Newell Brands Demand Planner in Fishers, Indiana

Responsible for executing the demand planning process and coordinating the NPD process activities for the Lifoam & TT Cutlery businesses. Cross-functionally collaborates with Sales, Marketing, R&D, Customer Service and Supply Planning to construct customer / product level demand plans. Ensures the delivery of forecast accuracy, customer service and

inventory metrics.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate the S&OP process including:Scheduling Demand monthly meetings, Documenting and following up on Action Items from S&OP meetings, and Archiving all meeting data, notes, action items and presentations

  • Execute the monthly demand planning process for key demand groups

  • Develop and maintain monthly demand plans at multiple levels of disaggregation.

  • Contribute to demand planning strategies, methodologies, and the deployment of new demand planning techniques.

  • Conduct monthly sales forecast intelligence meetings with sales, marketing and varying levels of the operations organizations to review customer and marketing activity (including POS) and document forecast assumptions.

  • Deploy and train tools required to improve the demand planning process and performance results.

  • Develop scenario analyses (including statistical) on demand to meet business objectives and overlay into the consensus forecast.

  • Collaborate with sales, marketing, R&D and supply chain on all new product additions, transitions and phaseouts – Lifoam and TT Cutlery items.

  • Develop and publish key forecast accuracy metrics. Analyze data to identify potential sources of forecast error. Develop action plans to improve performance.

  • Provide input to the supply chain team to develop effective customer service and inventory strategies.

  • Ensure significant forecast adjustments are communicated to supply chain on a timely basis.

  • Update job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; participating in professional organizations such as APICS or IBF.

  • Perform other duties as management may direct.

  • Establish and maintain effective work relationships within the Department, the Company, the Corporation and the community; and maintain the professional competence, knowledge and skill necessary for the satisfactory performance of all assigned responsibilities.

Key Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business or related field

  • 3-5 years of experience in forecasting & statistical modeling

  • Experience with the Sales and Operations Planning Process

  • Strong communication, with all levels of the organization

  • Completes task with a sense of urgency

  • Good listening, teamwork, and attention to detail

  • Reliable with patience and professionalism

  • Use of Microsoft outlook and MS Office including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

Preferred Qualifications:

  • SAP/APO Experience

  • APICS certification

Physical Requirements:

  • Sitting at workstation approximately 75 percent of work time. Standing and walking approximately 25 percent of work time.

  • Must be able to travel 5-10 percent of work time.

Newell and its Business Units are Equal Opportunity Employers and comply with applicable employment laws. M/F/D/V are encouraged to apply.