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Demand Planner

Job Type : Temp/Contract to Direct
Hours : Full Time
Required Years of Experience : 3-5 years
Required Education : • Bachelor’s Degree in Supply Chain, Business Administration or other analytical or relevant fields • 3 – 5 years of experience in demand planning/forecasting is preferred • Proficient in MS Office (Excel, PowerPoint, Word) • SAP experience a plus • APICS, Forecasting Certification, or Lean/ Six-Sigma certifications preferred (LSS)
Travel : No
Relocation : No
Industry : Other

Job Description :
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES • Advanced statistical forecast modeling • Develop demand plans at multiple levels of item and location (Domestic and International) • Collaborate with sales, marketing, sourcing, supply planning and finance to: • Ensure that current and accurate business assumptions are included • Research demand drivers and evaluate the impact on demand plan • Research and reconcile significant demand plan variances (GAP analysis) • Provide input to Supply Planning team in developing inventory strategies on items linked to their life cycle • Use and maintain Demand Planning tool parameters and assumptions • Gather, analyze and validate data • Identify root causes and drivers to improve forecasts • Facilitate collaborative planning process with stakeholders to reach consensus. • Lead demand plan review meetings with internal stakeholders as well as vendors • Prepare and maintain reports to support demand and supply planning process • Review demand drivers including sales, financial and marketing plans. • Review Stock Availability with Supply Planning • Successfully communicate forecast and inventory estimations to management • Demand plan input to monthly and annual business plan • Continually improve processes, tools and methods to improve demand plan results. • Coordinate cross-functional research activities to reconcile significant variances and refine the forecast model to reflect updated sales and marketing assumptions. • Utilize a collaborative and consensus approach by working with Sales, Marketing and Customer Finance to obtain and ensure that current and accurate information is used for demand forecasts. • Provide input to the Supply Planning organization in developing inventory strategies on existing items, new products, and product phase-outs. • Other job tasks as requested JOB TITLE: DEMAND PLANNER JOB CODE: 3194 STATUS: SALARY  EXEMPT REPORTS TO: DIRECTOR OF S&OP HR-3194 REV01  01/30/19 STANDARDS OF PERFORMANCE • Establishes priorities appropriately, demonstrating an understanding of the urgency of tasks and the impact of tasks on the department/company • Demonstrate integrity, honesty, a sense of responsibility, and loyalty in the performance of all tasks • Uses clear, concise language to provide timely and accurate written and oral communication • Sustain interpersonal relationships which encourages openness, candor and trust, both internally and outside of RSC • Provide creative solutions to complex problems. In effort to deal with the problem(s), the employee will offer various solutions on how to deal with the presenting issues • Maintain company information in a confidential manner

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Required Qualifications :
PHYSICAL AND MENTAL REQUIREMENTS • Ability to lead meetings and problem solve with an unstructured/undefined problem • Proactive self-starting team player with high communication skills • Understanding of financial and operation impacts of forecasts and uncertainty • Excellent analytical and decision-making skills • Team and people management including the ability to lead and work in teams • Act independently and originate new approaches to problems. • Maintain initiative to preserve the flow of work. • Work under stress with commitment to deadlines. • Sustain interpersonal relationships, which encourage openness, candor and trust, both internally and externally. • Complete tasks in an accurate and timely manner. • Capability to multitask in a fast-paced environment. • Maintain Company information in a confidential manner. • Capability to work in a cross-functional environment and have an in-depth knowledge of advanced mathematical and forecasting policies. WORKING ENVIRONMENT AND CONDITIONS • This position requires working in the internal and external environment • This position requires a flexible work schedule; night and/or weekends may be required
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