Director, Demand Planning Job Description

Director, Demand Planning Job Description

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Director, demand planning provides leadership, training and support to ensure a robust demand forecasting/planning process that includes historical analysis and cleaning, building block forecast construction, and demand management so demand meets future supply and other constraints.

Director, Demand Planning Duties & Responsibilities

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Teach and mentor “Best in Class” Demand processes, practices, and methodologies
Support the JDA process and solution teams with the Demand Planning and Collaborate implementation
Support process and solution implementation teams to analyze, troubleshoot and manage resolution of the business user’s issues
Enhance and improve baseline forecast accuracy thru recommending and implementing baseline forecasting and fine tuning best practices
Analysis of KPIs to identify insights into the issues and root causes and to create corrective action plans
Identify continuous improvement practices to increase forecast accuracy
Support business teams in preparing for new hire demand planners and create onboarding activities
Support SIO initiatives
Develop new product projections in collaboration with regional marketing, affiliate demand planning teams, and global business planning teams based on market share assumptions and retailer inventory requirements
The adidas multichannel sales strategy requires various planning strategies which have to be supported by IT

Director, Demand Planning Qualifications

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Licensing or Certifications for Director, Demand Planning

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: APICS, CPIM, IBF, ERP, MRP

Education for Director, Demand Planning

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

Skills for Director, Demand Planning

Desired skills for director, demand planning include:

SAP
ERP systems
Best practices in planning and inventory management systems
Demand planning tools
Especially linked to SIOP outputs
Financial budget and forecasting process
Forecasting and forecast improvement methodologies
Industry relevant certifications
Inventory reduction methods
Lean Sourcing/Manufacturing

Desired experience for director, demand planning includes:

Excellent cross-functional leadership and collaborative skills
Ability to use Business Intelligence softwares
University above degree with minimum 8 years work experience of regional/global demand planning, S&OP or similar
Strong business acumen, excellent data sense
Integrate cross-functional planning processes to continuously improve our Sales and Operations capabilities, creating one seamless connection between business units regional and global initiatives
Accountability for building consensus with the local market and at all levels of the regional organization by demonstrating the alignment of the demand forecast

Director, Demand Planning Examples

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Director, Demand Planning Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is hiring for a director, demand planning. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for director, demand planning
  • Responsible for direct supervision of North American based team of Supply Chain Analyst and Demand Planners
  • Planning/Forecasting-accountable for delivering the total demand plan
  • Develop and deliver monthly production plan that focuses on ensure necessary capacity from Asian based suppliers is available to support current and future growth of company
  • Set goals for the team and develop organizational capability
  • Identify and communicate key responsibilities, practices and policies to team
  • Deliver World Class Service Level and Inventory Turn target
  • Partner with marketing, sales and engineering teams to effectively manage new product introductions, end of life run outs and promotions
  • Provide leadership for SOP process to ensure supply/demand imbalances are proactively addressed
  • Develop, implement, and manage planning processes and inventory/cost controls
  • Global capacity planning
Qualifications for director, demand planning
  • Knowledge of North American retail/digital business processes
  • Leading contact point for anything that relates to Demand Planning and impacts the volumes both internally and externally
  • Develop new product projections in collaboration with regional marketing and market demand planning teams based on market share assumptions and retailer inventory requirements
  • Guidance and Leadership to the team and be responsible for attracting, developing and exporting high performing employees
  • Accountability for Forecast KPI's and related to customer performance
  • Sustainable track record in identifying, developing and executing international change and process improvement initiatives in the planning, logistics and customer service areas
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Director, Demand Planning Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is hiring for a director, demand planning. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for director, demand planning
  • Ensure on time delivery of new product introductions
  • Oversee the Master Data function, ensuring accuracy of planning parameters and accuracy of the supply signal to Manufacturing
  • Optimize inventory of finished goods
  • Lead and enhance the S&OP process
  • Deliver cost reductions by supporting innovation projects and optimizing air spend
  • Lead innovative thinking and foster continuous improvement across all Planning activities
  • Lead forecasting strategy
  • Improve core+ to market execution in terms of speed and mix accuracy by working on the right planning strategies end-to-end
  • Work closely with brand and sourcing leaders to better understand historical product performance and product-market opportunities (e.g., trend analysis) to inform their strategies
  • Work across the C&E integrated marketing team to create a field ready set of plans and execution tools and resources to land 1 GDC
Qualifications for director, demand planning
  • BS/BA & MS/MBA
  • Bachelors/University degree in Purchasing, Operations, Supply Chain Management or related Business degree required
  • Ten (10) or more years of purchasing, sourcing, buying, manufacturing, operations, supply planning or supply chain experience
  • Strong understanding of ERP software systems and the ability to optimize settings and performance
  • Excellent understanding of forecasting and forecast analysis techniques along with their financial and operational impacts
  • Proven record of optimizing forecast accuracy through experience and demand planning background
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Director, Demand Planning Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking for a director, 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 director, demand planning
  • Work closely with the Office GDC teams, drive alignment across teams and ensure the ongoing development of GDC operations, field landing and execution are consistent
  • Deep collaboration with our Finance teams to develop executive views, create a business cadence and land core business impact statements on the GDC
  • Be an active contributor on the GDC program and strategy LT, bring insights from the field and segment teams
  • To supervise and lead the team in terms of product forecasting, capacity planning, qualitative analysis, management reporting and sell out analysis
  • To set strategic directions and operational targets for the centralized team to achieve
  • To develop a good and sound understanding of business environments and operational regulations of all SEA countries
  • To drive systems improvements and lead planning processes streamlining to meet changing business environment and demands
  • To propose appropriate and effective strategies and plans to enhance operational efficiency and achieve business results (eg
  • To review demand planning-related trends, qualitative analysis and management reports, in order to provide SEA Management team with relevant inputs to support business decisions
  • To establish and drive sell out analytics for SEA and Pacific
Qualifications for director, demand planning
  • Strong understanding of the S&OP process with the ability to drive continuous improvement
  • Strong leadership skills but also able to take responsibility for projects when necessary
  • Ability to document detailed process and functional specifications as required
  • Proven successful track record on cross-functional team projects, including leading teams
  • Ability to effectively communicate across functional departments and levels
  • Strong strategic skills with ability and vision to map out "future state" business processes
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Director, Demand Planning Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking for a director, 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 director, demand planning
  • To review and evaluate team performance
  • To proactively identify training needs and drive continuous improvement of the planning team
  • To provide coaching and mentoring to subordinates to enhance staff efficiency
  • To build capabilities and expertise within team through job rotation and succession planning
  • To generate and enhance a high level of teamwork and interaction between all departments
  • Financial control and budget management
  • OA detailed new product introduction schedule with 24-36 month horizon
  • Partner with Alliance Management and Investigational Material Supply Chain (IMSC) teams to develop a detailed Collaborative trials forecast schedule by market and selected SKUs
  • Lead Demand Forecast assessments for new product introductions while collaborating with markets and supply planning inventory strategies to fulfill demand
  • Own the demand planning process for the region, propose improvements as necessary
Qualifications for director, demand planning
  • Familiarity with supply chain operations, S&OP process
  • BS/BA in relevant field including Finance, Math or Engineering, MBA preferred
  • 10+ years of related experience (prefer fast-paced consumer packaged goods experience)
  • Action oriented team leader
  • Ability to manage projects with timelines/deadlines to meet customer needs
  • Strong interpersonal and coaching skills, ability to motivate staff for maximum productivity
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Director, Demand Planning Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is hiring for a director, demand planning. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for director, demand planning
  • Lead, develop and implement action plans to define and continually advance global standards and training for demand planning excellence that deliver significant improvements in inventory turns, margin expansion and delivery performance
  • Develop and deploy policy, standards and methods to apply the best demand planning and finished goods strategy including use of demand PFEP
  • Establish functional excellence by collaborating with Strategic Business Units (SBUs), functions and sites to assess and build global demand planning capability and achieve subject matter expert development plans globally across the organization
  • Program manage and optimize ERP planning systems by coordinating globally with MIS, Group functions and SBUs to identify, specify, prioritize and deploy IT enhancements to support demand planning excellence
  • Coach and hold SBUs, Group functions and site leadership accountable to standard demand planning methods and standards through visual management, standard work, leader standard work, daily layered accountability (DLA) and SIOP
  • Direct and guide all regional demand planning leads, marketing leads, and product management leads to develop a global product plan – eliminating functional bias and leveraging latest market trends, assumption, and promotional activities
  • Oversee the implementation of Class A Planning and Control System
  • Govern the establishment of standard processes and timing guidelines to submit demand plans
  • Execute the planning of a weekly forecasting process, covering a13-week horizon, at the SKU, location level
  • Optimize service level and inventory across regions by developing and evaluating demand plan options such as revising promotion and launch dates with Sales and Marketing where supply constraints exist
Qualifications for director, demand planning
  • Minimum 7-10 years in professional experience with 5+ years hands on business programs management experience
  • BS or BA from an accredited institution
  • 10 years of progressive experience in Supply Chain Management
  • Degree in business, engineering, supply chain or related field is preferred
  • Advanced degree is also preferred
  • Global experience in both unionized and non-unionized manufacturing environments is a strong plus

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