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Working As A Demand Planner

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  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
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  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Make Decisions

  • $112,215

    Average Salary

What Does A Demand Planner Do At Office Depot

* Responsible for analyzing inventory levels and review demand forecasting by SKU chain and SKU location using statistical-based tools to maintain assigned department or category inventory levels, increase inventory turns, maximize fill rates, and minimize lost sales for retail stores and distribution centers.
* Monitor, analyze and identify forecasting accuracy report discrepancies for automatic or manually replenished items.
* Review sales trends and implement parameters to support seasonal / transitional strategies.
* Manage vendor relationships to analyze lead times for accuracy, resolve backorders through root cause analysis and set seasonal purchasing strategy.
* Communicate and coordinate retail store and distribution center assortment changes with Merchandising, Store Planning, and field support offices.
* Provides inventory management support to ensure new or remodel stores open with correct planograms and all product is on-hand.
* Collaborates with merchant and finance team on inventory management strategies

What Does A Demand Planner Do At CVS Health

* Achieve sales, margin, in-stock and inventory targets.
* Collaborate with Buyers, Planners, and Analysts on item flows, JDA forecasts, seasonal plans and advertising schedule.
* Develop and maintain baseline forecasts using JDA Demand module.
* Develop and maintain promotional, seasonal and event forecasts using Soft Solutions.
* Monitor Forecast accuracy and resolve exceptions with high/low bias with the Goal of improvement.
* Adjust forecast to account for market intelligence.
* Works with Category and Planning leadership to understand trends, identify new products, new product and promotional strategies and evaluate impacts on demand.
* Generate appropriate aggregations of forecast data to facilitate cross-functional communication.
* Use input from the analytics team to determine appropriate forecast modelsand parameter settings.
* Work with Inventory and Category leadership to support a collaborative approach and structure.
* Partner with Finance, Logistics & the Transportation organization to identify supply chain and financial opportunities.
* Generate and analyze forecast performance reports

What Does A Demand Planner Do At Unilever

* Lead the demand planning team, demand management activities, and demand planning strategy to deliver best in class forecasting processes, metrics and behaviors
* Increase demand forecasting accuracy by removing forecast bias, utilizing robust analytics, and reviewing brand and market trends.
* Deliver forecast accuracy and bias KPI’s to meet annual targets
* Monitor performance vs. the forecast throughout the month identifying any key shifts or trends.
* Analyze forecast variation/deviation with the goal to minimize service issues and prevent the build of excess & obsolete inventory
* Support the development and implementation of new systems, processes, models, and KPI performance reporting tools
* Lead the monthly Consensus Demand Forecast meeting, delivering accurate forecasts which will be used to drive critical downstream commercial and operations business processes
* Manage the product range inclusive of product life-cycle.
* Analyze and interpret SKU effectiveness and efficiency, guide/drive SKU rationalization
* Partner with key parties to gather forecast inputs (building blocks) based on functional expertise.
* Influence and drive alignment with Marketing, Sales, Customers and Finance to create new product launch forecasts
* Merge business knowledge and expertise with statistical models to enhance the forecast while integrating input from Sales, Marketing, and other key stakeholders
* Drive best in class service through demand planning excellence, sharing ownership of company service level performance
* Participate in special projects, providing leadership as needed on cross-functional teams

What Does A Demand Planner Do At Thermo Fisher Scientific

* Forecasting and Demand Planning:
* Develop a global demand plan through a combination of sales feedback, market analysis, and statistical modeling
* Determine the impact of various sales and marketing plans, such as new product introductions, product withdrawal or obsolescence, promotions and incentives, and modify the demand plan accordingly
* Produce demand forecasts by SKU by point of distribution
* Key Account Planning support & advocate
* Ensure coordination with finance to evaluate the revenue forecast and validate against the divisional strategy.
* Planning and Inventory Systems and Data Control:
* Oversee the development, accuracy, and routine maintenance of all demand planning data within the ERP system or equivalent including forecast, inventory and DRP
* Sets high level Master Production Schedule; coordinates with Internal Stakeholders on production priorities in a constraint-impacted environment
* Initiates / proactively supports Operations Management to improve productivity, capacity utilization, resource planning, as part of continuous review of work-center Manufacturing strategy
* Participates in long term capacity assessments
* Identifies Supply Constraints
* Capacity, Resource & Material
* Supply and Demand Management:
* Lead the monthly S&OP discussions by comparing the forecasted demand to actual demand to achieve targets levels of service at the lowest possible cost
* Monitor finished goods inventory levels within applicable geographies to ensure customer satisfaction and enable a quick and flexible response to unexpected changes in either supply or demand
* Reconcile all supply, demand, and new product plans to both the detail and aggregate levels and tie to the business plan
* Identify and communicate capacity constraints by acting as liaison between sales, customer service, and plant production
* Review performance measures to drive continuous process improvement
* Determine the best way to handle volatility and risk in the supply chain, such as the impact of deviations from forecast demand, impact of changes in lead times, etc.
* Develop and coordinate plant schedules in line with projected customer demand and established lead times for ATO and MTO products
* Develop alternative solutions to proactively identify and manage excessive demand (e.g., steer demand to available supply or work with Sales to prioritize demand by customer or product in case of allocation issues

What Does A Demand Planner Do At Techtronic Industries North America, Inc.

* Review historical sales trends, research demand drivers, prepare forecast data, develop statistical forecast models, and evaluate forecast results.
* Interact with sales, marketing, and customer finance to develop a consensus and forecast event drivers across categories and customers.
* Develop complete analysis/timeline related to supply and demand for new product launches, products being phased-out, and products transferring production location.
* Develop aggregate level forecast to align cross-functional planning across the business unit.
* Use and maintain John Galt Solutions
* Atlas Planning Suite as the primary forecasting system tool.
* Provide input to the supply chain for developing inventory strategies on existing items, new products, and product transitions.
* Participate in inventory planning and strategy development (safety stock management and analysis, promotional builds, etc.), communication of risks related to inventory and supply plans.
* Maintain metrics/scorecards on KPI's, including fill rates, inventory turns, forecast accuracy, excess & obsolete inventory, and production schedule adherence.
* Other duties/projects as assigned

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How To Become A Demand Planner

A bachelor’s degree is typically required for most positions, although an associate’s degree may be sufficient for some logistician jobs. Industry certification and work experience in a related field is helpful for jobseekers.

Education

Logisticians may qualify for some positions with an associate’s degree. However, as logistics becomes increasingly complex, more companies prefer to hire workers who have at least a bachelor’s degree. Many logisticians have a bachelor’s degree in business, systems engineering, or supply chain management.

Bachelor’s degree programs often include coursework in operations and database management, and system dynamics. In addition, most programs offer courses that train students on software and technologies commonly used by logisticians, such as radio-frequency identification (RFID).

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

Although not required, certification can demonstrate professional competence and a broad knowledge of logistics. Logisticians can obtain certification through APICS or the International Society of Logistics (SOLE). To become certified, a logistician typically needs to have a certain amount of education and work experience and to pass an exam.

Work Experience in a Related Occupation

Prospective logisticians can benefit from previous work experience in a field related to logistics or business. Others gain work experience while serving in the military. Experience allows a worker to learn about products and supply chain processes. Some employers allow applicants to substitute several years of work experience for a degree.

Important Qualities

Communication skills. Logisticians need strong communication skills in order to collaborate with colleagues and do business with suppliers and customers.

Critical-thinking skills. Logisticians must develop, adjust, and carry out logistical plans. They often must find ways to reduce costs and improve efficiency.

Organizational skills. Logisticians must be able to perform several tasks at one time, keep detailed records, and simultaneously manage several projects in a fast-paced environment.

Problem-solving skills. Logisticians must handle unforeseen issues, such as delivery problems, and adjust plans as needed to resolve the issues.

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Real Demand Planner Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Supply Demand Planner Apple Inc. Cupertino, CA Mar 29, 2016 $150,000 -
$155,000
Planner Demand II Baker Hughes, Inc. Houston, TX May 26, 2015 $146,474
Supply Demand Planner Apple Inc. Cupertino, CA Apr 11, 2016 $143,000 -
$151,300
Supply Demand Planner Apple Inc. Cupertino, CA Oct 14, 2015 $135,200 -
$148,400
Supply Demand Planner Apple Inc. Cupertino, CA May 19, 2016 $130,333 -
$132,400
Supply Demand Planner Apple Inc. Cupertino, CA Oct 05, 2016 $130,000 -
$148,400
Supply Demand Planner Apple Inc. Cupertino, CA Feb 05, 2016 $130,000 -
$135,100
Supply Demand Planner Apple Inc. Cupertino, CA Jul 12, 2015 $130,000 -
$148,400
Supply Demand Planner 5 Apple Inc. Cupertino, CA Apr 23, 2015 $125,632 -
$164,900
Supply Demand Planner Apple Inc. Cupertino, CA Sep 26, 2016 $125,000 -
$145,000
Supply Demand Planner Apple Inc. Cupertino, CA Apr 22, 2016 $125,000 -
$148,400
Supply Demand Planner 4 Apple Inc. Cupertino, CA Jun 13, 2016 $125,000 -
$145,000
Supply Demand Planner Apple Inc. Cupertino, CA Mar 16, 2016 $125,000 -
$148,400
Supply Demand Planner 4 Apple Inc. Cupertino, CA Sep 19, 2016 $114,878 -
$151,300
Supply Demand Planner Apple Inc. Cupertino, CA Oct 01, 2016 $114,878 -
$151,300
Supply Demand Planner 5 Apple Inc. Cupertino, CA Nov 29, 2015 $114,878 -
$164,900
Supply Demand Planner 4 Apple Inc. Cupertino, CA Sep 26, 2016 $114,878 -
$151,300
Supply Demand Planner Apple Inc. Cupertino, CA Jan 10, 2016 $114,878 -
$151,300
Supply Demand Planner 4 Apple Inc. Cupertino, CA Aug 22, 2016 $114,878 -
$151,300
Supply Demand Planner Apple Inc. Cupertino, CA Sep 09, 2016 $114,878 -
$135,100
Supply Demand Planner 4 Apple Inc. Cupertino, CA Dec 31, 2015 $114,878 -
$148,400
Supply Demand Planner 3 Apple Inc. Cupertino, CA Mar 28, 2016 $98,238 -
$115,000
Supply Demand Planner 3 Apple Inc. Cupertino, CA Oct 23, 2015 $98,238 -
$132,400
Demand Planner II Baker Hughes Incorporated Houston, TX Dec 09, 2015 $94,159
Supply Demand Planner 3 Apple Inc. Austin, TX Jul 11, 2016 $92,352 -
$112,400
Manager, Demand Planner WWF Operating Company Broomfield, CO Apr 30, 2016 $91,500
Manager, Demand Planner WWF Operating Company F/K/A Whitewave Foods Co. Broomfield, CO Jun 06, 2016 $91,500
Supply Demand Planner Apple Inc. Austin, TX Apr 26, 2016 $89,250 -
$112,400

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Top Skills for A Demand Planner

DemandPlanningProcessSupplyChainAccurateForecastsSKUOPInventoryLevelsConsensusCustomerServiceServiceLevelProductionPlanningKPILogisticsBusinessUnitSAPAPODemandForecastsMRPERPInventoryManagementRawMaterialsBuyers

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Top Demand Planner Skills

  1. Demand Planning Process
  2. Supply Chain
  3. Accurate Forecasts
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Prepare and maintain relevant reports pertaining to demand planning process.
  • Coordinated with Supply Chain product availability and stale products.
  • Provided accurate forecasts to enable supply team to minimize production, transportation and warehousing costs.
  • Prepare analysis to support vendor SKU rationalization.
  • Enabled $12M reduction of inventory through improved forecast accuracy and sourcing optimization.

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Demand Planner Videos

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