West Hills, California Planner, Demand

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  • Requisition Number R2480
  • Full Time Full time
  • Shift Regular
  • Area of Interest Supply Chain Planning & Operations
  • Location West Hills, California

HELP US BRING THE GIFT OF HEALTH TO LIFE.

Working at Pharmavite is an experience like no other. With a focus on complete nutrition for all, each endeavor is urgent and every day counts. You'll have the opportunity to work on the #1 selling national vitamin and supplement brand, Nature Made, as well as an exciting portfolio of other products that are shaping the future of the healthy living industry. Consumer-driven innovation, high quality products and a promising portfolio, all driven by a team with a shared sense of purpose -- that's Pharmavite. Join us to bring the gift of health to life.

Position Summary: 

Oversees the development, maintenance, and analysis of the finished goods forecast.   

Responsibilities: 

  • Maintains current and long term forecasts required to drive production and inventory planning requirements, as well as to provide projections for corporate cash flow analysis. 

  • Uses and designs forecast reporting and analysis tools for all phases of the forecast process. 

  • Diagnoses problems in the forecast by assessing the impact of variances of forecasted items and makes appropriate forecast adjustments. 

  • Analyzes historical data and market intelligence in order to develop and improve the forecast.  Has a solid understanding of all data and its relationship to the forecast (demand, shipments, POS, base/incremental split). 

  • Interfaces with Sales, Marketing, Customer Marketing, and Pharmavite customers in order to incorporate all aspects of market intelligence into the forecasting environment.  Maintains an excellent level of communication and collaboration. 

  • Strives to improve Pharmavite performance in areas such as forecast accuracy, fill rate, and other defined metrics. 

  • Communicates closely with Supply Planning to help ensure product availability and efficiencies. 

  • Provides all levels of the company with updates of forecast information, including ongoing analysis and interpretation of data.  Presents information verbally, as well as in written reports. 

  • Interfaces with Information Systems to ensure the continuous development and enhancement of the forecast process, designing new reporting requirements and troubleshooting existing reports. 

  • Performs other related duties as assigned. 

 

Minimum Qualifications: 

Education: 

Requires a four year college or university degree or equivalent work experience. 

Certification: 

APICS, IBF, or other supply chain certification preferred. 

Experience: 

Requires two to five years experience in forecasting, analysis, reporting, sales finance, or statistics 

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities: 

  • Thorough understanding of forecasting techniques/applications, insight into the financial and operational implications inherent in supply chain decision making 

  • Strong computer skills, including advanced capability in Microsoft Excel are preferred.   

  • Experience with OLAP reporting tools such as Microstrategy, Business Objects, or Microsoft Access is preferred. 

  • Strong analytical, decision making, organizational, presentation and human relations skills 

  • Detail-oriented and accurate 

  • Experience with the retail marketplace and working with Sales and Marketing is preferred.   

  • Familiarity with shipment, order, and POS data is preferred. 

  • Shows leadership and initiative 

  • Works independently 

  • CPG experience preferred 

Physical Requirements: 

General office environment, ability to sit for long periods of time.  Ability to move about an office.   

Environment:  

Must be available for occasional travel. 

Safety: 

The incumbent must be able to perform this job safely without endangering the health or safety of self or others. 

Supervisory Responsibility: 

None  

OUR OFFER

Here, career paths aren't predefined, and bureaucratic limitations don't exist -- you have the opportunity to grow, learn from industry pioneers, and develop the way you want to. Pharmavite is investing more in the development of our team -- to help us deliver on our purpose and help you achieve your career aspirations. Our environment is geared to fuel curiosity, encourage experimentation, and generate learning as this is the way we develop ourselves and our organization.

Pharmavite is committed to meeting the needs of our employees and their families with a Total Rewards package that's as comprehensive as the vitamins and supplements we deliver to consumers. With competitive compensation programs and standout benefits, we provide employees with optimal health and well-being -- as well as peace of mind. These rewards -- plus our new recognition program -- ensure employees feel supported both at work and home.

Visit Pharmavite.net/careers to learn more about our mission and discover an opportunity that's right for you. Health and wellness begins with us.

Pharmavite is an equal employment and affirmative action employer F/M/Disability/Vet/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to their protected veteran or disabled status, or any protected status. We do not discriminate in employment based on race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or any other basis covered by applicable law. All employment is decided based on qualifications, merit, and business need.

Disclaimer

The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications of employees assigned to this job.

Where permitted by applicable law, as of December 1, 2021 all candidates must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by date of hire to be considered for all US-based jobs if not already employed by Pharmavite. Proof of vaccination will be required at hire. Pharmavite provides reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals who are employees or applicants for employment, in accordance with applicable law. For Alabama: vaxexemption.alabama.gov/Data/OrginalForm.pdf

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