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Sr. Demand/Production Planner

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Company: SCM Talent Group
Contract: PERM
Location: Seattle Area, WA, United States

The Senior Production/Demand Planner will be a critical role as we work towards improving our planning capabilities. We are in a state of exciting change and looking for someone who thrives in that environment. A successful person in this role will be able to maintain or increase forecast accuracy along with improving the tools and processes. 

They will be responsible for forecasting all products for the company's consumer products division. The Senior Production/Demand Planner creates and maintains the forecast model(s), incorporating input from sales, marketing, finance, customers, and syndicated data. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities (other duties may be assigned): 

• Partner with sales and marketing teams to understand what drives demand, translate that to a good forecast, and communicate it to the production planning team, et al.

• Responsible for the forecast at a customer, plant, and warehouse level.

• Lead demand review meetings as part of the S&OP process.

• Work closely with planning, sales, and operations teams to execute the forecast.

• Develop trust within the organization by understanding the business, being a team player, and following up.

• Partner with trade team to better understand the company's trade spend and how it affects the forecast.

• Maintain agreed upon forecast error/accuracy rates. 


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: 

• Strong knowledge of time-series modeling and analysis; decomposing into trend/seasonal/irregular components.

• Able to drill down into the forecast identifying variability and working with the greater team to improve it. 

• Ability to aggregate or disaggregate data at the level appropriate for your audience.

• Comfortable with multiple forecasting methods (moving averages, exponential smoothing, etc.).

• Knowledge of standard forecast accuracy metrics including: MPE, MAPE, MAD, bias, and tracking signal.

• Able to develop relationships with immediate and extended teams.

• Effective oral and written communication skills.

• Ability to travel up to 10%.








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