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Demand Planner

Company Name:
Nice Pak
## Description
POSITION PURPOSE
The Demand Planner is a critical position that works closely with many functions (Business Planning, Sales, Category Marketing , Supply Planning, Commercialization, and Operations) to gather relevant data and insights to support the development of an accurate, unconstrained, shipment forecast.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND BASIC DUTIES
Lead monthly Tactical Forecast Review (TFR) meetings:
a. Develop best practices to collect, manage, and interpret data from appropriate sources for promotions, new/discontinued items, displays/special packs, and market changes.
b. Create several monthly presentations which include graphical representation of this data for review with appropriate Sales teams.
Develop and manage the statistical forecast:
a. Use Excel to generate statistical forecasts.
b. Work with supervisor and IT to develop new forecasting tools.
Measure and track forecast accuracy and bias:
a. Clear understanding of basic forecast error and bias calculations.
b. Ability to not only communicate these results to the organization but more importantly interpret them for use in improving results.
Serve as the primary liaison between forecast development and Corporate Supply Planning:
a. Timely communication of significant forecast changes.
Work closely with Business Planning team:
a. Follow guidance for annual sales targets
b. Feed monthly forecast information for upload to mainframe.
Other special projects as defined by supervisor:
a. Occasionally other priorities will arise and this position requires flexibility.
PERFORMANCE MEASUREMENTS
1. Forecast accuracy and bias.
2. On time attainment of all monthly deadlines.
3. Inventory
QUALIFICATIONS
EDUCATION/CERTIFICATION: BS (required) preferably in Supply Chain, Engineering, Mathematics or Statistics
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE: Forecasting methodology, forecasting algorithms, interpretation of IRI (and similar) data, demand planning software and Lean/Six Sigma experience a plus
EXPERIENCE REQUIRED: 2-4 years demand planning or forecasting experience
SKILLS/ABILITIES: Ability to gather and interpret multiple data inputs, advanced use of Excel/Access and reporting tools (i.e. COGNOS, Business Objects, Stratum, etc.)
WORKING CONDITIONS
NONE No hazardous or significantly unpleasant conditions.
INTENT AND FUNCTION OF JOB DESCRIPTIONS
Job descriptions assist organizations in ensuring that the hiring process is fairly administered and that qualified employees are selected. They are also essential to an effective appraisal system and related promotion, transfer, layoff, and termination decisions. Well-constructed job descriptions are an integral part of any effective compensation system.
All descriptions have been reviewed to ensure that only essential functions and basic duties have been included. Peripheral tasks, only incidentally related to each position, have been excluded. Requirements, skills, and abilities included have been determined to be the minimal standards required to successfully perform the positions. In no instance, however, should the duties, responsibilities, and requirements delineated be interpreted as all-inclusive. Additional functions and requirements may be assigned by supervisors as deemed appropriate.
In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, it is possible that requirements may be modified to reasonably accommodate disabled individuals. However, no accommodations will be made which may pose serious health or safety risks to the employee or others or which impose undue hardships on the organization.
Job descriptions are not intended as and do not create employment contracts. The organization maintains its status as an at-will employer. Employees can be terminated for any reason not prohibited by law.
Job Title: Demand Planner
State/ Province: New York
City: Orangeburg

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