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Demand Planner

San Leandro, CA 94577

Posted: 12/21/2022 Employment Type: Permanent Job Category: Planning Job Number: NJ494041220

Job Description

Position:  Demand Planner
San Leandro, CA
Demand Planner
We are seeking an engaging Demand Planner that can understand our customer forecast and transform it into a Demand Plan that feeds our Sales and Operations Planning Process.  You love working with people and you are CRAZY about analytics.  You come to us with the ability to compile and analyze large sets of data with an eye for detail.  Your plan guides the finance and supply chain processes and provides key inputs for the near-term planning cycle and the next 5 years.  As our business continues to grow, you are someone who eagerly embraces the unknown and finds solutions to new and unfamiliar challenges.           
Do you have what it takes to help us infuse flavor across the world, one accurate forecast at a time?
SUCCESS FACTORS (First 12-18 months)
  • S&OP Process:  You championed the S&OP process at Torani with passion and gusto.  As the S&OP expert of your team, you methodically enhanced the new process and created continuous improvement.  You worked through the process to keep the demand plan current as you documented drivers and updated the forecast.  To support the S&OP process, you were a key leader with cross-functional teams to ensure a balanced forecast. 
  • Managing the business:  You worked with the team to identify risks and opportunities and then you set realistic expectations with the team.  You gained alignment with cross-functional partners to achieve world-class forecast accuracy at all the S&OP family levels.  You became the key person that updated the system and passed information to our various partners in the supply chain.          
  • Customer Base and Demand Landscape Expert:  You learned all the important facts about our customer-base and led the process of shaping demand.  When the sales team learned about new business or promotions, they called you because of your amazing partnership!  “How many customers do we have in each channel?”  “What’s the lead time for new product launches?”  Pshh…you memorized that as soon as you heard it and became a subject matter expert on your team.  In the rare case that you needed to look something up, you organized your files and ensured that the information was readily available. 
  • Scenario Planning and Analytics:  You generated multiple planning scenarios and created a picture of low, medium, and high demand.  Your assessment included statistical analysis, historical shipment trends, and demand assumptions.  You ensured the forecast was updated at the item/customer-level and then updated the forecast in our planning tool.  Once you completed your analysis, you facilitated meetings where you presented your recommendations to the team and helped them to make an informed decision.
  • Metrics and KPIs: You created and monitored monthly performance indicators, which ensured that the forecast continually improved.  You created standardized exception reports and focused on the areas of the business that needed the most attention.  In alignment with the S&OP Process, you used this information to improve the forecast by adjusinting the item, region, and customer-level forecast.   
  • Had FUN!
  • 3-5 years of experience as a demand planner
  • Experience leading and participating in S&OP meetings
  • Fluent in complex Excel formulas, VLookups, and pivot tables
  • Experience with conducting statistical analysis.
  • BA/BS or commensurate experience required
  • Experience with a large ERP (i.e. Oracle, SAP, etc.)
  • Experience planning consumable products
  • APICs or IBF certification strongly preferred
  • Fluent in verbal and written English
  • Lives in SF Bay Area or willing to relocate at own expense
  • Eligible to work in the US without sponsorship (now & in the future)

Salary Range: $92,000 - $112,000

Meet Your Recruiter

Britt Noyes

Britt has over 8 years of retail management experience. People are her passion and she has invested her time and focus on finding, developing, and supporting those in the fashion retail arena.

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