Demand Planner at Danone North America in Broomfield, Colorado

Posted in Other 11 days ago.

Job Description:

About the job

This position can be located in Broomfield, Colorado or REMOTE.

The Demand Planner will provide timely and accurate forecasts as a key part of the SNOP process by brand, pack group and sales division monthly basis for other departments. They will ensure the correct use of forecast consumption models, innovation planning, and provide accurate input for the forecast alignment process in terms of Baseline forecast, Marketing event impact and Trade Events intelligence working with the Sales and Marketing teams.

*Use of syndicated data and forecasting models to build customer/brand forecasts
*Analyze and adjust forecast based on category/product trends along with changes in marketing and sales plans.
*Active leader and participation on the S&OP forecast process, responsible for building and aligning 18 month forecast by brand/product group based on sales and marketing plan input
*Align with field sales planning on forecast updates and drivers on rolling 18 month
*Development of forecasts for new product rollouts and line extensions, utilizing SAP based APO Demand Planning system (knowledge of APO system a plus) and like item performance
*Develop and analyze short term forecast and promotional volume in APO (Demand Planning Tool) utilizing POS trends, promotional plans, marketing plans, and customer inventory levels
*Maintain scorecard data to monitor and optimize forecast performance on an on-going basis.
*Analyze the short term/long term forecast vs. actual, by promotion, UPC and major customer through report development, preparation and review.
*Responsible for the accuracy of S&OP forecast brand, sales division, pack group by month
*Manage new launches from a demand planning perspective and give proactive feedback to the Demand Planning team and to the Brand and Sales team as well.
*Develop projects to improve the Demand Planning organization and efficiency.

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About you

*You will have a Bachelor's Degree preferably in Supply Chain, Engineering, or Finance
*You have 2+ years of Demand Planning experience or relevant work experience.
*You have expertise in Demand Planning software
*You preferably have SAP APO application experience
*You have experience in CPG industry with a specific emphasis on Planning or Supply Chain functions preferred
*You have superior MS Word, Excel, Access, and Power Point skills
*You have expertise using Syndicated data sources (IRI, Nielsen)
*You have superior analytical skills
*You have the ability to communicate technical and analytical concepts
*You have the ability to work independently
*You have the ability to work both on short term and long term planning
*You have experience in working with cross-functional teams
*You have presentation and communication skills

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About us

At Danone North America, you'll work with some of the best-known food and beverage brands in the world like Activia, Silk, Horizon Organic, Two Good, Oikos, evian, and Happy Family. You'll be part of a Certified B Corp , working together to make sure our brands create real benefits for people, communities, and the planet. We have 6,000+ employees across the U.S. and Canada. Come join our movement for a healthier world: One Planet. One Health BY YOU.

Danone North America doesn't just welcome what makes you unique, we value it. We're proud to be an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All hires to our team are based on qualifications, merit and business needs. We recruit, employ, train and promote regardless of race, color, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, genetic characteristic or any other protected status. Faithful to our values of openness and humanism, all of our employees share in the commitment to engage one another with dignity and respect.

The base compensation range for this position is $65K- 85K. Danone North America additionally offers a performance-based bonus and has a strong benefits package including Medical, Dental, Vision, Prescription Drug Coverage, 401k Plan, Wellness Program, Life Insurance, Tuition Reimbursement, Flexible Time Off, and Paid Parental Bonding Leave, among other benefit plan options.

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