• Campbell Soup Company
  • $62,245.00 -95,240.00/year*
  • Norwalk , CT
  • Advertising/Marketing/Public Relations
  • Full-Time
  • 24 Stevens St

Imagine...working for a company that knows that its people are the key to its success in the marketplace. A company in which achieving extraordinary results and having a stimulating work experience are part of the same process.

We cultivate and embrace a diverse employee population. We recognize that people with diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives fuel our growth and enrich our global culture.

We are looking for an individual who enjoys working in a fast-paced, team oriented environment, likes to be challenged, and values the opportunity to make a difference.

General Summary:

The Sr. Demand Planner creates, reviews, publishes, and refines demand forecasts across multiple hierarchies to deliver high-quality and consistently improving demand projections to ensure the right product, at the right place, at the right time. This role leads the demand steps within the Integrated Business Planning (IBP) process and drives alignment with cross-functional partners such as sales, marketing, finance, and supply chain to achieve world class forecast accuracy and bias which supports a coordinated service level and inventory strategy with supply planning. The Sr. Demand Planner has product line responsibility within the business unit that s/he supports. The duties include: working with marketing, sales, and logistics to understand the drivers of demand and forecasting implications of activities, working with the Supply and Procurement teams to support case fill and inventory objectives, as well as, to bring visibility to long term forecasts for capacity, raw material and commodity procurement, and playing a key role to develop and execute the strategic direction for objectives in improving forecast accuracy and bias.

Primary Responsibilities:

+ Leads the monthly forecasting process for several product lines within the business unit s/he supports aimed at delivering high-quality and consistently improving demand visibility to ensure the right product, at the right place, at the right time. Manages the forecasting performance review process by monitoring forecast metrics and adjusting statistical models and market intelligence accordingly. Collects market intelligence (customer events, pricing actions, competitive insights) from cross functional participants and leverages judgement to improve forecasts accordingly.

+ Leads the Demand Step of the Integrated Business Planning (IBP) process by providing process governance and by delivering monthly consensus forecasts within the business unit s/he supports and ensures compliance with common templates for key stakeholders within the IBP process. Ensures that there is a reasonable and effective plan in place to link all key sources including Supply and Finance stakeholders.

+ Coordinates the inter-functional resolution of day to day challenges related to demand and supply discrepancies and plays a leadership role in ensuring that there is effective \"lessons learned\" documentation. Ensures that significant unexpected out of stock situations are reviewed and resolved with participation from key functional areas. Ensures that action plans on key day to day exceptions situations are communicated to appropriate stakeholders.

+ Create and monitor process KPI's and diagnostics to assure continual improvement efforts

+ Initiates, leads, and implements process improvement projects to enhance efficiencies, forecast accuracy, and bias results. Owns, maintains, and enhances process documentation.

+ Coordinate statistical modeling, demand sensing and network optimization efforts to ensure solid baseline intelligence from a supply chain perspective

+ Oversees and coordinates activities pertaining to new item forecasts and seasonal allocations across key cross-functional inputs and collaborates with Supply Planners and Sales Operations to develop and execute strategies for new items and items to be transitioned or discontinued.

+ Develops and coach the talent in the Demand Planning Function

+ Maintains superior data quality by ensuring that the data sources (Sales, IT, and Financial systems) are under control and in a continuous improvement stage. Ensures that planning software interfaces and parameters maintenance have been documented and reasonable processes developed. Administers appropriate product, customer, and location hierarchy as well as other forecasting model parameters.

+ Job Complexity:

+ Develops item, location, weekly forecasts for a 24 month rolling horizon for a subset of brands using historical trends, customer intelligence, and other demand drivers which provides a signal for the broader organization.

+ Plays an \"influencer\" role to impact and steer actions of individuals that s/he has no direct authority over.

+ Interprets complex data to provide analysis, forecast perspective, and conclusions in a meaningful format.

+ Minimizes inconsistencies in information as this position works between and within numerous platforms to obtain all required information to manage the business, e.g., SAP, EPM, E4, and various reporting tools.

+ Develops disciplined processes, tools, and techniques while responding to changing needs within the business.

+ Addresses planning/forecasting related issues that are identified through accuracy reports or brought to the table by stakeholders by evaluating the problems and finding the best course of action.

+ This position is challenged with testing highly complex, new software for functionality, while still completing everyday job assignments.

+ Leads the organization to Best-in-Class IBP standards that are benchmarkable against world class companies.

The Company is committed to providing equal opportunity for employees and applicants in all aspects of the employment relationship, without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, marital status, veteran status, disability, age, religion or any other classification protected by law.

In that regard, U.S. applicants and employees are protected from discrimination based on certain categories protected by Federal law. Click here for additional information.

* The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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