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Senior Analyst, Demand Planning

Chicago, Illinois Job ID 10928

Job Details:


  •  The primary role of the market demand planner is to ensure a rolling 18+ month forecast 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.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  •  •Act as a key player in the S&OP process as the process owner of Step 2
    •Analyze historical and future demand inputs such as distribution changes, price changes, new products launches, and calculate their impacts on demand
    •Make recommendations to enhance business processes, and identify opportunities to improve operational efficiencies
    •Work with cross-functional partners on projects such as new product launches, obsolescence, and transitions to evaluate assumptions– new product forecast, pipeline fill, and cannibalization
    •Collaborate with Marketing, Sales, and Finance on advertising and promotional plans and evaluate against performance from similar historical activities
    •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 / Experience / Competencies:

  • B.S. degree in Operations Management, Economics, Supply Chain Management, Finance or related field required
  • Minimum three years of combined experience in demand planning, sales, and/or supply chain, or an advanced degree with a minimum of one year of experience
  • Experience in the CPG industry
  • Experience with planning applications such as SAP, APO, or SAS
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, and Word  

 Preferred Skills / Experience / Competencies:

  • 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

Job Requirements:

  • Primary work location is the SCJ Chicago office
  • Periodic travel to Waxdale SCJ office (in Racine, WI) for meeting attendance  


SC Johnson & Son, Inc. is an equal employment opportunityand affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status, status as a qualified individual with a disability, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, ancestry, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

If you are an individual with a disability and you need an accommodation or other assistance during the application process, please call our Human Resources department at262-260-3343or email your request All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply. Download the EEO is the Law posterfor more information.

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