• Demand Planning
  • Orangeburg, SC, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time

General Summary:

The Demand Planning position is responsible for all forecasting activities associated with customers and products. The Demand Planner creates and maintains forecast models for their customers, incorporating existing reports and forecast information gathered from sales, marketing, and finance.

The Demand Planner is the integration point into the sales and operations organization. Basic forecast modeling is the responsibility of this position. This position leads the dialogue each month for their respective customers and products with key counterparts in Sales and Marketing.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop demand forecasts (operational forecasts) for multiple time horizons as part of a demand planning function.
  • Successfully communicate forecast and inventory estimations to management.
  • Review historical sales trends, research demand drivers, prepare forecast data, develop statistical forecast models, and evaluate forecast results.
  • Coordinate cross-functional research activities to reconcile significant variances and refine the forecast model to reflect updated sales and marketing assumptions.
  • Interact with Sales, Marketing, and Finance to understand demand forecast drivers.
  • Utilize a collaborative and consensus approach by working with Sales, Marketing and Finance to obtain and ensure that current and accurate information is used for demand forecasts.
  • Use and maintain the demand planning software as the primary forecasting system tool.
  • Collaborate with team in demand management activities.
  • Coordinate with inventory team to monitor and maintain optimal inventory levels.
  • Collaborate with Supply Management group to align Demand and Supply plans.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required

  • Experience in Demand Planning
  • BA/BS college degree or its equivalent. MBA preferred
  • High degree of skill in MS Excel, and Oracle preferred.
  • APICS-CPIM certification preferred.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in statistics, forecasting and forecasting methods with an understanding of their financial and operational impacts.
  • Knowledge of Oracle Demand Planning, SAP/APO, or other software related to demand planning is preferred

Disclaimer Statement: Job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties and/or knowledge, skills, and abilities required, but a description of the job's most important elements. Nothing in this description restricts management's right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

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