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Top Demand Planner Skills

Below we've compiled a list of the most important skills for a Demand Planner. We ranked the top skills based on the percentage of Demand Planner resumes they appeared on. For example, 11.6% of Demand Planner resumes contained Supply Chain as a skill. Let's find out what skills a Demand Planner actually needs in order to be successful in the workplace.

The six most common skills found on Demand Planner resumes in 2020. Read below to see the full list.

1. Supply Chain

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Here's how Supply Chain is used in Demand Planner jobs:
  • Collaborated with Supply Chain on product availability timing, so were in alignment for successful promotional and new item volume execution.
  • Headed cross-functional teams, providing analysis and direction regarding supply chain feasibility, manufacturing capability, logistics, and replenishment.
  • Designed custom reports to communicate inventory stocking levels and create better transparency between the Product Management and Supply Chain departments.
  • Developed and executed supply chain strategy for limited time offerings and display ready pallets.
  • Developed planning system strategies that improved traffic signals across the supply chain organization.
  • Analyzed supply chain systematically for asset productivity, cost reductions and process efficiency.
  • Simplified, standardized and continuously improved supply chain planning and inventory reporting processes.
  • Managed new product integration into demand/supply chain planning and forecasting.
  • Presented information concerning progress to business unit and supply chain.
  • Coordinated with Supply Chain product availability and stale products.
  • Evaluated factors deprecating supply chain efficiency and expounded solutions.
  • Achieved Retail Supply Chain Certification from Accenture
  • Aligned supply chain and inside sales reporting structure and created reports that assisted in understanding our business and solutions for CST.
  • Collaborated with supply chain analysts, shared purchasing centers, strategic products group, vendors and other boundary departments as needed.
  • Received Target's Supply Chain Partner of the Year award in recognition of outstanding collaboration in fulfilling their product supply needs.
  • Worked proactively with Business Development, Sales, Demand Management and Supply Chain personnel to avoid order shortages and excess inventory.
  • Increased data integrity of bills of material by 85% as the Supply Chain lead on a Six Sigma project.
  • Served as a liaison across Supply Chain, Procurement, and Maintenance process areas as well as operations management.
  • Prepared demand forecasts for review and approval by Sales & Marketing, Supply Chain, Finance and Operations.
  • Received 2009 Silver We Love Success Award for Supply Chain Excellence -Q3 NSV challenge exceeded by $800K.

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2. Inventory Management

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Here's how Inventory Management is used in Demand Planner jobs:
  • Maximized overall inventory utilization and developed inventory management strategies.
  • Coordinated corporate production and supply planning/scheduling on materials flow monitoring, order tracking, and inventory management.
  • Analyzed account inventory data and created inventory management reports for sales team and customers supply planners.
  • Reduced cost of inventory for imported goods by introducing effective demand forecasting and inventory management practices.
  • Monitored and maintained inventory management software, i.e.
  • Identified products with upside potential as well as items with high risk and made recommendations to Sales and Inventory Management accordingly.
  • Worked collaboratively with Sales, Marketing, Finance and Supply Chain departments to manage sales trends and inventory management.
  • Partnered with Nike and buying teams regarding inventory management, store assortments, shipping and vendor issues.
  • Assisted in creation of training materials for best practices in inventory management.
  • Reviewed the weather driven demand from Planalytics to provide guidance to the SCL department for strategic inventory management at warehouses.
  • Reviewed vendors Inventory Management Agreements (IMA) and aligned materials parameters to achieve these metrics.

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3. Customer Service

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Here's how Customer Service is used in Demand Planner jobs:
  • Developed fact based inventory model to determine proper inventory allocations and Oracle safety stock settings to achieve desired customer service levels.
  • Improved forecast accuracy enabled improved customer service, reduced working capital, minimizing transportation, handling costs and ultimately reduced salvage.
  • Decreased DC inventory investment through improved management of inbound inventory and slot locations, while still maintaining customer service levels.
  • Coordinated communication between sales, customer service, manufacturing and external brokers to eliminate order cuts and inventory write-offs
  • Identified discrepancies and provided recommendations to ensure forecast accuracy, achieve inventory targets and meet customer service requirements.
  • Increased customer service satisfaction rating by approximately 12% in four years which significantly reduced customer complaints.
  • Collaborated on executable inventory levels to meet customer service level expectations while staying within working capital plans.
  • Maintained inventory at appropriate levels to ensure high customer service while meeting brand inventory targets.
  • Cooperated with Customer Service to optimize order assignment algorithm and improved DRP reports.
  • Co-Led Customer Service Optimization initiative, aimed at improving order fulfillment performance.
  • Balanced customer service levels with inventory levels.
  • Created and managed a production plan based on sales demand, forecasts, and inventory requirements to meet customer service goals.
  • Collaborated with Sales, Finance, Product Marketing, & Customer Service departments in order to achieve sales & inventory objectives.
  • Optimized forecasts meeting or exceeded customer service levels (case fill) and managed deployment for southeast region.
  • Averaged 21% annual internal revenue growth, maintained 99.1% customer service levels across my commodities.
  • Provided top of the line customer service to new and existing clients as they are on-boarded.
  • Increased customer service by 10% with inventory turns 50% greater than competitors.
  • Interfaced with customer service, merchandising, operations and suppliers to meet customer expectations.
  • Worked closely with Customer Service group and Dispatch on shipments and accounts.
  • Served as a liaison with factories, sales and customer service.

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4. OP

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Here's how OP is used in Demand Planner jobs:
  • Supported the initial project roll-out by facilitating the change management process within the sales and operations organizations through extensive field education.
  • Provided monthly performance metrics to Operations for product forecast accuracy with in-depth analysis that are below or above operation goals.
  • Managed 3 major product transitions providing improved technology, marketability and customer experience without increasing inventories or jeopardizing fill rates.
  • Developed unique key performance indicator tools within the sales department to evaluate outside sales performance and identify sales opportunity.
  • Coordinated with purchasing to control inventory of imported goods and identify the correct product mix while balancing open-to-buy budgets.
  • Conducted field research for new construction activity and communicated with local planning agencies and developers for planned developments.
  • Developed mainframe engine inventory system to accurately reflect status of all aircraft engines being processed through maintenance department.
  • Provided field forecasters with appropriate training in developing broadband and access line forecasts using the standardized forecasting tool.
  • Assessed and evaluated new business opportunities for generic prescription medicines, while leveraging the company's product portfolio.
  • Developed forecasting variance metrics and reporting tools to improve forecast accuracy and drive change and continuous improvement.
  • Communicated with the categories specialists of each operating companies to collect market information to identify forecast accuracy.
  • Performed capacity evaluation and analysis: Identified and evaluated opportunities to optimize operational performance and increase profits.
  • Developed sales reports, activity reports, revenue forecasts, and forecasting opportunities for inventory purchases.
  • Coordinated extensively with different project stakeholders to facilitate public outreach programs in several US metropolitan areas.
  • Managed i2 software implementation by developing test scenarios, training users, and defining customer requirements.
  • Worked with manufacturing and distribution operations to ensure deployment of product to meet customer delivery dates.
  • Analyzed the accounts financial performance and developed action plans to optimize productivity and increase revenue.
  • Executed sourcing decisions to align fabrication and assembly/test support with WTBU requirements for TMG operations.
  • Developed and implemented replenishment strategies that optimized inventory and in-stock levels at store shelf.
  • Achieved and developed from implementation to production of ASN process which increased operational efficiency.

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5. Consensus

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Here's how Consensus is used in Demand Planner jobs:
  • Developed and executed consensus demand plan based on a statistical forecast model and sales input for the phosphorus derivative product business.
  • Facilitated monthly Sales and Operations Planning discussions resulting in twelve-month rolling consensus demand plans by product group for assigned categories.
  • Facilitated Demand Consensus meetings, which aligns our forecasts with customers including Amazon.com.
  • Led monthly consensus forecast process with merchandising.
  • Collaborated with Sales Directors during Monthly S&OP to generate consensus on final revenue projections to align with finance budget.
  • Coordinated and led consensus meetings with marketing and finance to determine monthly volumes and clarify and modify any forecast related issues.
  • Created Master Schedule based on consensus Sales Forecast, identified exceptions and risks, advised stakeholders how to address them.
  • Organized, implemented, and hosted monthly Consensus meetings with the Customer and Field Sales for S & OP process.
  • Standardized all forecast consensus reports by creating dashboards - reducing report preparation time from 3 days to 5 minutes.
  • Initiated weekly consensus process on new items in 2015 that helped avoid over $11M of expired product.
  • Developed and implemented Demand Consensus processes and systems - Forecast accuracy improvement of 5.9% in 2010.
  • Managed weekly Sales & Operations process, drilled down to a consensus forecast for main product families.
  • Assured reconciliation with financial trend with the goal of leading the organization to consensus of forecast.
  • Developed S&OP process with Sales and Marketing to generate unconstrained consensus sales forecast.
  • Released Final Consensus Demand Pan (FCDP) to Supply Planning using BECA BPCS.
  • Created new consensus documents that were rolled out for the ambient beverage team.
  • Led monthly consensus meetings with brand managers and finance to forecast for production.
  • Led Quarterly interlocks with Sales and Product Line Management on consensus forecast.
  • Engaged the commercial teams to arrive at a consensus demand plan.
  • Presented forecast to leadership as part of the monthly Consensus process.

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6. SKU

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Here's how SKU is used in Demand Planner jobs:
  • Facilitated demand forecast and coordinated forecasting activities of assigned SKU's (approximately 800).
  • Monitored stock keeping unit (SKU) levels and recommended rationalization initiatives.
  • Performed analysis for SKU level rationalization.
  • Designed Project Revive trackers and supported CBOM in conversion of 44 Wishbone SKU's from old bottle to new- in progress.
  • Created and implemented forecasting model to drive demand for 5000 SKU's through historical usage data and Sales department input.
  • Executed to the target quantity by communicating purchased order quantity to order management considering the lead time of SKU's.
  • Determined POS sales reports and analysis in order to recommend SKU assortment changes for chain stores based on market trends.
  • Derived weekly target quantity for SKU's to be at hub, based on product trend and contractual terms.
  • Identified 86 excessive and obsolete SKU's for rationalization initiatives which resulted in an overall savings of $250K+.
  • Reduced EOL inventory level by analyzing and categorizing the inventory based on estimates of sales potential by SKU.
  • Worked with production floor to clean up obsolete inventory resulting in an SKU reduction from 3500 to 3000.
  • Performed cycle counts for the manufacturing facility and identified variances greater than 1% at the SKU level.
  • Analyzed numerous reports to identify store/SKU combinations with a high degree of forecast error for assigned supplier lines.
  • Completed first time buy and open to buy for bringing in new SKU's and assortments.
  • Implemented new coding structures for over 3000 SKU to improve data quality for internal user.
  • Managed 900 SKU's while reporting spend analysis with diversity suppliers to track results.
  • Analyzed, created and provided the SKU level forecast for the next eighteen months.
  • Developed and maintained 24-month rolling sales and replenishment forecasts for 13,000 SKU's.
  • Developed the SKU level forecast and updated 12-month rolling forecast in SAP APO.
  • Created and maintain over 30,000 stat models in APO at the customer/SKU level.

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7. ERP

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Here's how ERP is used in Demand Planner jobs:
  • Managed and prioritized order execution, inventory, and shipments based on customer specifications and parts availability using ERP/MRP applications.
  • Generated monthly inventory, cost, and sales reports for PowerPoint presentation to management along with recommendations.
  • Maintained close communication with supply planning counterparts to ensure harmonization of supply /demand balance.
  • Led enterprise wide bi-monthly Sales Operations Review and obtained approval from executives.
  • Tested 2 ERP system upgrades most recent in 2011; transition was achieved with no notable effects on the end user.
  • Supervised Testing Team of four in Customizing Sales, Inventory & OnDemand Module of ERP Tool & Performed UAT Testing.
  • Owned all demand planning activities for enterprise laser printers, from launch through obsolescence, managing $140M in inventory.
  • Directed business process development and implementation of a Tier 1 ERP system while maintaining 99% fill rates.
  • Assisted with Requirement Analysis, User acceptance Testing & defect Tracking for ERP, SIOP/Crystal Ball software releases.
  • Tasked with reconciling the demand planning process during a corporate acquisition while implementing the SAP enterprise module.
  • Maintained accurate data in ERP item master to ensure appropriate planning for materials and shop floor capacity.
  • Led cross-functional team that automated ERP planning process to provide near real-time visibility to the stakeholders.
  • Assisted with administrative maintenance of master data required to support transitions to a new ERP system.
  • Played lead role on team that rebuilt forecasting models after implementation of new ERP system.
  • Worked with document engineering for new part numbers allocation to enterprise system input.
  • Assisted with testing, training, and implementation of a new ERP system.
  • Utilized ERP Systems to analyze supply and demand for inventory replenishment.
  • Trained operators and users in best practices of PeopleSoft ERP system.
  • Created and developed Charts & PowerPoints for sales team.
  • Utilized ERP and SAP systems for forecasting and planning.

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8. Process Improvement

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Here's how Process Improvement is used in Demand Planner jobs:
  • Developed and implemented several process improvements including more effective management of contract pricing through the use of SAP outline agreements.
  • Created a multitude of process improvements for internal and external customers
  • Developed and implemented several process improvements within the department.
  • Developed various process improvements and created best practices for the Demand Planner role.
  • Managed ad-hoc Forecasting Process Improvement team to create process controls, identify and address knowledge gaps, and develop training opportunities.
  • Collaborated with company officials to identify procedural inefficiencies and create plans of action in order to drive process improvement.

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9. Logistics

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Here's how Logistics is used in Demand Planner jobs:
  • Forged working relationships with vendors assisting with marketing campaign of new product introduction and product logistics.
  • Facilitated Process Mapping exercises in multiple business groups to optimize logistics and planning processes.
  • Helped to coordinate logistics to deliver launch product and supporting marketing materials.
  • Resolved execution issues related to order fulfillment and logistics.
  • Submitted routing to third party logistics companies for scheduling outbound collect shipments and managed collect orders until shipment instruction was received.
  • Worked with logistics, warehouse, buying, planning and merchandising teams to help refine and develop the program.
  • Led monthly Sales and Operating Process (Logistics + Sales + Marketing) meetings and review.
  • Led the coordination of logistics personnel to coordinate overseas shipping and distribution to offshore job sites.
  • Liaised between logistics, customers, and Japan plant for special shipments and air shipments.
  • Coordinated with supply, production, quality assurance and logistics departments to achieve monthly targets.
  • Substantiated 233 thousand dollars in cost savings for 2012 in Logistics through bidding and outsourcing.
  • Provided Palette projections at the DC's to Manufacturing, & Logistics/Distribution planning.
  • Led logistics processes improvement projects and cost savings initiatives within the region.
  • Addressed delivery issues in collaboration with customs, legal, and logistics.
  • Received 2008 Silver We Love Success Award for Logistics Hurricane Relief.
  • Coordinated Logistics for a company shipping 2-3 million annually.
  • Evaluated and performed analysis of Logistics processes and identified alternatives to promote systematic operational efficiencies, cost reductions, and improvements.
  • Determined quantities needed in local distribution centerand provided priorities to logistics associates to ensure optimized inventory levels and on-time shipments.

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10. Demand Forecasts

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Here's how Demand Forecasts is used in Demand Planner jobs:
  • Developed device level semiconductor demand forecasts.
  • Developed demand forecasts for packaged coffee.
  • Maintained demand forecasts by vendor, department and sub department class by overall sales trended down to the item./store level.
  • Led weekly S&OP meetings with region sales and finance teams to align the financial and demand forecasts.
  • Analyzed historical product demand patterns, trends and other business information in the development of monthly demand forecasts.
  • Obtained demand forecasts from internal worldwide customers and an OEM forecast from our external marketing team.
  • Developed and maintained demand forecasts for upwards of $160M in sales for Active Apparel Division.
  • Managed six product lines by coordinating regional demand forecasts and developing a Demand Plan.
  • Retrieved and organized sales data to formulate product sales demand forecasts and budgets.
  • Planned monthly sales demand forecasts for building product categories for 26 logistic warehouses.
  • Worked with Suppliers for demand forecasts and timely delivery.
  • Aligned demand forecasts for assigned product lines and customers with material availability, master production schedules, and expected demand.
  • Worked to develop MAPICs master production scheduling software to interface with demand forecasts.
  • Developed sales pipeline report to create demand forecasts.

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11. Product Category

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Here's how Product Category is used in Demand Planner jobs:
  • Increased forecast accuracy through analysis of product category, customer trends, and events.
  • Managed a cross functional team for a highly seasonal product category during annual business planning and pre-build.
  • Reduced forecast error in Alkaline product category by 29% over prior year.
  • Developed a process for supplying real-time product category data by using macros to auto populate daily and monthly demand versus goal.

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12. Product Development

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Here's how Product Development is used in Demand Planner jobs:
  • Collaborated with product development teams and group executive offices to plan general availability and product life cycle volumes.
  • Collaborated with Product Development on new product introductions and with Merchandising on declining items to manage product life-cycle.
  • Served as a key liaison to Finance, Marketing, Sales, Marketing and product development for the sales organization.
  • Utilized tools in SAP to manage NPD (New product development) for customers.
  • Collaborated with product development and sales team to determine new marketing strategies.
  • Worked closely with sales and product development on initial presentation and set up of new planogram items with customers.
  • Evaluated New Product Development timelines; troubleshooting of product commercialization, create time line for components for new projects.

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13. Data Analysis

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Here's how Data Analysis is used in Demand Planner jobs:
  • Conducted data extraction, logic calculation, data analysis and made recommendations at all levels of management.
  • Managed data analysis related to short-term sales goals and objectives.
  • Utilized Servigistics, Microsoft Excel - Macro and Access; Perform Data Analysis and created Process Documentation.
  • Leveraged data analysis skills with prior experience and relevant MBA coursework to resolve value chain problems.
  • Established automated custom Brio/Cognos reports for use by several organizations to gain efficiencies in data analysis and reporting.
  • Maintained and analyzed entire team's master shipment/ return history data analysis template and presented to management team quarterly basis.

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14. Demand Planning

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Here's how Demand Planning is used in Demand Planner jobs:
  • Contributed to the continuous evolution and maintenance of documentation and standard operating procedures for demand planning processes and systems.
  • Supported Corporate Demand Management initiatives and lead the global business unit demand planning process to ensure global alignment.
  • Executed the demand planning and forecasting functions by understanding and utilizing Company provided demand planning systems and tools.
  • Led business growth by participating in US Planning Transformation initiatives and implementing Demand Planning process improvements.
  • Performed Demand Planning activities including forecasting reviews, monitoring and reporting of results.
  • Re-structured International Demand Planning with focus on solving fulfillment differences for international distribution.
  • Maintained all demand planning and forecasting parameters within the corporate supply chain applications.
  • Completed demand planning analysis and made recommendation to address capacity problems.
  • Identified improvement opportunities in Demand Planning process and forecast tools.
  • Developed and documented Demand Planning and practices and procedures.
  • Monitored demand planning key performance indicators and performance metrics.
  • Developed demand planning reconciliation reports.
  • Helped to improve the tool-set, process, and culture around demand planning and help to lead change throughout the organization.
  • Created statistical forecasting techniques that automated and improved the demand planning process, reducing forecast errors by 25%.
  • Utilized Demand Planning tools including SAP, Access and Excel to incorporate historical, statistical and market intelligence information.
  • Trained new interns and military staff in managing the demand planning cycle, customer intelligence, communication and collaboration.
  • Assisted in retiring 2 older demand planning systems while training, QA testing and implementing a new system.
  • Helped to maintain and develop demand planning forecasting model to support supply chain of domestic and International Mfg.
  • Designed and implemented the Demand Planning process for the Americas region that runs on a monthly forecasting cycle.
  • Created an integrated forecasting and demand planning analysis tools using Retail Link data, Excel, and Access.

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15. Business Requirements

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Here's how Business Requirements is used in Demand Planner jobs:
  • Applied my knowledge of business requirements (both internal and external), to assess demand forecasts, and supply requirements.
  • Tested various master forecast profiles as per planners directions to bring a balance between the Business requirements and the actual SAP.
  • Reviewed the customer forecast at the plant level and adjust the forecast according to business requirements.
  • Improved CPLEX mixed integer programming optimizer solve quality for factory production scheduling by tweaking parameters to incorporate business requirements.
  • Created test scenarios needed to support business requirements based on customer defined cost and optimization profile for SNP optimizer.
  • Assisted with configuration of system based on business requirements and system capabilities to achieve optimum results.

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16. APO

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Here's how APO is used in Demand Planner jobs:
  • Maintained statistical models and parameters within APO forecasting software.
  • Maintained & updated forecast and purchase quantity information in APO database on a monthly basis across all product departments.
  • Co-led SAP APO preliminary scope definition in anticipation of implementation of the advanced planning optimizer (APO).
  • Improved forecast accuracy over 40%, within one month, by leveraging SAP APO statistical modeling.
  • Recruited as point person for the SAP APO forecasting tool design with a building blocks methodology.
  • Participated in APO system updates: version and process updates; Supply Network Planning.
  • Maintained CIF Integration models for Master and Transaction Data transfer between R/3 and APO.
  • Managed the operational forecast in SAP APO for domestic pigments and global catalysts.
  • Served as the key user for APO during the implementation of SAP.
  • Loaded forecast into APO system to be used by procurement and production.
  • Implemented SAP APO to incorporate field sales and marketing inputs.
  • Translated the demand data into SAP APO planning book.
  • Studied and championed SAP APO to improve planning process.
  • Maintained 18 month rolling forecast in SAP APO, and created planned orders in SAP AFS 6.0 for procurement.
  • Defined business process requirements of SAP APO tool for managing supply allocation.
  • Forecasted worldwide demand for over 1,500 products utilizing SAP/APO.
  • Provided and created lifecycle planning related processes in APO.

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17. Inventory Planning

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Here's how Inventory Planning is used in Demand Planner jobs:
  • Assisted in developing Inventory planning and scheduling software tools and SOP for procedures resulting in a more efficient product management.
  • Supported the Denver warehouse with inventory planning, budgeting, P&L oversight and reporting.
  • Performed demand and inventory planning for Industrial Aftermarket sales channel.
  • Managed inventory planning to ensure material was available to replenish global plans and key customer operations.
  • Teamed with inventory planning department and updated forecasts in global database.
  • Used Demand Solutions for inventory planning and replenishment.

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18. MRP

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Here's how MRP is used in Demand Planner jobs:
  • Developed Product Configuration guidelines (used in AS9100 certification audits) and scheduling requirements through extensive use of MRP output.
  • Determined if current demand justified the release of orders suggested by Rhythm i2 (the MRP II tool).
  • Created inventory projection plans based on MRP and forecasts, and set up procedures to meet targets.
  • Planned, scheduled, and supervised 33% of all Lam Research manufacturing workload using SAP MRP.
  • Utilized the DOS based MANMAN MRP system for a number of different inquiries and other activities.
  • Cooperated with MRP planners to design better tools to improve to track production inventories.
  • Participated as a lead user and trainer in MRP implementation in JD Edwards.
  • Improved MRP process to meet annual total inventory volume targets.
  • Conducted Oracle MRP system training for newly hired planning staff.
  • Validated weekly MPS and MRP output from contract manufactures.
  • Developed effective MRP system for use with the plants.
  • Streamlined MRP processes by utilizing material master data.
  • Supervised 4 professional planners Worked with Marketing/Manufacturing to implement MRP-II procedures/processes.
  • Managed the weekly MRP planning cycle, and related supplier commitments, supporting Lenovo's desktop manufacturing site in Mexico.

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19. Inventory Strategies

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Here's how Inventory Strategies is used in Demand Planner jobs:
  • Coordinated forecast requirements with suppliers and established inventory strategies with internal departments.
  • Provided input to Supply Planners developing inventory strategies relative to all products.
  • Provided input to the Supply Planning organization in developing inventory strategies on existing items, new products, and product phase-outs.
  • Designed and developed inventory strategy to achieve retailer year end inventory strategies and objectives.
  • Implemented inventory strategies to increase inventory turns and reduce excess/slow movers.
  • Analyzed market trends, distribution and sales statistics to determine monthly and annual inventory strategies for $17 million distribution center.

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21. Customer Demand

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Here's how Customer Demand is used in Demand Planner jobs:
  • Led development of production scheduling processes for agricultural products, aligning product availability with customer demand to expand market share.
  • Created the Master Production Schedule that satisfied customer demand while optimizing inventory levels and plant capacity utilization.
  • Ensured manufacturing facilities are building inventory to meet customer demand while operating at or below inventory budgets.
  • Maintained an understanding of customer demand for assigned product categories to ensure ultimate alignment with supply.
  • Identified and suggested recommendations for improvement in customer demand forecasts and on time delivery.
  • Recommended buys to support inventory objectives and meet customer demands.
  • Utilized forecasting/modeling systems to forecast customer demand.
  • Managed stock to sales ratios and applying quick supplier response to changing sales trends in alignment with key customer demand.
  • Reduced overtime labor from 4% to 1% by implementing variable lead times to respond to seasonal customer demand.
  • Contributed to the implementation of processes and systems tools to develop a customer demand driven demand-planning process.
  • Provided customer demand planning support and designed tailored ESSBASE templates for Field Sales and Demand Planners.
  • Planned inventory levels of products in line with yearly inventory goals while meeting customer demand.
  • Maintained Lean inventory levels while managing customer demand, lead times, and levels.
  • Created and maintained forecast on an ongoing basis to service mass channel customer demand.
  • Maintained demand plan to ensure cost effectiveness and to meet customer demands.
  • Helped Sales shape customer demand and provide realistic delivery dates.
  • Analyzed forecasted demand, inventory, and developed weekly supply plans that meet customer demands.

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22. Logility

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Here's how Logility is used in Demand Planner jobs:
  • Developed best practices and set up requirements to successfully implement a new Logility forecasting system.
  • Created and monitored forecast accuracy for automotive parts using Logility Value Chain solution software.
  • Involved in the deployment of the Logility Demand and Inventory planning software.
  • Headed the system conversion from ORACLE to LOGILITY and implemented the LOGILITY Demand Planning Module and trained all system users.
  • Documented the LOGILITY Demand Planning processes and procedures.
  • Monitored, analyzed and adjusted sales forecast based on historical statistical data, sales input and business trends using Logility software.

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23. Research Demand Drivers

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Here's how Research Demand Drivers is used in Demand Planner jobs:
  • Developed demand forecasts Reviewed historical sales trends, research demand drivers, and developed demand models.

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24. Inventory Targets

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Here's how Inventory Targets is used in Demand Planner jobs:
  • Established and utilized statistical models and software tools in creating forecasts and respective inventory targets.
  • Calculated inventory targets based on supply and demand variability, cycle stock, and transit quantities.
  • Managed the root causing, gap analyses, and action planning to achieve excess inventory targets.
  • Managed inventory targets (including safety stock levels) that are approved by management.
  • Maderecommended adjustments to forecast and inventory targets based on changes in demand and market trends.
  • Designed a safety stock policy for 450 A class items and implemented min/max inventory targets per item.

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25. Sales Forecasts

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Here's how Sales Forecasts is used in Demand Planner jobs:
  • Collaborated with sales to more accurately reflect futures sales and adjusted statistical sales forecasts within inventory system.
  • Analyzed trends and identified opportunities for improving the accuracy of future sales forecasts.
  • Evaluated consumer shopping and retail marketing data to develop sales forecasts
  • Generated and maintained weekly sales forecasts.
  • Collaborated with Merchant partners on item transition, markdown strategies, assortment performance and promotional sales forecasts.
  • Developed and monitored the Rolling Sales Forecasts for the products manufactured locally as well as imports.
  • Developed capacity plans from the sales forecasts for three plant locations.
  • Worked with sales and operations to develop sales forecasts.
  • Maintained monthly sales forecasts by style/color by account.
  • Provided sales forecasts and vendor purchase forecasts.
  • Generated sales forecasts using Aret Prevail system to drive production and distribution of 700K+ cases of beverages weekly.

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26. JDA

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Here's how JDA is used in Demand Planner jobs:
  • Improved forecast accuracy by 15 percentage points in the first year after implementing new forecast logic in JDA Demand.
  • Used Demand and Fulfillment systems (JDA based application), Retail Ideas, Scoreboard reporting.
  • Presented case study on collaborative business process at 2013 JDA Focus event.
  • Utilized SAP and JDA for maintaining purchase orders and forecasting activities.
  • Developed training documents for the JDA project.
  • Utilized Manugistics JDA Forecasting system in daily activities.
  • Analyzed Supply/ Demand Planning forecast draft using JDA/ Manugistics software SCPO version 7.1.
  • Involved in rollout of Manugistics JDA forecasting system.
  • Forecasted in JDA Manugistics for 30 DCs and 4 national channels for B2B side.

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27. Service Levels

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Here's how Service Levels is used in Demand Planner jobs:
  • Escalated issues that effected service levels to Division and Operations management.
  • Reduced aged inventory 90% and decreased costs 17% by optimizing production wheels and inventories while maintaining service levels.
  • Resulted in higher service levels and fewer stock outs in regional fulfillment centers.
  • Reduced field inventory levels by 30% while maintaining appropriate service levels.
  • Provided customer updates on inventory availability and service levels that affected replenishment in the product categories of personal care and foods.
  • Conducted daily correspondence with customer regarding forecasts and inventory levels as well as reporting of service levels.

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28. Market Research

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Here's how Market Research is used in Demand Planner jobs:
  • Performed market research for media products in Spain (competence & price analysis).
  • Conducted primary and secondary market research to inform key business decisions and develop brand strategy.
  • Performed market research and provided Upper Management with updates/news on events affecting the organization.

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29. Operational Forecasts

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Here's how Operational Forecasts is used in Demand Planner jobs:
  • Developed and maintained customer order forecasts (operational forecasts).
  • Recommended adjustments based on trends for operational forecasts.

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30. Product Availability

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Here's how Product Availability is used in Demand Planner jobs:
  • Negotiated changes to production schedules with manufacturing and global suppliers to ensure product availability while minimizing finished goods inventory.
  • Managed the Contract Manufacturers with respect to product availability and performance against delivery commitments through monthly consolidated performance reports.
  • Monitored external Out of Stock and provided recommendations for actions to improve product availability, overstocks and out-of-stock issues.
  • Supported US administrative and sales organization by providing product availability, managing complaints and providing alternative customer solutions.
  • Led weekly meetings with suppliers resolving product availability issues to achieve manufacturing goals.
  • Coordinated and resolved product availability issues to resolve conflicts in on-time shipments.
  • Owned the product availability and revenue plan attainment for server, wireless connectivity and cinema display product lines.
  • Maintained product availability at 99% and increased inventory turns from 5 to 8.
  • Managed data affectively to ensure product availability via accurate forecast sales methods using analytical statistical methodology.

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31. Statistical Forecasts

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Here's how Statistical Forecasts is used in Demand Planner jobs:
  • Gathered, analyzed and validated all data used in preparing statistical forecasts.
  • Analyzed and monitored marketing and statistical forecasts and revised as needed.
  • Provided statistical forecasts for both regular and seasonal products.
  • Monitored statistical forecasts to support demand plans.

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32. Multiple Levels

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Here's how Multiple Levels is used in Demand Planner jobs:
  • Developed rolling 18-month demand forecast at multiple levels of granularity and multiple time horizons.
  • Created and manage the item forecasts at multiple levels within the hierarchy.
  • Forecasted at multiple levels of aggregation for 18 month planning horizon.
  • Demonstrated experience communicating and presenting information and training to multiple levels of management throughout the organization.

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33. Production Planning

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Here's how Production Planning is used in Demand Planner jobs:
  • Collaborated with production planning team to ensure adequate capacity and suggested line rate changes when necessary.
  • Performed weekly, monthly, and yearly forecast planning and safety stock maintenance to support procurement activities and production planning.
  • Balanced demand and supply on an annual, semi-annual, and monthly basis and managed mismatches for production planning.
  • Used a variety of information and production planning systems.
  • Created production planning of cable modems nationally onsite at Cisco in SAP WMS modules.
  • Eliminated peak season backorders for Lubriderm through effective production planning.

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34. Variance Analysis

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Here's how Variance Analysis is used in Demand Planner jobs:
  • Assisted with preparing/analyzing $11 million dollar yearly operating budget for Customer Service Operations, and performed monthly budget variance analysis.
  • Prepared monthly review of variance analysis and reconciliation of promotional trade spending among 30 independent brokerage houses.
  • Prepared monthly variance analysis and presented findings to upper level management.
  • Prepared monthly revenue variance analysis for commercial & industrial customers, which was given to Accounting and Regulatory staffs.
  • Performed monthly weather adjustment of sales for use in variance analysis.

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35. Purchase Orders

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Here's how Purchase Orders is used in Demand Planner jobs:
  • Expedited delivery on existing purchase orders to resolve short-term inventory gaps.
  • Determined purchasing requirements and issued Purchase Orders to suppliers.
  • Processed purchase orders and coordinated deliveries to customers.
  • Managed purchase orders (PO), taking into account future sales goals, long-term inventory, and safety stock.
  • Coordinated tracking and followed up of purchase orders with each country to ensure the highest compliance with the monthly forecast.
  • Facilitated LEAN training and implemented Dashboards and MDI boards (Measuring Daily Improvements) to resolve late purchase orders.
  • Utilized Market Intelligence and working with Sales Team to determine monthly purchase orders and inventory receipt management.
  • Provided subject matter expertise to sales teams and to client teams on purchase orders and freight deliveries.
  • Placed monthly and as needed purchase orders for raw and material packaging based upon production plan.
  • Ensured generation of correct and timely purchase orders of $33M on a monthly basis.
  • Maintained a continuity of product by placing purchase orders making warehouse transfers.
  • Prepared purchase orders to obtain materials, tools, and equipment
  • Placed purchase orders for local wheel suppliers.
  • Maintained vendor relationships with overseas and local suppliers, monitoring pending purchase orders to update estimated time of arrival of inventory.
  • Managed the purchase orders, inventory movement and allocations for all Luxottica integrated regions.
  • Updated import purchase orders in ASI from supplier order confirmations, PSN's, Final/Air Ship Notifications.
  • Brokered obsolete / discontinued product, purchase orders to date totaling $ 83,000.
  • Resolved plant production discrepancies for vendor chargebacks, overcommitted purchase orders, Materials Resource Planning exceptions, and delivery shortages.
  • Received and processed customer purchase orders Validated raw material availability and production capacity Followed up on production schedule.

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36. Historical Data

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Here's how Historical Data is used in Demand Planner jobs:
  • Maintained an extensive historical database of broadband data used in support of baseline forecasts.
  • Analyzed material requirements for quarterly planning activities using customer forecasts and historical data.
  • Developed model forecasts based on historical data, current trends, and projections to foresee demand/capacity issues.
  • Delivered raw forecast and market input by compiling raw input, historical data and trend information.
  • Created all seasonal budgets and broke them out based on historical data.
  • Provided keyhistorical data to the forecasting team and key inventory data to various customers.
  • Improved Giorgio Armani KPIs by analyzing historical data, monitoring market trends, and cultivating solid relations with brand team.

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37. Data Integrity

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Here's how Data Integrity is used in Demand Planner jobs:
  • Optimized the forecast transfer process automating manual processes thus eliminating human error, enhancing efficiency and data integrity.
  • Ensured data integrity and controlled product demand transition of new product introductions Streamlined Processes.
  • Improved forecast data entry process to ensure data integrity.
  • Managed data integrity for all assigned finished good materials.
  • Assessed data integrity and performed root cause analysis to correct errors for more than 12 independent systems with potentially contradicting information.
  • Increased transparency, work flow efficiency, and data integrity through daily interaction with cross-functional cooperation.

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38. Competitive Intelligence

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Here's how Competitive Intelligence is used in Demand Planner jobs:
  • Assisted Sales and Marketing in developing and executing sale initiatives, customer specific pricing, and competitive intelligence for North America.

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39. POS

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Here's how POS is used in Demand Planner jobs:
  • Worked extensively with supply planners to correct shortage situations and facilitate appropriate inventory position communications to sales teams.
  • Monitored and analyze demand plan accuracy KPI to identify areas of possible improvement and provide visibility for risks/opportunities.
  • Monitored and analyze demand plan accuracy to identify areas of possible improvement and take or proposed corrective measures.
  • Analyzed catalogs' sales performance to maximize space/dollars ratio, circulation/demand, and merchandise trends and inventory position.
  • Developed repository of information that can be used to support future forecasting and risk analysis.
  • Monitored supplier production schedules, advised internal customers of anticipated problems and proposed optimal resolution.
  • Maintained optimal inventory levels to maximize customer fill rate and limit exposure to obsolescence.
  • Led cross functional team to implement engagement with external partner to disposition inventory.
  • Developed strategic launching plan and prepared proposals in coordination with local sales department.
  • Proposed a process that lowered invalid deductions.
  • Assessed aged material to determine disposition.
  • Coordinated functional teams to establish and manage different types of Average Sales Prices in the system for planning and reporting purposes.
  • Worked with the sales team and business development managers to improve accuracy of forecast both for production and inventory stocking purposes.
  • Collaborated with vendors on new item launches, display proposals, POS trends, forecasts, inventory analysis and category review.
  • Re-designed the New Hired Employee On-boarding plan and template for the Global Demand Planner position and implemented a Buddy System.
  • Improved sales forecast accuracy by 266 basis points, resulting in improved in-stock position, and better service levels.
  • Chartered the reopening of the company asset disposal process that had sat dormant for more than a year.
  • Developed POS and Inventory plan which met goals and objectives of Stanley Black & Decker and the customer.
  • Worked with our International Suppliers to coordinate Import of product to support Launch and post launch sales.
  • Identified the main drivers for success and failure and proposed initiatives and plans to minimize the impact.

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40. New Product Introduction

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Here's how New Product Introduction is used in Demand Planner jobs:
  • Provided business leadership for coordination of resources for new product introductions.
  • Monitored new product introduction and obsolete stock.
  • Managed New Product Introduction and product mix changes on a day to day basis.
  • Supported new product introductions (NPIs) and end of life (EOL) initiatives.
  • Managed new product introductions, including forming project timelines, preparing and issuing production advices, and recommending new product volume.
  • Created one consolidated usable data set that allowed forecasting and New Product Introduction development decisions.

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41. Manugistics

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Here's how Manugistics is used in Demand Planner jobs:
  • Analyzed and verified forecast anomalies from Manugistics to make recommendations to production.
  • Utilized Manugistics as primary forecasting system tool.
  • Utilized Manugistics to establish, analyze and track cycle stock, safety stock and target inventory levels for this area.
  • Managed the weekly process of uploading EAD (End Isle Display) information and Quotation report information into Manugistics.
  • Utilized Manugistics software in the planning process, also played key role in conversion over to SAP.
  • Trained three associates on the replenishment, forecasting and planning systems (SAP and Manugistics).
  • Trained new hires on OBIEE, Manugistics and Hyperion.
  • Utilized optimizer tools as Manugistics and Demantec for simulations and decision making to improve results.
  • Forecasted and maintained demand planning using Manugistics.
  • Analyzed and updated complex monthly forecasting models (Computer Unlimited, Manugistics).
  • Utilized Access, APT, DemandTec, Manugistics and Hyperion Essbase.
  • Created tracker aligning AMPs, Manugistics and Productions schedules.
  • Tracked turn and promotional AMPs and Manugistics forecasts for all Non-perishables categories- Prime focus on Spoonables and Sauce Categories.

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42. Business Units

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Here's how Business Units is used in Demand Planner jobs:
  • Led the integration of business units providing direct and managed services paper pricing strategy to meet customer requirements and revenue/profit integrity.
  • Directed responsibility for the management of forecasts for assigned brands and business units.
  • Improved forecast accuracy for multiple business units by reducing both Bias and MAPE measures year-over-year.
  • Partnered with Walmart to better understand and optimize their demand needs across business units.
  • Developed and maintained the special pack demand forecasts for multiple business units.
  • Presented forecast analytical finds to Business Units and Sales to identify revenue gaps to ensure corporate revenue consensus.
  • Identified the root causes for items in backorder, product status, provided estimated availability dates and distributed to business units.

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43. Distribution Centers

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Here's how Distribution Centers is used in Demand Planner jobs:
  • Maintained primary responsibility for scheduling transfer of product from production facilities to the distribution centers and redeployment between distribution centers.
  • Monitored Inventories levels in distribution centers to avoid products outrage.
  • Managed inventory levels in stores and Distribution Centers to meet owned inventory plan, inventory turn, and sales goals.
  • Created and tracked purchase orders, and managed inventory needs for different departments in retail stores and distribution centers nationwide.
  • Managed all iPod inventories across multiple distribution centers in China, US, and Latin America.
  • Developed inventory targets for a rolling $95M short shelf-life product at five National Distribution Centers.
  • Created monthly forecast for over one thousand items sold out of three regional distribution centers.
  • Supplied Data and guidance for reallocating resources and closing of 2 distribution centers during bankruptcy.
  • Headed up monthly consensus meetings to forecast volume for the plants and distribution centers.
  • Coordinated with Sysco and Costco Regional Distribution Centers to ensure inventory ship levels corresponded with demand.
  • Monitored and adjusted safety stocks and forecast levels at several different distribution centers.
  • Managed the daily inventory replenishment for U.S and international distribution centers.
  • Worked with other departments/stores/distribution centers to establish optimal inventory levels.
  • Managed and maintained finished goods inventory levels of $400 million at Bose distribution centers and replenishments for storefronts.

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44. Inventory Goals

low Demand
Here's how Inventory Goals is used in Demand Planner jobs:
  • Collaborated with Merchandising to form actionable plans to achieve inventory goals while keeping with sales plans.
  • Reduced year- end inventory levels by $9.4 million to meet company inventory goals.
  • Identified and implemented opportunities for realignment of inventory goals on weekly basis and presented inventory improvement plans to management.
  • Aligned inventory goals and expectations with the service levels for our customer to meet business inventory maximization.
  • Communicated with management, stake holders and vendors to maintain satisfactory inventory goals.
  • Identified drivers causing top suppliers to be above and below inventory goals for the Healthcare division.

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45. Corrective Actions

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Here's how Corrective Actions is used in Demand Planner jobs:
  • Improved our forecast accuracy by providing root cause analysis on problem parts and implementing corrective actions.
  • Identified issues that will impact service level and recommended corrective actions for improvement.
  • Monitored service in all manufacturing facilities to identify any variations in the plan and communicate required corrective actions needed.
  • Devised effective, resourceful solutions, work around plans and corrective actions to prevent shortages/excesses.
  • Analyzed supply chain system performance, identified problems, and implemented corrective actions.
  • Monitored supplier performance, created development plans, and issued corrective actions.

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46. Buyers

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Here's how Buyers is used in Demand Planner jobs:
  • Worked closely with replenishment planners and buyers to stay ahead on trends, changes, and patterns within each department.
  • Communicated with GNC buyers on out of stock conditions of their products, forecast and ship rates.
  • Coordinated change order requests with Buyers and Vendors to cancel purchase orders expedite orders and make adjustments.
  • Provided other reports concerning product availability to buyers and management and established KPI's around same.
  • Worked very closely with the buyers to meet customer demand and adjust demand plan as necessary.
  • Communicated with buyers of incorporated accounts in an effort to provide a more accurate forecast.
  • Informed and assisted Buyers in materials needed and tracked progress of over 21,000 parts.
  • Created training manual with buyer procedures and trained new buyers on current PeopeSoft version.
  • Collaborated with four Buyers and Allocations teams to create 18-month operational forecasts in JDA.
  • Trained buyers on analyzing future demand and converting purchase requisitions in APO.
  • Validated MRP output and collaborated with Sourcing Buyers to procure required materials.
  • Worked closely with Unilever Sales Team and Customer's Buyers in order to execute promotion flawlessly and in a timely manner.

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47. Kpis

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Here's how Kpis is used in Demand Planner jobs:
  • Established and conducted monthly S&OP meetings using KPIs with sales, marketing and operations teams.
  • Measured KPIs and performed root-cause analysis related to forecast error, service issues, and continuous improvement.
  • Assessed US/Asian Suppliers on quality, performance and efficiency KPIs/Metrics i.e.
  • Created S&OP KPIs dashboards.
  • Simplified, updated and analyzed KPIs for case fill rates, inventory turns, forecast accuracies and forecast Bias.
  • Designed custom KPIs and planning alerts to proactively prevent stock outs.

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48. On-Time Delivery

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Here's how On-Time Delivery is used in Demand Planner jobs:
  • Monitored production orders and took necessary actions to assure on-time delivery.
  • Improved all spares orders and core support builds to 99% on-time delivery through planning awareness and expediting of missing material.
  • Achieved annual goal of 98% on-time delivery fill-rate for 3 straight years.
  • Delivered almost 100% on-time delivery of Surface production year after year.
  • Achieved 89% on-time delivery to warehouses and customers.
  • Achieved 95% on-time delivery.

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20 Most Common Skill For A Demand Planner

Supply Chain11.6%
Inventory Management7%
Customer Service4.9%
OP4.8%
Consensus4.6%
SKU3.8%
ERP3.7%
Process Improvement3.6%

Typical Skill-Sets Required For A Demand Planner

RankSkillPercentage of ResumesPercentage
1
1
Supply Chain
Supply Chain
11.6%
11.6%
2
2
Inventory Management
Inventory Management
7%
7%
3
3
Customer Service
Customer Service
4.9%
4.9%
4
4
OP
OP
4.8%
4.8%
5
5
Consensus
Consensus
4.6%
4.6%
6
6
SKU
SKU
3.8%
3.8%
7
7
ERP
ERP
3.7%
3.7%
8
8
Process Improvement
Process Improvement
3.6%
3.6%
9
9
Logistics
Logistics
3.6%
3.6%
10
10
Demand Forecasts
Demand Forecasts
3.2%
3.2%
11
11
Product Category
Product Category
2.8%
2.8%
12
12
Product Development
Product Development
2.5%
2.5%
13
13
Data Analysis
Data Analysis
2.5%
2.5%
14
14
Demand Planning
Demand Planning
2.4%
2.4%
15
15
Business Requirements
Business Requirements
2%
2%
16
16
APO
APO
2%
2%
17
17
Inventory Planning
Inventory Planning
1.6%
1.6%
18
18
MRP
MRP
1.6%
1.6%
19
19
Inventory Strategies
Inventory Strategies
1.5%
1.5%
20
20
Historical Sales Trends
Historical Sales Trends
1.5%
1.5%
21
21
Customer Demand
Customer Demand
1.5%
1.5%
22
22
Logility
Logility
1.5%
1.5%
23
23
Research Demand Drivers
Research Demand Drivers
1.4%
1.4%
24
24
Inventory Targets
Inventory Targets
1.4%
1.4%
25
25
Sales Forecasts
Sales Forecasts
1.3%
1.3%
26
26
JDA
JDA
1.3%
1.3%
27
27
Service Levels
Service Levels
1.3%
1.3%
28
28
Market Research
Market Research
1.3%
1.3%
29
29
Operational Forecasts
Operational Forecasts
1.2%
1.2%
30
30
Product Availability
Product Availability
1.1%
1.1%
31
31
Statistical Forecasts
Statistical Forecasts
1.1%
1.1%
32
32
Multiple Levels
Multiple Levels
1%
1%
33
33
Production Planning
Production Planning
1%
1%
34
34
Variance Analysis
Variance Analysis
1%
1%
35
35
Purchase Orders
Purchase Orders
1%
1%
36
36
Historical Data
Historical Data
1%
1%
37
37
Data Integrity
Data Integrity
0.9%
0.9%
38
38
Competitive Intelligence
Competitive Intelligence
0.9%
0.9%
39
39
POS
POS
0.9%
0.9%
40
40
New Product Introduction
New Product Introduction
0.9%
0.9%
41
41
Manugistics
Manugistics
0.9%
0.9%
42
42
Business Units
Business Units
0.8%
0.8%
43
43
Distribution Centers
Distribution Centers
0.7%
0.7%
44
44
Inventory Goals
Inventory Goals
0.7%
0.7%
45
45
Corrective Actions
Corrective Actions
0.7%
0.7%
46
46
Buyers
Buyers
0.7%
0.7%
47
47
Kpis
Kpis
0.7%
0.7%
48
48
On-Time Delivery
On-Time Delivery
0.6%
0.6%

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