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Demand Planner Manager


This role offers a very unique opportunity to be a part of the team where the vision/goal is to be the #2 brand in the meat snacks category. The company is well-funded by VC investment firms, which have the capital and commitment to create something special and tremendously successful.


The Demand Planner Manager is a mid-level professional in the Operations department of a fast-growing consumer packaged goods company with a focus on forecasting, planning, and analytics as well as managing the company’s trade deduction programs.

Essential Functions:

  • Provides projections by SKU to supply chain/operations department and tracks results.
  • Performs and publishes root cause analysis on key metrics including customer service levels, inventory levels, actual vs. scheduled production, and master schedule stability
  • Monitors inventory levels to ensure adequate supply maximizing service level as well as identify risk from excess inventory
  • Provides key analysis and direction of forecasts to maximize decision-making ability to the director
  • Conducts and provides analysis of key performance indicators (KPI) among product lines and accounts
  • Manages the purchasing process for new and active items from overseas manufacturing plants using rate of sale, door counts, seasonality, and 3-6 month production lead time, optimizing control of inventory expenditures
  • Monitors, identifies and coordinates other internal and external inventory locations to improve supply efficiency and order fill rate
  • Fosters consensus and collaboration in the planning process through working with the sales, product, marketing, and corporate planning teams
  • Manage and analyze deductions and short payments on invoices paid including promotional discounts, off-invoice discounts, scanbacks/MCBs, logistics charges, etc
  • Coordinate research with finance and sales teams to properly classify the deductions as valid or invalid and identification of responsible party.

Essential Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business (Accounting/Finance preferred) 
  • Experience in Sales Customer Management environment preferred
  • 2+ years experience in a planning role
  • Ability to forecast, analyze, and prepare statistical data and metrics
  • Ability to manage/mine data from multiple sources to create necessary reports and databases
  • Strong analytical and mathematical skills
  • Ability to extract conclusions from available data and “tell a story”
  • Expert PC skills, especially MS Excel and Access
  • Able to work independently with little supervision
  • Ability to calculate and analyze figures
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Strong oral and written skills
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and meet deadlines


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