Demand Planner

Toronto, Ontario, ca
Company: Spin Master
Category: Logistics
Published on 2021-04-07 15:34:06

Job Description

: What will you work on? The Demand Planner creates and maintains forecast for their customers by incorporating business intelligence (ie. POS Data, retailer inventory), forecast information gathered from Sales/brand marketing, and data analysis tools (ie. Ladder planning). This position leads the dialogue each month for their respective customers and products with key stakeholders on the Sales team. To succeed in this role, you should be professional, highly analytical, and possess excellent communication skills.
How will you create impact?
  • Forecasts for the entire product portfolio for assigned customers.
  • Ensures successful customer promotion execution through effective planning and leverage of key customer event inputs.
  • Presents, solicits, and assess’ feedback on the various forecasts from Sales, and recommend adjustments for operational forecasts. Reviews promotional plans with Sales.
  • Provides timely forecast updates/adjustments to ensure downstream Supply Chain partners receive the right buy/production signal.
  • Systematically identifies and works to reconcile discrepancies and close gaps among inputs on a weekly ongoing basis.
  • Analyzes multiple data streams including POS/consumption data, retailer inventory, and forecast projections to identify risks and opportunities in the forecast that result in actionable changes.
  • Owns and facilitates monthly S&OP forecast consensus process for their customer resulting in a rolling 12-month demand plan.
  • Tracks forecast accuracy, bias, and fill rate at the product level and reports on root cause. Drives process improvements to improve KPI results.
  • Identifies and initiates process improvement projects both internally within the team and externally with cross-functional partners.
  • How will you fit into the team?
  • Demonstrate ability to convey messages clearly, effectively, and confidently.
  • Ability to correctly prioritize sometimes conflicting tasks.
  • Deliver reports and analysis on time, coming up with contingency plans when necessary.
  • Strong analytical skills and statistical knowledge. Understanding of multiple regression models.
  • Demonstrated communication, collaboration, and leadership skills.
  • Fluent in English written and spoken.
  • What are your skills and experience?
  • Degree in Supply Chain, Business, Finance, Statistics, Mathematics, or related field.
  • Consumer products forecasting and/or supply chain operations experience.
  • Excellent/advanced working knowledge of Excel, Analysis for Office, Power BI.
  • Experience in and/or exposure to S&OP processes and procedures, customer planning and/or supply planning.
  • Experience with any forecasting application or supply planning software and/or SAP, IBP.
  • What’s it like to work here?

    Spin Master is a fast-paced, hands-on organization that provides many great opportunities for impactful decision-making; though our challenging start-up atmosphere isn’t for everyone, we have a proven record of opportunities for future advancement and internal transfers for our passionate and results driven team.

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