Senior Demand Planner in Oak Brook at TreeHouse Foods

Date Posted: 10/17/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Employee Type:

Full time


IL Oak Brook

Job Type:

Supply Chain Planning

Job Posting Title:

Senior Demand Planner

Job Description:

Position Summary:

This role is responsible for establishing an accurate demand plan for a rolling 12-18-month horizon. Will require use of APO demand planning to vet baseline statistical forecasts and layer in inputs from collaboration partners like Sales, Marketing, Finance, Supply and Customer teams to align on one-number demand plan. Maintain regular communication with functional teams to support established service level standards. Engage in monthly demand reviews to uncover root causes of inaccuracy and drive corrective actions through collaborators. Monitor demand plan changes and translate them to risk and opportunities. Lead and facilitate monthly S&OP process while presenting curated hot topics, KPIs and demand plan to business leadership. Opportunity to participate and/or lead cross-function projects focused on training, process/systems improvements. Willingness to mentor and train junior team members.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Focuses on learning the portfolio by partnering with Sales, Brand Managers, Supply Manager, etc.
  • Responsible for baseline forecasts in a high SKU count and predominantly private label portfolio. 
  • Lead/facilitate collaboration planning with internal and external customers and layer in their inputs into baseline forecasts. Ensure reasonableness of forecast inputs.
  • Provides forecast inputs at both consensus and lower levels, as necessary, to ensure accuracy at all levels down to SKU/Customer/Location/Month.
  • Provide demand planning perspective to facilitate execution of new product launches, promotions or service challenges
  • Investigate effectiveness of collaborative inputs using forecast value add analysis
  • Track and report key performance indicators like Accuracy, Bias and significant shipments to forecast variances.
  • Establish underlying assumptions in demand plan to highlight risks and opportunities.
  • Facilitate monthly S&OP meetings
  • Participate in training and process improvements projects
  • The duties and responsibilities described are not a comprehensive list of all tasks. Additional tasks and duties may be assigned from time to time as necessitated by business needs

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • B.S degree in Supply Chain, Statistics, Operations Research, Industrial Engineering or related field
  • 3 to 5 years of previous experience in forecasting, preferably within food industry or other CPG-related companies
  • Knowledge of SAP/APO, Logility, Oracle Demand Planning or other planning software. Experience with SAP APO preferred.
  • Experience with S&OP process, customer planning and/or supply planning
  • Demonstrated use of productivity/continuous improvement methodology in previous positions
  • Good understanding of P&L and supply chain cost structure
  • Excellent communication and executive reporting/presentation skills.
  • Demonstrated leadership in forecasting, analytics, and problem solving.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead cross-functional project team and efficiently prioritizing multiple requests
  • Experience in training and mentoring a small team


Bachelor’s Degree Required – Type: Supply Chain, Statistics, Operations Research, Industrial Engineering or related field.

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All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status.

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