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Demand Planning Analyst
Bridgeview, IL

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$65,000 - $85,000 / yr


Demand Planning Analyst

 

  • Consumer products manufacturer has a need for a Demand Planning Analyst that can work in a fast paced environment
  • Organization has been in business for 82 years with $5 billion in sales
  • This position is located in the Chicago, IL corporate offices
  • Past placements describe the organization as fast paced, family organization that offers an excellent work-life balance
  • This role will be 100% in person
  • The department is expanding and they need a talented supply chain professional who can learn the demand planning function quickly

 

Responsibilities:

  • Ensure successful customer promotion execution through effective planning and leverage of key customer event input.
  • Develop and execute changes to the demand plan based on changes in demand, promotions and market trends.
  • Facilitate execution of new product launches, promotions and service challenges. Prepare, report, and communicate forecast performance to all stakeholders
  • Act as the primary liaison with the Supply Chain team and where necessary Category team.
  • Assemble and analyze data pertinent to creating the forecast (historical sales, market trends, seasonality, promotions and inventory levels), and provide insight and recommendations to improve process internally and externally.
  • Work cross-functionally with Business Development, Marketing, Supply Chain, Customer Service, and Operations to ensure cross-functional alignment and meet customer fill rate objectives.
  • Track monthly forecast error results versus established targets and identifies and report on the root cause.
  • Responsible for baseline forecasts in a high SKU count and predominantly private label portfolio.
  • Additional tasks and duties may be assigned from time to time as necessitated by business needs

 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in supply chain management, business or related and or 7+ years of manufacturing planning experience is required
  • 2+ years of demand planning, capacity planning, production planning, supply planning or closely related experience required
  • Must have manufacturing experience – open to any industry, CPG / food is preferred
  • Must be highly independent and results oriented, with knowledge of corporate processes in quality and manufacturing to maximize department resource return on investment.
  • Ability to make effective and presentations as needed
  • Demonstrated negotiation skills and strong project planning skills
  • Advanced decision-making and problem-solving skills.
  • Experience with ERP and MS Office required.  SAP, NetSuite, or Oracle is preferred  


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