Demand Planner in Hamilton at TreeHouse Foods

Date Posted: 1/2/2021

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Employee Type:

Full time

Location:

ON Winona

Job Type:

Supply Chain Planning

Job Posting Title:

Demand Planner

Job Description:

Position Summary:

This position provides leadership in the development and communication of the volume forecasts and associated on-going improvements within demand planning. Using SAP/APO, the planner will assess, deploy, and make on-going enhancements to support accurate volume forecasting through statistical modeling and facilitation of the S&OP consensus process. Works with other leaders in Demand Planning, Insights & Analytics, Sales, and General Management, to continuously improve demand accuracy and associated analytics to explain demand changes. Directs the work efforts through on-going reviews of available inputs, understanding business drivers, and supporting scenario development. Influences and mentors forecast analysts and other cross-functional partners to improve the overall analytical capability for TreeHouse Foods. 

Position Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the Consensus Forecast in a predominantly Private Label portfolio.
  • Aligned with assigned customers. Drives/facilitates volume consensus process across General Manager/Customer Business Development Manager portfolio.
  • Works with the General Managers and Sales counterparts to develop forecast inputs. Ensures reasonableness of inputs.
  • Translates General Managers and Sales inputs into the demand plan. Provides inputs at both consensus and lower levels, as necessary, to ensure accuracy at all levels down to SKU/Month.
  • Utilize external data and insights to add increase value to the demand plan (Retail Link, and IRI Data)
  • Focuses on understanding the business to recognize the business drivers' inputs and initiatives. Communicates key assumptions (i.e., merchandising calendar, distribution changes, pricing, risks, opportunities, etc.).
  • Conducts root causal analysis of business performance against forecast and pacing gaps.
  • Develops executive volume forecast summary, including drivers on all factors influencing the short, medium, and long term forecast horizons.
  • Build a collaborative relationship with external stakeholders to understand and provide clarity of future demand expectations.

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Bachelor or College degree in Supply Chain, Business, Finance or related field
  • 3 to 5 years of previous experience in forecasting, preferably within the food industry or other CPG-related companies
  • Experience in and exposure to S&OP processes and procedures, customer planning, and supply planning
  • Practical and demonstrated use of productivity/continuous improvement methodology in previous positions
  • Exceptional analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent communication skills - both formal and informal
  • Methodology aptitudes & leadership in areas such as forecasting, team facilitation, problem-solving, and overall solution optimization
  • Demonstrated ability to lead a cross-functional project team and appropriately manage multiple demands on time
  • Experience and or exposure in SAP (APO, IBP), BWP, Retail Link, IRI, and strong Excel skills

Education:

☒ Associate Degree/College Diploma (Canada – 3-5 years)

☒ Bachelor's Degree Required – Type: Supply Chain, Business, Finance or related field

Disability Assistance
TreeHouse Foods is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and offers opportunities to all job seekers, including those with disabilities.  If you need a reasonable accommodation to assist with your job search or application for employment, please contact us by sending an email to disability-accommodations@treehousefoods.com. In your email please include a description of the specific accommodation you are requesting and a description of the position for which you are applying.

EEO Considerations

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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