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The Demand Planner is a member of the Demand Planning Organization and oversees the development, maintenance, and analysis of the finished goods forecast. The Demand Planner reports to the Demand Planning Manager.
Critical contributions this role is counted on to deliver include:
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.
The Ideal Candidate
The ideal candidate is collaborative with cross functional partners, and is able to influence the outcome for the most accurate demand signal into the supply chain. You are someone who feels comfortable presenting to any level of manager. The ideal candidate is curious; you want to know why demand is changing, applying consumer behavior for the best demand forecast. You are a problem solver, driving for root cause of an issue to improve demand planning metrics, and ultimately fill rate for the company.
Critical Success Factors
You’ll be most successful in this role if you have:
Working knowledge of supply chain planning and manufacturing in order to influence an accurate demand plan for the supply chain.
Experience in problem solving, finding root cause of forecast errors, and drives for resolution to improve metrics. A bonus if you have training and working knowledge in Lean Continuous Improvement.
Analytical skills that can be used to solve a problem or situation, and be able to communicate to a variety of levels in the organization
Required Skills & Capabilities
To take on these challenges, you will need to have:
Requires a four year college or university degree or equivalent work experience.
Requires two to five years experience in forecasting, analysis, sales finance, or statics.
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.
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
CPG experience preferred
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.
Annual Pay Range$89,100.00 - $133,600.00
This represents the minimum and maximum base salary range for this role, plus annual incentive. Various elements are used to determine a candidate’s starting salary such as job experience, specific skills, and comparison to internal incumbents currently in the role. This information is provided to applicants in accordance with state and local laws.
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