Demand Planning Job Description

Demand Planning Job Description

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Demand planning provides demand forecast by using the forecasting tools and work with Sales & Marketing division to improve forecast accuracy.

Demand Planning Duties & Responsibilities

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Supports business unit and corporate Sales, Inventory, and Operations Planning (SIOP) processes
Drive of the S&OP process with support of the team through effective sales forecast meetings
Monitors the execution of the forecasting system
Analyzes demand trends, forecasts and stakeholder input for assigned product groups using statistical forecasting models that consider trend and/or seasonality along with manual adjustments for significant or unique deviations from currently predicted amounts
Serve as liaison between Sales leadership teams (Domestic & International) and downstream functions such as Purchasing and Manufacturing teams
Create / maintain Oracle Business Intelligence and Excel reports
The Demand Planning Analyst leads the demand forecasts (operational/sales forecasts) at multiple levels of aggregation for multiple time horizons as part of the demand planning function
Optimizes statistical forecast and leverage best practices that lead to improved forecast accuracy including utilization of Promotional Data, Customer input, Sales Input, Historical patterns
Supports other functions with demand planning analytical support (Ops, Finance, Sourcing, Logistics, FP&A)
Develop demand forecasts at multiple levels (Geographical , Sales channel, Brand and Category) of aggregation for multiple time horizons (Sort-term and long-term) as part of a demand planning function

Demand Planning Qualifications

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Licensing or Certifications for Demand Planning

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

Education for Demand Planning

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Employers hiring for the 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, Statistics, Engineering, Mathematics, MBA, Supply Chain Management, Economics, Education, Management

Skills for Demand Planning

Desired skills for demand planning include:

Excel
MS Office
SAP
Finance
SQL
Forecasting
Sales
Forecasting processes in sales
Demand management/forecasting tools
Marketing operations

Desired experience for demand planning includes:

1 - 2 years work experience preferably within a fast-moving Consumer Products industry
Bachelor degree or above from recognized university (science/engineering major preferred)
Minimum 7-10 years’ experience in leading/managing a demand planning and/or supply planning team
Participate in the operations roadmap implementation and serve as Business Owner of the function for Americas (process definition, Audits)
Lead the Demand Planning process transformation project within the zone (not operationally for Brazil and HZ)
Lead and coordinate short term demand planning projects, especially in the US

Demand Planning Examples

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Demand Planning Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking to fill the role of 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 demand planning
  • Partner with the finance organization to link the demand planning process and data with financial forecasts
  • Identify new demand and supply forecasting techniques or technologies to improve the overall SIOP process
  • Working alongside the Sales Strategy team on innovation forecast and Corporate promotional volumes
  • Providing the Supply Chain Planners and Production teams with the necessary insight and strategies to meet both short and long-term forecasted sales volumes
  • Simplifying our Demand Planning process by leveraging our existing technology to generate reports (use of Business Warehouse) and reduce SAP APO (DP forecast tool) system maintenance
  • Work collaboratively with senior management across functions and divisions to build business
  • Benchmark with internal and external partners on best-in-class Demand Planning practices and share them within the zone
  • Ensures a close and efficient link between the Demand Planning group, business owner and the KISS Program
  • Maximization of Customer Service Level via effective liaison with factories and monitoring of daily forecast
  • Analysis of trends and promotional volumes to make adjustments and recommendations where necessary
Qualifications for demand planning
  • Energetic leader able to rally the team behind a common vision that includes accuracy, attention to detail, empowerment, sense of urgency and achievement of outstanding results
  • Open to relocation and flexible on location
  • Able to travel 25%+ and to have initial training in Europe
  • Ability to collaborate with OEM's, program/account managers, production planners and interpret information from many sources (build schedules, inventory, historical ordering, customer forecasts, ) is essential
  • Advanced proficiency in visual data display and analysis including the appropriate use of tables, charts, and graphs
  • Intermediate to advanced statistical knowledge of time series forecasting models such as moving averages
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Demand Planning Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of demand planning. 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 planning
  • Monitoring and managing in transit stock and safety stock requirements
  • Minimization of Supply Chain losses, scrapping of obsolete pack materials and finshed goods thank to proactive management of inventory levels
  • Contribute to the continuous improvements of the global S&OP processes
  • Analyze historical trends and maintain Planning Bills of Materials
  • Assist in the monthly Demand Planning process and analyze output
  • Generate Statistical forecast to validate monthly forecast submissions
  • Create ad-hoc project related analysis
  • Generate and Publish Monthly Metrics
  • Provide direction to the Customer Service Representatives to allocate orders to align with the S&OP constrained demand plan
  • Performs data analysis and takes the findings to the next step by being able to interpret the data to provide recommendations to drive business decisions
Qualifications for demand planning
  • Responsible for compiling our Never Out Of Stock (NOOS) forecasts on a monthly basis
  • Manage the Allocations vs Bookings reporting process
  • Degree in Management Engineering, Economics,Business Administration or Statistic
  • At least 5 yrs experience in supply chain in a multinational company of FMCG field
  • Fluency in English (an International experience during the studies or work is highly valued, second foreign language)
  • Understanding of production planning and financial KPI’s
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Demand Planning Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking to fill the role of 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 demand planning
  • Create new and existing product forecasts and communicate supply requirements to the appropriate stakeholders on a regularly scheduled basis
  • Develop methodology, technology, and analytics to estimate, consolidate and report commercial demand using inputs from multiple systems and sources
  • Work closely with global manufacturing and purchasing teams to optimize production and inventory levels
  • Track variances to plan and recommend the appropriate adjustments to the inventory plan as required to meet business objectives
  • Create a “Bottoms-up” budget by SKU for use in both Divisional and Operational budgets and trends
  • Manage and develop a team (typically between 1-3 employees)
  • Perform detailed analysis on various key metrics for the business, providing direction and influencing teams
  • Support the Operational Product Manager to ensure demand forecast, product availability targets shipping targets are achieved, while managing inventory levels
  • Key analysis includes drivers of forecast changes, actual shipment variances to forecast
  • Continuously improve forecast accuracy through creative techniques
Qualifications for demand planning
  • Support our Demand Planning, Merchandising and CTC teams with weekly and ad hoc reporting of sales data
  • Knowledge of ERP’slike JDE and/or SAP
  • Intermediate/Advanced knowledge of Excel is required (including pivot tables & vlookups
  • Experience and/or knowledge of demand management/forecasting tools a plus
  • Advanced scenario and sensitivity modeling skills
  • Detail oriented – ability to validate, analyze and sort through a large amount of data
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Demand Planning Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking for a demand planning. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for demand planning
  • Set and lead effective processes top coordinate with all functions in order to achieve efficient, accurate and timely execution of projects and product launches in line with defined timings
  • Assess actual sell thru performance in comparison to plan to determine variances and relay findings
  • Build a competent and motivated team to meet the current and future business challenge with specific responsibility to develop and implement adequate career and succession plans
  • Prepare and submit New Business Opportunity (NBO) forms for supply chain review as required
  • Recalibrate forecast models periodically by analyzing predictions vs
  • Analysis should include Customer, Product and Geographical Perspectives
  • Create and deliver statistical forecasts for all service parts and accessories, design process improvements and next generation algorithms, and perform analytics on daily to weekly basis
  • Goal 90% forecast accuracy across multiple offset and aggregation KPIs
  • Deliver results and gain buy-in from executives on regular basis
  • Communicate with Production, Procurement, Logistics, Reliability Engineering, Quality Engineering and Field Service teams to gather data and understand demand drivers
Qualifications for demand planning
  • Advanced proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite of applications (Excel, Access, Outlook)
  • 1-3 years of business/ finance related experience
  • Bachelor’s degree, quantitative majors preferred
  • 1 to 2 years retail Demand planning or Planning experience
  • Strong Manager and people development skills
  • Logility, SAP a plus
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Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking to fill the role of 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 demand planning
  • Take ownership of monitoring on-site inventory, shipping documentation, commercial invoices and monitoring the internal database to ensure synergy of all processes
  • Create data queries and reports
  • Ad Hoc research as necessary
  • Analyzes changes to key business drivers and shapes those findings into a meaningful business story to drive decision making
  • Maintains forecast accuracy metrics at various levels from product family to individual SKU and takes action to drive continuous improvement at all levels of the forecast
  • Develops accountability for demand management through performance measures and provides feedback to the participants in the process
  • Owns SIOP KPI’s and drives accountability to process maturity through cross-functional teams
  • Collaborates with Materials Management and Operations to achieve division goals for inventory, excess and obsolete reduction initiatives, and customer on time delivery
  • Enter orders for intercompany transfers in ERP system
  • Enter consignment and monthly bill orders in ERP system
Qualifications for demand planning
  • Knowledge familiarity with an SAP operating environment, MRP and E-procurement knowledge a plus
  • Ability to understand and explain forecast at multiple levels category, brand, segment, SKU, Account
  • Partner with cross functionally with commercial to generate baseline and promotional forecasts with high accuracy across relevant categories
  • Challenge Sales/Marketing input to forecast and ensure that the volume and value forecast are aligned, understood and agreed across all business units
  • Strong working knowledge of systems (Excel, Access)
  • A high level understanding of the product

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