Role details

Demand Planning Manager

El Segundo   •  Permanent

Bullet points

  • Career Opportunity
  • Global Company

About Our Client

Our client is a global consumer packaged goods company.

The Demand Planning Manager will partner with Sales, Marketing, Operations and Finance to develop an accurate demand forecast for all SKUs in the designated area of the business.

Job Description

  • Develop accurate demand forecasts for product segment, while reducing inventory/working capital, and minimizing forecast variability
  • Ensure alignment of Demand Forecast with Sales Estimate and/or provide reconciliation and analysis of variance
  • Develop strong working knowledge of marketing/sales/customer business plans to validate forecast and accurately reflect business plan alignment
  • Develop and maintain a 24-month operational forecast by SKU
  • Focus on accuracy of demand plan for new product launches, based on accurate analysis of distribution builds and velocity/share expectations
  • Analyze historical sales data and future plans while working cross-functionality to achieve continuous improvement in the accuracy of demand forecasts. Using projected demand plans, work towards continuous improvement of forecast accuracy and improve overall demand plan
  • Complete post-launch evaluation and capture and apply knowledge learned
  • Provide leadership in monthly consensus forecast meetings (summit)
  • Ensure that appropriate forecasting processes and methods are being followed and updated as needed. Maintain forecast system data integrity. Perform ad hoc analyses, as required, in support of contingency/scenario planning
  • Participate in special projects, providing leadership as needed on cross-functional teams

The Successful Applicant

  • Bachelor's degree required; preferably in the area of Supply Chain, Mathematics, Statistics, Operations Research, or other quantitative business discipline)
  • Minimum 5 years work experience preferably within a Consumer Packaged Goods industry; minimum of 2 years forecasting experience
  • Software Skills: Proficiency with MS Office required, intermediate MS Excel required, advanced Excel helpful; experience with a forecast modeling tool preferred, e.g. Logility; SAP experience helpful
  • Must have ability to work cross functionally, build relationships and excel in a team environment

What's on Offer

Comprehensive salary + benefits

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