Consumer products manufacturer has a need for a Demand Planning Analyst that can work in a fast paced environment
Organization has been in business for 82 years with $5 billion in sales
This position is located in the Chicago, IL corporate offices
Past placements describe the organization as fast paced, family organization that offers an excellent work-life balance
This role will be 100% in person
The department is expanding and they need a talented supply chain professional who can learn the demand planning function quickly
Ensure successful customer promotion execution through effective planning and leverage of key customer event input.
Develop and execute changes to the demand plan based on changes in demand, promotions and market trends.
Facilitate execution of new product launches, promotions and service challenges. Prepare, report, and communicate forecast performance to all stakeholders
Act as the primary liaison with the Supply Chain team and where necessary Category team.
Assemble and analyze data pertinent to creating the forecast (historical sales, market trends, seasonality, promotions and inventory levels), and provide insight and recommendations to improve process internally and externally.
Work cross-functionally with Business Development, Marketing, Supply Chain, Customer Service, and Operations to ensure cross-functional alignment and meet customer fill rate objectives.
Track monthly forecast error results versus established targets and identifies and report on the root cause.
Responsible for baseline forecasts in a high SKU count and predominantly private label portfolio.
Additional tasks and duties may be assigned from time to time as necessitated by business needs
Bachelor’s degree in supply chain management, business or related and or 7+ years of manufacturing planning experience is required
2+ years of demand planning, capacity planning, production planning, supply planning or closely related experience required
Must have manufacturing experience – open to any industry, CPG / food is preferred
Must be highly independent and results oriented, with knowledge of corporate processes in quality and manufacturing to maximize department resource return on investment.
Ability to make effective and presentations as needed
Demonstrated negotiation skills and strong project planning skills
Advanced decision-making and problem-solving skills.
Experience with ERP and MS Office required. SAP, NetSuite, or Oracle is preferred