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
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.
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
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.