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Working As A Planning Director

  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships
  • Interacting With Computers
  • Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Mostly Sitting

  • Stressful

  • $117,725

    Average Salary

What Does A Planning Director Do At Stanley Black and Decker

* Search and implement new technologies, platforms and processes to improve the demand planning and S&OP; results
* Improve forecast accuracy through demand management best practices, while keeping standard processes
* Improve demand planning team leadership skills through coaching and projects.
* Coordinate the weekly and monthly demand planning activities
* Lead the monthly collaborative planning cycle outlined by the S&OP; process to achieve a consensus demand plan by working
* with Sales, Channel Marketing, and customer contacts
* Ensure that short and long term forecasts are executed
* Lead a team of 20+ demand planners and demand Managers remotely to manage the S&OP; locally in each country
* Shape the demand plans across all markets, interacting with the General Managers and Presidents of all Business units to
* influence based on market conditions and business trends

What Does A Planning Director Do At Penn National Gaming

* include the following.
* Other duties may be assigned.
* Overall responsibility for the company’s annual budgeting process.
* This includes the preparation and communication of key budget assumptions, coordination of the preparation of budget templates, communication of all budget instructions, coordination of the consolidation of the budget, and preparation of the budget presentation to the Board of Directors.
* Responsible for the preparation of the company’s consolidated quarterly forecasts from the business units for Wall Street guidance.
* Business and financial analysis of significant capital projects.
* Review of business need and rationale.
* Assist in the development and review of proforma economics supporting the project.
* Assist in the development of pro forma financial analysis of M&A candidates and review of strategic and tactical rationale for the acquisitions
* Involved in presentation of the deal to the CEO, COO, Executive Committee and the Board of Directors.
* Development of key metrics by which to measure performance of the company’s business units.
* Assist with monthly board updates and forecasts.
* Assist with external communications with the financial community as required.
* Assist in external financings as required.
* This may include equity, public debt or private debt placements as well as bank financing.
* Perform special projects for the CFO and COO as requested

What Does A Planning Director Do At Pinnacle Foods

* Lead the development and execution of the monthly demand planning process as the process leader for our Step 2 (Demand Review) process.
* Serve as the facilitator of the Executive Demand Review (EDR), leading the cross-functional team to align on the final operational and financial forecasts.
* Partner with senior business leaders to develop brand and category strategies, then translate those strategies into action.
* Partner with the supply chain organization on the successful handoff of the demand plan to supply, and provide perspective on future demand scenarios.
* Serve as one of the key members of the Marketing Leadership Team, providing insight into enterprise wide business decisions.
* Address contingency planning alternatives with Operations to address sudden changes in demand.
* Tailor inventory strategy according to BU portfolio needs and escalate major inventory/customer service/capacity issues and decisions to VP of Supply Chain.
* Manage the flow of the demand plan into supply planning to ensure consistent and formal information flows and process participation.
* Lead Business Unit key monthly S&OP meetings.
* Develop reports and monitor critical KPIs (inventory trends, forecast performance and supply issues).
* Coordinate with sales, customer service & supply planning on key customer service issues.
* Set up and manage cross-functional teams to plan for “big events”.
* Develop the associates within the demand planning organization into high performing leaders.
* Understand BU marketing assumptions and their implications for supply chain

What Does A Planning Director Do At Revlon

* Position orchestrates end-to-end Service / Inventory work-process (including reporting and PDCA) across functions, business and sites.
* Works effectively across the organization, acting as the liaison between the regional Delivery Team and sourcing sites, driving alignment and compliance to the end-to-end Supply Chain Operating Strategy, as well as directing activities related to the supply plan within S&OP (e.g.
* Supply Reviews) in order to assure targeted customer service levels, and planned working capital utilization objectives are realized (Inventory and SLOB)
* Leads continuous improvement on processes and organizational capability with support from Global functions.
* Ensures best-in-class work processes and tools, ensuring the right organizational capability is in place to achieve and sustain improvements on service, cost and cash
* Lead an effective DRP process for the region delivering right inventory/SLOB stockholding and service level, including inventory target setting, and distribution planning.
* Drive an effective Intercompany process out of the NA region, ensuring orders is fulfilled as requested.
* Lead the allocation process and communication with key stakeholders.
* While driving the right visibility to the sourcing sites, ensuring the right signal is provided.
* Ensure agreed push-pull model is executed as designed.
* Orchestrate end-to-end Service / Inventory work-process (including reporting and PDCA) across functions, business and sites.
* Drive scorecard reviews and ensure the right gap analysis & action planning is in place to correct variances
* Lead SLOB action plans and Safety Stock calculations
* Create and align the end-to-end Supply Chain Operating Strategy.
* Drive adoption.
* Lead Supply Reviews in line with Global standard.
* Represent Supply during DMR and S&OP meetings.
* Provide leadership and direction to assigned staff ensuring timely and effective performance of all duties and activities.
* Ensure right capability is in place.
* Define standards, operating procedures and policies.
* Ensure they keep updated and enforced.
* Drive implementation of best practices with support from Global functions.
* Partners with Process Owners to develop effective planning processes

What Does A Planning Director Do At Conduent

* Directs and/or manages the organization's budgeting, forecasting and financial analysis and reporting functions.
* Reviews and approves recommendations for financial planning and control, and presents relevant information to executive management.
* Monitors division, department or business unit's adherence to approved budgets.
* Develops, modifies and implements financial systems, financial operational specifications and controls, and policies and procedures.
* Manages the preparation and distribution of periodic financial statements for internal and external users.
* Ensures reports and disclosures comply with applicable governmental regulations, professional standards and organizational policies.
* All other duties as assigned

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How To Become A Planning Director

A bachelor’s degree is required for most advertising, promotions, and marketing management positions. These managers typically have work experience in advertising, marketing, promotions, or sales.


A bachelor’s degree is required for most advertising, promotions, and marketing management positions. For advertising management positions, some employers prefer a bachelor’s degree in advertising or journalism. A relevant course of study might include classes in marketing, consumer behavior, market research, sales, communication methods and technology, visual arts, art history, and photography.

Most marketing managers need a bachelor’s degree. Courses in business law, management, economics, finance, computer science, mathematics, and statistics are advantageous. For example, courses in computer science are helpful in developing an approach to maximize online traffic, by utilizing online search results, because maximizing such traffic is critical for digital advertisements and promotions. In addition, completing an internship while in school can be useful.

Work Experience in a Related Occupation

Advertising, promotional, and marketing managers typically have work experience in advertising, marketing, promotions, or sales. For example, many managers are former sales representatives; buyers or purchasing agents; or public relations specialists.

Important Qualities

Analytical skills. Advertising, promotions, and marketing managers must be able to analyze industry trends to determine the most promising strategies for their organization. 

Communication skills. Managers must be able to communicate effectively with a broad-based team made up of other managers or staff members during the advertising, promotions, and marketing process. They must also be able to communicate persuasively with the public.

Creativity. Advertising, promotions, and marketing managers must be able to generate new and imaginative ideas.

Decisionmaking skills. Managers often must choose between competing advertising and marketing strategies put forward by staff.

Interpersonal skills. These managers must deal with a range of people in different roles, both inside and outside the organization.

Organizational skills. Advertising, promotions, and marketing managers must manage their time and budget efficiently while directing and motivating staff members.

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  • Spanish

  • Japanese

  • French

  • Portuguese

  • Chinese

  • Mandarin

  • German

  • Arabic

  • Cantonese

  • Urdu

  • Italian

  • Swahili

  • Kutchi

  • Gujarati

  • Hebrew

  • Hindi

  • Russian

  • Dakota

  • Vietnamese

  • Korean

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Real Planning Director Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Group Planning Director BBDO USA LLC New York, NY Aug 18, 2014 $285,000
Financial and Planning Director Cabot Corporation Boston, MA Jan 01, 2014 $266,500
Group Planning Director Saatchi & Saatchi North America, Inc. New York, NY Aug 04, 2014 $230,000
Director of Planning and Reporting Proskauer Rose LLP New York, NY Jan 18, 2016 $227,178
Planning Director Brainjuicer, Inc. Denver, CO Jul 01, 2015 $207,000
Planning Director Brainjuicer, Inc. Denver, CO Jan 07, 2015 $207,000
Group Planning Director J. Walter Thompson USA, LLC New York, NY Aug 03, 2015 $199,000
Global Planning Director Microsoft Corporation Redmond, WA May 20, 2016 $196,000 -
Strategy and Planning Director Juniper Networks Sunnyvale, CA Feb 18, 2016 $190,000
Associate Planning Director Crispin Porter &Amp; Bogusky, LLC Boulder, CO Jun 01, 2014 $185,000
Director, Family Planning Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Seattle, WA Jun 24, 2013 $182,017 -
Director, Product Planning Motorola Solutions, Inc. Holtsville, NY Jul 21, 2014 $180,024 -
Group Planning Director TBWA Worldwide Inc. New York, NY Dec 21, 2015 $180,000 -
Associate Planning Director BBDO USA LLC New York, NY Feb 02, 2015 $180,000
Network Planning Director Lan Cargo S.A. Miami, FL May 20, 2013 $161,000
Planning Director Burnsgroupnyc, LLC New York, NY Jul 01, 2015 $160,000 -
Director, Planning Reddy Ice Corporation Dallas, TX May 25, 2015 $155,000
Associate Account Planning Director Lopez Negrete Communications, Inc. Houston, TX Nov 23, 2016 $153,000
Planning Director R/Ga Media Group Inc. New York, NY Sep 01, 2015 $150,000 -
Associate Account Planning Director Lopez Negrete Communications, Inc. Houston, TX Jun 15, 2014 $150,000
Director of International Medical Equipment Planning Strategic Hospital Resources Atlanta, GA May 08, 2015 $150,000
Director of International Medical Equipment Planning Strategic Hospital Resources Atlanta, GA May 30, 2015 $150,000
Director of Television Planning Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. Beverly Hills, CA May 07, 2016 $134,000
Market Strategy & Planning Director Cummins Inc. Columbus, IN Oct 31, 2016 $130,853 -
Integrated Planning Director J. Walter Thompson U.S.A. LLC New York, NY Jun 30, 2014 $130,000
Planning Director SCPF America, LLC New York, NY Sep 23, 2013 $130,000
Refinery Planning & Economics Director Lima Refining Company Lima, OH Dec 02, 2016 $130,000 -
Planning Director SCPF America, LLC Miami Beach, FL Sep 23, 2013 $130,000
Logistics and Planning Director Aquafil USA Inc. Cartersville, GA Aug 14, 2015 $129,412

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Top Skills for A Planning Director


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Top Planning Director Skills

  1. Financial Analysis
  2. Strategic Direction
  3. Procedures
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Performed financial analysis and evaluated existing and proposed program cost/benefits and return on investment.
  • Set strategic direction for Demand Planning applications and modeling.
  • Developed evaluation policies and procedures for the Health Trust's grant proposals and provided technical assistance to grantees.
  • Spearheaded transition from engineering culture to consumer research based product development.
  • Coordinated policy and systems planning.

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