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Demand and Distribution Planner Location: Alsip, IL

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2019-05-29 13:52:56
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Demand and Distribution Planner Location: Alsip, IL
Demand Planning : Develop and execute rolling 24 month demand plan to meet organizational goals

  • Develop demand forecasts based on demand patterns and business trends.
  • Work with customers, sales team, marketing and supply chain management to improve forecast accuracy. Schedule monthly forecast meetings as required.
  • Maintain demand planning processes and systems to improve forecasting accuracy. Identify areas of improvements and recommend action plans.
  • Develop, analyze data and report KPIs and demand planning metrics, identifying risks and opportunities
  • Coordinate with supply planning team as it relates to constraints, upsides and validation of supply plan vs demand plan
  • Participate in various meetings as it related to demand planning in the IBP model

Distribution Planning: Ensure the effective management and distribution of stock

  • Proactively placing product to cut lead times for customer from order to delivery. Coordinate with logistics and warehousing team to maximize cost efficiencies.
  • DRP Data Management: Keeping system data accurate to minimize stock returns, credit notes, re-work, etc.
  • Adjustments to demand plan in Demantra to support production planners, ASCP, and DRP in Oracle.
  • Coordinate with demand planner to ensure product is supplied to correct regions to support demand plan and sales initiatives, market timing and allocations.
  • Slow Moving stock management: Raising awareness of slow moving stock amongst commercial team in order to minimize inventory holding costs.
  • Management and communication of exceptions reporting to ensure on time delivery for customer orders. i.e consumption reporting, BTO/MTO, selling
  • Demand Control: Identifies and manages issues in short term demand / supply
  • Communication of over/under selling to demand plan and facilitating resolutions
  • Proactively balancing stock cover to maximize profitability and minimize working capital costs, attend weekly production meetings
  • Compare open orders to existing inventory and future demand to identify SKU??s where Demand should be adjusted, work with appropriate Sales Manager to ensure adjustments are made.
  • Review and evaluate demand/supply synchronization on a daily basis in order to respond more quickly and proactively to potential demand/supply imbalances
  • Back up for Demand Planner
  • Customer & Sales Demand Planning Consolidation: Oversee Open Order Management
  • Partner with Demand Planner Commercial & Customer Service teams to drive monthly target achievement by converting open orders into sales by providing exception reports from ASCP
  • Work with sales on communication of allocations / supply shortages to optimize order management/shipping
  • Liaise with supply to understand and communicate production timing to ensure customer excellence on current orders, MTO, BTO etc.
  • Attend monthly demand reviews and DMR meetings to understand long term demand strategy and balance with short term requirements

What do you bring?

  • Minimum 5 years?? experience in a supply chain planning role
  • Bachelors level degree in Business, Supply Chain or related field
  • Strong analytical capability, data management and advanced excel skills.
  • Experience with ERP systems, business intelligence software.
  • Strong conflict resolutions and team development skills are required

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