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Sr. Manager, Demand Planning


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Stamford, CT
Other/Not Classified
Job Type
Full Time
Career Level
Experienced (Non-Manager)
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Sr. Manager, Demand Planning

About the Job


Henkel´s Laundry & Home Care brands have been trusted by generations of families. To maintain the trusted quality it takes constant innovation, sound research, cutting-edge product development, smart marketing and sales. Above all, it takes people who share our passion and embrace change. What do you strive for?

Reporting to the Director, Demand Management, the Demand Planning Sr. Manager leads a team of Demand Planners responsible for the demand planning consensus forecast process for the Laundry and Home Care franchise as part of the corporate S&OP process. The primary responsibility is to create an accurate demand, ensure the right inventory for the right location at the right time with the goal of meeting financial plans, inventory targets and customer service goals. The Demand Planning Sr. Manager will also be instrumental in developing strategies, implementing directives, improving efficiencies and ensuring consistent methodologies to ensure alignment across all Laundry and Home Care franchises. The ideal candidate will have contemporary planning experience with a demonstrated track record in demand planning with a focus on lower inventories while improving service levels, ultimately driving Demand Management Process Excellence. As a working manager, the Demand Planning Manager will be responsible for generating/maintaining the forecast of select product category(s) within the Laundry and Home Care franchises. The role is also responsible for hiring, developing and managing performance of a team of Demand Planners.



What we offer

Leads the Demand Planning team in the creation and maintenance of monthly/weekly, statistical and adjusted demand plans across all Beauty product categories.
As a working Manager, develops monthly/weekly forecasts for specific product(s)/customer(s)/channel(s) as assigned.
Partners with marketing, sales and project managers to generate new product initiative forecasts and to ensure product is available and ready to support new product launches.
Leads the generation of demand side inputs of the annual planning process (KP).
Owns the demand alignment process (working with sales and marketing). Presents the S&OP forecast in the demand meeting for the assigned business unit, including an overview of key assumptions, risks and opportunities to that forecast.
Partners with business unit supply planning manager/team to assure forecasts can be translated into actionable supply chain plans that optimize inventory and maximize customer service.
Understand and analyze key business drivers (point-of-sale data, market share, product data, inventory requirements, competitive activity) and drive improvement in the forecasting process with the demand team.
Work closely with sales and category management to understand relationship between trade spending and volume.
Manage root cause process and lead plans to drive continuous improvement in forecast accuracy.
Ensure best practices related to monthly S&OP and weekly demand planning are being followed throughout the planning process and drives continuous improvements in the S&OP process.
Build and maintain strong relationships with marketing, sales and other functional teams and utilize those relationships to enhance business performance.


Who we are looking for

Bachelor's Degree in business, statistics, mathematics, economics, supply chain management or similar field required
At least 5 years experience in business planning/supply chain/demand planning or related field
Minimum 3+ years managing direct reports and of forecasting/analysis experience
Deep understanding of forecasting analytics and statistical modeling methodologies
Demonstrated ability to effectively present complex data at all levels both internally and externally
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
Demonstrated ability to develop strong partnerships across all functions while fostering a culture of collaboration
Excellent Microsoft Office (Excel) applications experience required. Experience working with integrated ERP systems (SAP APO/DP) and BW preferred
Knowledge of integrated business processes.
Experience with continual process improvement methods.
Experience in the industry or in a CPG environment is preferred.

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