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General information

All posting locations: Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

Job Function: 11 - Logistics

Department: 11 - 03 - Demand Planning

Date Published: 13-Jan-2021

Job Type: Regular

Description & Requirements

This Demand Planner role is responsible for facilitating and driving the consensus process with cross functional groups to determine an accurate forecast of expected shipments by brand.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with marketing- sales- and finance to understand marketing programs- new product introductions- pricing changes- promotions- and events to meet customer demand
  • Lead monthly consensus process based on information gained to develop a forecast to meet Supply Chain service- inventory goals- and create the monthly financial forecast.
  • Track weekly and monthly forecast error to identify contributing factors and adjust the necessary item and/or DC levels
  • Perform total brand and item mix analysis and provide insights to lead volume discussions
  • Become brand volume expert through understanding consumption and shipment trends in addition to category and industry dynamics
  • Partner with supply planning to understand supply chain implications of forecast changes
  • Perform SAP APO maintenance to eliminate exception errors and increase forecast accuracy
  • 2-year forecast by demand forecasting unit in forecasting system used for manufacturing and deployment planning Timely updates to Manager regarding sales forecast details
  • Continuous improvement to forecasting process to minimize forecast error
  • Share best practices amongst planners


  • Bachelor’s degree in Supply chain- Engineering- Business- Logistics- or related field
  • 2-4 years work or education in logistics- demand planning/forecasting- supply planning- or supply chain related areas
  • Efficiency in Excel and general knowledge of other MS Office applications required
  • Forecasting or manufacturing systems experience preferred
  • Preferred SAP experience

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