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9914 Associate Demand Planning Manager


Pros2plan, a Spinnaker Company, is now hiring for an Associate Demand Planning Manager

Location: Suffolk, VA

Duration: Full Time

Salary: Open

Travel Required:No
Location:Suffolk,VA
Position Type:Full Time
Desired Education Level:BS
Description:

Summary:

The Associate Demand Planning Manager is accountable for leading all Demand Planning aspects for a particular Channel (Retail, Foodservice or Deli). This includes ensuring that forecasting execution processes are in place to allow our company to provide consistent, reliable service throughout the supply chain. The Associate Demand Planning Manager is accountable for meeting and exceeding the highest level of forecasting activities through coaching and mentoring their Demand Planning staff.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Recognized as internal expert to business customers in the area of demand planning. Track and report performance metrics (sku/DC error, etc.), analyze forecast performance.
  • Drive year over year improvements in accuracy through process improvements (customer level forecasting, demand shaping techniques, etc.).
  • Identify and report on root cause and corrective actions. Differentiate areas of responsibility and when to elevate to appropriate level of organization for effective/efficient decision making. Ensure discrepancies are identified and reconciled prior to sharing with stakeholders.
  • Solve problems, manage multiple projects, and meet deadlines.
  • Validate SKU forecast rollup by sales planning and production planning categories to reconcile gaps to plan (annual/historical). Provide 52 week forecasts to supply planners for production capacity reviews.
  • Provide annual forecast to FP&A for budgeting purposes. Manage the SO&P process through oversight of the Demand Planning team in a complex matrix organization.
  • Effectively and proactively communicate any business critical concerns to senior leadership for prompt mitigation and reconciliation. Proactively alert key stakeholders to negative or positive demand trends/by customer.
  • Ensure participation in all consensus meeting’s and decks are submitted 24 hours in advance. Accountable for forecasts and forecast performance for the channel they own.
  • Provide training opportunities to increase forecasting functions, processes and accountability. Ensure team members have sufficient reporting tools to perform their jobs and to meet goals and deadlines.
Requirements:

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree from a regionally accredited four-year college or university and 3+years’ relevant experience to include Demand Planning, Supply Planning, Business Development or Sales experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience, required.
  • Experience acting as a lead by providing training, guidance or mentoring to less experienced staff or managing processes and projects, preferred.
  • Experience with formal sales and operations planning (S&OP) processes, preferred. Strong skills in spreadsheet, database management and forecasting/inventory management, required. Experience with forecasting software, preferred. Knowledge of SAP, business intelligence (BI) and Logility, preferred.
  • Experience with Microsoft Suite – strong Excel skills, required. Excellent problem-solving, mathematical, and analytical skills, required.
  • Strong decision making and presentation skills, required. Strong written and verbal communication skills, required.
  • Highly organized, detail-oriented, and excellent customer service skills, required. Aptitude to collaborate with cross functional teams in a complex matrix organization to promote productivity and enhance supply chain overall functions, required.
  • Ability to work well with others in fast paced, dynamic environment.
  • Ability to be respectful, approachable and team oriented while building strong working relationships and a positive work environment.
  • Ability to work extended hours