Analyst, Demand Planning Job Description

Analyst, Demand Planning Job Description

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Analyst, demand planning provides direct inputs and analysis of demand data to management, finance, and operational teams in supporting the corporate Sales, Inventory & Operations Planning process.

Analyst, Demand Planning Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Assemble and analyze all data pertinent to creating the sales forecast (historical sales, market trends, seasonality, promotions, POS and inventory levels
Assist with forecasting and inventory planning meetings with Sales and Supply Chain, reviewing recommended sales forecasts and inventory Establish effective and supportive working relationships with the key accounts, exhibiting exceptional communication, follow through and organizational skills
Collaboratively engage and facilitate meetings and engagements with the field sales, operations, account planning and other functions to ensure we meet customer needs
On-going analysis and process improvement suggestions
Develop, recommend, and utilize appropriate statistical models for S&OP Sales Forecast in the APO-DP planning system
Analyze store and warehouse inventory and in-stock levels in order to maximize sales at the customer
Actively participate in training programs, sales meetings, and team meetings
Proactively and comprehensively manage and maintain all demand activity at assigned accounts to ensure demand plan completeness and accuracy
Ensure customers are supplied with the proper levels of merchandise and collaterals to support their business potential
Support manager in basic forecasting analysis and preparation for end of month review with Global team

Analyst, Demand Planning Qualifications

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Licensing or Certifications for Analyst, Demand Planning

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: APICS, IBF, CPIM, CSCP, CPF, CIFP, IIF, ACFP, CFP, CPSM

Education for Analyst, Demand Planning

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Employers hiring for the analyst, demand planning job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Collage Degree in Business, Finance, Engineering, Statistics, Supply Chain Management, Mathematics, Economics, Business/Administration, Education, MBA

Skills for Analyst, Demand Planning

Desired skills for analyst, demand planning include:

Microsoft Office applications
Process improvement
Finance
Sales
Demand planning / forecasting system
Demantra
JDA / Manugistics
Access
Accounts payable and finance
Agile-Scrum

Desired experience for analyst, demand planning includes:

Ability to identify problems/issues
Ability to summarize and highlight key findings from all analysis performed for senior management review
Solid knowledge of accounting and related financial issues with exceptional mathematical and analytical abilities
Develop TIL change recommendations for Marketing
Understanding of supply chain management practices (ex
Act as the Subject Matter Expert (SME) for SAP-APO-DP

Analyst, Demand Planning Examples

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Analyst, Demand Planning Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking to fill the role of analyst, demand planning. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for analyst, demand planning
  • Supports other functions with demand planning analytical support (Ops, Finance, Commercial, etc)
  • Maintain established stock and service levels
  • Provide various analyses of key customer data to support short and long term forecasting in collaboration with the Demand Planning Manager
  • Identify “At Risk” products and plan inventory allocations to maximize “in-stock %”
  • Analyze excess and obsolete inventory and present recommendations to the demand planning manager
  • Provide in depth information on customer program performance and trends
  • Collaborate with supply chain on maximization of factory and warehouse capacities
  • Monitoring item set-up and maintenance of Bills of Materials for returns
  • Creating and maintaining a project report containing all current projects/inventory status including participating and leading in Inventory/Supply chain review meetings, 3rd party customer meetings, Supply Chain Vendor meetings, and any other meetings related to this position
  • Refine and improve current S&OP information collection process to make it more efficient and productive
Qualifications for analyst, demand planning
  • 1-2 years of experience preferred in a production, forecasting, or planning role with a particular emphasis on production planning, replenishment, inventory planning, analysis, and modeling
  • Knowledge of all aspects of Supply Chain – Inventory, procurement, lead times, production
  • A minimum of 3 years of replenishment and forecasting experience in the consumer goods industry with overseas sourcing and/or long lead-time products
  • Associate Degree or equivalent required
  • Knowledge of Windows computer applications required including MS Excel and Word
  • Must have the ability to work in a team atmosphere and assist in executing Pacific Cycle’s business with key customers
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Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is hiring for an analyst, demand planning. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for analyst, demand planning
  • Proficiency with LSAR databases, WindChill, Microsoft Access, and Military Maintenance Concepts is preferred
  • Individual must be proficient with Microsoft Office Suite to include Access, Power Point, Visio, Project, and other database software
  • Maintain customer scorecard measuring forecast accuracy, service metrics, and total sales vs
  • Provide analysis to support the monthly S&OP process
  • Ensure the accurate and timely load of bill of materials in the MRP system to support new product introductions
  • Recommend opportunities for supply chain improvements utilizing Process Excellence tools
  • Know & follow ASP policies and procedures
  • Under general or minimum supervision, performs duties in terms of stated objectives
  • Lead and represent in demand S&OP meetings
  • Assume responsibility for the reporting of Forecast Accuracy and Bias to key business stakeholders with appropriate explanations for deviation
Qualifications for analyst, demand planning
  • 5 - 7 years of experience working with JDA Global Supply Chain planning systems
  • Experience and technical knowledge of integrating JDA systems with current ERP and Product source systems
  • Solid understanding of business practices as they relate to demand and supply JDA system solutions
  • Solid understanding of Integrated Business Planning practices and S&OP processes
  • Experience with Oracle database queries for data analysis a plus
  • Business Objects and Cognos reporting tools skillset a plus
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Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of analyst, demand planning. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for analyst, demand planning
  • Components department visual factory administrator
  • Responsible for the Inventory Management and NPL execution of a set of countries
  • Facilitating the NPL Forecasting for a set of countries
  • Key local country and local markets knowledge application
  • Candidate must have experience in forecasting and modeling tools with good analytical skills
  • Position requires a proficiency in decision-making and problem solving
  • Experience with V-Metric, DEMAND Pro, ATLAST, Qlikview, SAP, or similar software a plus
  • Providing accurate and complete Demand Forecasts to the Supply Chain Group on a weekly or, (as required) daily basis for assigned brands
  • Participating in and/or facilitating meetings within the S&OP process
  • Troubleshoot any demand and planning/capacity constraints with appropriate business partners
Qualifications for analyst, demand planning
  • Knowledge of ERP systems Spreadsheet and Data Base applications
  • Microsoft Word and Excel, JDE Enterprise One, Oracle Value Chain Planning, and other applicable software applications
  • Demonstrated experience in manufacturing planning, production & inventory control, demand planning and/or Supply Chain
  • Demonstrated strong knowledge of existing global applications (WindChill, SAP)
  • Strong aptitude for problem identification and resolution continuous-improvement mindset
  • Must be highly organized, detail-oriented and perform all tasks with a high degree of urgency and accuracy
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Job Description Example
Our company is looking for an analyst, demand planning. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for analyst, demand planning
  • Understand how sales trends, promotional activity and shipment patterns will affect demand and make appropriate adjustments to forecasts
  • Work with finance to provide supporting data to translate rolling forecast into financial models
  • Additional tasks and projects may be assigned by the PLAN Management team
  • Participate in cross functional project teams and act as SME
  • Updating the MRP system (part / BOM entry) accordingly based on the approved C.O
  • Identify and correct BOM issues that are the causes of inventory inaccuracies
  • Representing SC point-of-view, value-add and strategy in cross-functional/cross-J&J projects and activities relating to supply chain process improvements/re-engineering
  • Required training for changes in existing policies and procedures, for new assignments and for implementation of new policies and procedures
  • Monitors and reports on actual demand vs
  • Act as the application and process SME for the global Demand Planning and S&OP functions
Qualifications for analyst, demand planning
  • Bachelor’s degree preferably in Supply Chain, Mathematics, Statistics, Operations Research, or other quantitative business discipline
  • Least 3 years professional work experience in supply chain operations or related field
  • Major in Industrial Distribution, Industrial Engineering, Mathematics, Statistics or Supply Chain Management is preferred
  • Success in working in a matrix environment
  • Must be able to communicate well in person and telephonically to all levels of the organization
  • Ability for decision making, to work under pressure, and capacity to make good judgment under critical situations
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Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is searching for experienced candidates for the position of analyst, demand planning. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for analyst, demand planning
  • Understands and reinforces manufacturing, development, sales/marketing and finance management processes to link with closed loop forecasting process
  • Work with Finance to providing supporting data required to translate rolling forecast into financial models
  • Establishing processes to measure forecast against actual sales, obtaining feedback, analyzing results, performing root cause analysis, generating reports and making recommended action steps
  • To be available, if required, to participate in the site stock takes
  • Organise work allocation for your area
  • To participate fully in the CIP process
  • To undertake additional duties / responsibilities as per business requirements
  • To produce daily reports as required to ensure visibility of the production plan
  • To highlight shortages / supply issues and the risk to production
  • To be the point of contact with Customers to ensure compliance with schedules
Qualifications for analyst, demand planning
  • Working knowledge of demand planning applications and how to apply them to a business
  • Ability for decision making, to work under pressure, and capacity to make good judgment in critical situations
  • Minimum of 6 years of work experience including business analysis, project management, application support
  • Strong understanding of the end-to-end Demand and Supply Planning processes
  • Strong experience with Cognos, Qlik or similar Business Intelligence platforms
  • Knowledge of JDA Demand, Collaborate, and Monitor v.7.7+

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