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Demand Planner

Company: Dairy Farmers of America
Location: Kansas City
Posted on: January 17, 2020

Job Description:

Execute the day-to-day demand planning operational activities and collaborate with supply planning to meet performance goals. Facilitate and drive the consensus process with cross functional groups to determine an accurate forecast of expected shipments. Develop and maintain item, customer, and distribution center forecast for further planning by the supply planner and supply chain, finance, and marketing teams.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

* Proactively partner with other functional leaders to develop optimal plans to support and evolve the business, including weekly executional reviews

* Collaborate with sales, marketing, optimization, and finance to understand known demand trends related to marketing programs, new product introductions, pricing changes and other events that impact demand. Lead the monthly consensus process based on the information gathered and develop a statistical based forecast (24 months) to meet service and inventory goals. Track monthly forecast errors to identify contributing factors and adjust the necessary items. Provide product group and item mix analysis and provide insights to lead volume discussions. Track forecast consumption and shipment trends in addition to category and market dynamics. Understand supply chain implications of forecast changes. Perform planning system maintenance to eliminate exception errors and improve forecast accuracy

* Own SAP demand planning related masterdata

* Standardize planning templates across Ingredient Solutions to facilitate the monthly S&OP planning meetings with all stakeholders, implement and communicate outputs and actions

* Exhibit the values and ethics of Dairy Farmers of America through honesty, discretion, and sound judgment

* The requirements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by employee; but is not a complete list of responsibilities, duties and skills required. Other duties may be assigned as required.

Education and Experience

* Bachelor's Degree in Supply Chain or related field

* 5+ years of experience working in sales and operations planning environment

* Certification and/or Licenses -- Preferred: Six Sigma Green or Black Belt; APICS Certified Production and Inventory Management (CPIM), Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP), or Certified Fellow in Production and Inventory Management (CFPIM); and Project Management Professional (PMP)

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

* Knowledge of company computer systems and Microsoft Office Suite, especially Excel and SAP

* Knowledge of supply chain analytics, including industry standards and methodologies

* Skill in quantitative financial analysis techniques, including data manipulation

* Able to communicate clearly and effectively, both verbally and in writing

* Able to multi-task and problem solve

* Able to consider both strategic and practical implications for proposed course of action

* Able to prioritize and meet deadlines

* Able to manage multiple various projects with sense of urgency

* Able to promote a team environment

* Able to effectively analyze and interpret data

* Able to handle challenging or conflict situations with tact and professionalism

* Able to elicit cooperation from variety of sources, including upper management, plant locations, and others

* Able to work collaboratively with employees in a variety of departments and build consensus around key initiatives

* Able to perform task and duties without constant supervision

* Able to read, write, and speak English

EEO/AA/Female/Minority/Disabled/Veteran

Keywords: Dairy Farmers of America, Kansas City , Demand Planner, Other , Kansas City, Kansas

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