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DEMAND FORECAST MANAGER-CPG/RETAIL

Kennewick, WA
  • Own and facilitate monthly S&OP forecast consensus process resulting in a rolling 18-month demand plans.
  • Influence Sales/Commercial to align and meet S&OP Demand.
  • Develop, promote, & maintain robust business processes as they relate to the demand planning function.
  • Collaborate with key partners in, sales, brand, CSP, and finance to obtain consistent forecast inputs.
  • Systematically identify and work to reconcile discrepancies and close gaps among inputs on an ongoing basis.
  • Align forecasts to correct forward distribution centers in support of logistics and customer requirements.
  • Ensure successful customer promotion execution through effective planning and leverage of key customer event inputs.
  • Track weekly/monthly forecast error results versus established targets and identify and report on root cause for forecast error below targets.
  • Play a lead role in the annual planning process across the S&OP planning team. Ensure linkage to monthly volume forecast as part of financial forecasting process.
  • Establish annual forecast accuracy targets.
  • Assume a lead role in the use of IBP/APO Demand Planning application.
  • Hire, train and mentor new planners. Work across peer group to lead and participate in major process improvement activities.
  • Support ongoing improvements in APO DP, SAS, and other systems.
  • Drive IBP process improvements to improve forecast error.

 

 

Job Qualifications

  • Degree preferred in Operation Planning, Statistics, Supply Chain, Finance, or related field.
  • Strong analytical and statistical skills.
  • Excellent Excel skills!
  • Demonstrated communication, collaboration, and leadership skills.
  • Preferred 5-7+ years consumer products forecasting and/or supply chain operations experience.
  • Experience in and/or exposure to S&OP processes and procedures, customer planning and/or supply planning.
  • Experience with any forecasting application or supply planning software and/or SAP, APO, SAS
  • Experience with IRI, Retail Link, and other external customer data sources.
  • Experience in leading a transformational project.
  • Strong project management skills with proven success in delivering complex projects.
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft applications
  • Strong collaboration and influence management skills as evident by cross functional alignment and delivery of initiatives

 

Good to Haves:

  • Experience in CPG or Retail S&OP/Forecasting
  • Strong communication & presentation skills
  • Lean understanding
  • Collaborative problem solving skills
Very competitive salary and benefits!
Great company to work for!
Full relocation package is available!
Don't miss out! Apply now and we'll be in touch immediately with more specific details, salary information and to answer any questions!!

This position does NOT provide sponsorship so please do NOT apply if you require sponsorship.  Thank You

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