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Demand Planning Manager

Upper Saddle River, NJ

Posted: 11/04/2020 Job Category: Planning Job Number: 157215

Job Description

Title of Job: Demand Planning Manager 

Company Description: Leading Producer of Small Kitchen Appliances 

Location: Upper Saddle River, NJ


  • Develop, coach, and mentor a team to support the Demand Planning and Inventory Management Functions
  • Develop, oversee, and facilitate the monthly S&OP process to optimize supply and demand flow across all categories for North America
  • Improve both top-down and bottom-up Forecast Accuracy through developing and maintaining key performance metrics at different execution levels and across different functions to identify root causes and corrective actions
  • Develop appropriate statistical modeling techniques as a key input to demand planning decisions.
  • Identify and drive scalable demand planning process improvements and system enhancements
  • Develop and manage appropriate inventory strategies supporting both local and global inventory turns targets
  • Maintain ongoing communication with all overseas factories, central planning teams, freight forwarders, carriers, and customs brokers to assure timely and accurate supply flow
  • Maintain and manage key vendor partnerships supporting the inbound flow of goods
  • Deliver rolling Demand Plan to the Central Planning function and assure the corresponding production schedules meet the Demand and Inventory plans for North America
  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent work-related experience
  • 10+ years of experience in Demand Planning, Forecasting, or Supply Chain, preferably in consumer durable goods
  • At least 5 years of management / leadership experience
  • SAP APO or other Forecasting Systems Experience
  • Experience utilizing statistical models in a business environment for decision making
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office including Excel and PowerPoint

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