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Demand Planner

  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Chattanooga
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Job reference: KEWD1114919
  • Sector: Planning, Supply Chain, DSJ Global
  • Date posted: 14/11/2017
Demand Planner required for rapidly growing Consumer Packaged Goods Company
  • Demand Planner
  • Chattanooga, Tennessee

One of the world’s premier Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) organizations is looking for a Demand Planner to join their rapidly expanding team!

The Demand Planner will play a pivotal part in the company’s Supply Chain activities in order to meet the Sales and Customer Service metrics for the company’s 24-month forecast of demand operations. The individual will be expected to provide the company with detailed planning input in order to sustain the entire Sales and Operations Planning process. Through a strategic approach, each month the Demand Planner will ensure there is an agreement between Marketing, Sales, Finance, and the Supply Chain.

The Demand Planner will have the following responsibilities:
  • Generate 24-month demand operations forecast; including, but not limited to providing input for the gained and lost distribution, risk and opportunities, and YOY media impact
  • Prepare forecast data distributions by reviewing historical sales trends and demand drivers
  • Minimize forecast error by monitoring key forecast influencing factors
  • Collaborate and work closely with Sales, Marketing, Finance, Supply Chain, and Customer service in order to recognize noteworthy variances and then adjust the forecast accordingly
  • Maintain and utilize the demand operations forecast in TM1
  • Regularly production planners with accurate item-level changes in the forecast
  • Communicate updated Long Range Plan (LRP) assumptions to the Finance Department

The ideal candidate will have the following skill set:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Supply Chain, Business, or technology-related field from an accredited college or university is required; MBA preferred
  • 3-6 years of demand planning experience
  • CPG industry experience preferred
  • Must be detail-oriented, demonstrate exemplary analytical abilities, along with strong team-building skills and act as a leader cross-functional
  • Strong Mathematical abilities, as well as proficiency of Microsoft Office and spreadsheet analysis, are required
  • Knowledge of JD Edwards, SAP, or other ERP system is preferred
  • Minimal travel required
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