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Senior Analyst, Demand Planning

Chicago, Illinois Job ID 20181 Apply
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.

  • 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 product 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:

  • Bachelor’s Degree and 2-4 years of relevant work experience or an advanced degree with 1-3 years relevant work experience
  • Military experience considered in lieu of education requirement

 Preferred Skills / Experience / Competencies:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Operations Management, Economics, Supply Chain Management, Finance, or related field
  • Minimum 3 years of combined experience in Demand Planning, Sales, and/or Supply Chain
  • Experience in the CPG industry
  • Experience with planning applications such as SAP, APO, or SAS
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, and Word  
  • 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 SCJ Chicago office
  • Qualified candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States

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