business segment. The Demand Planner creates and maintains forecast models for our products, incorporating business intelligence and forecast information gathered from sales, marketing, finance, retailer data, and other sources (i.e. Nielsen or other syndicated consumer data). The Demand Planner is the integration point into the sales and commercial organization. This position leads the dialogue for their respective products with key counterparts in the Sales and Marketing teams.
Develop demand forecasts (operational forecasts) at multiple levels of aggregation for multiple time horizons as part of a demand planning function;
Review historical sales trends, research demand drivers, prepare forecast data, develop statistical forecast models, and evaluate forecast results;
Interact with sales, marketing, and customer finance to understand demand forecast drivers;
Utilize a collaborative and consensus approach by working with Sales, Marketing, and Customer Finance to obtain and ensure that current and accurate information is used for demand forecasts;
Use and maintain the Demand Planning software as the primary forecasting system tool;
Provide input to the Supply Planning organization in developing inventory strategies on existing items, new products, and product phase-outs; and closely coordinate and communicate customer action plans with supply planning.
Food industry experience
A bachelor's degree
5+ years of demand planning or equivalent experience
Proficient in data analytics and working with syndicated data
A pattern of initiative.
Proven problem solving and decision-making skills.
The ability to work in a team environment on a variety of complex projects.
Well-developed interpersonal, organizational skills and analytical skills.
Strong computer skills including Microsoft Excel.
Well-developed written and verbal communication skills.
Must be legally authorized to work in the United States.
Applicants must not now, or in the future, require sponsorship for work authorization.