Planner, Demand Job Description

Planner, Demand Job Description

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Planner, demand provides suggestions to improve the forecasting process and performance of the demand planning system and lead continuous improvement programs that will improve the accuracy of demand forecasts.

Planner, Demand Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Preparation of weekly forecasting reports
Identification of deviations from forecast & root causes of these deviations
Drive continuous improvements on the weekly forecasting process
Ownership of the demand planning software (Forecast pro) and associated database requirements
Responsibility for developing forecasts for new client and new product launches
Weekly review of replenishment EDI orders in comparison to projected demand forecast by account/style/color
Analyze and provide recommended size scales by account/style/color quarterly to GS Merch Ops team for appropriate sized safety stock
Maintain customer model stocks by style/color
Preparation of volume gross profit forecasts for seasonal and annual budgets
Report and manage variances of annual, seasonal, and monthly sales budgets by account and brand to account demand forecasts

Planner, Demand Qualifications

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

Licensing or Certifications for Planner, Demand

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

Education for Planner, Demand

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the planner, demand 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 Planner, Demand

Desired skills for planner, demand include:

ERP-systems
Automotive Aftermarket Market and Supply Base
Excel
Production control systems
Specifically SAP
Class A metrics
Continuous improvement methodology specifically value streams
Deliver and Return
Demand and DRP planning tools
Demand management/forecasting tools

Desired experience for planner, demand includes:

Chair the monthly forecast meeting
Support the Customer Service & Supply Chain Manager in stock management and replenishment calculations in accordance with the min/max parameters
Work closely with the Factories to ensure product availability incl NPD within the agreed service levels
Evaluate the risk to supply and develop contingency plans with Supply Chain Manager and communication to wider team
Exceptional English and Spanish verbal and written communication skills
Manage the business unit catalogue in the forecast system

Planner, Demand Examples

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Planner, Demand Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking for a planner, demand. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for planner, demand
  • Analysing, providing and actioning monthly forecast accuracy and inventory reports
  • Communicating supply chain issues that could affect the business
  • Communicating and collaborating closely with the International Supply Chain and Global teams to ensure the UK’s requirements are clearly understood & met, and to ensure smooth, timely supply of product including NPD
  • Driving process excellence including championing the S&OP process, continuous improvement and best practice
  • Supporting the Demand Planning Manager in contributing to and influencing strategic plans
  • To carry out any other reasonable management requested task
  • Generate, and publish the demand plan, and update forecast consumption
  • Participate in monthly and seasonal product adoption events, sales forecast meetings, and S&OP meetings
  • Evolving and maintaining documentation and standard operating procedures for demand
  • Planning processes and systems
Qualifications for planner, demand
  • Assemble and analyze all data pertinent to creating the sales forecast (historical sales, market
  • Trends, seasonality, promotions, and eventually tier 1 account POS and inventory levels)
  • Lead forecast and inventory planning meetings with Marketing Managers, reviewing
  • Recommended sales forecasts and inventory goals (emphasis on brand transitions, new product introduction, and promotions)
  • Prepare, report, and communicate forecast and inventory measurements to management (forecast accuracy, inventory plan vs
  • Create our financial forecast
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Planner, Demand Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is hiring for a planner, demand. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for planner, demand
  • Customer collaboration initiatives
  • Launch plans
  • Management of supply risks
  • Leads key initiatives from a demand planning perspective which are aligned to the overall category objectives
  • Prepare presentation and lead monthly S&OP reviews
  • Perform root cause analysis on key metrics including service, inventory turns, expedited freight, and forecast error
  • Participate in relevant supply chain meetings, …E&O, and account based SNP
  • Order, billing and credit handling for service complaints
  • Creates and maintains sku level demand plans to be used in procuring the needed inventory flow from manufacturing
  • Work with Retail & Sales team to reduce frontloading and resulting requirement for blind buying
Qualifications for planner, demand
  • Bachelor’s degree in finance, business, retail management, marketing or related field preferred or equivalent experience preferred
  • Bachelor’s Degree (Supply Chain Management, Logistics, Business, Accounting or similar field)
  • Ability to perform tasks successfully with minimum guidance and short timelines
  • Tertiary level qualifications in business or equivalent
  • Bachelor’s degree in supply chain management, operations, engineering, mathematics or a related field
  • Ability to communicate with and gain confidence of co-workers within the company external contacts
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Planner, Demand Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking to fill the role of planner, demand. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for planner, demand
  • Work with the CDO (Customer Development Organization) Sales teams and Trade Marketing contacts to reflect promotional volumes and placement changes for demand visibility and Supply Chain execution
  • Monitor and adjust accordingly the customer sku-level demand plan using analytical and statistical tools, intelligence gathering and collaboration
  • Facilitate monthly meetings with Trade Marketing to review marketing plans, new product development and customer level demand plans
  • 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 and Trade teams
  • Lead the monthly collaborative planning cycle outlined by the S&OP process to achieve a consensus demand plan by working with Sales, Trade Marketing, and customer contacts
  • Prepare and present the strategic account demand changes, performance results, and future plans at the S&OP Demand Agreement Meeting
  • Collaborate with the Supply Chain Managers and Customer Services team to communicate the impact of demand changes and promotional or placement events on the strategic account relationship and order management activities
  • As the Commercial / Supply Interface, individual will provide Sales and Operations teams with timely analysis, guidance, and decision-making to ensure that the supply chain is in the best position to execute the demand plan generated from the total operational forecast
  • Provide input to support monthly IBM Demand meetings and incorporate IBM feedback to improve forecasting process
  • Proactively develop others within the planning organization through the sharing of best demonstrated processes and knowledge transference
Qualifications for planner, demand
  • Graduate with 1+ Demand Planning Experience an international business
  • In addition to position-specific work, as outlined above, the Demand Planner will act as a lead on special projects, providing leadership as a functional expert to represent Demand Planning needs
  • Ability to make effective cost vs
  • Develops initial forecast modeling based on historical data and causal factors
  • Works with vendors and Category Managers (CMs) in determining clones for new item forecasts, providing clone options and historical sales patterns
  • Makes purchases for the assigned categories and working with supply planners track Purchase Order execution and distribution of inventory from DCs to stores
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Planner, Demand Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of planner, demand. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for planner, demand
  • Prepare, report, and communicate forecast metrics to Senior Management
  • Balances a complex set of variables to reduce the overall forecast error
  • Establish and manage statistical supply/demand forecast and recommended inventory targets, making recommended adjustments based on changes in demand or market
  • Deliver accurate demand forecasts, stock plans, range launches, promotions and seasonal events
  • Closely monitor range performance and minimise stock and mark downs to meet KPIs
  • Work with suppliers, and internally with Manufacturing and Logistics to align forecasts and delivery requirements
  • What skills and experience will I need?
  • We’re looking for a Demand Planner with the drive to deliver “most admired” performance, cut through complexity to bring fresh thinking to continuous improvement and bring customer focus into stakeholder relationships
  • Experience of demand planning in Supply Chain preferred
  • A strong retail background and Supply Chain knowledge, with a desire to make the transition into demand planning
Qualifications for planner, demand
  • Strong analytical and mathematical skills and demonstrated ability to conduct research, prepare comprehensive reports and present complex statistical information in a clear and succinct fashion
  • Demonstrated ability to drive action and execute against daily run-the-business tasks and project responsibilities
  • Familiarity and experience with Lean Manufacturing methodology strongly preferred
  • Business drive
  • Fluent in English, very good ability to use MS Office
  • Must be highly proficient in Microsoft Business
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Planner, Demand Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking for a planner, demand. 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 planner, demand
  • Finished goods inventories and developing / implementing projects to reduce inventory levels
  • Managing the incoming goods, supply chain, using business enterprise system and external co-packer supply
  • Updating monthly S&OP files for management meetings
  • Analyze the forecast vs
  • Use insights and judgment to ensure appropriate by item excess inventory risk vs
  • Monitor forecasts to actual bookings/sales
  • Provide monthly metrics reporting on net change from previous month’s forecast, invalid items, programs, and the resulting operational impact
  • Set up mechanisms/new ways to detect and highlight critical forecast changes
  • Manage and monitor the sales demand planning impacts through the planning horizon via continuous review and assessment of the demand management forecast
  • Develop, modify, and communicate the short and long range demand plan to Supply Planning
Qualifications for planner, demand
  • Bilingual in English and Korean preferred
  • Experience with SAP/APO, Cognos or other advanced planning systems preferred
  • Strong organizational skills, the ability to perform under pressure and manage multiple priorities with competing demands
  • Or a related business field
  • Minimum of 5 to 7 years of Supply Chain or Business experience
  • Minimum of 5 years of demonstrated results and working in a team-based, cross functional environment, preferably experience with the standard S&OP

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