Demand Planning Manager
Chattanooga, Tennessee, Bridgewater, New Jersey
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Responsible for the 24 months operations (demand) forecast for assigned brands; driving the Supply Chain to meet Sales and Customer Service metrics. Provide commentary, metrics, and documentation to support the Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP) process. Lead the consensus dialogue each month with counterparts from Marketing, Sales, Finance and Supply Chain.
Role Specific Responsibilities
Develop the 24-month operations (demand) forecast, including commentary for the gained and lost distribution, risk, and opportunities, and YOY promotional impact.
Review historical sales trends, research demand drivers, prepare forecast data and evaluate forecast variances versus actual demand.
Monitor key forecast metrics with the objective to continuously reduce forecast error.
Coordinate cross-functional research activities to reconcile significant variances.
Refine the forecast to reflect updated Sales and Marketing assumptions. Interact with Sales and Marketing to understand demand forecast drivers.
Utilize a collaborative and consensus approach by working with Sales, Marketing, Finance, Supply Chain and Customer Service to ensure current and accurate information is used for demand enrichments to the forecast.
Use and maintain the operations (demand) forecast; open stock statistical forecast and promotional display volume.
Provide timely and accurate item level forecast changes to the production planners
Continuous improvement for demand planning processes and systems
Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain, Business, or technology-related field, from an accredited college required, MBA preferred.
Five years’ demand planning experience, using a formal system with a monthly S&OP cadence. Three years’ experience working in the consumer-packaged goods (CPS) industry.
Must have strong analytical abilities and be detail oriented, with extreme accuracy. Good communication and team building skills, along with the ability to lead cross-functionally, are required.
Role Specific Competencies
A demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office is required. Knowledge of SAP, Kinaxis, JD Edwards, or other ERP system, is preferred. This position requires extensive spreadsheet analysis and strong mathematical abilities as well as strong knowledge of demand planning processes in a Fast-Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) industry.
American with Disabilities Act
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Civil Rights Act of 1964 Title VII
The company recognizes its responsibility to ensure that all qualified candidates receive equal employment opportunity in the role regardless of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, or national origin.
Fair Labor Standards Act (as amended in 2004)
This role has been classified as exempt from consideration under current FLSA overtime requirements.
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