Demand Planner - Manufacturing

Ayer, Massachusetts Permanent USD80,000 - USD105,000 per year
  • Demand Planner opportunity in the Greater Boston area
  • Direct Hire, Full-Time Role with Competitive Salary + Benefits

About Our Client

My client is an industry leader in the Food Manufacturing industry.

Job Description

  • Demand Forecasting: Implement statistical models, leverage historical data, and incorporate market trends and sales/marketing insights to forecast product demand accurately across different dimensions (e.g., customers, products, production lines).
  • Inventory Management: Oversee inventory levels to recommend replenishment schedules, ensuring a balance between minimizing excess inventory and fulfilling customer demands.
  • Cross-functional Collaboration: Engage closely with sales, marketing, production, and supply chain teams to consolidate data, align on demand forecasts, and devise strategies for inventory optimization.
  • Data Analysis: Examine demand patterns, sales data, and market trends to identify enhancement opportunities and improve forecasting models.
  • Forecast Accuracy: Maintain forecast accuracy metrics, aiming for continual improvement through process optimization.
  • Risk Management: Detect potential forecasting risks (e.g., seasonality, market fluctuations) and devise plans to counteract these risks.
  • Communication: Effectively disseminate demand forecasts, inventory recommendations, and insights to stakeholders, facilitating informed decision-making.
  • Continuous Improvement: Keep abreast of industry trends, new technologies, and market dynamics to identify and implement process improvements.

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 Successful Applicant

  • Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Supply Chain Management, Statistics, or a relevant field is preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience in demand planning, inventory management, or a related role, preferably within a manufacturing context.
  • Proficiency in ERP systems (e.g., SAP, Oracle, Epicor, QAD) and advanced skills in Microsoft Excel and demand planning software.
  • Exceptional analytical, problem-solving, and critical thinking skills.
  • Strong communication and collaboration abilities, capable of working effectively across diverse teams.
  • Detail-oriented with a commitment to data-driven decision-making.
  • Capable of thriving in a fast-paced environment, managing multiple priorities concurrently.

What's on Offer

  • Competitve salary
  • Amazing growth potential
  • PTO
  • 401k
  • Health
  • Medical
  • Dental
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Job summary

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