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Senior Manager, Demand Planning

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Company: Michael Page
Contract: PERM
Location: Atlanta, United States

  • Global manufacturing organization
  • Excellent opportunity for career advancement

About Our Client

Global, market leading consumer products organization

Job Description

MPI does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, or based on an individual's status in any group or class protected by applicable federal, state or local law. MPI encourages applications from minorities, women, the disabled, protected veterans and all other qualified applicants.


  • Managing a team of demand planners responsible for root cause analysis and forecast optimization
  • Developing a demand-based revenue plan for comparison against annual business plans and financial forecast updates along with the collaborative processes to gain alignment
  • Developing and monitoring process metrics to drive process conformance, problem solving and improvement
  • Identifying quantified risks within the demand plan, reviewing gaps with Customer and Trade teams and developing appropriate countermeasures for resolution
  • Managing the forecasting system to deliver optimal modeling of the business and improve planner productivity by maximizing system functionality
  • Lead the demand planning process, clarify ambiguity, develop approaches to new conditions, address bias and deliver accurate, unconstrained forecasts
  • Challenge the sales and marketing assumptions when significant deviations occur between the demand-based revenue plan and the business plans
  • Provide all levels of the company with updates of forecast information, including ongoing analysis and interpretation of the data
  • Facilitate the forecast collaboration process with Customer and Channel Trade teams to provide a baseline dollar forecast for lower level forecast alignment
  • Manage demand history to realign forecasts based on item version changes, customer entity changes, etc
  • Lead content creation supporting the monthly Demand Review as part of the S&OP/IBP process including the presentation of the demand plan, its assumptions, drivers and risks
  • Incorporate guidance from the Product Management Review and new product launch materials to ensure forecasts support new product development objectives and assist in the conversion (run out) from one item to another
  • Problem solve the highest causes of error by researching error, determining root cause and driving for improvement
  • Work collaboratively with the business and IT to recommend system solutions aligned with business goals and company objectives

The Successful Applicant

  • College degree in Supply Chain Management, Engineering, Business Management or related technical field
  • Minimum 10+ years' experience which includes:
  • Current managerial responsibility of a team of 5-10
  • Advanced knowledge of statistical modeling and demand systems (e.g. SAP APO, JDA, Logility, etc.)
  • Experience across multiple aspects of the supply chain with previous roles in inventory management, manufacturing planning and/or forecasting
  • Direct interaction with customers
  • Expertise in data acquisition, spreadsheet/database development and analysis
  • Experience utilizing Lean principles and tools (Flow, Pull, Kanban, Kaizen, Value Stream Mapping, etc.).

What's on Offer

Excellent compensation package and relocation assistance if necessary


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