is accountable for the demand planning process and all sources of demand for products, equipment in the area of responsibility (division, region, etc.
He or she facilitates the demand planning process through interaction with Marketing, Sales and Supply Chain. The Demand Planner is accountable for collecting and analyzing the demand information, monitoring the performance of this process and continually improving the output and accuracy.
The Demand Planner also interacts with the Supply Planning team to resolve forecast discrepancies.
Improve forecast accuracy by driving the monthly product demand forecast cycle, utilizing the existing statistical forecasting application.
Validate data inputs to the forecast and review and fine tune the statistical forecasts, where applicable.
Collaborate with Sales and Marketing to incorporate current and long term market intelligence into the demand plan at product, customer and market levels
Collaborate with Marketing to incorporate new product introductions, product conversions and product deactivation into the plan.
Drive improvement of forecast assumptions, exception management and root cause analysis to identify forecast deviations and issues for correction by collaborators.
Identify and implement best practices to improve forecast accuracy. Work Marketing and Sales to improve inputs to the process.
Monitor the demand plan performance (forecast accuracy, bias) by measuring actual versus planned performance at multiple planning levels.
Develop a demand-based revenue plan by division for comparison against annual business plans and financial forecast updates.
Challenge the sales and marketing assumptions when significant deviations occur between the demand-based revenue plan and the business plans.
Deliver the unconstrained demand plan to Supply Planning in the required format.
Represent and facilitate Demand Review in the S&OP process.
Bachelor's Degree in Supply Chain or an equivalent technical discipline
5+ years’ experience in supply chain planning, finance, marketing or a related analytical discipline
Experience with an ERP, advanced planning system, analytical or equivalent software
Prior experience with the applicable planning systems
Strong communication and interpersonal skills
Experience working with cross-functional teams
Strong leadership, analytical, and problem solving skills to drive decisions and build consensus among stakeholders