Demand Planner
hace 34 mins


  • Design and generate weekly and monthly statistical forecast reports.
  • Continuously improving forecasting techniques, method, and approach.
  • Relate and measure the impact of forecast accuracy and forecast value added.
  • Maintain documentation and standard operating procedures for demand planning processes and systems.
  • Conduct current and future forecasting analysis, insuring forecasting processes and methods are followed.
  • Assemble and analyze all data pertinent to creating the sales forecast (historical sales, market trends, seasonality, promotions, and eventually tier 1 account POS and inventory levels).
  • Establish and utilize best methods (statistical models and software tools) in creating forecasts and respective inventory targets.
  • Make recommended adjustments to forecast and inventory targets based on changes in demand and market trends.
  • Lead forecast and inventory planning meetings with Marketing Managers, reviewing recommended sales forecasts and inventory goals (emphasis on brand transitions, new product introduction, and promotions).
  • Manage inventory targets (including safety stock levels) that are approved by management.
  • Prepare, report, and communicate forecast and inventory measurements to management (forecast accuracy, inventory plan vs. targets).
  • Monitor SKU levels and recommend SKU rationalization initiatives in the future.
  • Proactively facilitating, re-engineering, best practices & consensus between functional experts (Demand Planning, Inventory Planning, Purchasing, Sales & Marketing, Operations, Finance, and IT).
  • Gather and report necessary Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s) metrics.
  • Proactively maintain planning system forecast.
  • Prepare the Monthly Account Planning Process (MAPP) and lead the S&OP / IBP process, encompassing S&OP and S&OE processes.
  • Work closely with Sales team on Collaborative Forecasting CPFR with certain clients.
  • Lead or support continuous improvement projects to achieve 99% customer fill rates.
  • Interface with all global business teams.
  • Domestic and International travel required. (30%-40% of time)

  • At least 3 years of experience running demand planning, forecasting, supply planning and S&OP processes with proven success in improving service and inventory.
  • Latin America experience preferred.

  • Background in master scheduling, forecasting, procurement and planning.
  • Strong knowledge of demand planning process within consumer packaged goods industry.
  • Knowledge of demand management / forecasting tools, forecasting processes in sales, marketing operations, finance, manufacturing and supply chain issues.
  • Knowledge of key inventory performance metrics, turns, margin contributions, etc.
  • Collaborative skills in resolving long and short positions in inventory.
  • Experience in managing end of life cycle and obsolete inventory.
  • Technical Knowledge Required :

  • Supply Chain Management
  • S&OP (Sales & Operations Planning)
  • Technical Knowledge Desired :

  • Production and Fulfillment Processes
  • Systems :

  • Advanced Excel and Access
  • ERP : SAP, QAD, BPCS, JDA-Manugistics.
  • Business Intelligence : BW, OBIEE, Business Objects, Hyperion Essbase

  • Excellent communication : Internal, external, cross-functional, global.
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • High energy level / highly motivated
  • Results driven drives for action, for trying new things and for getting things done.
  • Excellent interpersonal and team work.
  • Strategic thinking
  • Ability to handle numerous projects simultaneously and lead cross-functionally
  • Financial analysis skills a plus
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