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Post Holdings Demand Planning Manager in Minnetonka, Minnesota

Description

Position Summary:

The Demand Planning Manager is responsible for developing and maintaining a 12-month demand forecast for one of 8 th Avenue’s business units. This position will have significant interactions with Sales team members to understand current and future demand patterns as well as any planned promotional activities by the customer. There will be significant reliance on statistical analysis and other forecasting techniques which will be utilized to understand and interpret historical data and trends. This role will be responsible for developing appropriate forecasting strategies to support the business and will require an understanding of and hands-on experience using common forecasting tools and systems. This position will be expected to work cross functionally and collaboratively with other key functional teams to understand business strategies and relevant long and short-term demand implications.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Develop and maintain the annual 12-month forecast for the specified 8 th Avenue business unit

  • Develop and manage the detailed weekly forecasting processes covering a 12-week horizon at the SKU and customer level

  • Identify opportunities to minimize demand gaps and continuously improve forecast accuracy

  • Work closely with Sales leaders to identify forecast assumptions that impact demand requirements

  • Utilize historical data and statistical analysis to identify variability, patterns and trends

  • Report weekly and monthly forecast KPI’s and issues to senior leadership

  • Perform root cause analysis when results don’t meet target levels and recommend demand planning process changes that improve forecast inputs

  • Maintain critical demand information, statistical models, promotional and causal related data

  • Lead, facilitate, and/or participate in all demand planning improvement initiatives

  • Support a collaborative work environment to ensure optimal results

  • Other duties, as assigned

Education and Experience Required:

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience

  • 8+ years of experience in demand management and forecasting roles

  • Hands-on experience operating planning and forecasting processes and systems is required

  • Must be able to travel up to 20%

Preferred Education, Experience, and Skills:

Familiarity with JD Edwards ERP system and John Galt planning and forecasting software is desired.

  • A track record of success improving forecast accuracy results is a plus.

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Word, Access, and Power Point

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, including the ability to make presentations, facilitate meetings, and provide training

  • Ability to lead and influence others without direct authority.

  • Must be able to read, write and communicate in the English language.

Qualifications

Education

Required

  • Bachelors or better

Experience

Required

  • Hands-on experience operating planning and forecasting processes and systems

  • 8 years: Experience in demand management and forecasting roles

Preferred

  • A track record of success improving forecast accuracy results

  • Familiarity with JD Edwards ERP system and John Galt planning and forecasting software

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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