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Senior Demand Planner

Trillium Talent Resource Inc

This is a Contract position in Markham, ON posted August 16, 2020.

Title: Demand Planner Location: Markham, ON Type: Full time
– Permanent Compensation: D.O.E (ranging between $45-52k) Benefits:
• Ongoing learning and development opportunities
• Group Benefits Program
• Awards for top performers and employee tenure Job Description: Create statistical forecasts:
• Gather, analyze and validate data
• Execute statistical modeling software in Oracle-Netsuite
• Review resulting statistical forecast model
• Apply error analysis techniques to improve forecasting
• Summarize/aggregate statistical forecasts Review sales plans, finance Budget Updates or Latest Estimates and demand drivers:
• Present, solicit and assess feedback on the various forecasts from sales, and finance
• Recommend adjustments for operational forecasts
• Review promotional plans with sales and marketing Achieve consensus for operational demand forecasts by facilitating a collaborative planning process with sales, marketing, and finance:
• Prepare relevant material to facilitate research and discussion Provide input to volume planning (Latest Estimates / annual process) :
• Facilitate and manage demand planning/customer meetings
• Achieve consensus with the business side and the demand chain Maintain demand planning system and software:
• Enter and modify data and ensure the correctness of product hierarchy
• Monitor trends in forecast error
• Identify relevant market-related data and competitive intelligence
• Prepare and maintain relevant reports pertaining to the demand planning process Key Results:
• A customer demand forecast which incorporates current and accurate market information that allows the company to correctly predict customer demand and provide its supply chain with the appropriate information to plan how to meet that customer demand.

• Improved relationships among planners, sales, marketing, and finance, which will lead to effective knowledge sharing and an optimal consensus forecast to better guide the company.

• Refined systems and methods to continually improve forecasts so that the company can better anticipate customer needs.

• Execute with excellence in the area of customer replenishment and feedback to the Supply Chain group the opportunities and risks regarding customer replenishment performance metrics.

• Deliver against Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to measure success based on forecast accuracy targets Promotional Forecasting
• Responsible for understanding the demand for respective categories
• Determines accurate promotional forecasting for all activities which includes allocation tables (i.e.

promo, customer-reply) for respective categories
• Manage accurate demand forecasts that incorporate current and relevant market information to predict customer demand and provide a buying team with the right information to plan to meet that demand
• Develop reports to determine priorities and areas of opportunity and confirm/communicates results; creates ad hoc reports as necessary
• Identify forecast accuracy root causes and refine the process to ensure continuous improvement of the overall process
• Supports the company’s long-term strategy and inventory reduction while maintaining high Customer Service level metrics
• Responsible to coordinate promotional activities (customers distribution, major promo) with distribution and replenishment teams
• Propose sales forecast based on observations, knowledge, and assessments; collaborate with partners to refine forecasts
• Track projections and recommend appropriate action to achieve service level metrics
• Work with Distribution to provide them with accurate information on upcoming promotions and arrival times, and total forecast shipments associated with the promotions
• Accountable for forecast accuracy Requirements:
• Bachelor’s degree in business, supply chain, or other relevant fields; MBA preferred.

• A min of 5 years’ experience in a demand planning/forecasting role.

• Licenses/Certificates
– APICS or other forecasting Certification preferred.

• In-depth knowledge of Supply chain
• Demonstrated proficiency in statistics, forecasting, and forecasting methods with an understanding of their financial and operational impacts.

• Knowledge of SAP/APO, Manugistics, Oracle Demand Planning, or other software related to demand planning is preferred.

• Analytical and Creative thinking
• Solid understanding of inventory management practices and procedures.

• Capability to multitask in a fast-paced environment.

• Presentation and facilitation skills.

Interested candidates with valid work authorization please apply to