Demand Planner, Global
1d ago

Job Title

Demand Planner, Global

Summary :

As a member of the Global Demand Planning Team, the Sr. Demand Planner will be responsible for driving the monthly forecast of an assigned business segment product portfolio to enable revenue realization for all regions and optimize inventory.

The successful Demand Planner will assure the demand signals provided to the external and internal supply base are as accurate as we can provide.

To drive for success, this position will initiate, interact, and connect frequently with internal stakeholders around the business to gather the best intelligence to improve forecast accuracy.

Responsibilities include (but are not limited to) :

  • Actively participating in the monthly SIOP (Sales and Operations Planning) meeting with the factories to property project and deliver the forecast
  • Establishing and maintaining operating mechanisms within all regions to ensure data consistency
  • Manage all key item attributes to drive optimal forecasting and requirements
  • Constantly monitoring new order entries between cycles to anticipate how it might impact the cycle need vs. forecast and recommending actions to be taken either with factories or to prioritize allocation
  • Effectively liaising with product managers to involve them on factories issues, resolutions, on NPI rollout and phase-in / phase-out
  • Assessing forecast accuracy and analyzing inaccuracy drivers; understanding the impact on inventory and identify potential actions with regions or centrally
  • Clearly communicating status updates to leadership, focusing on the key elements needed to make SIOP decisions
  • Develop effective forecast models based on industry trends and demand patterns.
  • Support management with risk assessments and mitigation activities.
  • Propose and implement solutions to improve demand forecast accuracy.
  • Successfully communicate forecast and inventory estimations to management.
  • Monitor and report on important changes in sales forecasts, budgets, and business strategies.
  • Conduct monthly forecast maintenance.
  • Address demand-related issues in a timely and effective manner.
  • Using and maintaining the demand planning software
  • Completing other projects or tasks as assigned
  • Basic Qualifications :

  • BS / BA in Business, Finance, Supply Chain, or similar discipline
  • Five years of experience in Customer or Sales operations, manufacturing planning, production control or similar area
  • Preferred Qualifications :

  • Demonstrated analytical skills and the ability to communicate data points across a multi-level audience
  • Ability to communicate and collaborate with peers and colleagues, including cross-functional, global partners; actively and constructively works to resolve conflict
  • Experience driving continuous improvement efforts to ensure optimized efficiency
  • A team player with high energy level, able to get things done by working with and through others
  • Able to communicate status updates and process improvement efforts clearly and concisely to senior leaders
  • Proficient in the Microsoft Office suite of products, including Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook
  • Six Sigma experienced desired
  • Physical Requirements & Expectations :

  • Lift, carry, push, and pull up to XX lbs. unassisted and frequently bend, stoop, twist, climb, crouch / squat, kneel / crawl, sit and stand for long periods of time.
  • Be able to reach at, above and below shoulder level, flex / extend neck and have good hand and finger dexterity.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job may include color, close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision and depth perception.
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