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Demand Planner II (Professional)

Location: Chattanooga, Tennessee
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Job Summary

Responsible for the 24 months operations (demand) forecast for assigned brands; driving the Supply Chain to meet Sales and Customer Service metrics. Provide commentary, metrics and documentation to support the Sales & Operations Planning process. Lead the consensus dialogue each month with counterparts from Marketing, Sales, Finance and the Supply Chain.

Role Specific Responsibilities

• Develop the 24 month operations (demand) forecast; including commentary for the gained and lost distribution, risk and opportunities, and YOY media impact
• Review historical sales trends, research demand drivers, prepare forecast data and evaluate forecast variances versus actual demand
• Monitor key forecast metrics with the objective to continuously reduce forecast error
• Coordinate cross-functional research activities to reconcile significant variances and then refine the forecast to reflect updated Sales and Marketing assumptions. Interact with Sales and Marketing to understand demand forecast drivers
• Utilize a collaborative and consensus approach by working with Sales, Marketing, Finance, Supply Chain and Customer Service to obtain and ensure that current and accurate information is used for demand inputs into the operations (demand) forecast
• Use and maintain the operations (demand) forecast in (TM1)
• Provide timely and accurate item level forecast changes to the production planners
• Liaison to Finance Department in updating the Long Range Plan (LRP) assumptions
• Continuous improvement for demand planning processes and systems

This description is representative but not inclusive of all position responsibilities. Associate may be asked from time to time to complete tasks not listed within the contents of this document, but that are relative to the goals of the business.

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