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Manager, Demand Planning

Country : USA

County : Anoka County


Category : Logistics

Contract type : Permanent

Availability : Full time

Job description

The role of a Demand Planning Manager is to support the
process of managing demand signals for products to effectively drive the Supply
Chain as well as provide an accurate demand plan to guide the gross sales
(shipment) plan. The Manager will partner
with the Demand Planning Director and Executive Director in the creation and
management of the operational demand plan for Aveda by SKU / market / channel / DC / key account in the SAP
Advanced Planning Optimizer (APO) System. The Manager will also play a
role in the Sales Inventory and Operations Planning (SIOP) process by supporting
the General Manager(s) in partnering across the Supply Planning, Sales,
Marketing, Finance & Global Teams to ensure alignment in strategy between
the demand, supply and financial plans.
Job Description:
- Maintain SKU level market /
channel / DC / key account forecasts in the forecasting platform as part
of a monthly cycle (APO currently transitioning to o9 platform in fall).
- Communicate ongoing forecast
changes to stakeholders in the Supply Chain, Sales, Marketing and Finance
- Prepare various reports - KPIs
(key performance indicators) as well as diagnostic measures to analyze and
recommend courses of action for the operational forecast in SAP APO.
- Lead in the creation of new
product forecasts and their contribution to the product categories.
- Monitor and manage new
launch codes from creation in SAP APO through to shipment & thru
- Assess actual
product performance
in comparison to plan to determine variances and relay findings; for
ongoing items make recommendations based on findings for forward
forecast revisions.
- Assess new launch
influence on existing products or categories for cannibalization
or growth in complementary product areas.
- Share relevant new launch insights
and learnings with brand stakeholders for continuous improvement of new
launch & base forecasts.
- Prepare, maintain and
publish new launch performance reports to monitor and assess performance
and trend.
- Assure required maintenance
of codes in SAP, including code mapping, discontinuation, product life
cycle status and strategic indicator.
- Provide Brand or Affiliate
ad-hoc reports to assist Global Planning, Finance, Supply or Sales in
ongoing management of their business areas.
- Assist as needed to support
Demand Reviews, Consensus meetings and Brand SIOP meetings.
- 3+ years of experience within Demand
Planning, Sales Planning or Supply Chain required with Haircare, Cosmetic or Consumer
Packaged Goods industry experience preferred
- Strong excel & analytical skills
required, SAP APO experience a plus
- Basic knowledge of Sales Strategy and Brand
positioning preferred
- Bachelor's Degree required.
Job: Supply Chain - Corporate
Primary Location: Americas-US-MN-Blaine
Job Type: Standard
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: 1st (Day) Shift
Job Number: 206859
We are an equal opportunity employer. Minorities, women, veterans, and
individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. It is Company's policy not
to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of
race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, age,
sex or gender (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions),
gender identity or gender expression (including transgender status), sexual orientation,
marital status, military service and veteran status, physical or mental disability,
protected medical condition as defined by applicable state or local law, genetic information,
or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws and ordinances.
The Company will endeavor to provide a reasonable accommodation consistent with the law to
otherwise qualified employees and prospective employees with a disability and to employees and
prospective employees with needs related to their religious observance or practices.
Should you wish to apply for this position or any other position with the Company and you
believe you require assistance to complete an application or participate in an interview,
please contact USApplicantAccommodations@Estee.com.
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