Demand Planner - Downtown - Hybrid

Chicago Permanent
  • Highly Autonomous role
  • Fast growing well recognized company with plenty of room for growth

About Our Client

Our Client is a fast growing CPG organization that has brands in its portfolio that are household names. With thousands of employees across the world, they are looking for entrepreneurial Demand Planners who can join their rapidly growing team downtown Chicago. They are an ambitious company with large financial backing and are looking for individuals who want to go to the next level with them.

Job Description

MPI does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, or based on an individual's status in any group or class protected by applicable federal, state or local law. MPI encourages applications from minorities, women, the disabled, protected veterans and all other qualified applicants.


The Demand Planner will have the ability to tap into your curiosity and collaborate with some of the most innovative and diverse people around the world. Here, you will make an impact by:

  • Playing a key role in creating an unbiased, accurate demand (Forecast) plan that is critical for planning material flow throughout the supply chain
  • Implement monthly sales and operations planning process with key customers
  • Track and enable S&OP to achieve weekly and monthly forecast accuracy and related forecast metrics
  • Applying market intelligence to the demand plan. Market intelligence may come from sales, marketing, key accounts, and other sources
  • Leveraging forecast performance metric tools to measure accuracy, assess the quality and frequency of overrides, assess forecast bias, and identify and address the largest sources of forecast error
  • Participating in and possibly facilitating the monthly Integrated Business Planning (IBP) Demand Review meetings by business portfolio. This process focuses on the alignment between the demand plan and the business plan (OP/QOR)
  • Maximizing the effectiveness of the statistical forecast by adjusting/ cleansing historical demand and determining appropriate levels of aggregation for calculating the statistical forecast

The Successful Applicant

  • Possess a bachelor's degree or higher (completed and verified prior to start) from an accredited institution
  • 3+ years experience within Supply Chain

Additional qualifications that could help you succeed even further in this role include:

  • Bachelor's degree or higher in Engineering, Supply Chain and/or Operations Management from an accredited institution
  • Experience in Demand Planning, Supply Planning, Production Planning and/or Integrated Business Planning (IBP) processes
  • Analytical skills, technical aptitude and knowledge of analytical tools (Excel, Minitab, etc.)
  • Strong leadership, communication, interpersonal, and self-motivational skills
  • Experience working on cross-functional and international teams

What's on Offer

Competitive wage and benefits package - $70,000 - $85,000 + bonus
401k up to 9%
Vacation and paid holidays
Medical, dental, and vision insurance
Hybrid work environment
Life and AD&D insurance, disability insurance

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Job summary

Procurement & Supply Chain
Sub Sector
Demand Planning
FMCG (Fast Moving Consumer Goods)
Contract Type
Consultant name
Ross Hendry
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