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Customer Demand Forecasting Specialist
Hiring Two Customer Demand Specialists in Roswell, GA
This position is responsible for supporting the creation of volume forecasts (brand/category as well as sku/week) to be delivered to Operations, through statistical generation & analysis via collaboration with Marketing, Sales, and Finance. This person also manages the demand, new business, new product launch and promotional planning process to drive forecast consensus within the division and supports the monthly S&OP cycle, the weekly S&OE and especially the Demand Review. The role also supports the process for portfolio complexity control, financial trend versus demand plan reconciliation and offers support for service level protection through safety stock review in collaboration with Supply Planning.
Regional or BU Demand Planning or Supply Chain leaders
Regional or BU GM & Financial Director
KCP NA Supply Planning
KCP Distribution Operations & Deployment
KCP Customer Care
KCP IT Systems Teams
This position provides key contribution to sales for the NA KCP business as well as operating profit Company websiteonally, this person has direct responsibility for delivering improvements in forecast accuracy, timeliness and appropriate detail while having accountability for supporting supply chain planning performance optimization across the KCP business.
Expectations and Accountabilities
*Coordinate the monthly collaborative Demand Planning process, including input into the Demand Review and manage weekly update of the demand plan.
Conduct contingency planning and utilize as part of the monthly planning cycle.
Build a consistent baseline forecast using modeling, sell-in and/or sell-out history analysis and the input of Marketing and Sales, customer information
Research and provide analysis on SKU and customer level projections to achieve forecast accuracy objectives.
Organize and present data for analytical purposes and provide historical data
Prepare and support analysis of new product launches and promotions to determine risks & opportunities
Along with Supply Planning, support new large business prospects in order to validate risks & opportunities to supporting the new demand.
Prepare quantification of new product introductions utilizing historical data for both internal and competitive launches, planned marketing support and key account sales plans; then validate risks & opportunities.
Analyze Distribution Channel or Customer account specific trends to determine risks & opportunities by account
As needed, articulate the demand plans on different business scenarios.
Measure variances to projections and communicate monthly within S&OP process
Provide consistent analysis of the forecast accuracy (FA% and Bias%) including root cause and performance problem solving
Report and review KPI: Forecast Accuracy% (FA%), Bias%, Sku Count, Last 1% Sku%, Demand Planning Excellence Maturity Score
Support preparation of ABP, SBP/SC GTM strategies for the plan to Supply Chain, Business and Financial community
Support Continuous Improvement and participate in cross functional project teams, develop best in class forecasting modules for the business units
Provide Continuous Improvement of Demand Planning system tools that drive the Demand Planning Function to Best in Class
*Interact with all Supply Chain teams and Customer Care to achieve KCP service and inventory turnover objectives. This may include contributing to the product allocation process when needed.
*Contribute to an environment in which all team members are respected regardless of their individual differences and are motivated to improve both their individual and team contributions to achieve desired business results.
Bachelor’s Degree in a Business, Supply Chain, Science, Engineering or related discipline
Graduate Degree (MBA) Preferred
Demand & Supply planning, Inventory management, S&OP qualifications (CPIM, CPSM, APICS…) a plus
4-6 years of work experience in Demand, Sales or Supply planning function
Detailed knowledge of Demand Planning systems, structures and statistical modeling methods a plus
Strong data analytics and/or statistics knowledge/experience
*Ability to leverage factual data to tactfully influence and interface through cross-functional levels in the organization by independently developing & advocating a point of view
Self-motivated and strong compliance mindset
Strong Simple Problem Solving skills to evaluate root cause analysis
Solid initiative skills to cause continuous improvement in a team environment
English language capability in writing, reading and speaking
Preferred qualifications (or experience) include:
SAP or any similar ERP
BW or any other Data warehouse system
Excel- intermediate/advanced level
Arete, SAP-APO and/or other Forecasting & Data-mining system experience;
Company and its well-known global brands are an indispensable part of life for people in more than 175 countries. Every day, 1.3 billion people - nearly a quarter of the world's population - trust Company brands and the solutions they provide to enhance their health, hygiene, and well-being. With brands such as Kleenex, Scott, Huggies, Pull-Ups, Kotex, and Depend, Company holds No.1 or No. 2 share positions in more than 80 countries. With more than 140 years of history of innovation, we believe in recruiting the best people and empowering them do their best work. If fresh thinking and a passion to win inspire you, come Unleash Your Power at Company.
Company is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, pregnancy, genetic information, citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
The statements above are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by employees assigned to this classification. Statements are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities and skills required for this position.
Company requires that an employee have authorization to work in the country in which the role is based. In the event an applicant does not have current work authorization, Company will determine, in its sole discretion, whether to sponsor an individual for work authorization. However, based on immigration requirements, not all roles are suitable for sponsorship.
This position is subject to drug and alcohol testing, including pre-employment testing.
Global VISA and Relocation Specifications:
This role is available for local candidates already authorized to work in the role’s country only. Company will not provide relocation support for this role.
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