Demand Planner in Hamilton at TreeHouse Foods

Date Posted: 8/29/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Employee Type:

Full time


ON Winona

Job Type:

Supply Chain Management

Job Posting Title:

Demand Planner

Job Description:

Principal Responsibilities:

In a predominantly Private Label portfolio, interface with the Customer Development Managers and Marketing on the consensus process for developing the demand plan; track forecast accuracy; ensure the reasonableness of inputs and develop strategies to improve performance.

Focuses on understanding the business to recognize the business driver (risks/opportunities), inputs, and initiatives.

Translate customer and Business Development team contribution for input into the demand plan. Ensure successful customer promotion execution through effective planning and leverage of key customer event input.

Develop and execute changes to the demand plan based on changes in demand, promotions and market trends.  Facilitate execution of new product launches, promotions and service challenges. Prepare, report, and communicate forecast performance to all stakeholders

Act as the primary liaison with the customer’s Supply Chain team and where necessary Category team. Assemble and analyze data pertinent to creating the forecast (historical sales, market trends, seasonality, promotions and inventory levels), and provide insight and recommendations to improve process internally and externally.

Work cross-functionally with Business Development, Marketing, Supply Chain, Customer Service, and Operations to ensure cross-functional alignment and meet customer fill rate objectives.

Play a lead role in the annual budget process. 

Track monthly forecast error results versus established targets and identifies and report on the root cause.

The duties and responsibility described are not a comprehensive list of all tasks.  Additional tasks and duties may be assigned from time to time as necessitated by the business.

Qualification and Requirements:

  • 3-5 years of previous experience in consumer product forecasting, preferably within the food industry or Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) related companies
  • Experience with SAP Advanced Planning and Optimizer (APO) forecasting software preferred
  • Experience with Retail Link
  • Demonstrated communication, collaboration, and leadership skills
  • Demonstrated ability to lead a cross-functional team and appropriately manage multiple demands on time.
  • Exceptional analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Practical and demonstrated use of productive/continuous improvement methodology
  • Strong Excel skills (pivot tables/amalgamating data and reports) is required
  • Experience in and/or exposure to S&OP processes and procedures
  • May require travel to customer up to 2 days per week



Minimum 3 year College degree in Supply Chain, Business, Statistic, Finance or relevant work .

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 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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