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Demand Planner

What You’ll Do:

As a Demand Planner you will be responsible for developing sales forecasts for key brands to arrive at a business consensus with the commercial business and the supply organization, and will play a key role in the development of the process and systems architecture that will support the management of customer level trade promotions, by incorporating information that is available in the CRM (Customer Relationship Management, Siebel) planning system. Forecasts will be established by analyzing and evaluating the combination of consumer and customer trade promotions, run rates, trends, & seasonality, using demand planning software and judgmental inputs to achieve business alignment. In addition to this, the Demand Planner will be responsible for delivering results for KPI’s of Customer Service and Inventory by driving appropriate actions within the supply chain.

What Are Your Responsibilities?

§ Direct responsibility for the management of a consensus enterprise forecast for assigned brands and business units.

§ Coordination of monthly demand planning meetings with Sales, Marketing, Customer Marketing, and Manufacturing.

§ Analysis of customer acceptance information and estimated market penetration estimates to develop estimates for new product introductions, identifying high side and low side risk to these estimates.

§ Maintaining inventory at appropriate level to ensure high customer service, while meeting brand inventory targets.

§ Thorough management of Excess and Obsolete stock

§ The joint development of inventory strategies with Manufacturing, using accuracy statistics, forecast variability, and estimated risk to forecast projections.

§ Evaluation of consumer and trade promotion activities to establish meaningful projections of future promotions.

§ Contribution to the implementation of processes and systems tools to develop a customer demand driven demand-planning process.

 

 

How Do You Know If You’re A Fit?

§ Supply Chain Background: At least 3 years’ experience in a demand planning or similar supply chain role. Previous experience using demand-planning software is preferred.

§ Self-Starter: You take initiative, are willing to take risks and can work independently.

§ Organized: You manage multiple priorities within a fast-paced environment to deliver on time and in full.

§ Team player: You are comfortable leading the decision-making process for cross-functional teams.

§ Influencer: You can work with different stakeholders and gain their buy in on newly created processes through leveraging your leadership and motivational skills.

§ Systems savvy: Previous experience with relational databases, MS Access, and Advanced Excel functions is a plus. Experience with Customer Level Demand Management (VMI, CPFR) a plus.

§ College graduate: BA/BS in Logistics, Operations, Business Degree, Supply Chain Management, or quantitative analysis is preferred.

Why RB?

We believe there's a better way to do business – we like to call it 'betterbusiness'.  Socially, environmentally and financially, we act responsibly and sustainably.  We believe passionately in doing things the right way, and we believe the better way helps us deliver high quality products that touch consumers each and every day.  Health is no longer just the absence of illness, it’s being able to lead a fitter and happier life.  Our responsibility is to help people achieve this, while making the right kind of social and environmental impact. That’s what we call betterbusiness.

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