Demand Planner

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Miscellaneous

JOB SUMMARY: The Demand Planner will be positioned in a highly visible Supply Chain role responsible for developing and executing Demand Plans through collaboration with other members of the Supply Chain, Sales, Marketing and Customer Service Support Teams. ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES : * Develops unconstrained demand forecasts at multiple levels of aggregation for multiple time horizons as part of a demand planning function * Reviews historical sales trends, research demand drivers, prepare forecast data, develop statistical forecast models, and evaluate forecast results * Assists in cross-functional research activities to reconcile significant variances and refine the forecast model to reflect updated sales and marketing assumptions * Interacts with Sales and Category Managers to understand key demand forecast drivers * Utilizes a collaborative and consensus approach by working with Sales, Category Managers, and Finance to obtain and ensure that current and accurate information is used for demand forecasts * Identifies variance between various plans and provide recommendations to mitigate risks and capitalize on opportunities * Collaboratively establish, monitor and report on Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) Deliver against KPIs, including forecast accuracy * Analyzes and improves forecast accuracy; effectively determine sources of error and implement appropriate improvement plans * Provides input to the Supply Planning department in developing inventory strategies on existing items, new products, and product phase-outs * Works with special events planning to assist in inventory planning and sales analysis * Assists with the implementation of demand planning software SKILLS & KNOWLEDGE: * Bachelor's degree in Supply Chain Management, or related field. APICS certified preferred * Must have Demand planning or Forecasting experience * 2+ years in a high volume automotive/retail goods/consumer durable goods industry * Strong analytical, problem solving skill and knowledge of modern best practice methods * Possess excellent verbal and written communication skills for a demanding and customer focused working environment * Possess the ability to work productively, efficiently & effectively with initiative and drive under tight timeline and pressure while maintaining attention to detail and quality * Possess the willingness to learn, improve and adapt * Demonstrated proficiency in statistics, forecasting and forecasting methods with an understanding of their financial and operational impacts * Knowledge of SAP/APO, Logility, Avercast, Demantra or other demand planning software solutions * Microsoft Office proficiency (including Outlook; Word; Excel and PowerPoint) WORKING CONDITIONS: * Standard office environment TAP is an Equal Opportunity Employer. EEO/AA - W/V/D/M

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