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Planning Manager

(Confidential)

Job Description

The   Planning Manager s responsible for all forecasting activities associated with customers and products. The Demand Planner creates and maintains forecast models for their customers, incorporating business intelligence and forecast information gathered from sales, marketing, finance, retailer replenishment analysts, and other sources 
.

The  Planning Manager  is the integration point into the sales and commercial organization. Basic forecast modeling is the responsibility of this position. This position leads the dialogue each month for their respective customers and products with key counterparts in Sales and Marketing.


Basic responsibilities:

  • Develop demand forecasts (operational forecasts) at multiple levels of aggregation for multiple time horizons as part of a demand planning function.
  • Review historical sales trends, research demand drivers, prepare forecast data, develop statistical forecast models, and evaluate forecast results.
  • Coordinate cross-functional research activities to reconcile significant variances and refine the forecast model to reflect updated sales and marketing assumptions.
  • Interact with sales, marketing, and customer finance to understand demand forecast drivers.
  • Utilize a collaborative and consensus approach by working with Sales, Marketing and Customer Finance to obtain and ensure that current and accurate information is used for demand forecasts.
  • Use and maintain the Demand Planning software as the primary forecasting system tool.
  • Provide input to the Supply Planning organization in developing inventory strategies on existing items, new products, and product phase-outs.
  • Closely coordinate and communicate customer action plans with supply planning


Job Requirements

Key Results for the Planning Manager:

  • A customer demand forecast which incorporates current and accurate market information that allows the company to correctly predict customer demand and provide its supply chain with the appropriate information to plan how to meet that customer demand.
  • Improved relationships among planners, sales, marketing and finance, which will lead to effective knowledge sharing and an optimal consensus forecast to better guide the company.
  • Refined systems and methods to continually improve forecasts so that the company can better anticipate customer needs.
  • Execute with excellence in the area of customer replenishment and feedback to the Supply Chain group the opportunities and risks regarding customer replenishment performance metrics.

Required Education

Two to Three years of experience in Manufacturing,.
Pharmaceutical or consumer goods industry highly preferred.

Education/Training:

BA/BS college degree or its equivalent .
MBA preferred.

Licenses/Certificates:

APICS or other forecasting Certification preferred



For immediate consideration contact Cindy Hicks, Sr Recruiter at FPC of Raleigh

919-760-3010

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Location US-FL-Port Orange
Employment Type Full-Time
Pay Type Year
Pay Rate $85,000.00 - $100,000.00 /Year
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Other Compensation: great bene's , bonus and relocation available

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(Confidential)
Company:
US-FL-Port Orange
Location:
Full-Time
Employment Type:
Year
Pay Type:
$85,000.00 - $100,000.00 /Year
Pay Rate:
Store Type:

Job Description

The   Planning Manager s responsible for all forecasting activities associated with customers and products. The Demand Planner creates and maintains forecast models for their customers, incorporating business intelligence and forecast information gathered from sales, marketing, finance, retailer replenishment analysts, and other sources 
.

The  Planning Manager  is the integration point into the sales and commercial organization. Basic forecast modeling is the responsibility of this position. This position leads the dialogue each month for their respective customers and products with key counterparts in Sales and Marketing.


Basic responsibilities:

  • Develop demand forecasts (operational forecasts) at multiple levels of aggregation for multiple time horizons as part of a demand planning function.
  • Review historical sales trends, research demand drivers, prepare forecast data, develop statistical forecast models, and evaluate forecast results.
  • Coordinate cross-functional research activities to reconcile significant variances and refine the forecast model to reflect updated sales and marketing assumptions.
  • Interact with sales, marketing, and customer finance to understand demand forecast drivers.
  • Utilize a collaborative and consensus approach by working with Sales, Marketing and Customer Finance to obtain and ensure that current and accurate information is used for demand forecasts.
  • Use and maintain the Demand Planning software as the primary forecasting system tool.
  • Provide input to the Supply Planning organization in developing inventory strategies on existing items, new products, and product phase-outs.
  • Closely coordinate and communicate customer action plans with supply planning


Job Requirements

Key Results for the Planning Manager:

  • A customer demand forecast which incorporates current and accurate market information that allows the company to correctly predict customer demand and provide its supply chain with the appropriate information to plan how to meet that customer demand.
  • Improved relationships among planners, sales, marketing and finance, which will lead to effective knowledge sharing and an optimal consensus forecast to better guide the company.
  • Refined systems and methods to continually improve forecasts so that the company can better anticipate customer needs.
  • Execute with excellence in the area of customer replenishment and feedback to the Supply Chain group the opportunities and risks regarding customer replenishment performance metrics.

Required Education

Two to Three years of experience in Manufacturing,.
Pharmaceutical or consumer goods industry highly preferred.

Education/Training:

BA/BS college degree or its equivalent .
MBA preferred.

Licenses/Certificates:

APICS or other forecasting Certification preferred



For immediate consideration contact Cindy Hicks, Sr Recruiter at FPC of Raleigh

919-760-3010

[Click Here to Email Your Resumé]
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