Associate Demand Planner (SF-4)

Accountable for all forecasting activities associated with finished goods products, customers, plants and distribution locations. Creates and maintains forecast models for the product categories at a sku level, incorporating business intelligence and forecast information gathered from Sales, Business Development, Finance, and other sources (i.e.: Nielsen or other syndicated consumer data). Leads the monthly consensus meetings with Sales and Business Development and is a key team member in S&OP meetings.

Core Responsibilities

Creates statistical forecasts:

  • Gathers, analyzes and validates data
  • Executes statistical modeling software
  • Reviews resulting statistical forecast model
  • Applies error analysis techniques to improve forecasting

Reviews sales plans, business development updates and demand drivers:

  • Presents, solicits, and assesses feedback on the various forecasts from sales and business development
  • Recommends adjustments for operational forecasts
  • Reviews promotional plans with sales
  • Identifies and reports on ‘root cause’ for forecast error and below targets. Assists in establishing annual forecast accuracy targets.
  • Tracks sales inputs to new and lost business and sales promotions. Aligns the forecast to changing demand by DC.

Achieves consensus for operational demand forecasts by facilitating a collaborative planning process with sales and business development personnel:

  • Prepares relevant material to facilitate research and discussion
  • Coordinates cross-functional research activities to reconcile significant variances and refines the forecast model to reflect updated sales and business development assumptions.
  • Drives SKU Rationalization for sku’s within managed group.
  • Responsible for understanding shipment trends and category dynamics to support and endorse total volume forecast.

Provides input to volume planning (Latest Estimates / annual process):

  • Facilitates and manages demand planning/sales and business development meetings
  • Achieves consensus with the business side and the demand chain
  • Leads internal cross functional communication, integrating information into the forecast via the demand consensus and S&OP process

Maintains demand planning system and software:

  • Attains forecast accuracy targets by sku/by location at a weekly level.
  • Monitors trends in forecast errors and takes action to improve
  • Identifies relevant market-related data and competitive intelligence
  • Utilizes Logility, SAP, BI to ensure exceptional level of data integrity
  • Provides timely updates and analysis to Supply Chain partners to identify scenario planning opportunities
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