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Sr. Analyst, Demand Planning

Brantford, Canada Job ID 10679
The primary role of the Senior Analyst, Supply & Demand Planning (market demand planner) is to ensure a rolling 18+ month forecast for a subset of the Canadian business is developed, reviewed, published, and adjusted as needed by partnering with sales, marketing, finance, and supply chain. The demand planner will manage a portfolio of approximately 300-500 SKUs and will develop a forecast by using insights such as promotional plans, distribution changes, shipment history, competitor activities and marketing plans. This position is a key driver in creating and managing the true consumer demand signals by which to align the rest of the supply chain.

Job Details:

Primary Accountabilities:

  • Act as a key contributor in the S&OP process as the process facilitator of Step 2. 
  • Analyze historical and future demand inputs such as distribution changes, price changes, new products launches and calculate their impacts on demand.
  • Work with cross-functional partners on projects such as new product launches, discontinuations, and transitions to evaluate assumptions such as pipeline fill, and cannibalization.
  • Collaborate with Marketing, and Finance on advertising, promotional & pricing plans and evaluate against performance from similar historical activities.
  • Collaborate with top tier Sales Account Managers to capture key account changes such as distribution, promotional and POS changes, and ensuring changes are incorporated into the forecast
  • Work with statistical demand planner to ensure statistical models are creating sensible 24-month rolling baseline forecasts; help maintain cleansed history in APO at the appropriate level.
  • Ensure demand plan is shared in level of detail and timing required by internal customers and supply chain partners with documented assumptions, including risks and opportunities.
  • Conduct monthly root cause analyses on forecast error and identify corrective actions.
  • Measure, analyze, and communicate key process metrics and monitor adherence to key performance indicators, while driving continuous improvement.

Required Skills and Education

  • University Degree Required (Operations Management, Economics, Supply Chain Management, Finance or related field preferred).
  • Minimum 5 years of combined experience in demand planning, sales, and/or supply chain (experience in the CPG industry preferred).
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work cross-functionally across all levels within the organization.
  • Ability to drive action and influence decision making at all levels of the organization.
  • Strong analytical, organizational, decision-making, problem-solving, and presentation skills.
  • Experience leading process improvement initiatives.
  • Quantitative and qualitative data analysis, including business process metrics and measures linking to business KPIs.
  • Experience with planning applications such as SAP, APO, Business Warehouse, or SAS.

Proficient in Microsoft Office

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