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831 Oberbrunner Roads
Phoenix
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Phoenix
AZ
Experience Experience
11/2016 – present
Chicago, IL
Senior Demand Planning Manager
Chicago, IL
Senior Demand Planning Manager
11/2016 – present
Chicago, IL
Senior Demand Planning Manager
11/2016 – present
  • Assist the organization with implementing an advanced statistical forecasting software package and/or a broader advanced planning & scheduling system
  • Measure, analyze, and report key process metrics and monitor adherence to key performance indicators (KPIs)
  • Participates in the annual budget development process
  • Manage monthly cadence and ensure forecasting timelines met
  • Provide detailed, timely forecast reporting for input to monthly S&OP Demand Review
  • Use historical order data and standard statistical modeling techniques to generate the baseline statistical forecast
  • Maintain a detailed knowledge of all components of the demand forecast including: statistical baseline, promotion uplifts, sales and marketing intelligence, new product introductions and market trends
07/2014 – 09/2016
Detroit, MI
Regional Demand Planning, Manager
Detroit, MI
Regional Demand Planning, Manager
07/2014 – 09/2016
Detroit, MI
Regional Demand Planning, Manager
07/2014 – 09/2016
  • Be the point of contact for the IBP Managers in each Business Unit, and participate in all reviews with IBP or Supply structures
  • Optimize existing inventory where possible
  • Escalate all regulatory issues with manufacturing plants and each country that affect demand and supply of products
  • Serve as primary PLCM point of contact for planning and Operations
  • Set the pace in all monthly in-country planning processes
  • Monitor and update key stakeholders on Manufacturing Transfers
  • Manage the Demand Planning processes, including system and business process quality reviews and development. Coordinate the modification and improvement of procedures, policies and processes within the global demand planning organization
09/2007 – 05/2014
New York, NY
Demand Planning Manager
New York, NY
Demand Planning Manager
09/2007 – 05/2014
New York, NY
Demand Planning Manager
09/2007 – 05/2014
  • Manages the forecast bias, forecast variances and makes recommendations to the marketing Business Managers to execute the necessary adjustments in GAINS
  • Establish, review and appraise objectives in all areas of Demand Management and Inventory Management
  • Works closely with Inventory Planning Managers by providing key inputs to supply parameters, replenishment parameters, and safety stock levels
  • Work collaboratively with Sales, Product management and Finance to improve and deliver accurate, robust and timely invoice forecasts and business plan targets
  • Develop and lead continuous improvements in customer service, forecast accuracy and inventory management
  • Develop a rolling 13+ period demand forecast for Chalfont and Co-manufacturer operations and drive continuous improvement to create a longer forecast horizon
  • Manage and assist the demand planning team to align ways of working and ensure visibility on short and long term planning
Education Education
Bachelor’s Degree in Business
Bachelor’s Degree in Business
East Carolina University
Bachelor’s Degree in Business
Skills Skills
  • Highly numerate and good knowledge of supply chain forecasting / trade spend software systems and processes. Knowledge of SAP APO is an advantage
  • Strong planning ability & able to work on own initiative
  • Strong knowledge of supply-chain best practices, including Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) process
  • Strong interpersonal and coaching skills, ability to motivate the extended team for maximum productivity
  • Ability to identify variables driving business results
  • Interpersonal Savvy; ability to build good rapport, usage of diplomacy and tact, can diffuse even high-tension situations comfortably
  • Decision Quality: Make good decisions based on analysis, facts, wisdom and experience even under the time pressure
  • Strong cross-functional team leadership skills, including ability to identify and resolve issues/opportunities
  • Knowledge of finished goods schedule, line rates, pack mixes, plant capacities, seasonal trends, and promotional activities
  • Interacts Effectively- Excellent written/oral communication skills with strong interpersonal skills (Listens and Communicates Effectively)
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Demand Planning Manager Resume Examples & Samples

  • Communicate service issues and coordinate resolution
  • Advanced knowledge in demand planning and statistical processes
  • Strong understanding of typical footwear and apparel business channels, including implications for demand planning
  • Strong knowledge of supply-chain best practices, including Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) process
  • Ability to effectively prioritize work
  • Ability to identify variables driving business results
  • Ability to interface with all levels of the organization
  • Solid communication skills and demonstrated executive presence
  • Strong cross-functional team leadership skills, including ability to identify and resolve issues/opportunities
  • Ability to demonstrate thought leadership by independently developing and advocating a point of view
  • Ability to own and implement process changes
  • Ability to thrive and provide direction in ambiguous situations
  • Demonstrates constructive approach to addressing problems and issues
  • Experience with Forecasting software
  • Statistical forecast background
  • Strong MS Excel and MS Access experience
  • Experience with SAP AFS and advanced planning solutions like APO, Demantra, etc
  • Minimum of 10 years’ experience in Demand Planning for consumer products, with a minimum of 5 years in a management role
  • B.A./B.S. in business or quantitative area required
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UK Demand Planning Manager Resume Examples & Samples

  • Numerate with the ability to analyse and interpret data
  • Strong communicator, who is able to build strong and influential business relationships
  • Proven experience of long term, promotional and sales forecasting
  • Previous experience of building strong working relationships at all levels – particularly with customers, third party suppliers and internal departments
  • Team player, able to influence and motivate others with strong interpersonal skills
  • A proven ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines with ability to prioritise
  • Proven problem solver with ability to think laterally
  • People management
  • SAP APO
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Demand Planning Manager Resume Examples & Samples

  • Create monthly and seasonal calendars and ensure participation by all stakeholders
  • Validation of data integrity and data cleansing
  • Interface with sales channels and marketing
  • Drive consensus in the forecast between Channels and Brands, as well as Finance and the GM
  • Review and adjust forecasts based on sales and margin development to target
  • Support the Demand Planning Director as needed in the regional SBR Meeting
  • Support Purchasing in the Supply Review Meeting with Global Supply Planning
  • Participate in the development of the cause of error to ensure continuous improvement of the overall process
  • Leader with superior analytical skills, and can see the “big picture” while still playing attention to the detail
  • 4-6 years of demand planning experience within large sales organisation
  • Business degree from leading business school
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Regional Demand Planning Manager Resume Examples & Samples

  • Develop & facilitate the consensus forecast for the brand (across affiliates) based on statistical forecast and sales & marketing activities such as promotions (GWP, local sets) and new product launches across multiple brands
  • Ensure the team (affiliate Demand Planners) is leveraging SAP Advanced Planning Optimizer (APO) to utilise the most optimal statistical forecast based on the SKUs demand profile
  • Lead the regional branded SIOP meetings focusing on demand trends insights, building blocks assumptions, and share scenarios planning based on risks & opportunity assessments at the appropriate aggregate level (eg product families, product categories)
  • WFA -lead improvement plans across affliates for the regional Brand via thorough root-cause analysis
  • Minimum Bachelor's Degree in Supply Chain
  • Advanced DP Skills
  • Strong operate with discipline and bias for action
  • Good strategic thinking and engagement
  • >Five years experience within the Supply Chain or Sales Planning process areas preferred
  • Consumer Packaged Goods industry experience - a plus
  • Strong personal computer skills required
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Demand Planning Manager Resume Examples & Samples

  • Provide leadership, mentoring, training, and development of demand planning team
  • Act as laison for communication regarding demand planning for assigned channel with sales, inventory planning, merchants, merchandise planning, finance, and executive leadership teams
  • Identify demand forecast risks and develop effective mitigation plans
  • Review style/color plans by channel and/or sub-channel. Identify opportunities to drive style and material performance to increase top-line sales while mitigating bottom line risk
  • Coordinate cross-functional research activities to reconcile significant variances and refine the forecast model to reflect updated sales and marketing assumptions
  • Oversee reconciliation of Style/color plans to Merchandise Classification plans
  • Utilize a collaborative and consensus approach by working with Merchants, Sales, Merchandise Planning, Marketing, Finance, and Visual to obtain and ensure that current and accurate information is used for demand forecasts
  • Manage monthly forecast review and post season assessments for assigned channel
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to identify opportunites for process improvement
  • Assist in talent recruitment, performance evaluation, promotion and retention activities
  • Bachelor’s degree in finance, business, retail management, marketing or related field preferred or equivalent experience
  • 6+ years in planning or forecasting field required
  • JDA, Demand Planning and Enterprise Planning strongly preferred
  • Omni Channel experience a strong plus
  • Computer skills to include navigational ability in a networked environment and proficiency in Microsoft Word and email applications; intermediate to advanced skills in Microsoft Excel
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills with the proven ability to communicate with all levels including management and retail partners
  • Office environment. Utilization of office desk - sitting, reading, listening or speaking with the ability to move intermittently throughout the day
  • Strong sensory skills, such as good eyesight, good hearing, and dexterity
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Demand Planning Manager Resume Examples & Samples

  • Manage the seasonal and monthly demand forecast to achieve forecast accuracy, order fulfillment and inventory turn goals
  • Lead a collaborative forecasting/demand planning process, working with Merchandising, Sales Channels and other Supply Chain partners to obtain necessary inputs, such as replenishment, advertised and/or promotional styles into forecast models
  • Participate in and provide reporting for key cross channel meetings such as monthly Buy Reviews, Corporate Business Updates, and Inventory alignment etc. to ensure forecasts properly aligned
  • Use statistical Analysis and data-driven decision making tools for the validation of initial seasonal product by category
  • Use expertise to employ statistical techniques, business targets, casual factors, external market and sell-through analysis that will result in highly accurate global forecasts
  • Manage, coach and mentor demand planning analyst
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Demand Planning Manager Resume Examples & Samples

  • Manages the creation of the merchandise budget throughout the involved areas, delivering to the company merchandise financial guides
  • Conduct the company rolling forecast for the merchandise KPI´s (Sales, Inventory and Margin) for the next 12 months, providing financial input to the commercial and support areas
  • Guaranteed IBP inputs and submission to global corporation
  • Company Open to Buy Management, to control de buying volume, avoiding extra inventory and markdowns that decrease the profitability of the company
  • Define with the planning team the company buying volume, to give sourcing and commercial area clarity on volumes to make their planning
  • Monitors merchandise financial KPI´s of the company, to better understand business performances and suggest actions based on facts
  • Develop “what if “scenarios regarding tactical action and present to the head of department, in order to suggest initiatives to improve profitability
  • Coordinate the clearance process throughout the channels, to assure a fast and profitable release of the clearance process to the market, seeking for renewal of the inventory
  • Lead and develop the merchandise planning analyst team, creating a solid team to gain planning efficiency
  • Create and conduct the planning workshop, to organize the strategy of the company and translate into numbers
  • Leadership skills in order to guide and develop a planning team
  • Influencing skills to deal with counterparts
  • Four year college or university degree, emphasis in economics or business preferred
  • Leader/managerial experience
  • Minimum three years of merchandise financial planning experience
  • Local language
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Demand Planning Manager Resume Examples & Samples

  • Volumes
  • Standard Margin
  • Net Sales
  • Participate in the Buy Plan Review Meeting with Purchasing
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Demand Planning Manager Resume Examples & Samples

  • Centrally manage the global demand planning and inventory optimization functions
  • Manage the design, planning and monitoring of global supply chain activities with the objective of creating net value, leveraging worldwide logistics, synchronizing supply with demand and measuring performance globally
  • Ensure the optimal use of planning processes and tools across all product categories on a global basis
  • Manage the supply chain process team to work towards harmonized processes across organization
  • Plan optimal demand supply network for an agile supply chain
  • Work closely with operative key users and development units to drive process improvements in the areas which demand supply balancing
  • Coordinate and resolve issues regarding existing and new products
  • Make significant recommendations to improve productivity, quality and efficiency of operations on a global basis
  • 7+ years in Supply Chain Planning to include
  • 4+ years of Demand Supply balancing/planning and
  • 4+ years of Inventory Planning experience
  • Proven success in coaching and developing a team
  • Strong partnerships/relationship building with cross functional partners
  • Adaptable in ever changing environment
  • Global experience required
  • Proficient with SAP, Microsoft Office and Google Enterprise Products
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Supply Chain, Business, Industrial Engineering required
  • Master’s Degree in related field highly preferred
  • SAP APO required (SP, SNP, SNC)
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Regional Demand Planning Manager Resume Examples & Samples

  • Advanced DP Skills Min (CLAS assessment) >6.5
  • Strong operate with discipline and bias for actions
  • More than 5 years experience within the Supply Chain or Sales Planning process areas preferred
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Vans Demand Planning Manager Resume Examples & Samples

  • Lead team through monthly demand planning processes which includes building forecasts, analyzing forecasts, making recommendations and Incorporating historical and market intelligence data into current forecast. This includes leverage demand planning software to execute monthly plans
  • Manages and executes new Demand Planning Strategy from ground up. Processes, tools, templates, metrics/KPI’s, top down/bottom’s up sku level forecasts and partner cross-functionally to drive change and implementation
  • Develops meaningful business analyses and metrics to drive consensus based forecasts, provide visibility to forecast accuracy and communicate findings to all levels of the organization
  • Aggregates global forecasts and develops reports to support line planning and global cross-functional analysis
  • Work on director sponsored projects and/or process improvements (including associated margin analysis)
  • 5-7 years of related professional experience with 1-3 years management experience
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent from four-year college or university (Preferred concentration in Engineering, Supply Chain, or Business Management/Sciences)
  • Previous management experience or demonstrated expertise
  • Proficient PC skills (spreadsheets, word processing & databases)
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Demand Planning Manager Data & Analytics Resume Examples & Samples

  • Responsible for communicating delivery constraints, identifying pull forward opportunities, operational issues/opportunities, and fielding forecasting questions
  • Leads demand planning monthly reporting
  • Supports manager in defining and establishing “best in class” demand planning processes and driving strategic and continuous improvement activities
  • IBP-Successfully implements Business Planning meetings for adidas brand
  • Flags irreconcilable issues to manager for problem solving and escalation as needed
  • Develops root cause analysis and action plans to improve forecast accuracy
  • Proficient in MS Office applications – Word, Excel, and PowerPoint (Access a plus)
  • Minimum 4 years of operations experience within a large Footwear, Apparel, Sporting Goods, or Consumer Products organization and with increasing degree of responsibility
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Senior Demand Planning Manager Resume Examples & Samples

  • Interact with sales, and operations to understand and interpret the potential impact market trends and demand drivers can have on demand, and adjust the statistical forecast to reflect those impacts
  • 2-4 years experience with a leading forecasting solution / tool such as JDA Demand, i2 Demand, SAP APO, Manugistics, Logility Demand, Steelwedge, Kinaxis, Oracle
  • Database and MS Excel
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Demand Planning Manager Resume Examples & Samples

  • Create and maintain queries, data sets, and analysis to monitor supply chain performance and evaluate trends Process
  • Use new and existing tools and technologies to enhance forecasting accuracy
  • Develop, implement and maintain a variety of reports related to supply chain management
  • Define standards and coordinate research and analysis activities across business teams to leverage effort as well as ensure consistency and accuracy as part of the Sales and Operations Planning Meetings
  • Bachelor’s Degree required preferably in or with a concentration in Statistics, Mathematics, Information Science, or Engineering, or equivalent work experience
  • Two plus years of experience in a role with heavy emphasis on quantitative analysis and data analytics
  • Advanced skills and experience using Excel (complex modeling, importing/linking datasets, using macros, VBA scripting, pivot tables, etc.) and Access (database design, data modeling, complex query building, reporting, etc.)
  • Demonstrated experience defining statistical experiments and using analytical tools (SAS, SPSS, R, etc.)
  • Demonstrated experience using business intelligence, data warehousing, data mining, modeling, data analysis, and data visualization tools (SQL, Python, Hadoop, Tableau, etc.)
  • Solution-driven, customer service mindset with the ability to multi-task and work agilely within tight deadlines
  • Demonstrated problem-solving skills to analyze interpret and synthesize large data sets with limited direction
  • Proven ability to interact well with others to accomplish organizational objectives
  • Experience with Oracle databases and/or Oracle EBS
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Demand Planning Manager Resume Examples & Samples

  • Provide leadership to a group of supply chain professionals to achieve business outcome goals and performance objectives
  • Champion Regional Demand Planning initiatives across the organization to maintain and improve the accuracy of product forecasts
  • Responsible for Associate development and succession planning
  • Responsible for optimizing supply chain performance through collaboration with stakeholders on such variables as demand shaping, scenario planning and constraint management
  • Actively benchmark processes and systems in order to improve overall processes and results
  • Seek and leverage synergies and opportunities with global supply chain counterparts
  • Procedure writing and maintenance for all applicable processes
  • A Bachelor’s degree is required. A focus in Supply Chain Management, Business or Logistics is preferred MBA is highly desired
  • Certification from an accredited Logistics program preferred (PMAC, APICS or Professional Logistician) is an asset
  • Minimum 8 years’ of business experience with at least 5 years in a multi-faceted business environment using automated demand or supply planning processes is required
  • Experience working with cross functional business partners and demonstrating a track record of facilitating consensus within and across work teams
  • A minimum of 2 years’ experience with managing people or direct reports is required
  • Proven track record of driving supply chain performance thru continuous process and systems improvement
  • Highly effective communication & presentation skills across multiple levels of Management
  • Proven track record of people leadership and development
  • Demonstrated proficiency in MS Office software
  • SAP/APO or other forecasting application knowledge.Inventory Planning/Control
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Senior Demand Planning Manager Mass Dashb Resume Examples & Samples

  • Actively lead the Sales & Operations Planning/IBP cycle, with personal ownership for the local Executive S&OP sign-off – Key point of contact to local commercial management levels
  • Lead the consensus building between the company sales plans, the financial plans and the rolling forecast (up to 18-24 months). Highlight deviations (risk/opportunities) between the plans and look for solutions with key stakeholders
  • Be key contributor to the Business Unit team meetings and be jointly accountable for the larger RGM projects (larger change-over projects driving growth of the cluster)
  • Drive forecast accuracy improvement initiatives to hit monthly/quarterly/annual targets (MAPE/BIAS) and hold parties accountable in case of deviations. Integrate segmentation into the plans. Build customer level forecast tracking
  • Drive process improvements in Promo and NPI planning and install rigid follow-up on effectiveness of chosen strategies. Integrate life cycle management and a segmented approach into the discussions
  • Closely co-operate with the Supply & Inventory Lead CE to jointly define and drive inventory management tasks to balance inventory/service level/operational costs. Support execution of inventory reduction initiatives and keep SLOB to a minimum whilst controlling write-offs
  • Closely co-operate with the Regional EMEA Supply Planning leaders for correct planning and on-time supply of products to the local warehouses
  • Closely co-operate with the Regional IBP (Integrated Business Planning) team and GPEx (Global Planning Excellence) team on driving sustainable process improvements that bring us to a next level
  • Preparing periodic analysis and management reports for key stakeholders on state of Demand Planning arena, progress against initiatives
  • Active ownership of people development, and support direct reports to build into successful leaders
  • Minimal 7 – 10 years experience in similar positions, preferably in FMCG/Pharma environment
  • Demonstrated track record within Demand Planning area of driving change, identifying process improvements and delivering quantifiable improvements to the KPIs
  • Knowledge of Integrated Business Planning concepts (Oliver Wight models) and S&OP concepts
  • Experience with using various forecasting models, NPI modeling and Promotional planning
  • Hands on experience of SAP APO planning tool (or other), and excellent MS Excel/Access
  • Assertive with excellent influencing skills. Have in particular experience in developing effective relationships with sales and marketing teams
  • Be a natural people leader that builds right network inside and outside of Supply Chain and that inspires his/her own team
  • Be specialist in structuring, analyzing and understanding data – Able to challenge commercial teams based upon facts and define scenario’s for the future
  • University degree / proven project management experience / Fluent in English
  • Considered a visionary and thought leader internally and externally
  • Ability to work in a fast and dynamic organization while maintaining strong controls and detail to decisions
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Demand Planning Manager Resume Examples & Samples

  • Provide updated forecast views on a period basis and articulate the risk/opportunity profile for designated brand family.Collaborate with Sales, Marketing, customer service, and supply teams as necessary
  • Develop a rolling 13+ period demand forecast for Chalfont and Co-manufacturer operations and drive continuous improvement to create a longer forecast horizon
  • Help drive the refinement of the S&OP process with Mars Fishcare management team
  • Improve SFA (SKU Forecast Accuracy) to enable high customer service levels and optimized inventory levels
  • Implement forecasting at the SKU-level, and other areas of improvement as identified
  • Lead S&OP Step II and drive ownership with Account Managers/Sales Planning to support and improve the sales forecast accuracy through identifying corrective course of action for gaps and errors
  • Responsible to represent the demand planning team in activity management meetings to ensure activity management projects are accurately updated in templates and forecast submissions
  • Translate promotional forecast to customer-warehouse level for Supply and Customer Service visibility, driving replenishment and order management processes
  • Drive business process improvement and adherence to Global demand planning best practices
  • Integrity and trust - Unwavering personal integrity and ability to build relationships based on trust and respect
  • Communication and negotiation skills – Superior communicator and negotiator who possesses excellent written/oral skills and can effectively manage and utilize conflict
  • Drive for results - Motivated by success and passionate about working and achieving higher results
  • Standing Alone and Managerial Courage– Ability to make a stance and guide upper management to necessary improvements
  • Customer Focus - Acts with customer in mind
  • Planning - An integral functional competency to meet business demands
  • Ability to evaluate whether a result is sensible or not
  • Manage multiple projects successfully and meet dynamic deadlines
  • Strong math and statistical skills
  • Excellent analytical skills with the organizational skills to manage high volumes of information in an orderly documented manner
  • Must have a high degree of self-direction with the ability to constantly seek innovative ways to perform tasks in an efficient and timely manner
  • Must be proactive, skilled at attention to detail, and willing to drive change
  • Knowledge of finished goods schedule, line rates, pack mixes, plant capacities, seasonal trends, and promotional activities
  • BA/BS degree required or equivalent experience, preferably in statistics, operations, business, marketing or other comparable qualifications
  • Demonstrated strong quantitative and analytical experience
  • Minimum 3 years of business experience in production or demand scheduling
  • Minimum of 3 years of business experience with exposure to Sales, Marketing, and/or Supply, preferably in the areas of demand planning, production planning, or sales forecasting
  • Experience in supply chain, sales, or finance desirable
  • APICS or IBF training
  • Microsoft Dynamics experience
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Demand Planning Manager Resume Examples & Samples

  • To set up and own demand planning process for GTME MENA & Indian Travel Retail with a direct deliverable of improving forecasting accuracy, S&OP and other business planning processes
  • To articulate the business risks and opportunities through fact-based analysis and courageously present unbiased view to senior management; and
  • To help build forecasting capability for sales teams, create tools/processes which help build capability, simplify ways of working
  • Continuing to embed S&OP process and streamline planning in line with Diageo best-in-class practices
  • Creating tools and information systems to enable streamlined planning and forecasting
  • Delivering Sales Forecast Accuracy of 60% by leading monthly demand reviews with commercial team leaders with deep dive on shipment/depletion trends, activity plans, demand escalations within FIRM zone, reasonability of forecast, seasonality, R&Os
  • Leading implementation of any SAP/Planning tool improvement projects
  • 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; and
  • Establishing good relationships with key stakeholders and be regarded as a go-to expert for commercial team for planning matters
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Demand Planning Manager Resume Examples & Samples

  • Facilitate the collaborative demand planning process
  • Interface with relevant category supply planners to provide input to the weekly demand control process
  • Coach and develop direct reports to ensure capabilities are constantly achieved and sought for development within a current role and for future roles within the business
  • Ensure the maintenance of all relevant system data to required standards. This includes date validity, Master Data and other data elements impacting on the planning process
  • Monitor and communicate any imbalance or potential KPI miss with options to mitigate on a weekly and monthly basis. Key KPIs to monitors are Case Fill Rate (CFR), Month End Peak (MEP), Invoice Accuracy (IA), etc
  • Follow through with issues and actions arising within the monthly business management cycle are managed to completion
  • Understanding and knowledge of SAP ERP and planning systems (SCORe/APO)
  • Extensive knowledge of Manufacturing capabilities and processes, production scheduling constraints
  • Knowledge /understanding of linkages and functional interdependencies within the organization
  • Intellectual Horsepower/ Handling complexity: Deal with concepts and complexity comfortably, critical questioning and ability to effectively rationalise
  • Drive for results: ability to drive for completion to target
  • Decision Quality: Make good decisions based on analysis, facts, wisdom and experience even under the time pressure
  • Team Player; ability to support and lead to achieve common goals
  • Interpersonal Savvy; ability to build good rapport, usage of diplomacy and tact, can diffuse even high-tension situations comfortably
  • Strong Communication and Presentation skills; can manage group process during the presentation, can change tactics midstream when something isn't working
  • Standing alone; willing to be the only champion for an idea or position, is comfortable working alone on a tough assignment
  • Problem solving: Proactive and resourceful in solving problems, offering innovative and practical solutions in dynamic environment
  • Time management: Ability to manage workload effectively even under pressure. Ability to set up priorities and focus on what matters to meet deadlines and fulfill key goals in an international dynamic environment
  • 7-10 years of work experience
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in demand planning
  • Experience of working with and managing multiple stakeholders
  • Experience in leading key project development and execution
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Operational Demand Planning Manager Resume Examples & Samples

  • Extensive experience in a Workforce Planning / Management Role, with strong experience at management level
  • Strong mathematical, analytical, communication, and organisation skills
  • Experience using at least one industry standard WFM tool (IEX Nice / Verint / Aspect)
  • Experience of using Telephony / ACD systems
  • Client relationship management experience
  • Stakeholder Management experience at Senior Levels
  • Demonstrated ability in using Communication applications such as E-Mail/telephony equipment
  • Ability to produce accurate forecasts at the long term and interval level
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Demand Planning Manager Resume Examples & Samples

  • DEMAND PLANNING – Partnership with EOA merchandising staff, sales personnel, and business alliance analysts to understand demand patterns in the marketplace. The objectives are as follows
  • 5+ years experience in Inventory/Production/Demand Planning functions is required. A minimum of 2 years experience in complex retail environments a plus
  • Demonstrated leadership skills in building cross functional teams to evaluate and propose solutions to complex issues
  • Lean Six Sigma experience is preferred
  • Extensive experience in Microsoft Applications
  • Strong ability to communicate effectively and professionally in verbal and written form to internal/external customers, all management levels, team members and co-workers
  • Flexibility in work assignments to accommodate group and individual goals
  • Willingness and ability to travel domestically or internationally, up to 10%
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Demand Planning Manager Resume Examples & Samples

  • Lead and influence the cross functional Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) team; including but not limited to Demand, Supply and Finance business partners
  • Provide overall leadership for the demand management which will include aligning and agreeing upon the statistical forecast input, that will drive the S&OP process
  • Collaborate with the Innovation Team on volume and size assumptions, distributor shipment timings and cannibalization projections for all new product introductions
  • Responsible for gathering all intelligence from Central Finance that is expected to change the statistical trend
  • Lead monthly performance management reviews with the S&OP team and the Demand & Supply leadership team, will include but are not limited to the following
  • Consistently utilizes defined KPIs to assess the success of the S&OP process to deliver forecast accuracy and bias performance targets
  • Communicate consensus shipment and depletion forecast and DSI levels to all Demand & Supply stakeholders
  • Drive 'what if' scenario planning to identify risks to delivering against target and drive alignment with S&OP partners for mitigation plans
  • As necessary collaborate with Demand Planning Analyst to conduct root cause analysis to identify drivers of error and work together to take the necessary corrective action to drive continuous improvement in forecast accuracy
  • Review statistical input to the Annual Operation Planning (AOP) process; challenge the Finance AOP projected growth assumptions based on historical trends as necessary
  • Work with the Demand Team on a robust demand planning collaboration agenda
  • The Demand Planning Manager owns the forecast that is driving the supply plan
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Demand Planning Manager Resume Examples & Samples

  • Creating, aligning, and communicating the 18 month demand plan in accordance with the monthly cadence
  • Developing and executing the statistical model strategies for the baseline demand plan
  • Developing analysis and exception reports to deliver an optimized baseline demand plan to begin the monthly cycle
  • Defining and implementing the exceptions-based forecasting methods in order to drive lower-level accuracy
  • Organizing and leading the monthly key channel meetings to enrich baseline with sales and market intelligence from the customer, commercial sales, supply chain management, and operations teams
  • Capturing gap closure countermeasures for sales and provide visibility to the business regarding risks and opportunities
  • Working with Sales, Product Management, Supply and Finance to incorporate critical intelligence from the customer on their WTR, POS, promotions, competition and market intelligence
  • Organizing and leading the monthly Demand Consensus with Business Leadership, Sales, Product Management, Supply and Finance to understand changes and agree on 18 month rolling unconstrained demand plan
  • Responsible for monthly communication of the final demand plan while ensuring all demand planning master data is accurate and maintained
  • Leading the communication and representation of new business opportunities with Supply Planning. Ensure that information is captured and incorporated in future demand plans according to demand plan build business rules and business NPD process flow
  • Collaborating with supply chain team and supply planning team on processes/tasks that improve closed loop communication and driving lasting results to a world class supply chain organization
  • Measuring and analyzing key metrics to determine corrective actions and lessons learned for continued accuracy of plan as well as incorporation of process continuous improvement for demand planning excellence
  • Developing and training the team and implementing a succession plan and job progression within the team
  • 5+ years of experience in Demand planning and/or S&OP
  • Prior working knowledge and experience with the following Supply Chain related functions
  • Previous experience in SAP (PP, MM, APO, SNP, PPDS & WMS) or related ERP system
  • Previous experience with a Planning Software
  • Strong statistical background and forecast baseline strategy setting
  • Demonstrate critical thinking skills and the ability to think outside of the box
  • Intermediate computer skills
  • Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain/Operations or Business Management
  • Prior experience with SAP APO, JDA, Logility
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Demand Planning Manager Resume Examples & Samples

  • Lead and develop the Demand Planning Team
  • Facilitate the Sales & Operations Planning demand process
  • Develop planning processes for products with life cycles of 1-2 years
  • Individually responsible for demand planning one key account
  • Collaborate with Sales and Marketing on item / product family forecasts
  • Seamless communication of major changes to the Supply Chain
  • Lead a team of five demand planners supporting the North American region, developing and growing the team’s capabilities and coaching for performance
  • Strong leadership, communication, and analytical skills
  • Assertive, collaborative and results oriented
  • Self-starter that is focused on continuous improvement
  • Experience in the consumer products industry is required (fashion / electronics preferred)
  • Experience with Sales & Operations Planning is strongly desired
  • Experience with forecasting systems (SAP, JD Edwards, Demand Solutions, etc.)
  • Experience with SAP APO is a plus
  • Proven results in improving forecasting accuracy
  • Experience with major retailer systems, such as, Retail Link or Partners Online is a plus
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Demand Planning Manager Resume Examples & Samples

  • Developing monthly consumer sales plans built on assumptions and fact based rationale, in close collaboration with the Forecast Manager to incorporate assortment strengths and weaknesses
  • Developing monthly flows taking into account delivery time, turns and in stock goals
  • Using analytical insight, including probability analysis, to refine and improve our demand plans
  • Preparing the Brand Demand Review as well as supporting the Marketing team in planning and developing competencies
  • Ensuring adherence to the Global forecasting directions and deliverables
  • Having a SKU level focus on Launches, Promotions/Campaigns and Replenishment for a selected number of themes
  • Collaborating closely with the Retail Planner to compare theme and channel plans and collaborate closely with Business Intelligence to analyse past assumptions
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Demand Planning Manager Resume Examples & Samples

  • Provide leadership to continuously improve the S&OP process and output, including software and reporting implementations
  • Support the gathering and compilation of the information to create the demand plan and maintain a rolling twelve month forecast
  • Routinely maintain Demand Solutions systems data
  • Support product life cycle management as it relates to demand plans
  • Coordinate and facilitate monthly supply, demand and executive planning meetings
  • Maintain demand planning team engaged and effectiveness
  • Create and update demand planning communications for monthly meetings with the Leadership team
  • Gather and report necessary Key Performance Indicators (KPI)
  • Develop, track, and implement forecast quality improvement plans
  • Lead coordination efforts with operations, product management, finance, customer service, etc. for product families within the PSG business
  • Assist with financial analysis and financial forecast integration into the S&OP process
  • Participate in the monthly S&OP rhythms for all PSG business units
  • Lead or support additional analysis as required
  • Work closely with customer service to understand and document unusual customer demand
  • Actively seek to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the demand planning function and the S&OP process
  • 2 years management experience
  • 4 Years Planning/Analysis Experience
  • 1+ year knowledge Supply Chain
  • 1+ year knowledge of JDA
  • 1+ year knowledge of SAP
  • 1+ year knowledge MS Office
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Demand Planning Manager Resume Examples & Samples

  • Manage the people, process and tools to achieve a consensus shipping demand forecast to be used for current year fulfillment
  • Collaborate with planning analytics to refine demand models to project future product level demand based on historical data and heuristics
  • Work collaboratively with Sales, Product management and Finance to improve and deliver accurate, robust and timely invoice forecasts and business plan targets
  • Balance supply with demand in responsible crops and Monsanto owned brands
  • Integrate with Product Management, Field Sales Leadership, Marketing, and Supply Planning to achieve effective allocation of products by combining sales forecasting information and product inventory availability to identify mismatches and drive trade-off decisions based on profitability, strategic opportunity and other factors
  • Overall accountability for the Sales Forecast Alignment process, escalating risks and mitigating actions as necessary
  • Highlight and drive resolution of supply chain issues affecting delivery of the business
  • Ensure team is coordinating cross-functionally across supply planning, customer care and DRP to ensure targets are met and product availability
  • Provide operational input and analytical support for critical business programs, decisions and initiatives
  • Participate as a member of strategic Brand teams, and tactical Control Tower Planning teams
  • Champion continuous improvement opportunities for related systems and processes
  • Lead and coach Demand Planners on a daily basis
  • Technical and career development of Demand Planners
  • 5+ years experience in Demand Planning discipline
  • 2+ years people leadership experience
  • Advanced analytical skills including business and financial analysis
  • Ability to think strategically and interpret quantitative trends into business outcomes
  • Proven track record of sound judgment
  • Results oriented with ability to execute through others to achieve results
  • Able to have effective crucial conversations and influence leaders across functions
  • Experience building and developing a Demand Planning function/team
  • Experience in predictive analytics/statistical modeling a plus
  • Demonstrated change management skills
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Demand Planning Manager Resume Examples & Samples

  • 25%: Drive actual performance review and statistical forecast to develop baseline forecast to be reviewed with commercial organization while maintaining the demand signal in planning tool
  • 15%: Conducts daily/weekly inventory delivery/receipt reconciliations with manufacturing plants and NA Logistics
  • 10%: Facility monthly cross-functional demand consensus
  • 10%: Partner with Regional launch leads to support the development and planning of NA region related Product Introductions
  • 10%: Support internal customer-facing activities with the US Commercial teams, including supply and demand reviews, and the S&OP process
  • 10%: Communicates portfolio supply requirements to appropriate domestic and international manufacturing sites to ensure supply constraints and costs are expeditiously mitigated, and communicated appropriately
  • 10%: Inventory Obsolescence Aged/Expiry/Discontinuation – SME
  • MBA with quantitative background or other advanced degree preferred
  • Must have excellent business acumen, analytical and problem solving skills to build strong business cases for change
  • Ability to think strategically and increase effectiveness at achieving overall strategies
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to simplify complex issues and topics
  • Ability to establish a high degree of accountability through both performance measurement and clear communications
  • Strong interpersonal and coaching skills, ability to motivate the extended team for maximum productivity
  • Strong MS Excel/PowerPoint and Demantra, SAP, QlikView and other similar systems experience required
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Global Demand Planning Manager Resume Examples & Samples

  • Engages stakeholders to ensure 12-18 Months (stretching to 36M) demand visibility to support growth
  • Drives regional demand planning team accountability for 12M+ forecast improvements
  • Identify and drive process improvements to run and report the business
  • Focus on change management and best practice adoption while supporting improvements in working capital turns and service level performance
  • Global Process owner for S&OP Long Range planning & analysis
  • BA/BS Degree in related field required; MBA preferred
  • 4+ years supply chain/operations experience required
  • Demonstrated success driving cross functional projects
  • Experience in Stanley Black & Decker reporting and supply chain systems (e.g. Business Warehouse, Business Objects, JDA, SAP) preferred
  • Able to communicate effectively in English with peers and senior management
  • Effective project management, interpersonal, and communication skills
  • Ability to manage deadlines in a dynamic, fast-paced environment
  • High level of enthusiasm and a passion for excellence
  • Ability to work across organizational boundaries and levels to get results
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Customer Demand Planning Manager Resume Examples & Samples

  • Collaborate with key customers to build topline plans for the next two-year horizon
  • Work with internal and external stakeholders to deliver an accurate launch and promotional signal for your customer base
  • Identifying and delivering continuous improvement projects to improve customer forecasting inputs
  • Sparring partner and guide of best practice forecasting within team and with sales team
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Demand Planning Manager Resume Examples & Samples

  • Conduct monthly S&OP meeting to plan inventory
  • Build up an efficient communication channel between Supply Chain and Sales
  • Closely monitor the performance of manufacturing order and product supply to GCC
  • Establish planning system to ensure customer demand supply performance
  • Assist in setting and implementing inventory policies to ensure the appropriate inventory level
  • Ensure a high degree of data input accuracy in SAP system
  • Build strong internal and external customer relationships
  • Customer Order management
  • Coordinate with other functions in Supply Chain as well as global Supply Chain
  • . Other tasks as defined in related company procedure, or assigned by the direct supervisor
  • Studies-Experience
  • Bachelor degree or above major in supply chain, finance, logistics or international trading preferred
  • At least 8 years working experience in planning managerial level
  • Skills and Qualifications
  • Good understanding of S&OP system and inventory control methods
  • Good command of Ms Office & SAP
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skill
  • Good in English
  • Strong sense of urgency and self-motivation
  • Familiar with workflow of back office operation and importation/exportation
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Demand Planning Manager Resume Examples & Samples

  • Lead the forecasting process which includes the integration of historical sales trends, researching of demand drivers (competitive responses, trend, substitution effects, etc), development of Statistical forecast models and incorporating marketing assumptions to develop a rolling 36 month forecast
  • Interface with Marketing and Sales teams to incorporate market insights into the forecast
  • Lead monthly Demand Review meeting with Franchise heads to ensure clear communication regarding forecast, forecast variances and changes. Also ensure updated forecast assumptions are reflected in the demand plan
  • Lead monthly collaborative customer forecasting meeting with key external customer teams to identify major forecast deviations to jointly improve forecasting as well understand and incorporate customer specific insights into the demand plan
  • Utilize a collaborative and consensus approach by working with Sales, Marketing, customers, Supply Chain and finance to obtain and ensure that current and accurate information is used for demand forecasts
  • Interface and communicate with Supply Planning team on forecast changes. Work with supply teams to understand product constraints and impact on demand
  • Work with BPA (CommOps and TechOps) on supporting the Target/LF1/LF2 processes and highlight risks and opportunities to the sales plan
  • Lead Process improvement initiatives within Demand Planning including best practices sharing to improve forecast accuracy
  • Create and maintain documentation and standard operating procedures for demand planning processes and systems
  • Measure Forecast Accuracy and determine Root Causes behind forecast variances as well as communicate and take corrective action
  • Liaison with Product Marketing relating to New Product forecasting, including updating APO with current projections. Work closely with SCM to ensure forecasts are in-line with proposed timelines for re-launched products
  • Strong communication skills and ability to work under tight deadlines
  • 5-10 years of Demand Planning experience preferably within pharmaceutical or CPG industry
  • Strong knowledge of Supply Chain Planning and Sales and Operations Planning
  • Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain Management, Engineering, Math or similar field
  • Experience in SAP APO or similar forecasting systems is required
  • Certified Forecasting professional or APICS certification a plus
  • Ability to interpret diverse data sets, derive and apply insights to generate a robust forecast
  • Strong presentation, communication and facilitation skills and ability to interface effectively with all levels
  • Highly motivated and ability to work in a team environment and handle multiple responsibilities at one time is desired
  • Strong Microsoft Office products (Excel, PowerPoint) proficiency
  • Strong proficiency in using SAP BI is desired
  • Potential for people management is preferred
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Demand Planning Manager CEC Resume Examples & Samples

  • Contribute to the delivery of yearly operational brand/ trade plans with performance monitoring & identifying issues/ opportunities & communication to the team
  • Ensure delivery and controlling the demand plans
  • Minimum 4 years’ experience in Demand Planning, preferably in international corporate environments
  • Experience in the tobacco industry is advantage
  • Analytical/ Numerical Skills
  • Understanding of Brand Marketing/ SP&I
  • Excellent computer literacy
  • Previous people leadership experience - Motivating, coaching and developing people
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Demand Planning Manager Resume Examples & Samples

  • Leadership in Aligned Forecast creation process (based on demand planning): Forecast modeling activity as well as Forecast alignment between Sales, Marketing and Supply Planning functions
  • Establish correct, clear and smart performance KPIs for Demand Planning function to maximize company’s efficiency in S&OP and Demand planning cycles
  • Analyze sell in/sell out/ex-factory sales based on clear logic for SKU planning meetings
  • Run all required process and files regarding Rolling forecast calculation on behalf of Supply Chain team. Close collaborate with finance in volume/value change adjustment for Rolling forecast process. Report all required KPIs
  • Develop Statistical forecasting process for Long- and Short-term Forecasting
  • Operational work in APO module in order to create Forecasting pattern for all SKUs
  • Collaborate cross-functionally with different departments (sales, marketing, BI, supply) on joint projects to improve business performance, initiate required actions to create value for the company
  • Take part in cross-country planning projects with cluster in order to optimize planning performance
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Demand Planning Manager Resume Examples & Samples

  • Bachelor degree or above from recognized university in Business Admin/MIS/Industrial Engineering
  • Advanced English Skills, both written and spoken
  • Advance Excel skills
  • 7 Years experience in Demand Planning with FMCG Background in KSA
  • ERP Advanced capabilities
  • Logistics Experience
  • SAP APO & SNP
  • Statistical Forecasting Experience
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Demand Planning Manager CEE Resume Examples & Samples

  • Actively lead the Sales & Operations Planning cycle, with personal ownership for the local and Executive S&OP’s and the CE cluster S&OP - Portfolio holds about 1.000 SKU’s
  • Participate in regional EMEA forum and represent the CEE priorities and hold active discussions with regional teams
  • Lead the consensus building between the company sales plans, the financial plans and the rolling forecast (up to 18-24 months). Highlight deviations between the plans and look for solutions with key stakeholders
  • Closely co-operate with the regional Supply Planning leaders in Switzerland for planning and purchasing of production
  • Drive forecast accuracy improvements to hit monthly/quarterly/annual targets (MAPE/BIAS) and hold parties accountable in case of severe deviations. Integrated segmentation into the plans. Build customer level forecast tracking
  • Drive process improvements in Promo and NPI planning and install follow-up on effectiveness of chosen strategies. Integrate life cycle management into the discussions
  • Define and drive inventory management tasks to balance inventory/service level/operational costs. Execute inventory reduction initiatives and keep SLOB to a minimum whilst controlling write-offs – Owner of this budget line in the total SC budget
  • Preparing periodic analysis and reports for key stakeholders on state of Demand Planning arena
  • Define & implement projects/system enhancements initiated by the local/regional SC teams
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Regional Demand Planning Manager Resume Examples & Samples

  • Directs and controls activities within a sub-region or Region
  • Typically manages 10 or more direct reports. Span of Control guidelines may differ from these numbers
  • Drives high-impact business plan development that enables the execution of business strategies (e.g., implementing new growth initiatives, reducing costs)
  • Leads complex business planning initiatives, including M&A integration projects at global and cross-business unit levels
  • Directs and prioritizes large, highly complex business planning projects by monitoring deliverables and milestones, including developing contingencies to minimize risks and maximize success
  • Partners with high-level client business leaders on a wide range of business issues, including risk management, implementation tactics, and new opportunity development
  • Oversees budget management for multiple, complex plans and projects and is accountable for adhering to stated budgets
  • Oversees the development of project guidelines, plans, objectives, and deliverables
  • Influences high-level business leaders by presenting compelling analyses and recommendations for optimizing business performance
  • Leads multiple large cross-functional teams and communications to facilitate projects and ensure timely delivery to clients
  • Provides innovative thought leadership and shapes the knowledge base across multiple businesses, functions, or regions
  • Provides strong leadership including developing and monitoring individual and team performance goals, coaching managers and senior individual contributors, and driving major change initiatives
  • Oversees and manages the allocation of tools and resources to support team efforts
  • Partners with high level client business leaders to integrate plans across multiple businesses
  • Excellent analytical thinking, analysis, and problem-solving skills
  • Superior business acumen, technical knowledge multiple business units, and extensive knowledge in applications and technologies
  • Advanced relationship management skills, including partnering and consulting
  • Ability to identify and draw on leading-edge analytical tools and techniques to develop creative approaches and new insights to client issues
  • Ability to independently draft and present client deliverables, recommendations, and communications strategies
  • Ability to manage human capital in a virtual and global environment to drive workforce development and achieve desired results
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Associate Demand Planning Manager Resume Examples & Samples

  • Possess a Bachelor Degree in Business Management or related discipline
  • At least 7 years working experience in demand/supply planning in FMCG or manufacturing industry
  • Highly analytical and process oriented with an interest/aptitude in demand/supply management and customer service
  • Strategic thinking ability; always seeking areas for improvement to create growth, improve financial performance
  • Enhances team’s effectiveness by taking ownership of team issues and goals, actively builds trust and rapport within the team
  • Produces reports & actions that encapsulate pertinent issues, assists team in problem solving, make an effective contribution to discussions on other functional processes
  • Communicates effectively with sector based supply chain teams and with Commercial teams. Takes the emotion out of discussions by focusing on results and gets things done
  • Strong business acumen and understanding of the end to end supply chain, customer-centric mindset and strong win win mindset working with suppliers/vendors
  • Results oriented and able to independently create and deliverInventory Planning/Control
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Demand Planning Manager Resume Examples & Samples

  • In depth knowledge of Demand Forecasting
  • Minimum 5 years experience in Commercial Sales / Marketing / Demand Forecasting / Finance operations in an FMCG environment
  • Qualification in a supply chain related discipline, logistics, supply management, demand management, operational management or MBA desirable
  • Strong planning ability & able to work on own initiative
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with ability to lead cross functional teams
  • Highly numerate and good knowledge of supply chain forecasting / trade spend software systems and processes. Knowledge of SAP APO is an advantage
  • Detailed understanding of business environment and ability to debate complex issues with key stakeholders
  • Proactively seeks opportunities to increase value by raising standards & championing best practices
  • Team management and people development
  • Fluency in Chinese (Mandarin and/or Cantonese)
  • Experience in Consumer Healthcare industry a plus
  • Establish and embed the revised Demand Forecasting processes to support the new Supply Chain Operating model and Core Commercial Cycle
  • Manage end to end demand forecasting (both volume and value) across all Consumer Healthcare categories to improve forecast accuracy and customer service levels in line with external benchmarks
  • Establish processes to support key account and trade channel specific forecast capability to drive enhanced service levels and reduced working capital requirements
  • Define key roles and accountabilities across the business to align Sales / Marketing / Category and Finance functions. Develop ‘one number’ mindset to drive business decision making and forecast transparency / functional accountability
  • Manage Demand Forecasting input into the key Core Commercial Cycle (CCC) meetings including Demand Review / Supply review and regional S&OP meetings
  • Ensure appropriate identification and understanding of demand forecast changes against short and long term horizons to support effective supply chain function. Provide key inputs to support E2E Supply Chain thinking and effective decision making
  • Unbiased and Neutral Business Partner to General Manager and functional Directors
  • Seamless handover of demand forecast and relevant market intelligence to supply planning hubs to facilitate optimal inventory levels to support the business
  • Integrate Trade Spend / Net Sales inputs to ensure forecast decisions prioritise cost effective, net sales delivery
  • Work with Sales teams to identify cost effective deployment of trade spend promotional monies
  • Contribute to and lead significant projects to transform the operating model, and deliver the benefits required including gross to net, complexity reduction, cost of goods and working capital reductions etc
  • Develop existing technical and IT capability to support baseline statistical modeling and integration of existing forecast platforms across the business to deliver enhanced forecast accuracy
  • Ensure delivery of long range volume forecasts for Plan submission and Mid Year Review
  • Coordinate cross functional teams to deliver sales gap closing opportunities as required
  • Represent Demand Planning on the Leadership Team
  • Internal measurement and reporting of demand forecasting KPIs to drive improvements in forecast accuracy and bias, working capital and customer service
  • Own the Demand Forecasting process across a 24 month horizon to
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Senior Demand Planning Manager Consumer Resume Examples & Samples

  • Supply chain related degree or equivalent experience
  • In depth experience with Statistical tools / modeling & forecasting techniques required
  • End to End Supply Chain/S&OP Experience
  • Process oriented and visionary individual
  • Proven Change Management capabilities
  • Highly numeric and analytical
  • Strong leadership associated to soft communication skills
  • Team management experience with positive and motivating attitude
  • Collaborative and able to influence at all business levels
  • Able to create positive sense of urgency
  • Experience with reporting tools (BW, COGNOS, etc)
  • Very clear and structured in communication, able to give short and concise messages
  • Understand business dynamics and drivers
  • Creative, Pragmatic and Proactive
  • Eager to deliver and to learn from others
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Demand Planning Manager Resume Examples & Samples

  • Work with the Creative department and Revenue Growth Management (RGM) teams on display forecasts by customer for a rolling 12-18 months
  • Handle creation of deal work orders in AS400/Oracle systems to drive demand for promotional activity
  • Review historical sales trends, prepare forecast data and develop demand forecasts at multiple levels of aggregation for varying time horizons
  • Analyze factors that impact demand (i.e., category trends, seasonality, and cannibalization of base) of POS forecasting
  • Monitor trends in forecast error and make adjustments to future forecasts
  • Analyze buying patterns of key customers to determine how they will react to promotions in shipment month and subsequent months
  • Follow up with the inventory team on related items within each promotion
  • Compile, communicate and analyze by brand the display activity for each month and the forecast for future months for the top display accounts by unit and dollars in order to show growths or declines
  • Validate the forecast and financial plans to identify root cause of gaps
  • Resolve forecasting gaps through cross-functional collaboration with Brand Demand Planners, Brand and Sales within the S&OP process to align the business and supply chain to develop a true consensus forecast
  • Participate in weekly meetings with the sales team to align on and discuss the top display accounts, in order to track and maintain all of the display requests and pending sales orders
  • Responsible for the communication of the finished good requirements to inventory management
  • Partner with Supply Chain & Inventory Management to ensure “best in class” customer service levels, inventory turns, manufacturing efficiency, and continuous improvement initiatives
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Demand Planning Manager Resume Examples & Samples

  • Develop and lead continuous improvements in customer service, forecast accuracy and inventory management
  • Develop and maintain relevant KPI’s that support driving improved forecast, customer service and inventory management
  • Support Customer Demand Planners to provide quantitative analysis that supports their efforts to drive forecast and volatility improvements at their key customers
  • Participate in key senior management meetings such as S&OP, CCBT, North American Category Review meetings, & provide the Canadian Leadership Team updates as required
  • Lead and coach direct reports to improve their performance in the execution and application of best practice Supply Chain Planning activities
  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant Planning/Logistics/Supply Chain experience
  • Previous experience in leading cross-functional teams in a competitive business environment
  • Sound knowledge of the above noted operating systems and proficiency with Excel; Windows, Microsoft Word are strongly preferred
  • Previous experience in CPG is also preferred
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Regional Demand Planning, Manager Resume Examples & Samples

  • Set the pace in all monthly in-country planning processes
  • Support and lead different PLCM-related initiatives
  • Serve as primary PLCM point of contact for planning and Operations
  • Be the point of contact for the IBP Managers in each Business Unit, and participate in all reviews with IBP or Supply structures
  • Support, audit and request justifications of monthly plans / forecasts
  • Serve as the primary leadership contact on forecasting questions and issues to Marketing, Sales, R&D, Finance, IBP, and Global Operations business partners
  • Manage the Demand Planning processes, including system and business process quality reviews and development. Coordinate the modification and improvement of procedures, policies and processes within the global demand planning organization
  • Monitor and support new product launches and product phase outs in the region
  • Monitor and report on backorders and escalate immediate needs to be resolved
  • Successfully integrate Demand Planning within the Integrated Business Planning (IBP) processes
  • Ensure the monthly IBP cadence is supported through timely submission of demand plans
  • Ensure monthly KPI’s are maintained and updated and reported to the LALT through the appropriate communication channels
  • Initiate, lead, and manage projects as required to further Stryker’s strategies and objectives
  • Escalate all regulatory issues with manufacturing plants and each country that affect demand and supply of products
  • Monitor and update key stakeholders on Manufacturing Transfers
  • Coordinate and run regional Executive Demand Reviews
  • Participate of country-level Executive Demand Reviews
  • Optimize existing inventory where possible
  • Maintain integrity of relevant product information required for planning and purchasing
  • At least 5 years of business experience in Supply Chain management or related fields such as Demand Planning/Forecasting, Supply Chain Planning, Sales & Operations Planning or Marketing
  • Prior experience with new product introductions, sales analytics, process improvements, product/demand planning, and ERP systems
  • Strong negotiation & influencing skills with demonstrated strength in interdependent partnering and team management
  • Ability to drive results through a global matrix structure
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills with prior experience presenting to senior level executives
  • A minimum of a Bachelor's degree is required. MBA is preferred
  • Knowledge or prior experience with forecasting/demand planning software
  • Must have understanding of end to end supply chain interactions and interdependencies
  • General knowledge of the medical device industry is a plus
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Demand Planning Manager Resume Examples & Samples

  • Manages the conversion of aggregate (e.g. sales dollars forecasts, market share projections, new products’ launch plans, etc.) inputs into discrete item-level demand forecast
  • Works with OUS regional supply chain personnel to ensure compliance with Sales and Operations Planning process, service levels and inventory targets
  • Identifies continuous improvement initiatives to maintain or enhance delivery service while reducing costs and inventory
  • Monthly reviews sales data against forecasts and documents corrective action to forecast
  • Conducts monthly meetings with Product Management to review sales history and forecasts and discusses corrective action to forecasts where required
  • Monitors and controls Product Management forecasts to ensure compliance with current financial plans
  • Serves as liaison to International logistics personnel to provide guidance on new product scope and forecast families as well as changes in existing products
  • Maintains product hierarchy for all items in area of responsibility (DCS & JDE)
  • Interfaces with Distribution Planning to ensure formal system inclusion of non-sales demand (e.g. hospital consignment, ZDI, etc.)
  • Communicates to Production Planning significant forecast changes requiring adjustments to production plans, safety stocks, and inventory levels
  • Maintains accurate sales history records by product family
  • Leads the forecast team discussions to assure that all demand elements support the chosen customer sales forecast level and that all marketing and logistics efforts are coordinated
  • Converts forecast decisions into line-item forecasts by month in the correct product mix and family levels chosen for all demand types
  • Communicates the results of the forecasting process together with the decision rationale and compliance to both budget and/or projection levels
  • Conducts monthly forecast review meetings in the form of departmental product management and small team meetings and presents the suggested corrective actions
  • Establishes strong working relationships with key product management, production planning, distribution planning personnel, OUS counterparts and molds the appropriate members into an effective forecasting team
  • Organizes the volume of complex and diverse sales and forecast data into clear, concise, and actionable information
  • Communicates the sales forecasting accuracy on both absolute and aggregate product levels and identifies the significant variances for subsequent action
  • Conducts thorough and careful analysis of sales data and identifies corrective actions needed to correct forecast deficiencies
  • Completes the rigorous forecast process on time monthly despite the technical and environmental obstacles present
  • Invigorates new solutions needed in the forecasting system and functional forecasting process to maintain target results on increasing workloads and product complexity
  • Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain Management, Finance, Engineering or other technical field is required. An MBA is desirable
  • Six (6) to eight (8) plus years’ experience in Supply Chain Management focused on Transportation and Global Logistics with five (5) years in an industry best supply chain organization
  • A minimum of five (5) years’ experience supervising
  • APICS or IBF certification desirable but not a requirement for the position
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Demand Planning Manager, Japan Resume Examples & Samples

  • Create and maintain baseline forecasts and market intelligence to ensure accuracy
  • Share detailed demand forecasts with global stakeholders
  • Work with cross-functional teams on planning product launches, line extensions, and product discontinuations
  • Challenge demand spikes not supported by marketing activity
  • Assist in developing annual demand plans and advise on any gaps
  • Collaborate with colleagues in marketing, sales, finance, and supply chain
  • Evaluate buying patterns of key customers and predict the best response to everything from product phase to competitor activity
  • Integrate a mind-set of continuous improvement through participation, recommendations, promotions and solution-oriented behaviour
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Demand Planning Manager Resume Examples & Samples

  • Manage Sales Line forecasts and develop rolling 18 month line level demand plans
  • Work closely with Sales, Marketing, Category & Sourcing Managers to identify trends and refine the demand plan
  • Function as team member of the S&OP Process. Maintain KPI’s of forecast accuracy and bias, service metrics, and total sales vs. quota
  • Develop, monitor and communicate reports on forecast accuracy to Business Unit and Supply Chain organizations, while driving continuous improvement
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Customer Demand Planning Manager Resume Examples & Samples

  • Collaborating with key customers and account managers to provide a sales demand planning input into the S&OP process, determining launch and promotional requirements and building collaborative top line forecasts for the next two-year horizon
  • Developing accurate and timely forecasts for baseline, promotional and new launch sales for your customer base, which could be online, grocery or toy store specialists
  • Working closely with internal teams to build analysis surrounding sales trends, retail inventory projections, potential risks and opportunities due to supply constraints or retail inventory strategies
  • Acting as a sparring partner within the Sales team to encourage best practice demand planning within the customer base, and driving forecast competencies across the wider LEGO business
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Demand Planning Manager Resume Examples & Samples

  • Develop demand forecasts (operational forecasts) at multiple levels of aggregation for multiple time horizons as part of a demand planning function
  • Develop and maintain complex forecasting models using excel and/or a demand management tool
  • Review historical sales trends, manage outlier data points, research demand drivers, prepare forecast data, develop statistical forecast models, and evaluate forecast results
  • Interact with sales, marketing, and customer finance to understand demand forecast drivers
  • Create a historical trend for internal demand, obtain input on forward internal forecast, and create a total demand plan
  • Utilize a collaborative and consensus approach by working with Sales, Marketing and Finance to obtain and ensure that current and accurate information is used for demand forecasts
  • Use and maintain the Demand Planning excel models as the primary forecasting system tool. Assist with design and implementation of demand planning tools
  • Provide input to the Supply Planning organization in creating the supply plan and developing inventory strategies on existing items, new products, and product phase-outs
  • Create key performance metrics for both demand plan and S&OP effectiveness; drive continuous improvement initiatives to improve effectiveness of demand plan and management of demand for New Production Introductions and version change initiatives
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Demand Planning Manager, Building Resume Examples & Samples

  • Develop statistical demand forecasts utilizing market segmentation and TAM evaluation across multiple regions and markets
  • Review historical sales trends, research demand drivers, prepare forecast data, develop statistical forecast models, and evaluate forecast results
  • Drive price sensitivities and conjoint studies
  • Drive sales plans for global launches
  • Support the development of business cases to evaluate go-to-market channels strategies
  • Create and maintain the demand planning approach utilizing software applications and/or manual build out
  • Design business intelligence metrics and performance measurements
  • Partner with FB data analytics teams to determine market penetration opportunities
  • Drive industry bench-marking, focus groups and research studies related demand generation and willingness to pay
  • Lead development of business insights and intelligence
  • BA/BS in Economics, Applied Mathematics, or Statisics
  • 7+ years of work experience in the consumer electronics industry
  • Statistical modeling skills
  • APICS or other forecasting Certification
  • Analytical, problem solving, managing and measuring work progress
  • Capable of driving detailed financial analysis including advanced financial modeling, profitability analysis, ROI, and monitoring business issues
  • Experience with structuring ambiguous problems, identifying analyses and creating appropriate presentations and story lines to influence executive decisions
  • Ability and willingness to travel up to 25% to global locations
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Demand Planning Manager Resume Examples & Samples

  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret complex financial and industry reports & analyses; synthesizing diverse information with coaching and guidance
  • Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints, varying writing style to meet needs and or speaking clearly and succinctly
  • Contributing analyses to project teams and communicating progress
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions
  • Ability to overcome information gaps and analytical obstacles to complete analyses on time
  • Knowledge of spreadsheet software (Excel), Word Processing software, databases, ERPs and complex demand systems
  • BA/BS degree - Business or Technical, preferably in a quantitative field
  • Experience mapping and redesigning business processes is desirable
  • Minimum 4 years’ experience in Sales, Marketing, or Logistics with an emphasis on supply and demand alignment, 2 years with MBA
  • Knowledge of COMPANY products and customers desirable
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Demand Planning Manager Resume Examples & Samples

  • Manage demand planning and SOM team members located in Maryland
  • Direct Demand Planning efforts with Sales, Channel Marketing and Customer to develop SKU forecasts by SBU
  • Ensure all customer orders are processed and all customer KPIs are achieved
  • Lead the monthly MAPP (billing/demand review) process for customers buying Craftsman
  • Facilitate collaborative planning of demand forecast information with Ace and other customers
  • Manage the use of POS/shipment information to develop trend analysis
  • Utilize JDA forecasting system to develop and maintain forecasting information. Utilize SAP system to process customer orders
  • Manage the Demand Planning interaction and communication with Supply Planning function to ensure demand forecast and Gap to OP analysis, communicate issues
  • Lead or support continuous improvements projects
  • Knowledge of JDA Manugistics, SAP, and SAP BW software preferred
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Initial ability to travel up to 50% of time. Flexible schedule will allowed due to travel. The amount of travel will decline to 10% to 20% once the Craftsman business is on the Stanley Black & Decker systems
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Demand Planning Manager Resume Examples & Samples

  • Lead the conversations with sales, marketing, and commercialization to understand and model demand forecast drivers
  • Partner with Supply Planning and IT to build models and processes that integrate demand into downstream planning processes
  • This role will supervise, coach, and manage one or more Demand Planners
  • Five to eight years of experience in Demand Planning is required
  • Experience training or coaching people is required
  • Strong experience in building and implementing processes and tools to forecast demand
  • Experience in retail planning strongly preferred
  • Experience in food or other perishable commodities is helpful
  • Exceptional math, analytical skills and high detail orientation are critical to the success of this role
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal are necessary due to the significant interactions required to ensure alignment and coordination across the stakeholder groups
  • MS Excel advanced level skills are required
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Demand Planning Manager, Ceemea Resume Examples & Samples

  • Accountable for developing and maintaining a high quality SBU S&OP work and account flow planning across 9 SBUs through capability building, challenging plans, providing insights and recommendations, ensuring completeness and consistency of account flow plans
  • Bringing novelties to markets with high availability through owning launch planning process
  • Ensures high quality promotional planning and input gathering across markets
  • Works with novelty and promotional data in SAP APO forecasting tool
  • Minimum 5 years of working experience in similar function (demand planning, forecasting, S&OP) preferably in an FMCG company
  • University degree, branch is not important. Continuous learning mindset is an absolute must
  • Very good use of MS Office package; advanced Excel skills, comfortable with SAP APO or similar system, ideally skills with Business Warehouse
  • Role requires extensive business travel abroad (~30 days / year)
  • Project management: At least basic practical experience
  • Strong sense of details and the ability to work with numbers without mistakes. At the same time, ability to see the big picture
  • Excellent English (written and spoken). Local language is not needed
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Demand Planning Manager Resume Examples & Samples

  • Create and manage service parts and accessories forecast to support service demand, minimize freight costs, and optimize inventory levels
  • Collaborate with NPI and Procurement teams to plan for material and product end-of-life (EOL) and minimize obsolescence
  • Maintain demand planning master data MRP parameters to ensure accurate demand signals
  • Work fluidly in a highly cross-functional team environment involving manufacturing and product development teams, as well as material planners, manufacturing engineers, and conveyance personnel
  • Continuously improve demand planning forecast accuracy and bias KPIs
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Demand Planning Manager Resume Examples & Samples

  • Manage and assist the demand planning team to align ways of working and ensure visibility on short and long term planning
  • Maintain and guaranteeeffective use of all demand planning system functionality to enable an exeption based approach and reflect the lifecycle of products
  • Ensure commitment from all functions,build and maintain good communication and collaboration both within Supply Chain and with Sales and Marketing, Manufacturing and Finance in order to collate information and assumptions
  • Develop and maintain the forecastof demand by generating and delivering the demand plan for a given portfolio of products, locations and/or customers and ensuring that the business planning is operated at the correct level of aggregation
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Demand Planning Manager Resume Examples & Samples

  • Pro-actively collect and analyze customer data with regards to weekly, monthly, quarterly and yearly sell thru and inventory data utilizing both external and internal sources (weekly pos and inventory report, custom reports, EDI feed data)
  • Collaboration with top tiered IT Distributors to identify and define inventory targets in strategic product lines down to the item / org level (ie. sku and warehouse combinations)
  • Perform weekly inventory analysis and provide weekly, bi-weekly or monthly purchase order recommendations in order to maintain mutually agreed upon inventory targets. Review order recommendations via weekly cadence and incorporate customer feedback ensuring customer satisfaction
  • Cooperate with Order Entry to ensure smooth and timely booking of orders including advice on warehousing, freight terms and date management
  • Daily communication with Order Management, Downstream Supply Chain Planning and Logistics to ensure timely execution and shipment of orders in agreed upon lead time and in accordance with customer expectations
  • Daily collaboration and communication with Logistics to ensure timely delivery maintain and advance customer satisfaction, and short term revenue forecasting
  • Monthly participation in the Forecasting process to ensure the financial forecast is taking into account Channel Inventory levels and pipeline health. Weekly finance review to communicate progress and advise of any necessary changes or additional required activities to achieve targets
  • Pro-active stock rotation and CMA mitigation. Work with accounts to identify areas of excess or aging inventory and implement measures such as rebates, promotions and cross channel incentives to help alleviate and/or prevent returns
  • 3-5 years of experience as a Demand Planner preferable. Degree educated or on the job training equivalent
  • Excellent analytical and communication skills with an ability to produce and interpret data that can be communicated effectively and persuasively to stakeholders preferable
  • Knowledge of industry and key players
  • Experience within the fast moving market, preferably one in internet technology or consumer goods market in Europe
  • Excellent influencing skills - in particular experience in developing effective relationships with sales and product management teams
  • Fluency in English language is required
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Demand Planning Manager Resume Examples & Samples

  • Responsible for day to day availability of all products across your product categories
  • Manage inventory targets in line with financial plan, ensuring to balance customer service with financial target
  • Work in cohesion with factory planners on production timings for all SKU’s
  • Proactively manage all potential service issues, avoiding any potential issues to trade
  • Responsible for setting production parameters, setting and agreeing the strategy with manufacturing
  • Responsible for forecasting, long and short term
  • Run business wide S&OP process, working collaboratively with Sales and Marketing groups, agreeing on rolling 3 month forecast
  • Responsible for liaising with 3rd party manufacturers, ensuring all PO’s are manufactured and received on time
  • Responsible for all department KPI’s, and reporting results, bridging any deviation from target
  • Leading and implementing any departmental continuous improvement projects
  • Responsible for obsolete stock program and finished goods provision management
  • Leads, coaches and develops demand planning team
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Demand Planning Manager Resume Examples & Samples

  • Bachelors/University degree in Purchasing, Operations, Supply Chain Management or related Business degree required; engineering discipline a plus. MBA preferred
  • Seven (7) or more years purchasing, sourcing, buying, manufacturing, operations, supply planning or demand planning experience
  • Strong leadership, communication, assertive, collaborative, result oriented and analytical skills
  • Track record of cross-functional interaction preferred
  • Strong working knowledge of systems (Excel, Access, etc.)
  • Preferred: S&OP process, SAP, APO and ECC experience , experience on major retailer systems, such as Retail Link / Partners Online, and consumer product overall
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Demand Planning Manager Resume Examples & Samples

  • Develop demand forecasts, at multiple levels of aggregation for multiple time horizons, as part of a demand planning function
  • Review historical sales trends, research demand drivers, prepare forecast data, develop statistical forecast models, and evaluate forecast results against customer provided forecasts to determine the consensus forecast to be used to drive Supply Planning, Operational Planning and the division S&OP process
  • Use and maintain the Demand Planning software (Demantra) as the primary forecasting system tool
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Demand Planning Manager Resume Examples & Samples

  • Manage demand planning team members located in both Towson, MD & Southington, CT
  • Lead the monthly MAPP (billing/demand review) process for The Home Depot sales team
  • Facilitate collaborative planning of demand forecast information with The Home Depot IPR teams
  • Utilize the JDA forecasting system to develop and maintain forecasting information
  • Lead The Home Depot responsibilities in the Channel Review meetings; provide demand forecast and Gap to OP analysis, communicate issues
  • Knowledge of JDA and SAP BW software preferred
  • ECommerce experience a plus
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Demand Planning Manager Resume Examples & Samples

  • Reviewing volume forecasts based on statistics and history and applying approved assumptions to trend and seasonality
  • Appropriate statistical modelling of sales and promotions within the JDA system and Excel to produce trusted forecasts
  • Assist in improving the ability to work closely with supply, sales and marketing to ensure accurate forecasting
  • Driving document accuracy, data integrity and identifying demand / supply discrepancies
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Demand Planning Manager Resume Examples & Samples

  • Demand Forecasting – provide leadership and structure to the consensus forecast process within the Division. Collaborate with cross functional peers in Sales, Marketing and Finance with regard to forecasts and financial gap closure strategy. Provide leadership and structure to the MBP process (Monthly Business Planning), including schedule and leading the Monthly Forecast Review meeting (MFR)
  • KPI Results – lead and manage Demand Planning team to achieve forecast accuracy (DPA-1, DPA-3, Bias), service level and waste targets. Manage root cause process and explain variances to forecast
  • ICP/Budget/Operating Plan – coordinate budget planning and target setting activities with Sales, Marketing, and Finance in support of yearly operation plan, revised operating plan, MBS and monthly financial revisions. Ensure good integration of commercial, financial and operational constraints in the demand plans. Serve as Supply Chain champion for the annual Integrated Commercial Planning process (ICP), with emphasis on leading the annual Volume Builds
  • Team Leadership – provide leadership and support to Demand Planning Team regarding NCE activities, including Baking & Buitoni Demand Planning WOR/WOR+
  • Training & Development – provide orientation, training and development to individual team members is support of high performance team goals. Ensure best practices are being implemented as related to the MBP process. Motivate and develop the team members to ensure growth, learning opportunities and provide a realistic succession plan
  • 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. Project management may include customer and vendor interaction and presentations
  • Functional Advisory Team – provide leadership and direction to the Senior Demand Planning Advisory Team on process and software selection/enhancements
  • Supply Chain/Logistics - minimum 5 years experience
  • Functional Demand Planning experience
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Demand Planning Manager Resume Examples & Samples

  • Manage demand planning team members located in Maryland and/or Connecticut
  • Lead the monthly MAPP (billing/demand review) process for ICFLD partners
  • Facilitate collaborative planning of demand forecast information with Orgill
  • Utilize JDA forecasting system to develop and maintain forecasting information
  • Directly plan for several SBU’s; provide demand forecast and Gap to OP analysis, communicate issues
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Siop Demand Planning Manager Resume Examples & Samples

  • Overall 10~12 years of experience with minimum of 5 years of experience in a leadership position in sales operations, marketing, or integrated supply chain
  • Experience of working with global teams / Global Environment
  • Strong knowledge in Demand Planning principles
  • Strong communication and influencing skills on all levels of an organization
  • Strong analytical, interpretation, presentation skills
  • Fluent in English (spoken and written), additional languages a plus
  • Change Management skill
  • Self starter, pro-active and result oriented team player
  • Ability to communicate a vision, drive a strategy and strive for competitive excellence
  • Ability to lead change and think out of the box
  • Bias for action and disciplined execution
  • Accountability
  • Should be able to work in Cross Functional team &
  • Should be to work in a Global environment
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Demand Planning Manager Resume Examples & Samples

  • Generate rolling 12 week item level forecasts for each customer on a weekly basis
  • Maintain weekly forecast accuracy reporting
  • Troubleshoot supply chain issues caused by forecast inaccuracies
  • Meet with customers and internal stakeholders to identify ways to improve forecast accuracy
  • Continuously improve forecast accuracy through creative techniques. Examples would include analyzing past history, correlating past history to weather, correlating history to market data and tying those correlations to market forecasts, etc
  • Help set up new products with customers
  • Must have excellent Excel skills
  • Prefer experience with Python, R, or other large data regression analysis software
  • Experience with forecasting in SAP is a plus
  • Experience in the meat industry is a plus but not required
  • Analytically minded and good with numbers
  • Self-starter who can think ahead on problems and proactively address them
  • High attention to detail and accuracy
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Forecasting & Demand Planning Manager Resume Examples & Samples

  • Chair the weekly Demand Review meeting
  • Control, manage and make recommendations on adjustments to forecasts
  • Update weekly data requirements (accuracy, bias, stock values, etc.)
  • Periodic presentations on performance to the senior management team
  • Review and maintain the rolling forecasts for all customers / business units
  • Provide planning requirements for all ‘own brewed’ products using the rolling forecast
  • Work closely with all other supply chain and commercial teams across GK in order to successfully deliver Promotional volumes through planned activity
  • In collaboration with Procurement and Commercial teams, manage both the introduction of and discontinuation of factored products within the Supply Chain
  • Assemble and analyze all data pertinent to creating the sales forecast (historical sales, market trends, seasonality, promotions and inventory levels)
  • Make recommended adjustments to both the forecast and the supply plan based on changes in demand and market trends
  • Act as lead contact with customers for sales to determine product availability or timing of new promotions and opportunities that were not previously included in the forecast
  • Develop and track key planning KPI's, such as forecast and mix accuracy and bias on a monthly basis for individual customers / business units
  • Play a key role in monthly S&OP development and work closely with the internal sales team as well as key customer representatives in the development of the collaborative forecast
  • Continuously improving forecasting techniques, method, and approach
  • Identify and utilize best practices (statistical models and software tools) to create forecasts
  • Proven experience in a Forecasting & Demand Planning role or related experience
  • Strong knowledge of the demand planning process within an FMCG environment
  • Excellent computer skills and good understanding of Excel, S&OP and Business Intelligence software applications
  • Knowledge of demand management/ forecasting tools, forecasting processes in sales, marketing operations, finance, manufacturing and supply chain
  • Strong influencing and motivational skills with the ability to facilitate and manage change
  • A high attention to detail with strong analytical and mathematical abilities
  • Excellent interpersonal, organisational and presentation skills
  • Ability to work under own initiative
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Demand Planning Manager Resume Examples & Samples

  • Ensure adherence to Demand Planning Key Performance Indicators (e.g. demand planning accuracy, etc)
  • Responsible for analyzing sales demand and for coordinating inputs from key stakeholders
  • Work closely with Customer Development Teams to validate Sales Plan to ensure that optimum customer service, distribution, speed to shelf and promotional fulfillment is achieved
  • Lead the Demand Management phase within the monthly CBP Discipline cycle
  • Lead the monthly Commercial Gap Identification Meeting part of the CBP cycle
  • Work with the manufacturing group on supply constraints to the demand plan, so that Demand and Supply are synchronized
  • Highlight and communicate issues during promotional event execution
  • Continuously seek opportunities for process improvement to enhance accuracy
  • Collaborate with Consumer Marketing, Customer Marketing and Supply Chain to during SKU transition process to minimize scrap cost
  • Hold periodic review of safety stock levels for finished goods with Business Planning and Logistics / Inventory Managers
  • Continuous monitoring of DP vs Actuals raising flags of over and underselling to management and CDT’s
  • Generation of baseline forecast
  • Maintain master data- APO and R3
  • Valuation of demand plan
  • Derive budget and LE volumes based on 18 months rolling demand plan and top down growth projections
  • Provide volumes to Supply Chain for cost of sales and capacity calculations
  • Support new product planning and life cycle planning
  • Demonstrate an ability to discriminate between A, B& C class SKUs and prioritize efforts accordingly, including Segmentation
  • Understanding the modeling concepts and use the Tools DPM both in sizing inventory safety time and determining optimal coverage levels based on supply chain parameters and targeted service levels
  • Ensure adherence to Inventory Key Performance Indicators ( e.g. Days Cover etc
  • 6 - 8 yrs. FMCG Logistics/Sales/Demand Management
  • Excellent communication skills (both written and spoken)
  • High level of numeracy and attention to detail
  • Understanding statistical techniques
  • Understanding of Business processes and systems
  • Project Management and Coordination skills
  • Assertive / confident
  • Strong Computer Skills – SAP, APO, BI Excel and Power Point
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Demand Planning Manager Resume Examples & Samples

  • 5 + years in Demand Planning required, S&OP experience preferred
  • Proficient in Excel with the ability to create spreadsheets
  • Proficiency in PowerPoint, Oracle & AS400 preferred
  • Must possess excellent analytical, excel and follow-up skills
  • Ability to multitask in fast-pasted and creative environment
  • Work collaboratively with multiple departments with focus on driving results
  • Must be Detailed Orientated, hands on, and work well in a fast paced evolving environment
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Demand Planning Manager, End of Life Resume Examples & Samples

  • Create and manage all last-time buy and bridge buy service parts and accessories forecasts. Gain buy-in from executives on frequent basis
  • Coordinate with NPI, reliability engineering, quality engineering, and procurement teams to execute plans and minimize obsolescence
  • Continuously improve End-of-Life forecast accuracy and bias KPIs
  • Design process and planning system for last-time buy and bridge buy forecasting
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Demand Planning Manager Resume Examples & Samples

  • Own the creation and management of the accurate forecast for assigned product groups or channel
  • Analyze performance data (including Point of Sale (POS), shipments, and inventory) to identify and understand trends as well as to determine the future impact to the forecast
  • Collaborate cross functionally to create an accurate demand forecast representing requirements for production
  • Drive alignment of forecast with senior management
  • Communicate the monthly channel forecast to all stakeholders using standard communication tools and reports; highlighting changes and implications of the forecast versus plan
  • Field questions from key stakeholders and collaborate on issue resolution
  • Work closely with supply planning to understand constraints, communicate short-term demand changes and make appropriate adjustments to the forecast
  • Develop forecast assumptions to plan for long lead time products
  • Analyze aggregate demand and drive alignment between assumptions and actual forecasts
  • Work with the cross functional partners to collect, determine impact and incorporate market intelligence (i.e. competitive activity, retail trends and trade/consumer promotional activity) into the forecast
  • Provide analysis and support for the creation of the Annual Operating Plan (AOP)
  • Track performance, determine root causes of variance and drive improvement
  • Use various system tools, including but not limited to Demantra and Excel, to generate forecasts
  • Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree preferred and minimum 7 years of experience in Finance, Supply Chain, Inventory Planning, Forecasting and/or Demand Planning, including planning for new items
  • An understanding of the Sales & Operations Planning process
  • Knowledge of supply planning and the impact of demand planning on supply chain performance
  • Strong quantitative and analytical skills and aptitude
  • Strong computer skills with knowledge of Microsoft applications, particularly Excel and Power Point
  • Experience in Demand Planning tools like Demantra or similar demand planning tools
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written and a strong customer orientation
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Demand Planning Manager Resume Examples & Samples

  • Manage the available forecasting parameters and validations on a day-to-day basis to produce the suggested retail supply figure
  • Manage Seasonal requirements to adjust supplies inline with expected fluctuations in demand at a detailed level
  • Manage targeting of copy to maximise marketing or editorial sales opportunities
  • Conduct daily processes to ensure accuracy of allocations before release to stakeholders
  • Review performance of sales driving activity to determine sales benefits and allocation efficiency, driving future decisions
  • Share knowledge of sales performance and value of allocation with key stakeholders
  • Input to the national and regional supply figure decisions to help facilitate allocation requirements
  • Conduct adhoc analysis, investigations or trials as required
  • Provide support and holiday cover for other members of the team
  • Maintain required settings in News UK allocation system to allow the running of daily tasks and integration with other internal & external systems
  • Co-ordinate with NUK Logistics team on wholesale requirements and performance
  • To demonstrate professional and responsible behaviour, consistent with the role and in order to maintain the department’s reputation for the highest levels of service
  • To investigate and conclude queries received from internal or external stakeholders
  • Experience of detailed demand planning is essential, preferably within the newspaper industry
  • Excel skills are required to be at a strong level
  • Ability to utilise available reporting tools to efficiently and accurately produce required reporting to feed allocation decisions
  • Analysis skills and ability to identify key messages from data
  • Use of Gmail and googledoc / drive functionality
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Demand Planning Manager Resume Examples & Samples

  • Drive and manage the LTVF process for Group Trucks Asia & JVs Sales with good coordination and management involvement in a timely manner
  • Manage Group Trucks Asia & JVs Sales demand process securing monthly consolidation of the demand and receive monthly confirmed programs. In addition manage opportunities of improvement, issues and conflicts between the markets and operations in a transparent and professional manner
  • University degree in Business, Economics or Engineering with strong interest in Truck and Automotive Industry
  • Minimum 5 years work experience in demand planning
  • Experience with Volvo Group process is a differential
  • Very good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Very good team player
  • Very good knowledge of Volvo sales and logistics process
  • Excellent knowledge Microsoft Office and other IT tools
  • As all documentation is in English, full proficiency in the English language is required
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Senior Demand Planning Manager Resume Examples & Samples

  • Maintain monthly statistical demand forecasts
  • Use historical order data and standard statistical modeling techniques to generate the baseline statistical forecast
  • Coordinate with the Sales organization to incorporate market intelligence to enrich the baseline forecast and ensure known drivers accounted for (e.g., promotional effects, new product introductions, etc.)
  • Collaborate with central S&OP / Supply Planning to ensure the translation of the unconstrained demand plan is actionable to support the operations
  • Provide detailed, timely forecast reporting for input to monthly S&OP Demand Review
  • Accountable for reporting forecast accuracy metrics and seek to continuously improve forecast accuracy by tracking and performing root-cause analyses -- to improve both statistical methods and processes
  • Assist the organization with implementing an advanced statistical forecasting software package and/or a broader advanced planning & scheduling system
  • Coordinate with IT and other functions to ensure the underlying data/system, as required to support robust forecasting, are in-place
  • Pressure test monthly sales input and validate forecast output at appropriate levels of aggregation before published monthly
  • Maintain a detailed knowledge of all components of the demand forecast including: statistical baseline, promotion uplifts, sales and marketing intelligence, new product introductions and market trends
  • Ensure all information flows to supply planning -- communicate significant forecast changes and what-if projections
  • Participates in the annual budget development process
  • Manage monthly cadence and ensure forecasting timelines met
  • Advanced degree in quantitative field
  • Experience implementing an advanced Demand Planning & Forecasting tool
  • APICS or IBF certification
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Demand Planning Manager Resume Examples & Samples

  • Education:MBA a plus, Experience in FMCG / CPG background preferred
  • Experience:Minimum of 7+ years broad supply chain experience; Good presentation skills; Good project management skills; Good commercial knowledge; Strong influencing and negotiating skills
  • Strong excel skills required, JDE experience a plus
  • Strong analytical skills required
  • Languages:Foreign language skills a plus (Spanish preferred)
  • Expectation of travel is: 10% of time
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Demand Planning Manager Resume Examples & Samples

  • Utilize SBU software to project sales history and customer information into a SKU forecast by warehouse location to enable product manufacturing according to net requirements
  • Work with the Inventory Planning Manager on parameter settings to align the demand planning parameters with the rest of the supply chain
  • Manage a migration from our current Demand Planning process to the SAP APO DP process
  • Maintain various databases to provide information to individual accounts and update SBU Software and Scorecards
  • Lead various projects to reduce working capital and improve forecast accuracy
  • Participate on cross-SBU teams as warranted to ensure acceptable service levels to Architectural and Refinish customers
  • Work closely with zone managers to develop a deep working knowledge of their supply chain needs
  • Provide supporting documentation for the S&OP Executive Review and the Demand Planning Meetings
  • Identify and participate in building future alignment and harmonization with the USCA Architectural Business Unit
  • A Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Operations, or Supply Chain field is required. APICS certification a plus
  • Candidate must have at least one year experience with SAP DP (Demand Planning) in the APO module
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely with SBU leadership regarding supply chain issues, options, and reactions
  • Position will be located in G.O. (Pittsburgh, PA)
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Demand Planning Manager, National Accounts Resume Examples & Samples

  • Manage demand planning team members located in Ohio and/or Maryland
  • Lead the monthly MAPP (billing/demand review) process for National Accounts partners
  • Facilitate collaborative planning of demand forecast information
  • Manage the Demand Planning interaction and communication with Supply Planning function to ensure efficient planning processes
  • Directly plan the Nation Accounts business for all SBU’s; provide demand forecast and Gap to OP analysis, communicate issues
  • 3 - 5 years Supply Chain, Forecasting, or Business experience with documented success
  • Knowledge of JDA Manugistics and SAP BW software preferred
  • Above average written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to communicate with all levels of the organization
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Demand Planning Manager Resume Examples & Samples

  • Full responsibility for a team of 8 direct reports – Coach, lead, guide
  • Managing relationships with all suppliers, being a point of contact for any supply or payment issues
  • Maintaining product availability above target
  • Influencing Hauliers, trade teams & suppliers
  • Maintaining days’ inventory cover below target
  • Supplier inbound performance
  • Reducing the volume of aged stock disposal
  • Operational efficiency projects
  • Full accountability for customer availability and inventory levels
  • Manage international imports suppliers
  • University Degree in finance / business administration / economics or accounting preferable
  • Supply chain / logistics background
  • Clear communicator, tenacious and results orientated
  • Effective communication and influencing skills with the capacity to drive change
  • Overseas import experience from a drinks background
  • Good knowledge of information systems, processes and Excellent Power Point and Excel skills
  • Ability to lead a team of 8 to drive change and continuous improvement
  • Ability to influence at a senior level
  • Commercially Minded & problem solver
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Demand Planning Manager Resume Examples & Samples

  • Generate initial forecast based on appropriate statistical methods for an 18 month period
  • Lead Demand Planning meetings in the creation of a consensus based unconstrained sales volume plan
  • Prepare and provide demand related data as required to support the SIOP process
  • Facilitate Demand Planning SIOP meeting and assist in pre-SIOP sessions
  • Ensure all participants contribute to the SIOP process within the agreed upon timing of the calendar of events
  • Capture risks and opportunities to forecast, publish notes and recommendations
  • Work closely with the business, sales, supply chain, operations and distribution personnel to improve overall supply chain from improved demand signals
  • Improve the effectiveness of Distribution Requirements Planning (DRP) based on demand information
  • Monitor mid-cycle demand variances and trends at Product Group, Customer and SKU levels and provide recommendations
  • Document demand drivers and assignable causes to demand changes each period
  • Provide statement of demand to support STRAP, AOP, Financial, SIOP and Master Scheduling business processes
  • Support strategic growth initiatives
  • Document SIOP policy and update as appropriate with Global Supply Chain Leader and VP/GM approval
  • Drive improvements to Demand Planning Process, tools and meetings
  • Develop working knowledge of forecasting system and train back-up/new users
  • Maintain forecasting related master data (i.e. distribution channels, sales representatives, regions)
  • Drive Improvements to forecast error using Six Sigma methodology
  • Measure and publish forecast error performance, including forecast error, MAD, MAPE and bias performance
  • Recalibrate forecast models periodically by analyzing predictions vs. actual sales patterns and making appropriate model revisions at the SKU level
  • Analysis should include Customer, Product and Geographical Perspectives. Create confidence intervals around volume forecasts based on forecast accuracy and use data to drive improvement actions
  • Lead Demand Planning module implementation as part of APO implementation
  • Minimum of 6 years experience working in manufacturing, supply chain, finance or logistics operations is required
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Supply Chain, Business, Engineering or business related degree is required
  • Experience in international business
  • Demonstrated deep analytical skills
  • Demonstrated ability to identify business process issues and opportunities and to implement effective improvements and control plans
  • Experience using Advanced Planning and Scheduling tools (SAP APO, i2, JDA/Manugistics, etc.)
  • Experience and comfort using ERP and reporting systems
  • Experience and comfort using all MS Office applications
  • Diverse operations, distribution resource planning and logistics experience
  • Chemicals industry experience preferred
  • Six Sigma Green Belt certification preferred
  • Experience with managing direct reports
  • Demonstrated ability to use influence to obtain business results
  • Experience working in a matrix organization preferred
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Siop-demand Planning Manager Resume Examples & Samples

  • Lead monthly SIOP Demand, Supply, Partnership and Leadership Alignment meetings
  • Manage the SIOP data / information between various legacy reporting systems. Coordinate and distribute SIOP plans to Demand, Supply and Partnership and Leadership Alignment meeting stakeholders during the monthly process
  • Develop and implement best practices in SIOP processes, procedures and tools to achieve Sales, Inventory and Cost goals
  • Identify new Demand and Supply forecasting techniques, analytics and technologies to improve overall SIOP process
  • Coach stakeholders on SIOP strategies for enabling the business to respond effectively to the demand and supply variability
  • Partner and support Demand Planning to drive forecast alignment and accuracy and collaborate closely with cross-functional teams to aggregate and understand forecast inputs
  • Support the development of the Annual Operating Plan (AOP)
  • Work cross functionally to foster strong and efficient communication across all SIOP stakeholders
  • Drive SIOP maturity and accountability with the stakeholders using tools, training and execution of the process
  • Drive accountability and process improvement based on key performance metrics and targets including creating action plans, issue resolution and tracking
  • Track, report, and analyze performance results to Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)
  • Finalizing and own standard work documents for procedures and responsibilities of all roles within the planning team
  • Serve as a Subject Matter Expert for the SIOP process
  • Bachelors of Science Degree in Supply Chain Management, Business, Finance, Operations or related field required
  • Minimum of 5 years' experience in SIOP – Demand Planning
  • Excellence in developing others and facilitating accountability amongst cross-functional teams
  • Skilled at effective communications at both technical and leadership levels. Skills must include good interpersonal skills, as well as written and verbal communication skills, and ability to understand information and ideas as presented
  • Innate drive, critical thinking & analytical skills, and excellent follow-though
  • Strong Excel and Power Point skills (heavy data analysis)
  • Knowledge of process improvement concepts and methods along with the flexibility and adaptability to accept, support, and deploy new processes in a changing business environment
  • Skill in conflict resolution including the ability to address difference of opinions or facts and use the most appropriate method to reach an effective solution
  • Ability to build and maintain effective work relationships, both internal and external, and establish credibility with business partners
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Demand Planning Manager Resume Examples & Samples

  • Develop and oversee distribution inventory strategies to meet business objectives and achieve maximum results
  • Oversees the development of production forecasting plans in support of Sales Forecast. Review is done on monthly basis to ensure inventory turns and service levels are in-line with company’s objectives
  • Streamline and leverage company’s inventory investment to realize cost savings and improvement of financial performance. Meets or exceeds established inventory turns objective and maintains forecast accuracy/attainment measures
  • Develops, reviews and reports against metrics, operating plans and standards per internal corporate reporting procedures
  • Coordinates product transitions ensuring inventory availability of new product introductions while reducing inventory exposures due to discontinuance
  • Develops and maintains proper controls in coordination with accounting and DC inventory resources to secure company investment in inventory
  • Maintains and ensures effective communications regarding performance and departmental and/or company goals
  • Provides positive image and plays a supportive role in the implementation and execution of change
  • Utilizes the performance management system to develop higher skilled associates and increase departments overall strength
  • Ensures the Demand Planning system (Oracle) is being followed
  • Responsible for the parameters (safety stock, order quantities, lead times) in the Demand Planning system are updated
  • Prepare and coordinate the monthly SIOP information and meetings
  • Drives alignment with cross-functional partners such as marketing, procurement and manufacturing in order to achieve a world class sales forecast
  • Streamline and leverage company’s inventory investment to realize cost savings and improvement of financial performance
  • Meets or exceeds established inventory turns objective
  • Manages the forecast bias, forecast variances and makes recommendations to the marketing Business Managers to execute the necessary adjustments in GAINS
  • Ensure the supply base meets delivery and Purchase Orders (PO) are maintained through the iSupplier Portal
  • Develop, review and report against metrics, operating plans and standards per internal corporate reporting procedures
  • Establish, review and appraise objectives in all areas of Demand Management and Inventory Management
  • Coordinates with Marketing product transitions ensuring inventory availability of new product introductions while reducing inventory exposures due to discontinuance
  • Ensure that all required training is identified for and completed by all direct reports
  • Develop a team environment that values diversity and uses various individual’s strengths to the benefit of the team
  • Focus on cross functional skill growth to improve leadership with other functional areas. (Including: Leadership / Business / Financial / Technical skills)
  • Complete all required training applicable to assigned position
  • Additional duties as requested or required
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Supply Chain, or related field required
  • Master’s degree and/or APICS certification a plus
  • 3 to 5 years’ experience in Demand Planning and Inventory Management
  • Oracle and Forecasting systems broad knowledge required
  • SIOP coordination experience
  • Distribution Requirements Planning (DRP) experience
  • Demonstrated exceptional leadership, administrative, communication, and interpersonal skills required
  • Strong analytical, numerical, and reasoning abilities, with keen attention to detail
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Demand Planning Manager Resume Examples & Samples

  • To support GT to deliver an incremental £38M NSV annually through our innovation agenda in F18
  • Support launch of brand renovations, relaunches, and productivity initiatives
  • To support the GT Malts brand team to deliver £28M NSV in F18 on Single Malts category
  • Single point of contact for brand change for ISC-Market partnership and process improvements
  • Support on time launch/ delivery of innovation/renovation/COGS saving projects into GT customers
  • Project delivery on time in full at optimal COGS
  • Smooth transition of SKUs in renovation projects, e.g.: SKU portfolio changes, stock depletion, no write off risks, no service risks
  • Innovation supply risk management to minimize write-off and inventory exposure
  • Support GT Malts Ambition by driving efficiency and proactive planning
  • Business experience, oriented to customer service, project management within global companies including a good level of expertise within supply chain
  • Strong stakeholder management - ability to build and maintain a strong cross-functional matrix network across the business
  • Create the conditions – pro-active mindset, comfortable with challenging business norms in pursuit of flawless execution
  • Great understanding of end to end business process, including orders to cash and the supply chain activities that drive exemplary service
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Demand Planning Manager Gtme Mena India TR Resume Examples & Samples

  • To set up and own demand planning process for GT with a direct deliverable of improving forecasting accuracy
  • Improvements in S&OP and other business planning processes
  • To articulate the business risks and opps through fact-based analysis and courageously present unbiased view to senior management
  • Continuing to embed S&OP process and streamline planning in line with Diageo best-in-class practices. Create tools and information systems to enable streamlined planning and forecasting
  • Deliver Sales Forecast Accuracy of 60% by leading monthly demand reviews with commercial team leaders with deep dive on shipment/depletion trends, activity plans, demand escalations within FIRM zone, reasonability of forecast, seasonality, R&Os
  • Lead implementation of any SAP/Planning tool improvement projects
  • Lead 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
  • Able to establish relationship with key stakeholders and be regarded as a go-to expert for commercial team for planning matters
  • Functionally, you should have
  • 7+ years of relevant experience in demand/production/supply planning
  • Strong analytical skills and able to shift easily between details and the business big picture to uncover business insights
  • Good System knowledge – Working knowledge of SAP and Anaplan. Skilled in MS Excel. Understanding of master data
  • Strong leadership and ownership of business results, skilled in resolving problems.. Strong collaboration skills with multi-functional team especially with sales
  • Lead change rather than respond. Learns continuously. Constantly challenge conventional way of thinking and planning. Ability to identify and focus on high impact areas. Execute with speed. Not letting complexity be a barrier to success
  • Understand Diageo business and find solutions for multifunctional team which maximise Diageo’s sales/profits. Constantly improving processes and tools
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Demand Planning Manager Resume Examples & Samples

  • Report to the Director of SC Planning
  • Executes the strategic direction set by the Director of Supply Chain Planning specific to inventory demand and replenishment FOR THE BUSINESS SEGMENT they are assigned to
  • Oversee Procurement and Regional Buyers to ensure Inventory Demand is met and maintained without shortage
  • Works with the leaders of the customer segment they support
  • Under direction of the SC Planning Director, works with their counterparts at our major Suppliers including but not limited to JCI
  • Has a strong track record of being able to diagnose and resolve complex SCM problems with the due sense of urgency at least at a Regional (multi-state but not necessarily National) level
  • Manage/lead internal customer service team members and direct purchasing team members
  • Create statistical forecasts
  • Strong quantitative, analytical skills and aptitude and ability to think and analyze Supply Chain management (SCM) problems from both an integrative and holistic view
  • Passion to drive continuous improvement by driving problems to root cause-level resolution
  • Having worked within a Lean Six Sigma environment and familiarity with the tools, methodologies, and disciplines of LSS is a requirement. Green Belt Certification preferred
  • Broad business consumer packaged goods knowledge in a high volume, fast paced, customer-focused supply chain
  • An understanding of the Sales and Operations Planning [S&OP] process and how its inputs link to and drive master planning of resources [MPR] and distribution requirements planning [DRP along with strong knowledge of general forecasting techniques (Seasonal, Moving Average, Exponential Smoothing and Trending) and data sources, sources F and Factors influencing demand, input data preparation and collection, outlier identification for the business, and focus forecasting. Ability to measure and diagnose bias in the forecast and mitigate / eliminate the undesirable effects of the bias on inventory
  • Strong internal-customer orientation and the ability to diagnose and resolve complex SCM problems with the due sense of urgency
  • Experience with Advance Planning Operations (APO) and Demand Planning (DP) type systems
  • Ability to manage internal customer service supporting roles and direct purchasing roles to create communication and maintain proper inventory levels to avoid service issues
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Demand Planning Manager Resume Examples & Samples

  • Support the Mars Culture by leading and living the Five Principles and communicating our expected business environment to all associates
  • Enable success of Mars Food USA through Outstanding leadership in the areas of
  • Running business wide S&OP process, working collaboratively with Sales and Marketing groups
  • Serving as a demand advisor to the Senior Manager and Vice president of Sales
  • Work closely with Sales and Marketing to identify and understand activities and programs that drive demand
  • Develop demand forecasts at multiple levels of aggregation
  • Lead regular meetings with Sales to gather information related to promotions and programs and incorporate in the forecast
  • Develop a monthly forecast by SKU and by channel for a rolling 12 month period based upon the information received from Sales, Marketing, and Management
  • Report and achieve forecast accuracy by SKU and channel
  • Work with Sales & Marketing to develop sales forecasts for new products
  • Effectively communicate key variances to be addressed by Senior Management team
  • Facilitate S&OP meetings with Sales, Marketing, Finance & Supply Chain
  • Influence functional business decisions through analytics presented to Senior Management
  • Drive SKU Rationalization and SKU lifecycle management process
  • Strong understanding of sales and marketing processes and the ability to translate these processes into market opportunities and communications
  • Understanding of Nielsen/IRI data
  • Motivating Others
  • Planning
  • Conflict Management
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Demand Planning Manager Resume Examples & Samples

  • Lead the S&OP process in Russia to ensure forecast completeness and accuracy via coordination with sales, trade marketing, brand marketing and financial departments
  • Forecasting process & tools development. Support of statistical methods in forecasting
  • Inventory management and stock control: monitoring agreed safety and stock levels on key brands and sku’s, proposing changes where appropriate (portfolio management)
  • Team management & development. Monthly/Quarterly/Yearly target setting for direct reportsIs this You?
  • University degree in relevant area – Statistics, Marketing, Logistics, Finance, technical
  • From 5 year of experience in demand planning (S&OP key role / facilitation)
  • Supply planning / NKA demand planning experience is a plus
  • Knowledge of Excel (as a must), Power Point, Access (optionally), SNP (APO), JDE or SAP (optionally)
  • Numerical and multitasking skills
  • Ability to talk to and influence people across levels and functions
  • Team player, able to facilitate meetings with senior management (Executive S&OP)
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SCM Demand Planning Manager Resume Examples & Samples

  • Generate a monthly demand plan for all parts and projected repairs across the Same Unit Repair program for all clients by analyzing historical data and future projections
  • Lead the monthly Demand Planning review session and action key KPI’s for improvement across the Same Unit Repair Space
  • Adjust forecast models to improve forecast accuracy, bias, and driving accurate supply plans that support our unique business model
  • Analyze current inventory position vs. future need and initiate purchase orders for Same Unit Repair parts
  • Reconcile open PO’s in coordination with procurement to ensure orders are placed to cover our future needs
  • Review out of stocks to determine root cause and to implement corrective action from a demand planning perspective
  • Develop the launch and discontinuation ramp plans by phone/SKU, and maintain active SKU lists
  • Aid the Supply Planners in determining the appropriate inventory levels at a part/SKU location
  • 4-5 years of related supply chain experience, preferably in a Demand or Supply Planning role
  • B.A. or B.S. in Supply Chain Management, Business or other related field
  • Proven self-starter; proactive
  • Ability to research and develop a clear understanding of all processes and procedures related to Supply Chain Management
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Demand Planning Manager Resume Examples & Samples

  • 30% Implement and manager the execution of the S&OP process, coordinating and aligning common efforts between departments (working capital, cost efficiency and customer service) and countries. Responsible for generating data to execute decisions in the executive meetings
  • 30% Owns a comprehensive and clean database for statistical forecast and commercial / mkt events, Drive rolling forecast through getting consensus from Sales, Marketing & Finance teams (incl. phase-in/phase-out SKUs, ABC/XYZ approach on forecasting and planning efforts) Drive accepted accuracy via constant forecast evaluation vs budget vs actual sales and adjusting forecasting models and assumptions taken for sales activities/events. Applies collaboration model with Customers when possible and potential improvements are identified
  • 10% Assure the execution of demand planning through various standardized KPIs throughout the region
  • Harness the organizations knowledge and resources to produce demand forecasts as a base for the S&OP process
  • Continuosly enhance the sales forecasting processes and systems, ensuring that the forecast accuracy is consistently improving
  • Work with country managers to ensure the consistent cost-effective supply of products to customers
  • Supervises Demand planning execution on each country of the region
  • Gathers relevant statistical data and draft reports on issues and achievements
  • Develop project proposals based on Demand plan results
  • Establishes high networking and communication with Supply Planning, logistic and Customer Service
  • High education (mathematics, engeneering)
  • Guru of Excell
  • 5-8 yrs with a minimum of 5 years experience specific to Supply/Demand/Production Planning
  • Knowledge and experience in S&OP process
  • Proven Team managerership and Networking Skills
  • Knowledge and proven experience in animal feed and extruder production process
  • Knowledge and experience in using SAP (Production, Planning and Transportation Modules)
  • APICS Certification – BSCM
  • APICS Certification – CPIM
  • APICS Certification or some level of Supply Chain training/certification
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Demand Planning Manager Resume Examples & Samples

  • Manages, trains and mentors Demand Planning Analysts and Demand Planning Coordinator
  • Works closely with Inventory Planning Managers by providing key inputs to supply parameters, replenishment parameters, and safety stock levels
  • Manages use of forecasting algorithms and other demand planning parameters to achieve departmental goals. Monitor and suggest system maintenance and parameter settings as needed
  • Prepares and conducts ongoing training for Manugistics (JDA) users
  • Prepares and conducts forecast meetings for Leadership Team
  • Identify planning systems issues. Define systems requirement specifications for modifications with the systems analysts. Test systems modifications. Document system processes from the user perspective to facilitate process training
  • Works with key personnel in Marketing, Sales, and MDI to ensure forecast accuracy
  • Serve as a project lead for Six Sigma project initiatives
  • Various special assignments as requested
  • Document processes and procedures. Works towards continuous improvements
  • Bachelors degree in statistics, business or related field required
  • Advanced PC skills in Excel, Access and Manugistics (JDA) or a highly advanced DRP and Forecasting system
  • Inventory control or product distribution experience
  • Knowledge of truck parts and components
  • Six Sigma certification and previous supervisory experience is a plus. MBA preferred
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Demand Planning Manager Resume Examples & Samples

  • Education (Highest degree/qualification)
  • BSC Degree. MBA (desirable)
  • Specific knowledge
  • Broad overall business awareness and an understanding of the inter-relationships between each function
  • Demand Planning, Marketing planning processes
  • Fluent English language ability
  • Strong people leadership skills
  • Strong quantitative / analytical skills
  • Ability to manage complexity (internally) and to make simple, clear recommendations
  • Effective communication, presentation and facilitation
  • Ability to solve conflicts among areas/ functions
  • Project management
  • Experience needed
  • Ideally, not less three years experience in tobacco or a similar FMCG category, in managerial positions in Consumer &/or Marketing Insights and Brand/Trade Management
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Global Demand Planning Manager Resume Examples & Samples

  • Strong mid management Supply Chain background preferably with experience in International Supply Chain environment
  • Familiar with all aspects of Manufacturing Demand Planning
  • Sound operational planning skills
  • Numerate, advance excel skills
  • Process driven, solution-led
  • Experience of developing and managing relationships
  • Effective communicator with strong stakeholder management skills
  • Able to navigate a large complex matrix organisation while retaining the pace required within a growth business