Demand Planner Job Description

Demand Planner Job Description

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Demand planner provides necessary training to internal stakeholders in all aspects of demand management, forecasting and other processes affecting demand planning.
Demand Planner Job Description

Demand Planner Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Creation / maintenance of monthly color projections by style for all replenishment programs for all Key Customers in Excel spreadsheets
Creation and maintenance of detailed records of all forecasts various reporting tools in Excel and Business Objects
Partner with the finance in the preparation of the monthly performance review package
Using SAP, BI, MFR, CAS, and Maungistics systems, generate reports that support S&OP processes in US and Canada
Maintaining and developing Manugistics and SAP, as the key forecast business tools
Integrate available business intelligence and relevant forecast information collected from Retail, Merchandising, Sales and Finance to create accurate gross demand forecasts on article and in-store date level
Develop accurate demand forecasts of all line items for their accountable segment of the business by using a combination of statistical forecasting integrated with insights gained via partnering with Sales, Marketing, Operations and Finance departments
Maintain forecasting system models, history, alerts, and system data integrity to ensure the publication of a 104 week operational forecast by item by distribution center in SAP APO DP / JDA Manugistics systems
Optimization of stock & service level to our customers
Responsibility for product availability from our factories abroad

Demand Planner Qualifications

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

Licensing or Certifications for Demand Planner

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: APICS, CPIM, IBF, CSCP, CIRM, CPF, ACPF, CFPIM, ISM, ERP

Education for Demand Planner

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

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

Skills for Demand Planner

Desired skills for demand planner include:

Excel
SAP
MS Office
Finance
Business savvy
Software related to demand planning
Strong analytical capabilities
SAP/APO
MRP
Forecasting processes in sales

Desired experience for demand planner includes:

Effective monitoring of co-packing activity
Catalogue management & reporting of KPIs
Customer Service tasks
Reporting within the company and towards our headquarters abroad
Minimise Obsoletes with vigorous attention to baseline and promo plan vols
Demand & Supply reconciliation and gap recognition within the financial planning process and assumption sheets

Demand Planner Examples

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Demand Planner Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is hiring for a demand planner. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for demand planner
  • Collaborate with R&D, Procurement, Marketing, Operations, Finance and 3PLs in developing forecasts for new items, promotions, and end of life items
  • Prepare and support monthly collaboration meetings for key accounts to align
  • Develop annual, monthly and daily demand plans and forecasts for online businesses
  • Advise planning, merchandising and marketing partners of demand sales opportunity and risk
  • Develop and maintain demand sales performance reporting to key stakeholders
  • Maintain key business events calendar including sales events
  • Act as liaison with Canada, Latin America ,Europe and Asia as required
  • Responsible for ensuring accurate, timely forecasts are delivered to the business on relevant brands for core lines, NPD and promotional volumes across the agreed planning horizon
  • Responsible for communication of forecasts and resolution of issues at key business meetings
  • Working collaboratively and cross-functionally to understand and deliver the brand / customer requirements
Qualifications for demand planner
  • Support the Commercial Team in the creation of forecasts and inventory requirements with particular focus on baseline, promotional management, new product introduction / discontinuations and product code change overs
  • Build up knowledge of relevant customers in relation to promotional forecasting understanding the demonstrated behaviour for buy-in, adherence to agreed dates, customer forecast accuracy
  • Challenge the Commercial Team on their proposed volumes using fact based information
  • Highly analytical with an aptitude for interpreting and utilizing data to improve the quality of the forecast and propose a point of view
  • Fundamental knowledge of all aspects of Supply Chain – Inventory, procurement, lead times, production
  • Providing historical and forward analysis on the specific section of business by sku, brand and customer
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Demand Planner Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking to fill the role of demand planner. 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 planner
  • Production plan our factories
  • Procure our raw materials and packaging
  • Responsible for facilitating the monthly forecast review meetings with all commercial teams, ensuring alignment and incorporation of all commercial / marketing intelligence
  • Responsible for providing "volume input" and "volume intelligence" into Weekly Sales Meetings and Monthly "Go To Market" category meetings
  • Responsible for daily demand management
  • Daily review of orders versus forecast
  • Creation of a daily spilt profile which best suits the specific business / category
  • Key role in the management of supply risks - CSL or Waste (MLOR decisions)
  • Accountable for understanding all drivers of inaccuracy in forecasting metrics, specifically forecast accuracy (MAPE) and forecast bias and driving continuous improvement
  • Responsible for ongoing maintenance of Futurmaster for all SKU's to ensure a 'cleansed' base line forecast is available
Qualifications for demand planner
  • At least 3 years experiences in Supply Chain, preferably in Demand Planning, Supply Planning or Materials Planning
  • Generation of Baseline Forecasting, Event Planning & Market Intelligence
  • Actively manage the sales forecast with the Sales & Production teams in IRL & UK with help of actual sales, forecast & reports
  • At least 3 years of business experience in Statistics, Supply Chain management, I.T
  • Experience in managing end of life cycle and absolute inventory
  • Responsible for the "exceptional demand process" between commercial teams and site teams - assessment of new opportunities, capability to deliver and conduit of decisions
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Demand Planner Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking to fill the role of demand planner. 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 planner
  • Accurate processing of customer demands in the system
  • Interact with customers in activities related to commitments execution, expediting orders and solving problems
  • Monitor, communicate and escalate issues that influence customer deliveries performance and inventory internal targets
  • Cooperate with Customer Focus Teams for problems of materials availability
  • Plan, schedule, coordinates and approve orders for production towards production planning department based on the available materials, capacity and customer priorities
  • Collaborate with Program Manager and production control for production rescheduling in case of design changes, insufficient materials or labor, backlog and other potential causes for plan failure
  • Convertcustomer orders to plan / production orders
  • Generate simulations on different production scenarios and communicate their inventory impact
  • Prepares different periodical reports, detailed feedback till production component level, materials delays
  • Communicates the materials situation for production
Qualifications for demand planner
  • Responsible for supporting sku-level demand planning forecasting responsibilities to support N
  • Support Demand Planning (for Clubs/Packaged Sets/Balls/Softgoods/Accessories) that oversees the N
  • Consistently delivers forecast accuracy results that drive inventory levels, service levels that meet or exceed targeted thresholds for regular business, new product launches, and promotions
  • Instrumental in driving EOL process by managing N
  • Bachelor Degree (B
  • Bachelor's in Supply Chain or equivalent level of relevant professional experience
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Demand Planner Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is hiring for a demand planner. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for demand planner
  • Works with vendor base with the use of vendor scorecards to resolve chronic issues such as Lead Time, Fill Rate, Data Quality, Cost Accuracy, to ensure a world-class customer experience
  • Utilizes system-generated reports to determine priorities and areas of opportunity and to confirm/communicate results
  • Prepare operational schedules and coordinate manufacturing activities to ensure production and quality of products meet specifications
  • Creating the baseline demand forecast by using all relevant inputs
  • Forecast for SKUs of your scope
  • Coordination of new products launches
  • The supply of finished products
  • Definition and monitoring of stocks level of finished products
  • Monitor and improve Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)
  • Manage the Demand meeting process in the short, mid and long terms
Qualifications for demand planner
  • Degree holder in Supply Chain, Logistics, Engineering, or Business
  • BA/BS degree required with preferred emphasis on Supply Chain Management, Business or related field
  • Understanding of how supply/demand planning impacts other functions of the business
  • Capability to work independently in a fast paced lean organization and be extremely organized and detail oriented
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective interpersonal working relationships with internal customers
  • Knowledge of inventory management practices and definitions, such as safety stock, EOQ, carrying cost
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Demand Planner Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is hiring for a demand planner. 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 planner
  • Bachelors degree in Business, Finance, Economics or Supply Chain
  • Proficient in MS Suite/Outlook, Advanced Excel, Access and PowerPoint skills strongly preferred
  • SAP systems experience a plus
  • Excellent inter-personal skills and customer focus, with the ability to form great working relationships with stakeholders and customers
  • Strong analytical expertise, ideally in a Supply Chain or retail environment
  • Define forecast and lead the forecast planning process
  • Coordinate with sales, marketing and controlling teams the release of new products and promotions on the market
  • Analyse sales forecast evolution including a weekly review with the main actors and build a forecast proposal
  • Monitor daily orders for spikes to determine corrective course of action for supply chain and proper communication path for Customer Service Teams
  • Providing full support to the other Demand Planners, by assisting on daily/weekly reports
Qualifications for demand planner
  • Good knowledge of processes involved in the manufacture and supply of materials
  • Bachelors degree in supply chain management, logistics, or other related degree needed
  • 3-5 years supply chain/logistics or related experience in a manufacturing environment required
  • Account leadership-individual is comfortable being a participant at meetings with customer’s Sr
  • Forecasting system experience and qualified in
  • Must have strong math and analysis skills

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