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Demand Planner


The demand planner will be responsible for all demand planning activities within the HC&C business unit. The demand planner will use analytics, marketing, and sales data to effectively create forecasts for future demand at both product family and customer/item level detail. To succeed in the role, the demand planner should be highly-analytical, possess excellent communication and collaboration skills, and have in-depth knowledge of advanced forecasting techniques and policies

    * Develops and maintains an accurate forecast for all finished products
    * Facilitates demand process to arrive at consensus forecast with Territory Managers, Sales Managers/Directors, Product Directors, and Finance Team
    * Generates measurement systems and reports designed to measure and improve forecast accuracy
    * Identifies and deploys methods to increase forecast reliability.
    * Partner with analytics to develop effective forecast models based on industry trends and demand patterns
    * Support management with risk assessments and mitigation activities
    * Monitor and report on important changes in sales forecasts, budgets, and business strategies
    * Address demand-related issues in a timely and effective manner
    * Support S&OP cycle by leading monthly demand consensus meeting
    * Leads demand planning meetings as part of S&OP cycle
    * Responsible for preparation, analysis, and presentation of relevant material to facilitate a monthly demand planning cycle
    * Maintains rolling 18-month forecast
    * Provide input to the Supply Planning team to develop inventory strategies, shift structures, etc.

Desired Experience
    * Minimum of 3 years in a demand planning/forecasting role
    * Solid understanding of forecasting methods and measurements
    * Knowledge of techniques and measurements to improve the demand planning process, system, and performance
    * Good analytical ability with excellent verbal and written communication skills
    * APICS, IBF or other certification a plus
    * Familiarity with Alteryx, Tableau or other BI applications a plus

    * Bachelor’s degree in business, supply chain or other relevant fields