Demand Analyst Job Description

Demand Analyst Job Description

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Demand analyst provides technical support and analysis on business applications that include but are not limited to ERP/WMS/MRP, Microsoft BI tools, and Crystal Reports.

Demand Analyst Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Responsible for developing, updating and optimising the S&OP excel tools which generate the analytical packages
Working with Market Supply Logistics (Supply Planning) to maximize service level, minimize inventory costs and ensure timely inventory deployment throughout PPD Supply Chain
Participating in Divisional/Supply Chain meetings
Supporting the Demand Planning Manager throughout the Consensus process
Gather data from pertinent internal and external sources to create an accurate monthly demand forecast within strict timelines
Focus on Top customers to determine ordering needs and trends
Communicate special customer requirements to ensure optimal inventory levels
Measure Forecast Accuracy and determine Root Causes behind forecast variances communicate and take corrective action
Participate in monthly KAM Forecast alignment meetings and weekly Demand Planning / Supply Planning meetings
Liaison with Product Marketing relating to New Product forecasting

Demand Analyst Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Demand Analyst

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

Education for Demand Analyst

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the demand analyst 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, Business/Administration, Education, Economics, Mathematics, Marketing

Skills for Demand Analyst

Desired skills for demand analyst include:

Excel
Microsoft Excel
MPS/MRP systems
Crystal Reports and PowerPoint
Production methods
Resource management
Applicable software applications
MS Office
Sales forecasting processes is desirable
Supply chain processes

Desired experience for demand analyst includes:

Knows how or where to obtain information
Excellent oral and written communication skills with ability to handle various situations, multiple priorities, changing business needs the diverse personalities within L’Oreal and the supplier community
1+ years of experience preferred in a production forecasting, or a planning role with a particular emphasis on production planning, replenishment, inventory planning, analysis, and modeling
Work closely o ensure forecasts are in-line with proposed timelines for re-launched products
Provide feedback regarding order vs
Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain, Mathematics, Statistics, Operations Research or other quantitative discipline

Demand Analyst Examples

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Demand Analyst Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of demand analyst. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for demand analyst
  • Responsible for analytics required to support the collaborative conversation with the BU’s and Bottlers
  • Responsible for reporting on and developing new KPI’s for demand and updating as appropriate through the different levels in the organisation
  • Identifies supply/demand issues and follow-up activities
  • Maintains department Planning Bills and makes booking and shipping adjustments
  • Pricing – Ensure proper execution of pricing functions and processes
  • Inventory Management – Optimize inventory performance through Open-to-Buy management (markdowns, turns)
  • In-stocks – Meet and exceed in-stock goals to drive sales and improve turns through replenishment and receipt flow management
  • Ad Hoc Requests – Write freeform SQL to extract data, analyze it, then provide recommendations to the business
  • Develop tools to automate tasks and processes
  • Collaborate closely with Merchandising and Merchandise Planning teams to meet financial objectives
Qualifications for demand analyst
  • Bachelor’s degree required preferably in Supply Chain, Mathematics, Statistics, Operations Research, or other quantitative business discipline
  • Proven track record in producing high quality analysis results and reports to meet tight deadlines
  • Ability to build strong relationships with a range of stakeholders and to operate successfully at all levels
  • Very strong analytical skills/ability
  • Have a good understanding of the services and products delivered by an IT Service function
  • Strong management of performance and drive for continuous improvement
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Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking for a demand analyst. 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 demand analyst
  • Have at least two direct reports who are accountable for cycle counting and day to day inventory control assignments
  • Optimize inventory storage to improve space utilization and labor efficiency
  • Manage the FDC’s cycle count process and measure results
  • Be responsible for inventory slotting and other WMS enhancements to improve inventory throughput and accuracy
  • Analyze data and report on key inventory metrics such as cycle count accuracy, inventory turnover and SKU velocity
  • Publish reports to provide a scorecard of finished goods inventory health for the KitchenAid business
  • Identify areas to improve inventory accuracy and control
  • Have direct contact with warehouse personnel as questions/issues arise regarding finished goods inventory
  • Work with other departments such as Trade Partner Services, Deployment, Transportation, Accounts Payable, and Internal Control as they may encounter issues or have questions regarding finished goods inventory
  • Participate on cross functional teams as a representative of Inventory Control to recommend appropriate procedures for executing transactions/processes
Qualifications for demand analyst
  • Knowledge of IT&S consumption data sources such as CMS, Altiris, Asset Lifecycle System (ALS), ePolicy Orchestrator (ePO)
  • Cooperate sales force for monthly forecasts update, and manage NPI tracking
  • The S&OP Leader is responsible for demand planning for all GPL’s assigned to him/her that are within the manufacturing site(s) or that are outsourced to an external supplier
  • The S&OP Leader will help coordinate and facilitate the site level monthly MBR/S&OP meeting for the purpose of actively resolving and communicating all issues inhibiting the business unit from achieving their desired results
  • The S&OP Leader will take a leadership roll in participating in the monthly rough cut capacity planning Supply Review meeting to ensure the Demand Plan is being supported and potential issues inhibiting support of same are brought forward to the site level MBR/S&OP meeting
  • In concert with Materials Management he/she will have shared responsibility in support of the Inventory Plan at the finished goods level
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Demand Analyst Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is hiring for a demand analyst. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for demand analyst
  • May analyze and indentify disparities between the rough cut capacity plan and the global demand plan
  • Develop and maintain demand planning inputs and schedules to meet Customer demand
  • Routinely interface with sales managers, demand analysts and product management teams to develop and consolidate demand plans that will support product availability at agreed upon service levels
  • Utilize statistical analysis tools to monitor and report on forecast accuracy and to allow for development of plans that anticipate changes in demand
  • Review point of sale and collective inventory position with Sales Channel Demand Analysts
  • Facilitates Demand & Supply review meetings and engages participants to facilitate decision making and gap resolution
  • Develops monthly KPI package to support S&OP review meetings
  • Incorporate backlog into S&OP supply planning process to ensure capacity and resources are available to meet demand requirements
  • Maintain data integrity of ERP planning parameters such as lead time, lot sizes, safety stocks, and order file data for all master scheduled items
  • Facilitates rough cut capacity planning (RCCP) assessment and develops countermeasure/action plans
Qualifications for demand analyst
  • Due to ITAR restrictions, US citizenship or permanent residency is required to apply for this position
  • Multi-year experience in operational roles including manufacturing planning and materials management, preferable in global environment
  • Demonstrated ability to drive for results and is action oriented
  • Proven ability to collaborate effectively in a global organization
  • SAP experience and management required
  • JDA & Xelus knowledge and experience a plus
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Demand Analyst Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking for a demand analyst. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for demand analyst
  • Identify and drive continuous process improvements, strives to improve efficiency, likely to challenge processes where favourable alternatives may be available
  • Identify, track, and report obsolete/excess inventory
  • Daily/Monthly Missed Sales Process and Analysis
  • Collecting and analyzing data on customer needs, and buying habits to identify potential markets and factors affecting product demand
  • Preparing reports of findings, illustrating data graphically and translating complex findings into written text
  • Participating in SIOP, ASM, ABT, LE process, providing the demand data and charts
  • Forecasting and tracking marketing and sales trends, analyzing collected data
  • Attending staff conferences to provide management with information and proposals concerning the promotion, distribution, design, and pricing of company products or services
  • Gathering data on competitors and analyzing their prices, sales, and methods of marketing and distribution
  • Monitoring industry statistics and following trends in trade literature
Qualifications for demand analyst
  • Plus minimum two years’ experience in Product Supply related position (Distribution Planning, Supply Chain Analyst, Customer Service)
  • Good knowledge of relational database concepts and having exposure to HTML/CSS is an added advantage
  • Minimum 2-5 years experience in Demand Analysis within Aerospace
  • Background in process improvements, process development, product launches, and/or production /demand planning
  • Coordinating the execution of monthly demand planning process (including Demand and Supply consensus process, linkage to NPI process, and market S&OP support)
  • Assist in coordinating training and education materials on demand planning process and activities
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Demand Analyst Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is searching for experienced candidates for the position of demand analyst. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for demand analyst
  • Providing forecast data to operations in support of production plan
  • Working to identify new forecasting techniques and methodologies and to upgrade/simplify existing forecasting models and tools as necessary
  • Analyzing historical product demand patterns, trends and other business information in the development of monthly demand forecasts
  • Tracking forecast accuracy and summarize by product markets
  • Developing leadership and influencing skills to organize and direct the projects in a matrix team environment without formal reporting relationships
  • Collaborates with the sales team to help manage the forecast to assure unit planning is accurate, and to support manufacturing and supply planning while ensuring the revenue plan is maintained
  • Execute the weekly and monthly demand planning activities outlined by the Catapult Process Definition Document for Demand Planning & the Newell monthly S&OP cycle
  • Manage all aspects related to development and refinement the 18 month, baseline demand plan by item for the assigned strategic accounts, channel groups, or regional sales markets
  • Work with the local Sales team to review the current/revised demand plan and to assure that promotional volumes and customer placement changes are integrated into the plan
  • Monitor and adjust the demand plan using analytical and statistical tools, intelligence gathering, and collaboration
Qualifications for demand analyst
  • Bachelor’s degree in related field such as marketing, business administration or industrial engineering preferred
  • Tough negotiator, but capable of being unbiased and fair in compromise
  • Quick learner, capable of adapting to new systems
  • Able to mine data and derive critical information from diverse inputs
  • Must be detail oriented and exceptional in organization techniques
  • Experience with database queries and Microsoft Office applications required

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