Demand Planning Analyst Job Description

Demand Planning Analyst Job Description

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Demand planning analyst provides forecasting and capability planning support to the call center management team for importing/exporting of data between MS Excel and PowerPoint.

Demand Planning Analyst Duties & Responsibilities

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Systems responsibilities include assisting with evaluation of current systems - recommending system enhancements and modifications to IT, creation and maintenance of departmental procedures as they release directly to systems or to physical processes
Drive the analysis of product data from source systems for processing in the JDA planning systems
Manage and drive resolution of system compatibility issues that arise between Dataflo and any systems linkages that impact the planning organization
Develop, support, execute, monitor and improve Demand Planning KPIs and Reports – Including but not limited to Forecast Performance (WMAPE), Forecast Completeness, and Forecast compliance to Financial Plan
Maintaining and adjusting system generated SKU-level forecasts for basic stock
Maintaining and adjusting system generated SKU-level forecasts for open stock promotions (also manage the smoothing of prior promotions if needed)
Collaborating with the Demand Planning Manager to drive alignment between SalonCentric and Divisional forecasts
Working with SalonCentric Buyers on launch and promotional (pre-pack) quantities, sizing and phasing
Reviewing Promotional allocations for feasibility and provide quantitative analysis to influence final allocations/forecasts
Assisting in creating new product forecasts

Demand Planning Analyst Qualifications

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

Licensing or Certifications for Demand Planning Analyst

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

Education for Demand Planning Analyst

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the demand planning 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, Mathematics, Economics, Business/Administration, Education, MBA

Skills for Demand Planning Analyst

Desired skills for demand planning analyst include:

Finance
Demand management/forecasting tools
Forecasting processes in sales
Marketing operations
Manufacturing and supply chain issues
Excel
MS Excel and MS PowerPoint
Microsoft Excel
Systems
Tableau

Desired experience for demand planning analyst includes:

Minimum 2 year experience working with large volumes of data and experience in quantitative analytics, 3 year experience preferred
Experience with the APO module of SAP or another planning system such as Manugistics or i2 preferred
Previous supply chain experience in entertainment, fashion or other short life cycle product environment preferred
Minimum 6+ years working with SAP and supporting business processes and knowledge of SAP best practices and development process
Strong time management, interpersonal, and customer service skills
Minimum 2-3 years’ experience in demand planning or similarly analytical field

Demand Planning Analyst Examples

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Demand Planning Analyst Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking for a demand planning 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 planning analyst
  • Continuously improve inventory management systems to simplify processes and reduce operating costs
  • Statistical Forecasting / Predictive Analytics– Utilization of systems and other tools to project future product level demand based on historical data and heuristics, preferably R, RShiny and/or SAS
  • Understands the needs of multiple stakeholders and assists in the preparation of proposals to develop new systems and/or operational changes
  • Perform systems maintenance to the Demand Planning Attributes within Oracle
  • Candidate will be a key participant in S&OP process overall, and a specific contributor to OEM Demand Planning efforts
  • Develop accurate demand forecasts at the SKU level for designated product segment, while reducing inventory/working capital, and minimizing forecast variability
  • Work closely with solution architects to assist
  • Develop detailed test scripts for Business teams to follow during testing of fixes, enhancements and Projects
  • Assist in tracking issues reported by Business teams
  • Lead solution review sessions with Business and IT teams
Qualifications for demand planning analyst
  • Minimum 1 year experience in the areas of forecasting, demand planning and/or supply chain, 2 years preferred
  • 5+ years' experience of forecasting or planning with Filed sales experience (retailing experience and by region (National) planning experience preferred)
  • Must be able to be assertive with ideas and enthusiastic
  • One Sync experience
  • Experience in a highly seasonal industry
  • APICS certification and/or attendance at/involvement with APICS programs or classes
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Demand Planning Analyst Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is searching for experienced candidates for the position of demand planning 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 planning analyst
  • Partner with key accounts on customer collaboration utilizing external information that is available (retailer systems, POS, market data)
  • Lead complex, global systems projects that support the Demand Planning and S&OP functions
  • Coach and mentor junior analysts, to create a high-performing Demand Planning Systems Center of Excellence
  • Improve forecasting accuracy by identifying, analyzing, and quantifying relevant forecast drivers
  • Supports new product launch and conversion teams to ensure demand signals are communicated with proper lead-times to allow supply organization to adequately plan inventory production, arrival and depletion
  • Analyze demand signals ensure supply related business unit goals are met globally
  • Identify inventory risk areas and provide recommendations for correction to management
  • Provide daily, weekly, and monthly reports as required
  • Work with engineering on new product launches and capacity planning
  • Backup to department planner
Qualifications for demand planning analyst
  • 4+ year’s experience within Demand Planning, Sales Planning, Merchandise Financial Planning or Buying
  • In-depth Knowledge of business processes related to Demand, Fulfillment and Supply Planning
  • Excellent verbal and written and communication/presentation skills
  • Ability to speak before others
  • A minimum of four (4) years of experience post BS/BA required
  • Minimum of 7 years of high-tech or consumer goods industry experience
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Demand Planning Analyst Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking for a demand planning 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 planning analyst
  • Partnering with key stakeholders on specific company objectives related to product conversions, reducing dated stock write-offs and clear-out of excess inventories
  • Supporting internal processes related to the execution of Business Expansions, Corporate Promotions, Product Work Requests as required
  • Support Budget/Latest Estimate planning process as required
  • Analyzing customer demand forecast, backlog and billing trend, and recommend build plan for your product families from wafer out all the way to module build with optimal inventory targets
  • Interacting with marketing and customer counterparts to understand the business environment and articulate business recommendations through owning recommendations on weekly upside request and monthly forecast to each major OEM account
  • Understanding and developing business and customer strategies to implement goals such as customer prioritization/specific programs inventory buffer strategy, hubs, forecast accuracy tracking/measurement, business risk assessment, product life stage support from new product introduction through out of cycle demand gathering to high volume manufacturing engineer change orders build plan alignment, and end of life products aligned with the platform
  • Working with the outsourcing suppliers to highlight risks and opportunities excess and/or constraints and meet delivery and inventory targets
  • Drive lean supply chain initiatives such as Throughput time reduction and various cost reduction activities sample sort, skip sort, allocation strategy among vendors
  • Coordinating all operation/logistics/planning activities product MMID set up, warehouse readiness, sample coordination post launch
  • Modulating capacity with monthly and/or quarterly demand fluctuations and make recommendation on inventory strategy on wafers, dies, piece parts and finish goods module
Qualifications for demand planning analyst
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in a Forecasting or Supply Chain environment
  • Highly developed analytical and problem-solving skills in order to evaluate and assess complex issues and problems
  • Database proficiency is preferred (including creation of tables, databases and spreadsheets to analyze data)
  • Knowledge and experience in SQL, Cognos Smartstream, Oracle, MS Dynamics Great Plains is preferred
  • Solid interpersonal skills with ability to work effectively in a collaborative team environment
  • Motivated to continuously seek improvements to processes and methodologies and to work independently on large scale detail oriented projects
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Demand Planning Analyst Job Description

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Our innovative and growing company is hiring for a demand planning analyst. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for demand planning analyst
  • Develop work instructions for new systems and processes
  • Continue to offer supply planning support where required to satisfy a customer need
  • Work within approved budget and is diligently cost conscious
  • Evaluation of monthly data loads into Logility (statistical forecasting tool) – update master data related to forecasting and also forecast entries
  • Ensuring that Customer Demand is understood and that Production plans and supplier schedules reflect this demand
  • That daily customer demands are delivered on time, every time
  • To understand Customer supply metrics and to report monthly on them
  • Responsible for communicating customer production requirements
  • Daily reports on adherence to plan
  • To recognise areas of waste within our processes and to identify and implement changes to reduce
Qualifications for demand planning analyst
  • Basic skills - Basic reading and math skills, and ability to adhere to safety related issues to include, but not limited to good housekeeping, ergonomics practices, documentation, and team concepts
  • Bachelor's degree in supply chain management with related working experience
  • Tolerance of ambiguity and demonstrate initiative
  • Ability to communicate at various levels across the organization and strong organizational skills
  • Must have working knowledge of basic supply and demand planning concepts Sales and Operations Planning
  • Collaboration – Ability to identify stakeholders and create win-win situations with other functions
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Demand Planning Analyst Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking to fill the role of demand planning analyst. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for demand planning analyst
  • Ownership of specific KPI’s
  • Actively participate in the Logistics functions regarding new product launches
  • To ensure all information is accurate and complete on time
  • To monitor internal stock levels against MRP accuracy and present when requested to Management team
  • Provide support to the Logistics team
  • Assure Company quality standards are maintained
  • To project the professional image of the company to customers/visitors
  • To ensure process adherence
  • To ensure the validity of supplier schedules
  • Hands on flexible approach to ensure smooth production flow
Qualifications for demand planning analyst
  • Influence – Develop credibility and ability to sell recommendations at all levels of the organization
  • Strategic – Planning, administration, facilitation, creativity, problem analysis, decision making, cultural awareness, business intelligence, inspiration, empowerment, impact, collaboration
  • Business – Product knowledge, multi-tasking, analytical, quantitative, organizational, detail-oriented, time management
  • Leadership and Personal – Motivating others, communication, objectivity, integrity, dependability, initiative, flexibility, sensitivity, tenacity, autonomy
  • Knowledge of Forecasting Tools
  • Excellent analytical, negotiation, influencing and communication skills

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