Demand Planning Manager Job Description

Demand Planning Manager Job Description

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Demand planning manager provides ad-hoc reports to assist partners across Global, Finance, Supply, Sales and Marketing within ongoing management of their business areas.

Demand Planning Manager Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Maintains working knowledge of end to end supply chain components including forecasting, inventory management, promotional planning, basic department management, master data management, item lifecycle and disposition, seasonal planning, DC operations, store ordering and operations, supplier planning and order fulfillment
Liaison with Product Marketing relating to New Product forecasting, including updating APO with current projections
Knowledge of SAP APO or similar forecasting system preferred
Use and maintain the Demand Planning excel models as the primary forecasting system tool
Cooperating to meet the needs of Marketing regarding the provision of embellished products
Work with both Marketing and Sales on SKU level transition plan, track execution and call out risk and drive agreement when off-track
Manage portfolio productivity with Marketing by target setting and driving necessary action
Lead coordination efforts with operations, product management, finance, customer service, for product families within the PSG business
Develops multiple metrics to validate forecasting accuracy, as per industry standards and communicates corrective action(s) ensures timely resolution
Interact with sales, marketing, and customer Service to understand demand forecast drivers

Demand Planning Manager Qualifications

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Licensing or Certifications for Demand Planning Manager

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: APICS, IBF, CPIM, CSCP, CPF, ACPF, I~II, ASCM, SCM, MBA

Education for Demand Planning Manager

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Employers hiring for the demand planning manager 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, Supply Chain Management, MBA, Finance, Statistics, Mathematics, Marketing, Business/Administration, Management

Skills for Demand Planning Manager

Desired skills for demand planning manager include:

Excel
Integrated supply chain systems
MS Office
Marketing
Forecasting
Finance
Inventory management
SAP
Systems
Equivalent

Desired experience for demand planning manager includes:

Basic knowledge of Sales Strategy and Brand positioning preferred
3 years of experience in Demand Planning role, prefered experience in people management
Very analytical mindset
Strong communication, networking and negotation skills
Complexity management ability
2 years of experience in Demand Planning role

Demand Planning Manager Examples

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Demand Planning Manager Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking to fill the role of demand planning manager. 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 manager
  • B.S degree in Statistics, Mathematics, Supply Chain, Finance or related field
  • Leading the communication and representation of new business opportunities with Supply Planning
  • Measuring and analyzing key metrics to determine corrective actions and lessons learned for continued accuracy of plan incorporation of process continuous improvement for demand planning excellence
  • Participate in detailed supply analysis and review meetings
  • Reducing inventory optimization in collaboration with factories with a target customer optimal service
  • Ensuring the reliability of all data interfaces and stocks in normal operations and also in the context of IT supply chain projects
  • Anticipating the stocks peaks of activity, implementing preventive actions and sharing them with both the team and the provider
  • Supporting the beautification process, with tools that allow to provide the desired quantities in a timely manner by the customer
  • Develop an accurate SKU level forecast by month through exception based planning, and do submission via APO
  • Establishes and monitors goals for key inventory KPIs
Qualifications for demand planning manager
  • Min 6-8 years ' work experience in demand forecasting, big data modeling, analytics
  • Skilled in effectively translating mathematical information into business-friendly language
  • Knowledge in causal modeling and time series techniques
  • Knowledge in integrated supply chain systems
  • Must possess business acumen relating to vision and purpose, strategic thinking and problem solving, and creative/innovative mindset
  • Must be customer and market driven
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Demand Planning Manager Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking for a demand planning manager. 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 manager
  • Develop and maintain complex forecasting models that delivers business insights
  • Create key performance metrics for both demand plan and S&OP effectiveness
  • Develops and recommends a 24-month rolling demand plan in $/units for assigned segment of business which become the basis for operating plans and financial projections
  • Documents assumptions underlying the plan and highlighting key changes
  • Effectively communicates changes in demand with supply chain and financial organizations
  • Develops and implements a weekly item level plan, covering a 13-week horizon, at the SKU, location level
  • Monitors demand plan error at all levels of the process and achieves continuous improvement goals on demand plan bias and error
  • Serves as the process owner for the demand planning process for a segment of the business
  • This role will supervise, coach, and manage Demand Planners
  • Manage current and long term forecast projections to drive production and inventory planning goals
Qualifications for demand planning manager
  • Experience of leading large teams across a variety of functions
  • 5-8 years experience within Supply Services, expecially Demand Planning
  • FMCG market knowledge
  • Fluency in English and French or Dutch, any other language will be considered a plus
  • BS/BA Business or in relevant field including Advanced Supply Chain degree
  • 5+ years of Planning experience (prefer Biotechnology/Pharmaceutical Industry experience) with minimal 3 years in business analytics role
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Demand Planning Manager Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is hiring for a demand planning manager. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for demand planning manager
  • Set up best-in-class forecasting process that leverages both systematic generation and consensus process
  • Manages use of forecasting algorithms and other demand planning parameters to achieve departmental goals
  • Identify planning systems issues
  • Maintain clear visibility of all Commercial, Promotional, Marketing activity which may impact demand and ensure it is captured within the central GDP
  • Develop and implement an effective S&OP process to ensure the right level of collaboration and consensus with business Stakeholders within Commercial, Finance and Hardware
  • Oversee the design and preparation of forecast reporting and analysis tools for all phases of the forecast process
  • KPI Results – lead and manage Demand Planning team to achieve forecast accuracy (DPA-1, DPA-3, Bias), service level and waste targets
  • Project Management – provide operational project management in support of NPDI / new products, implementation of Demand Planning best practices (processes & leveraging GLOBE), and distribution network optimization changes
  • OA rolling 27-month operational unit forecast for all regions, updated quarterly and monthly as necessary
  • OAn Annual Long Range Plan in units, including new product introduction and new indication launches at the unit and market level
Qualifications for demand planning manager
  • Advanced skills and experience using Excel (complex modeling, importing/linking datasets, using macros, VBA scripting, pivot tables, ) and Access (database design, data modeling, complex query building, reporting)
  • Leading capability building for multi-functional team on S&OP, supply chain lead times and demand planning/forecasting processes leading to a step change on quality of demand inputs coming into S&OP reviews
  • Acting with agility, speed and pragmatism
  • Ability to build sustainable business relations and cross functional collaboration
  • Competent verbal and written English
  • Undergraduate degree with relevant academic and/or work experience
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Demand Planning Manager Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking to fill the role of demand planning manager. 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 manager
  • Identify and analyze sales trends and other demand influencing variables and incorporate analysis in forecasting, inventory planning, and safety stock processes
  • Develop and maintain processes for item classification for use in inventory management including stocking policies and cycle counting
  • Potentially) Provide leadership engage and develop team members in a high performance environment
  • Manage aspects related to the 18 month, demand plan for assigned accounts or customer channel groups
  • Execute all existing analytical tools and business processes to drive sku-level forecast accuracy and bias metric improvements and maintain overall plan alignment with the CDO teams
  • Develop statistical forecast using rapid response or other stats forecast tools
  • Own the demand planning process for the given demand sources, propose improvements as necessary
  • Manage the quarterly demand review process for the region by providing the data and market specific knowledge
  • Use statistical forecast calculations, methods and models to evaluate forecast results (MAD, RSFE, BIAS, MAPE)
  • Pro-actively take actions to improve processes to decrease lead time, inventory and logistics costs
Qualifications for demand planning manager
  • Own CCC demand forecast inputs and process across the business
  • Lead Channel and Category input into the 3/1 Planning cycle with responsibility for the delivery of a detailed Budget in Year 1
  • Direct management responsibility for the relevant Brand / Channel Demand Forecasting Lead
  • 5+ years in direct personnel management
  • Strong S&OP process knowledge
  • Experience in ERP systems, Oracle preferred
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Demand Planning Manager Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of demand planning manager. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for demand planning manager
  • Utilize statistical forecasting applications to analyze and recalibrate the SKU forecasts used in the planning & execution of product supply, to effectively serve our customer base
  • Partner with Sales, Marketing, and Supply Planning, to manage forecasted demand at SKU and facility level
  • Maintain and promote GDP as a single view and a single point of reference for the overall Business in relation to Forecast, Demand, Capacity and Supply Data
  • Transition and manage the new Demand Planning tool into the Global Supply Chain environment
  • Develop and continuously improve the DP Tool and associated planning processes
  • Drive and deliver improvements and efficiencies and measuring associated cost savings / benefits
  • Manage and clean demand planning files to ensure accuracy
  • Owns the monthly consensus demand planning process, including reporting aggregate plans to senior management on forecasts, assumptions, risks and opportunities
  • Creates accurate item level demand forecasts using all available information including customer orders, statistical forecasts, POS data, new program launch assumptions, seasonal demand patterns
  • Assesses forecast assumptions based on the analysis of market data, industry dynamics, statistics, business trends, and demand patterns
Qualifications for demand planning manager
  • Deep understanding of forecasting models
  • Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain Management, Finance, Engineering or other technical field is required
  • Job related experience for 5 years minimum in progressive business roles
  • Industry experience in supply chain, manufacturing and distribution background preferred
  • Experience with generating business cases/ROI
  • Good knowledge of ERP systems functionality and their benefits , J.D

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