Demand Planner

Job Number: 12885
Location(s): Minneapolis, MN

Overview & Responsibilities

POSITION OVERVIEW

Lead the Demand Review process for the Meals & Baking OU by working collaboratively across multiple functions to create a non-biased operational demand plan for supply chain.  Facilitate dialogue regarding risks and opportunities to cross-functional teams including operating unit senior leadership.  Continuously leverage CI tools to streamline forecasting processes, improve forecast accuracy and create supply chain efficiencies. 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Lead the Demand Review process to develop monthly volume forecasts, driving alignment to the best operational demand plan.  Collaborate with marketing, finance and sales to leverage various consumer movement, merchandising and customer insights.
  • Run the Demand Review process with an end to end look by forecasting for multiple channels.
  • Partner with logistics demand planners to develop the best item/week/location forecasts to achieve inventory targets while enabling superior customer service.
  • Contribute to new product forecasting assumptions and participate in launch meetings.
  • Partner with the cross functional business team to ensure a successful Sales and Operations process that balances supply and demand while minimizing waste. 
  • Drive continuous improvement by analyzing current processes and implementing new forecasting methodologies, tools, and techniques to reduce effort and improve results
Qualifications

REQUIRED SKILLS/EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor’s degree 
  • 3+ years related experience

PREFERRED SKILLS/EXPERIENCE

  • Experience collaborating with cross-functional business partners at all levels to improve process and drive business results
  • Experience analyzing complex data and making recommendations
  • Experience successfully developing and implementing new ideas and approaches

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Overview & Responsibilities

POSITION OVERVIEW

Lead the Demand Review process for the Meals & Baking OU by working collaboratively across multiple functions to create a non-biased operational demand plan for supply chain.  Facilitate dialogue regarding risks and opportunities to cross-functional teams including operating unit senior leadership.  Continuously leverage CI tools to streamline forecasting processes, improve forecast accuracy and create supply chain efficiencies. 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Lead the Demand Review process to develop monthly volume forecasts, driving alignment to the best operational demand plan.  Collaborate with marketing, finance and sales to leverage various consumer movement, merchandising and customer insights.
  • Run the Demand Review process with an end to end look by forecasting for multiple channels.
  • Partner with logistics demand planners to develop the best item/week/location forecasts to achieve inventory targets while enabling superior customer service.
  • Contribute to new product forecasting assumptions and participate in launch meetings.
  • Partner with the cross functional business team to ensure a successful Sales and Operations process that balances supply and demand while minimizing waste. 
  • Drive continuous improvement by analyzing current processes and implementing new forecasting methodologies, tools, and techniques to reduce effort and improve results

Qualifications

REQUIRED SKILLS/EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor’s degree 
  • 3+ years related experience

PREFERRED SKILLS/EXPERIENCE

  • Experience collaborating with cross-functional business partners at all levels to improve process and drive business results
  • Experience analyzing complex data and making recommendations
  • Experience successfully developing and implementing new ideas and approaches

#CB

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