Demand Planner

  • Columbus, OH
  • Direct Hire
  • Job ID: OH125-2712215

$75000 to $90000 Per Year

Job Title: Demand Planner
This is a hybrid role that consists of working in the office and remote.

Must be eligible to work in the USA, sponsorship is unavailable.

Relocation assistance is available.

The Demand Planner is responsible for facilitating the creation of robust demand plans, analyzing key trends, and providing appropriate and accurate forecast signals for production supply to the customer while building effective partnerships with sales team. The Demand Planner partners with Planning Manager on reaching forecast consensus identifying and mitigating opportunities and risks. This position regularly interacts with sales, marketing, finance, and other business partners. This position will also support annual budgeting process to identify opportunity and identify risks.

Primary Job Responsibilities:
The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:
Collaborate with sales and marketing in the creation and monitoring of item level forecast.
Coordinate cross-functional research activities to reconcile significant variances and refine the forecast to reflect updated assumptions.
Utilize a collaborative approach to obtain and ensure that current and accurate information is used for demand forecasts.
Participate and support monthly Consensus S&OP meetings with Sales, Marketing, Supply Chain and Finance
Tracks actual vs. forecast, highlight trends to management and incorporates feedback into process improvement plans.
Generate multiple demand scenarios, identifying and raising visibility to risks and opportunities.
Provide key inputs and assumptions of forecast to key stakeholders.
Review historical sales trends, research demand drivers, prepare forecast data, develop statistical forecast models, and evaluate forecast results.
Review market forecast analysis to determine customer volume patterns and drive overall monthly forecast accuracy target.
Participate in long range planning activities. Work with Sales to gain valuable insights to trends and key volume drivers.
Planning system maintenance including but not limited to ensuring accurate set-up and data integrity within system, reviewing exceptions, executing demand planning calendar tasks on time, leading, and providing input on forecast related meetings, understand statistical modeling and how user input impacts the forecast, and reviewing consumption trends and taking corrective action/research.
Drive continuous improvement by examining existing demand planning processes and making recommendations for improvement. Track change performance.
Share knowledge cross functionally and participate in cross functional projects as needed
Drive continuous improvement of forecast accuracy and bias through a developed understanding of demand by providing, gathering, and challenging information.

Job Skills:
This position should possess the following skills/knowledge:
Advanced analytical and problem-solving skills
Able to build productive workplace relationships that foster collaboration while appropriately challenging status quo and assumptions.
Advanced knowledge of MS Excel
Ability to work effectively with all levels of the organization
Able to present to executive audiences
Ability to influence and align multiple perspectives and opinions
Able to demonstrate agility under pressure
Self-starter who is able to operate independently while managing multiple priorities

Educational Requirements:
Bachelor’s degree in business, management, finance, or Supply Chain

Experience Requirements:
Two years’ experience working in demand and/or FP&A.

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