In this role, you have the opportunity to
The Demand Planner is responsible for interacting cross functionally with Operations, Marketing, Sales, and Finance to create a product and financial forecasts for assigned brands and customers. This position is responsible for driving continuous improvement in forecasting accuracy and forecasting process to positively impact out-of-stocks, shrink, on shelf availability, sales and margin. The successful candidate will have the highest level of data analysis and problem-solving skills and be versed in best practice demand forecasting methods.
You are responsible for
Gather data from a variety of sources. Assess, interpret, and analyze the data in development of a thorough, accurate, and supportable demand forecast for use in production requirements and financial planning. Analytic skills must include the ability to see the big picture and the demonstration of strong business intuition.
Drive continuous improvement in forecasting process and methodology. Work with Operations, IT, Sales, and Finance to leverage capabilities of the JDA Demand and other planning tools along with building tools. Direct the utilization of forecasting methods and software tools to deliver and monitor forecast accuracy. Continually seek, report, evaluate, and make recommendations to leadership to improve forecasting, planning and budgeting processes
Develop and evaluate forecasting models that consider promotional tactics and activities, historical sales trends, new product introductions, flow of materials, and manufacturing capacity.
Expand data sources used in the forecasting process and integrate all available data sources in order to assess and monitor trends and changes. Sources to include: historical sales, point-of-sale data, secondary market audits, primary market research, competitive intelligence, sales analytics data, financial data, supply chain data, etc.
Enable business management to make informed, data-based decisions by providing business analyses and analytical support, particularly in areas where data is difficult to access / unreliable and where a high level of analytical skill is required.
Carry out other duties, responsibilities, and projects as assigned, in an effective manner.
You are a part of
The Demand Planner supports Sales and Operations meeting through performance metrics tracking, administrative tasks and or analytical trend analysis. This role will be located in Stamford CT.
To succeed in this role, you should have the following skills and experience
B.S. degree from an accredited university. Degree in Mathematics, Business, Computer Science, Engineering or related field preferred.
2+ years successful Forecasting or Inventory Management and Demand Planning experience preferred
Proven ability to perform in-depth data analysis and present insights in a clear manner
Proven understanding of forecast methodologies. Must be very organized and have excellent time management skills.
Proficient in utilizing Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint for data analysis and presentations.
Listens well and seeks input from others. Knows how to effectively communicate and sell his/her ideas at all levels.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
In return, we offer you
A path towards your most rewarding career. We believe that we are at our best as a company when you are at yours as a person. Thus, we offer competitive health benefits, a flexible work schedule and access to local well-being focused activities.
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