Lead Demand Planning (Remote)

Aimmune Therapeutics

Aimmune Therapeutics

Bohemia, NY, USA
Posted on Saturday, February 10, 2024

Lead Demand Planning (Remote)

Lead Demand Planning (Remote)

At Nestlé Health Science, we believe that nutrition, science, and wellness must merge, not collide. Here, we embrace the intrinsic connections of these three pillars, harnessing their collective strength to empower healthier lives. Our broad product portfolio includes renowned brands like Garden of Life®, Nature's Bounty®, Vital Proteins®, Orgain®, Nuun®, BOOST®, Carnation Breakfast Essentials®, Peptamen®, Compleat Organic Blends®, and more. We also have extensive pharmaceutical expertise, offering innovative medicines that aim to prevent, manage, and treat gastrointestinal and metabolic-related diseases.

At Nestlé Health Science, we bring our best for better lives. Our people are challenged to bring fresh, diverse views and make bold moves to empower healthier lives through nutrition. We know brilliant ideas can come from anyone, anywhere. Here we embrace the entrepreneurial spirit and collaborate with teams that champion focused and forward thinking. We are committed to fostering professional growth and celebrating the achievements of our people along the way. We offer dynamic career paths, robust development, opportunities to learn from talented colleagues around the globe, and benefits that support physical, financial, and emotional wellbeing.

Join us to innovate for impact and reimagine the future of health and nutrition for patients and consumers.

Position Summary:

The Lead Demand Planner is accountable for the accuracy and reliability of the Demand Plan for Nestle Health Science, Specialty business in the US.

This includes development and implementation of performance standards and operating procedures that affect the demand plan. Curator of demand planning tools/reports and owner of the forecast at both the Brand and customer aggregations.

The Demand Planning Lead will support the MBP (Monthly Business Planning), by providing the demand plan and analytics while partnering with key cross-functional teams (Sales, Brand, Finance & Supply) through various monthly meetings. The Lead Demand Planner will also mentor and guide the Specialty Demand Planning Associate in their day to day. This is a remote position that will align to ET business hours.

Responsibilities:

  • Generates and maintains a Demand Plan for the Specialty business (Solgar & Garden of Life) at the customer-item level to ensure alignment with business priorities and initiatives
  • Understands and supports VMHS Demand Planning key performance metrics and targets defined by leadership
  • Consistently improves Demand Plan Accuracy and Bias through detailed root cause analysis on past performance and maintain a performance log
  • Challenges ways of working and manages process changes to improve overall Customer Demand Planning process
  • Promotes the use of all Demand Planning system functionalities to enable an exception-based management approach
  • Manages relationships and effective flow of information between Demand Planning and cross functional teams improving the quality of the Demand plan and signal sent to Supply
  • Partners with the business to identify gaps between the demand plan and financial/sales targets and validate all corrective measures/gap closers
  • Supports New Product Introduction meetings and the various deliverables associated with a New Product Launch
  • Quantifies New Product Launches utilizing historical data for both internal and competitive launches, planned marketing support and key account sales plans
  • Creates and maintains the appropriate Master Data in the planning systems in use, minimizing errors, avoiding duplication/obsolescence, and reflecting product lifecycle (e.g. Product Hierarchy, Finished Goods creation workflow, Demand Lifecycle Management)
  • Engages with other functions to enable the use of external data into the Demand Planning process (e.g., Point of Sale, Consumption, Customer Inventory, etc.)
  • Actively participates in the Monthly Business Planning (MBP) and Dynamic Forecast (DF) processes; facilitate and/or support FEM (Forecast Enrichment Meeting)
  • Contribute to defining company-wide best practices.
  • Cascades knowledge of Demand Planning Best Practices and tools, including the Monthly Business Planning (MBP), to other Demand planners, new hires, and cross-functional teams

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field
  • 5+ years of experience in Finished Good Forecasting/Planning or related experience
  • Management experience in Demand or Supply Planning
  • Proficient in Excel with the ability to create complex spreadsheets & formulas to synthesize information and create a clear synopsis of key issues
  • MS Office suite proficiency
  • Knowledge and experience with external planning tools SAP, BW, Power BI, Oracle is beneficial
  • Relevant industry experience with consumer-packaged goods and consumer products , nice to have!

Skills:

  • Proven ability to lead, motivate, and influence others
  • Demand Planning and statistical forecasting technique & experience
  • Experience of implementing processes and systems to improve organization and working methods
  • Strong analytical aptitude with a proven ability to analyze/interpret data and build quantitative models of business problems
  • Strong quantitative skills with the ability to develop and use metrics/graphs to lead root-cause analysis activities
  • 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
  • Ability to synthesize information and create a clear synopsis of key issues
  • Flexibility and adaptability to the demands and requirements of a fast-paced environment with multiple demands and priorities
  • Creative thinking skills with emphasis on developing innovative solutions to complex problems
  • Work collaboratively with multiple team members with focus on driving results
  • Detailed oriented
  • Proactively seeks continuous process and service improvements
  • Strong results-orientation
  • Effective Communicator
  • Team Player

The approximate pay range for this position is $110,000- $120,000 base. 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 knowledge, skills, and abilities as well as geographic location.

Nestle offers performance-based incentives and a competitive total rewards package, which includes a 401k with company match, healthcare coverage and a broad range of other benefits. Incentives and/or benefits packages may vary depending on the position. Learn more at:

About Us | Nestlé Careers (nestlejobs.com)

Requisition ID#

282742

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.

Review our applicant privacy notice before applying at https://www.nestlejobs.com/privacy

At Nestlé Health Science, we believe that nutrition, science, and wellness must merge, not collide. Here, we embrace the intrinsic connections of these three pillars, harnessing their collective strength to empower healthier lives. Our broad product portfolio includes renowned brands like Garden of Life®, Nature's Bounty®, Vital Proteins®, Orgain®, Nuun®, BOOST®, Carnation Breakfast Essentials®, Peptamen®, Compleat Organic Blends®, and more. We also have extensive pharmaceutical expertise, offering innovative medicines that aim to prevent, manage, and treat gastrointestinal and metabolic-related diseases.

At Nestlé Health Science, we bring our best for better lives. Our people are challenged to bring fresh, diverse views and make bold moves to empower healthier lives through nutrition. We know brilliant ideas can come from anyone, anywhere. Here we embrace the entrepreneurial spirit and collaborate with teams that champion focused and forward thinking. We are committed to fostering professional growth and celebrating the achievements of our people along the way. We offer dynamic career paths, robust development, opportunities to learn from talented colleagues around the globe, and benefits that support physical, financial, and emotional wellbeing.

Join us to innovate for impact and reimagine the future of health and nutrition for patients and consumers.

Position Summary:

The Lead Demand Planner is accountable for the accuracy and reliability of the Demand Plan for Nestle Health Science, Specialty business in the US.

This includes development and implementation of performance standards and operating procedures that affect the demand plan. Curator of demand planning tools/reports and owner of the forecast at both the Brand and customer aggregations.

The Demand Planning Lead will support the MBP (Monthly Business Planning), by providing the demand plan and analytics while partnering with key cross-functional teams (Sales, Brand, Finance & Supply) through various monthly meetings. The Lead Demand Planner will also mentor and guide the Specialty Demand Planning Associate in their day to day. This is a remote position that will align to ET business hours.

Responsibilities:

  • Generates and maintains a Demand Plan for the Specialty business (Solgar & Garden of Life) at the customer-item level to ensure alignment with business priorities and initiatives
  • Understands and supports VMHS Demand Planning key performance metrics and targets defined by leadership
  • Consistently improves Demand Plan Accuracy and Bias through detailed root cause analysis on past performance and maintain a performance log
  • Challenges ways of working and manages process changes to improve overall Customer Demand Planning process
  • Promotes the use of all Demand Planning system functionalities to enable an exception-based management approach
  • Manages relationships and effective flow of information between Demand Planning and cross functional teams improving the quality of the Demand plan and signal sent to Supply
  • Partners with the business to identify gaps between the demand plan and financial/sales targets and validate all corrective measures/gap closers
  • Supports New Product Introduction meetings and the various deliverables associated with a New Product Launch
  • Quantifies New Product Launches utilizing historical data for both internal and competitive launches, planned marketing support and key account sales plans
  • Creates and maintains the appropriate Master Data in the planning systems in use, minimizing errors, avoiding duplication/obsolescence, and reflecting product lifecycle (e.g. Product Hierarchy, Finished Goods creation workflow, Demand Lifecycle Management)
  • Engages with other functions to enable the use of external data into the Demand Planning process (e.g., Point of Sale, Consumption, Customer Inventory, etc.)
  • Actively participates in the Monthly Business Planning (MBP) and Dynamic Forecast (DF) processes; facilitate and/or support FEM (Forecast Enrichment Meeting)
  • Contribute to defining company-wide best practices.
  • Cascades knowledge of Demand Planning Best Practices and tools, including the Monthly Business Planning (MBP), to other Demand planners, new hires, and cross-functional teams

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field
  • 5+ years of experience in Finished Good Forecasting/Planning or related experience
  • Management experience in Demand or Supply Planning
  • Proficient in Excel with the ability to create complex spreadsheets & formulas to synthesize information and create a clear synopsis of key issues
  • MS Office suite proficiency
  • Knowledge and experience with external planning tools SAP, BW, Power BI, Oracle is beneficial
  • Relevant industry experience with consumer-packaged goods and consumer products , nice to have!

Skills:

  • Proven ability to lead, motivate, and influence others
  • Demand Planning and statistical forecasting technique & experience
  • Experience of implementing processes and systems to improve organization and working methods
  • Strong analytical aptitude with a proven ability to analyze/interpret data and build quantitative models of business problems
  • Strong quantitative skills with the ability to develop and use metrics/graphs to lead root-cause analysis activities
  • 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
  • Ability to synthesize information and create a clear synopsis of key issues
  • Flexibility and adaptability to the demands and requirements of a fast-paced environment with multiple demands and priorities
  • Creative thinking skills with emphasis on developing innovative solutions to complex problems
  • Work collaboratively with multiple team members with focus on driving results
  • Detailed oriented
  • Proactively seeks continuous process and service improvements
  • Strong results-orientation
  • Effective Communicator
  • Team Player

The approximate pay range for this position is $110,000- $120,000 base. 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 knowledge, skills, and abilities as well as geographic location.

Nestle offers performance-based incentives and a competitive total rewards package, which includes a 401k with company match, healthcare coverage and a broad range of other benefits. Incentives and/or benefits packages may vary depending on the position. Learn more at:

About Us | Nestlé Careers (nestlejobs.com)

Requisition ID#

282742

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.

Review our applicant privacy notice before applying at https://www.nestlejobs.com/privacy

Bohemia, NY, US, 11716

Bohemia, NY, US, 11716


Nearest Major Market: Long Island
Nearest Secondary Market: New York CIty