Sr Demand Planning Specialist

Aimmune Therapeutics

Aimmune Therapeutics

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Seattle, WA, USA
Posted on Thursday, February 1, 2024

Sr Demand Planning Specialist

Sr Demand Planning Specialist

Foods people love. Brands people trust. And a career that nourishes your future like no other.

If you're driven by the passion to do something meaningful that changes lives, Nestlé is the place for you. Nestlé USA is one of seven operating companies that make up Nestlé’s presence in the United States. We're in 97% of American homes, and as the leading food and beverage company, our goals are to continue to deliver quality food and beverage products, strengthen our local communities, and reduce our environmental and climate impact.

We’re determined to challenge the status quo and be better tomorrow than we are today. As individuals and teams, we embrace our entrepreneurial culture and have created a workplace where collaboration is essential, courage is rewarded, speed is expected, and agility is the norm to delight our consumers every single day. Here, you will find limitless opportunities to learn and advance your career and feel empowered to succeed in the workplace and beyond. Because our focus is not only on nourishing our customers, but also about enriching you.

This position is not eligible for Visa Sponsorship.

Main Purpose of the Job:

The Sr. Specialist, Demand Planning role acts as the main point of contact with Marketing, Sales, and Finance with responsibility for developing the aligned sales and operational forecast for Nestlé products.

This role will apply analytical techniques to project future sales using tools such as statistical modeling, customer promotional inputs, consumption trends, customer POS information, and other commercial and financial impactors. The Sr. Specialist, Demand Planning will influence decision making on financial plans among commercial teams through forecast analysis and presentation.

Key Outputs / Deliverables:

Demand Planning (60%):

  • Lead the process to achieve alignment in forecast assumptions
  • Responsible for reporting out demand plan accuracy
  • Build a rolling demand forecast by item by shipping DC for assigned portion of the product portfolio
    • Analyze product and customer performance to inform item specific forecast assumptions.
    • Utilize available syndicated data to analyze trends related to consumption, distribution, incremental mix in development of demand plan.
  • Analyze factors that impact demand for Nestlé products (i.e. category trends / trade promotions / high-reaching products / seasonality / retail consumption / distribution channels), to build a demand plan that quantifies the business environment in a rolling longer-term horizon.
  • Use appropriate statistical models and parameters in partnership with the statistician’s team to enrich statistical forecasts and generate accurate base demand forecast in SAP/APO for a rolling longer-term horizon at the Item/DC/Week level.
  • Adjust the short-term DC-Week forecasts throughout the month as vital to support effective deployment of inventory
  • Monitor metrics to identify potential inventory problems through all planning horizons and coordinate efforts to resolve.
  • Serves as key participant in S&OP, leading discussions about key business drivers impacting the forecast including monthly Demand Reviews to an audience including key members of the business leadership team.
  • Provide visibility to sales forecast in the format, level and detail required by all customers. Communicate changes timely including underlying documented assumptions.
  • Own system setup accuracy for responsible items, DC's to ensure system operates accurately.
  • Understand customer specific inventory strategies in collaboration with customer facing supply chain to deliver accurate order/shipment forecast.
  • Face of the supply planning function to the business relative to service and fill rate

Cross-Functional Influence (20%):

  • Work cross-functionally with Brand/Category, Finance, Sales, and broader Supply Chain teams to influence and align on key demand forecast assumptions focused on driving forecast accuracy improvements.
  • Work with customer sales teams to ensure customer events are accurately captured in forecasted plans
  • Offer suggestions and seek dedication to best meet Customer demand, ensuring high Customer Service and Freshness, while minimizing cost.
  • Lead and facilitate cross functional meetings to drive alignment on the end-to-end plans.
  • Manage Stakeholders through crafting and maintaining reporting to all levels of the organization that summarizes inventory levels, capacity, service level, sales and all related issues that support these key performance indicators.
  • Demonstrating awareness to factory/production capacity/DC constraints/raw material supply and its impacts on forward looking demand.

Process Improvement (20%):

  • Develop and lead short term projects related to capacity/demand studies and other objectives related to demand planning.
  • Develop conclusions and make recommendations about forecast opportunities and risks to maximize business unit performance.
  • Develops processes to drive consistency in demand plan generation, with expectations of continuous improvement.
  • Support Supply Chain through establishing of standard methodologies and foundational processes

Qualifications/Certifications:

  • University Degree (BA/BS) or equivalent experience and minimum 5 years of related work experience.
  • Strong analytical aptitude with a shown ability to analyze/interpret data and build quantitative models of business problems.
  • Excellent oral and written skills, organizational and time-management abilities, effective inter-personal skills, and the ability to work with personnel at all organizational levels.
  • Strong ability to influence with integrity or influence without authority
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities in a dynamic business environment
  • Excellent creative thinking skills with emphasis on developing solutions to complex problems that may not have one clear answer. ​
  • Advanced knowledge of using syndicated data sources, Office 365 and advanced Excel skills

Critical Experiences:

  • Minimum 5 years of relevant work experience in Consumer Goods within Sales/Marketing, Operations/Engineering, or Demand/Supply Analytics.
  • Experience utilizing a ERP system

The approximate pay range for this position is $94k-$120k base salary. Please note that the pay range provided is a good faith estimate for the position at the time of posting. Final compensation may vary based on factors including but not limited to background, knowledge, skills, and abilities as well as geographic location of the position.

Requisition ID:280424

It is our business imperative to remain a very inclusive workplace.

To our veterans and separated service members, you're at the forefront of our minds as we recruit top talent to join Nestlé. The skills you've gained while serving our country, such as flexibility, agility, and leadership, are much like the skills that will make you successful in this role. In addition, with our commitment to an inclusive work environment, we recognize the exceptional engagement and innovation displayed by individuals with disabilities. Nestlé seeks such skilled and qualified individuals to share our mission where you’ll join a cohort of others who have chosen to call Nestlé home.

The Nestlé Companies are an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer seeking diversity in qualified applicants for employment. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, gender, gender identity, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, disability, perceived disability, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other protected status, as defined by applicable law. Prior to the next step in the recruiting process, we welcome you to inform us confidentially if you may require any special accommodations in order to participate fully in our recruitment experience. Contact us at accommodations@nestle.com or please dial 711 and provide this number to the operator: 1-800-321-6467.

This position is not eligible for Visa Sponsorship.

Foods people love. Brands people trust. And a career that nourishes your future like no other.

If you're driven by the passion to do something meaningful that changes lives, Nestlé is the place for you. Nestlé USA is one of seven operating companies that make up Nestlé’s presence in the United States. We're in 97% of American homes, and as the leading food and beverage company, our goals are to continue to deliver quality food and beverage products, strengthen our local communities, and reduce our environmental and climate impact.

We’re determined to challenge the status quo and be better tomorrow than we are today. As individuals and teams, we embrace our entrepreneurial culture and have created a workplace where collaboration is essential, courage is rewarded, speed is expected, and agility is the norm to delight our consumers every single day. Here, you will find limitless opportunities to learn and advance your career and feel empowered to succeed in the workplace and beyond. Because our focus is not only on nourishing our customers, but also about enriching you.

This position is not eligible for Visa Sponsorship.

Main Purpose of the Job:

The Sr. Specialist, Demand Planning role acts as the main point of contact with Marketing, Sales, and Finance with responsibility for developing the aligned sales and operational forecast for Nestlé products.

This role will apply analytical techniques to project future sales using tools such as statistical modeling, customer promotional inputs, consumption trends, customer POS information, and other commercial and financial impactors. The Sr. Specialist, Demand Planning will influence decision making on financial plans among commercial teams through forecast analysis and presentation.

Key Outputs / Deliverables:

Demand Planning (60%):

  • Lead the process to achieve alignment in forecast assumptions
  • Responsible for reporting out demand plan accuracy
  • Build a rolling demand forecast by item by shipping DC for assigned portion of the product portfolio
    • Analyze product and customer performance to inform item specific forecast assumptions.
    • Utilize available syndicated data to analyze trends related to consumption, distribution, incremental mix in development of demand plan.
  • Analyze factors that impact demand for Nestlé products (i.e. category trends / trade promotions / high-reaching products / seasonality / retail consumption / distribution channels), to build a demand plan that quantifies the business environment in a rolling longer-term horizon.
  • Use appropriate statistical models and parameters in partnership with the statistician’s team to enrich statistical forecasts and generate accurate base demand forecast in SAP/APO for a rolling longer-term horizon at the Item/DC/Week level.
  • Adjust the short-term DC-Week forecasts throughout the month as vital to support effective deployment of inventory
  • Monitor metrics to identify potential inventory problems through all planning horizons and coordinate efforts to resolve.
  • Serves as key participant in S&OP, leading discussions about key business drivers impacting the forecast including monthly Demand Reviews to an audience including key members of the business leadership team.
  • Provide visibility to sales forecast in the format, level and detail required by all customers. Communicate changes timely including underlying documented assumptions.
  • Own system setup accuracy for responsible items, DC's to ensure system operates accurately.
  • Understand customer specific inventory strategies in collaboration with customer facing supply chain to deliver accurate order/shipment forecast.
  • Face of the supply planning function to the business relative to service and fill rate

Cross-Functional Influence (20%):

  • Work cross-functionally with Brand/Category, Finance, Sales, and broader Supply Chain teams to influence and align on key demand forecast assumptions focused on driving forecast accuracy improvements.
  • Work with customer sales teams to ensure customer events are accurately captured in forecasted plans
  • Offer suggestions and seek dedication to best meet Customer demand, ensuring high Customer Service and Freshness, while minimizing cost.
  • Lead and facilitate cross functional meetings to drive alignment on the end-to-end plans.
  • Manage Stakeholders through crafting and maintaining reporting to all levels of the organization that summarizes inventory levels, capacity, service level, sales and all related issues that support these key performance indicators.
  • Demonstrating awareness to factory/production capacity/DC constraints/raw material supply and its impacts on forward looking demand.

Process Improvement (20%):

  • Develop and lead short term projects related to capacity/demand studies and other objectives related to demand planning.
  • Develop conclusions and make recommendations about forecast opportunities and risks to maximize business unit performance.
  • Develops processes to drive consistency in demand plan generation, with expectations of continuous improvement.
  • Support Supply Chain through establishing of standard methodologies and foundational processes

Qualifications/Certifications:

  • University Degree (BA/BS) or equivalent experience and minimum 5 years of related work experience.
  • Strong analytical aptitude with a shown ability to analyze/interpret data and build quantitative models of business problems.
  • Excellent oral and written skills, organizational and time-management abilities, effective inter-personal skills, and the ability to work with personnel at all organizational levels.
  • Strong ability to influence with integrity or influence without authority
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities in a dynamic business environment
  • Excellent creative thinking skills with emphasis on developing solutions to complex problems that may not have one clear answer. ​
  • Advanced knowledge of using syndicated data sources, Office 365 and advanced Excel skills

Critical Experiences:

  • Minimum 5 years of relevant work experience in Consumer Goods within Sales/Marketing, Operations/Engineering, or Demand/Supply Analytics.
  • Experience utilizing a ERP system

The approximate pay range for this position is $94k-$120k base salary. Please note that the pay range provided is a good faith estimate for the position at the time of posting. Final compensation may vary based on factors including but not limited to background, knowledge, skills, and abilities as well as geographic location of the position.

Requisition ID:280424

It is our business imperative to remain a very inclusive workplace.

To our veterans and separated service members, you're at the forefront of our minds as we recruit top talent to join Nestlé. The skills you've gained while serving our country, such as flexibility, agility, and leadership, are much like the skills that will make you successful in this role. In addition, with our commitment to an inclusive work environment, we recognize the exceptional engagement and innovation displayed by individuals with disabilities. Nestlé seeks such skilled and qualified individuals to share our mission where you’ll join a cohort of others who have chosen to call Nestlé home.

The Nestlé Companies are an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer seeking diversity in qualified applicants for employment. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, gender, gender identity, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, disability, perceived disability, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other protected status, as defined by applicable law. Prior to the next step in the recruiting process, we welcome you to inform us confidentially if you may require any special accommodations in order to participate fully in our recruitment experience. Contact us at accommodations@nestle.com or please dial 711 and provide this number to the operator: 1-800-321-6467.

This position is not eligible for Visa Sponsorship.

Seattle, WA, US, 98104

Seattle, WA, US, 98104


Nearest Major Market: Seattle

This job is no longer accepting applications

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