Senior Demand Planner Job Description

Senior Demand Planner Job Description

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Senior demand planner provides supply chain expertise to ensure adequate integration of supply chain management in planning, design, and implementation.

Senior Demand Planner Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Development of SKU-level operational forecasts for a number of products within the Skincare/HealthE portfolio via coordination of the Integrated Demand Planning processes using SAP Demand Planning functionality
Development of short and long term supply plans in SAP
Updating Delivery Schedules and Delivery Dates in SAP
Managing planning parameters and planning item master data in SAP
Play a key role in monthly S&OP development and work closely with the internal sales team key customer representatives in the development of the collaborative forecast
Develop the final demand forecasts (operational forecasts) at multiple levels of aggregation for the full time horizon by channels and by key accounts (if applicable)
Build seasonal and monthly demand forecasts at style-color level based on strategic category revenue and profitability goals, market conditions and opportunities, advertising plans, customer bookings and sell-through, category cancellation trends, account door profiles and growth plans
Build and maintain customer profiles including reorder and cancel patterns, door growth, direct ship volumes, assortments
Responsible for providing training or leadership for team members, and planning and assigning personnel to projects or tasks
Build and develop a set of forecasting analysts that consistently meet or exceed expectations by developing and assuring compliance with standard operating procedures, ensuring appropriate training and feedback, and increasing the commercial aptitude

Senior Demand Planner Qualifications

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

Licensing or Certifications for Senior Demand Planner

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: APICS, IBF, CPIM, CSCP, SCOR, CFPIM, ERP, SAP, PMP, CPF

Education for Senior Demand Planner

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

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

Skills for Senior Demand Planner

Desired skills for senior demand planner include:

Excel
SAP
Lean
Project management skills in a planning function to create project plans with interdependencies
Six Sigma
Supply Chain Planning
Continuous Improvement methodologies
Integrated business management processes
Supply chain and the impacts of forecasting on supply chain performance
Logility

Desired experience for senior demand planner includes:

Ability to work autonomously in a team
Ability to reach mutually acceptable solutions to complex problems which arise
Lead and influence demand planning strategies in order to maximize customer fill rates, minimize distressed sales (vendor allowances), and minimize inventory redistribution due to forecast error, and decrease forecast variances which negatively impact supply planning
Drive the monthly demand and supply consensus review process (as part of integrated business planning, IBP)
Create tangible integration between demand and supply through improved constraint management, balanced prior forecast variances, and joint decision making
Work closely with customer service and fulfilment to ensure order book adheres to forecast expectations and buying calendar rules

Senior Demand Planner Examples

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Senior Demand Planner Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of senior demand planner. 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 senior demand planner
  • Utilize SAP Demand Planning and the Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP) process to develop a Stock Keeping Unit (SKU) level consensus demand forecasts for products and brands within the US OTC portfolio
  • Load SKU-level unconstrained demand forecast into SAP following the Tactical Demand meeting and communicate changes to cross-functional partners
  • Own the monthly collaboration process with sales and customer
  • Based on product line forecast prepare detailed forecast at style/color level for Sourcing to secure capacity
  • Ensure the logistics feasibility through analysis of the stocks parameters communication with the MSL about long-term issues capacity and gap between capacity and demand
  • Lead and develop exercises supporting JDA tool training and adoption
  • Lead DITL – ‘day in the life training’ for new business user groups
  • Deliver post-go live evaluation and training to users on demand planning fundamentals within JDA
  • Monitor and manager in transit stock and safety stock requirements
  • Develop and enable appropriate demand planning/forecasting techniques
Qualifications for senior demand planner
  • Minimum 4+ years Demand Planning experience or similar skill set
  • Minimum Bachelor of Degree holder in Supply Chain or Logistics
  • Minimum 4~5 years’ experience within the Supply Chain or Sales Planning process areas preferred
  • Minimum of 2 years of relevant experience in Supply Chain, Demand and/or Supply Planning or Inventory Management
  • Able to work in a multi-brand portfolio
  • Leader with the ability to clearly articulate ideas and concepts through exceptional written and verbal communication
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Senior Demand Planner Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking to fill the role of senior demand planner. 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 senior demand planner
  • Produce statistical forecasts using advanced planning application
  • Responsible for creating and providing projections as it relates to new items, seasonal and promotional buys
  • Analyze merchandise sales, Inventory and profitability and make recommendations to the key stake holders in order to maximize profitability
  • Work closely with the Category Management Team as it pertains to the coordination and review of merchandise assortments and availability
  • Review and share information with the replenishment team to support the accurate and timely replenishment of inventory for new and existing items in the assortment
  • Manage multiple activities related to purchasing, tracking and supporting online promotions based on anticipated lifts
  • Partner in the development of inventory management metrics and supply chain initiatives that support overall company and brand objectives
  • Support the delivery and maintenance of current reporting and analytics
  • Create standard and non-standard reporting for projects and leaders based on data
  • Transform data into actionable, easy-to-read output to drive business decisions, insights and outcomes
Qualifications for senior demand planner
  • Job pressure exists in the balancing of a variety of projects, and numerous simultaneous deadlines
  • A recognized Degree/Diploma in Business, Administration/Management, logistics or equivalent professional qualification
  • 5 years of supply chain related experience with at least 2 years in Demand Planning
  • Supply chain management, managing complexity
  • Understanding supplier considerations and key parameters
  • Managing complexity in a large network, understanding the impact of the up-and-downstream actors
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Senior Demand Planner Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking for a senior demand planner. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for senior demand planner
  • Ability to lead teams, manage direct reports and provide guidance to consistently achieve results
  • Create and develop 24 month rolling forecast using historical sales, market trends, and judgmental input for the assigned program
  • Perform data analysis to identify parts where forecast adjustments need to be applied
  • Evaluate improvements in forecasting techniques, method and approach in order to increase the overall health of the program while balancing cash flow
  • Modify and maintain documentation and standard operating procedures for planning processes and systems
  • Prepare data and material for monthly SIOP demand review meetings with the assigned programs facilitate monthly meetings
  • Monitor inventory levels of shelf life part groupings and presens proactive measures for re-purposing
  • Work closely with Supply Planners and buyers to get input on forecast adjustments based on actual sales, superseded parts, and part end of life
  • Works closely with the Sales Program Managers to obtain optimal input to assess judgmental changes to the forecast or inventory plan
  • Keep current with demand and fulfillment planning best practices
Qualifications for senior demand planner
  • Job may require hours that often exceed 8 hours per day and/or 40 hours per week to complete priority projects
  • Sales planning process management and improvement
  • The successful candidate will demonstrate strong communication (written and verbal) and influencing skills, the ability to manage and successfully meet goals and objectives related to customer service, inventory levels in context of the Sales & Operational Planning process
  • Creating, developing and producing demand forecasts
  • Analyzing internal demand stream information, and categorizing according to demand patterns
  • Communicating fully with supervisors and others who have a need to know
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Senior Demand Planner Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is hiring for a senior demand planner. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for senior demand planner
  • Fill gaps and provide crisis coverage where required
  • Support and lead the roll out of improvements to systems, processes and ways of working
  • Meet or exceed all measures in key performance indicators and work to ensure that measures and metrics are aligned to business intention and strategy
  • Accept feedback throughout the network and action where required
  • Set up demand and fulfillment plans parameter assignment according to business strategy
  • Tune model parameters and demand plan weekly in-season
  • Manage demand and fulfillment exceptions
  • Provide ongoing projections to vendors for replenishment merchandise
  • Collaborate with vendors on inventory constraints and opportunities
  • Provide reverse flow recommendations where required
Qualifications for senior demand planner
  • Ability to Influence category, marketing and supply partners to obtain a consensus forecast to best support customer service
  • Two to three years of experience in consumer electronics, retail, and/or distributor segments
  • Proficiency in standard business applications
  • Understanding of Sports, Retail, Digital and FMCG/Fashion Industry preferred
  • Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain Management or Business Administration with 5-7 years of experience in business planning or the equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Must possess strong interpersonal and partnering skills
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Senior Demand Planner Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking for a senior demand planner. 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 senior demand planner
  • Create size scaling purchase orders including the updating of collections and the building of size curves seasonally
  • Own purchase order management
  • Channel recommendations for merchandise physical flow
  • Manage physical product flow exceptions
  • Manage information flow exceptions that may inhibit physical flow
  • Interacting regularly with cross-functional partners including Marketing, Sales, Customer Planning & Forecasting, Finance, Nep Product Planner, and Statistical Planner & Supply Planners
  • Utilizing historical order and shipment data, current POS trends, trade inventory data, and promotional activity information to develop the best possible demand forecast for new and existing products
  • Quantifying and communicating forecast gaps leading cross-functional forecast reviews in accordance with the S&OP process standards and maintaining responsibilities for MAPE and Forecast Accuracy metrics and to identify areas of improvement
  • Under broad direction, coordinates materials demand planning requirements to provide seamless integration of procurement and operations processes across multiple locations and product service lines (PSLs)
  • Gathers feedback from PSL and Business Development (BD) staff, manufacturing personnel, internal and external suppliers, and logistics personnel and uses those inputs to determine appropriate inventory levels to meet the business requirements
Qualifications for senior demand planner
  • Implement global demand planning strategy for Pigments & Functional Materials
  • Ensure state-of-the-art demand planning and contribute with the whole team to a continuous improvement of processes, systems and results
  • Execution and results focused, strategic and dynamic thinker with emphasis on on-time delivery and a proven ability to make meaningful contributions to the team while working independently
  • Solid Understanding of Allocation Strategies as it pertains to Website Fulfillment
  • Minimum of 3-5 years work experience in Planning, Allocation, or strategy consulting
  • Previous Ecommerce planning experience preferred

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