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Demand Planner

Company: Woodland Foods
Location: Waukegan
Posted on: March 18, 2023

Job Description:

As a member of the Revenue Management team, this role owns the Demand Forecasting as part of the SIOP process. The Demand Planner will drive the weekly & monthly forecasting process through interaction and communication with supply chain, sales, marketing, and finance. Develop and communicate future demand plans that support supply chain planning processes and financial forecasts and lead the monthly SIOP Demand Planning meeting. Key liaison with the Sales team to generate forecasts for assigned product categories using inputs from all available sources. -Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Responsible for the demand forecasting process in terms of accuracy, delivery, and effectiveness Drives the weekly & monthly forecast consensus process by engaging the entire cross-functional team resulting in a short- and long-term consensus demand planCollaborates with key partners in procurement, production, sales, and finance to obtain consistent forecast inputs and address input gaps that may ariseValidation of demand forecast in terms of volume and revenue by customer and SKU Works with production planning and deployment to translate consensus forecasts into an operational forecastEnsures successful customer event execution through effective planning and leveraging of key customer event inputsEngagement in the forecasting of new item launches to ensure successHas a basic understanding of all supply chain processes and the downstream effects demand planning has on themAids in the communication flow of changes to forecast and disseminates information to all stakeholders accordinglyReports on forecast accuracy and does necessary analysis to determine the root cause of the error to improve numbers continuouslyIdentifies process improvements for demand planning processes and toolsTracks and reconciles weekly/monthly metrics versus established targetsPrepares and manages monthly SIOP Demand Planning meetings, including pre-meeting coordination with Sales and follow-up actions arising from the meeting.Participates in other SIOP meetings (Supply Meeting, Executive Meeting) as necessarySupports annual financial planning processPresents findings that drive understanding, alignment, and informed decision makingSecondary Functions:
Perform other job-related duties and responsibilities as may be assignedQualifications/Requirements
Bachelor's Degree in Supply Chain, Finance, Business, Statistics, Mathematics, or a related field and at least two years of experience in a similar role Or High School Diploma/GED and at least five years of experience in a similar role.Skills/Abilities
Solid experience in production/inventory/demand planning environmentExperience with any forecasting application softwareExperience or exposure to S&OP processes and procedures, customer planning, or supply planningAnalytical and data-driven decision makingDetail-oriented emphasizing accuracyStrong interpersonal skills, problem-solving skills, and the ability to handle multiple demands and competing priorities Advanced skill in Excel (macros, pivot tables, use of AVERAGE function, advanced formatting).Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to clearly communicate findings to audiences, including peers, Business Partners, and ExecutivesBe comfortable in a fast-paced growth environment with an appropriate balance of urgency and qualityDemonstrated ability to work autonomously and with a team while executing independent decision-making abilities in a fast-paced environmentThis document in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position.Powered by JazzHR

Keywords: Woodland Foods, Waukegan , Demand Planner, Other , Waukegan, Illinois

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