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Demand Planner

Company: KeHE Distributors
Location: Naperville
Posted on: June 7, 2024

Job Description:

Why Work for KeHE?Full-time
Pay Range: $69,000.00/Yr. - $95,000.00/Yr.
Shift Days: M-F, Shift Time: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Benefits on Day 1
Flexible and health spending accounts (FSA/HSA)
Supplemental life insurance
Paid time off
Paid sick time
Short term & long term disability coverage (STD/LTD)
Employee stock ownership (ESOP)
Holiday pay for company designated holidays OverviewGood people, working with good people, for our common good.Sound good?KeHE-a natural, organic, specialty and fresh food distributor-is all about \"good\" and is growing, so there's never been a more exciting time to join our team. If you're enthusiastic about working in an environment with a people-first culture and an organization committed to good living, good food and good service, we'd love to talk to you! Primary ResponsibilitiesThe Demand Planner will be responsible for managing forecasts and the demand planning activities at multiple levels of hierarchy within their assigned area. This role will support the demand planning responsibilities for the S&OP process. Additionally, the Demand Planner will play a critical role in managing the overall relationships between the KeHE supply chain organization, DC Operations, and the independent and regional account teams to facilitate seamless integration between customer and KeHE order management processes & systems. As with all positions at KeHE Distributors we expect that all actions will be consistent with KeHE's Mission, Vision and Values. Essential FunctionsDUTIES, TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:Drive results towards company and demand specific KPIs (Forecast Accuracy, Bias outbound fill rate, promotional execution, inventory turnover, and spoils).Seasonal Planning and profile maintenance for key holidays and repeatable eventsOn-going forecast maintenance (base and total) and exception management within Manhattan DFIOPartner with the appropriate Supply Chain Solutions Lead/Acct Team to integrate key account/channel demand into the overall DC/item forecasted need.Collaborate with both internal and external business partners to ensure alignment between forecast and execution.Utilize internal data to quickly recognize changes in sales trends to drive a proactive response across the supply chain. Subject Matter Expert for demand contributing to regularly scheduled meeting with business partners to review performance against expectations, KPI's and areas of opportunity.Provide data driven insight and actionable feedback to all internal and external partners regarding quality/accuracy of event based sales projections.Support projects as needed. Minimum Requirements, Qualifications, Additional Skills, AptitudeSKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:Prior experience in food industry and/or code sensitive product environment preferred.Outstanding communication (both verbal and written) and relationship management skills.Capable of influencing & educating organization on supply chain and forecasting success factorsAbility to prioritize workload to have the most significant impact on customer satisfaction and performance to KPI's.Intermediate to advanced excel capabilities, including V-lookups, Pivot tables, etc.Willingness to collaborate and continuous improvement mindsetAdaptability/change managementEDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:Bachelor's degree in Supply Chain Management, Finance, Engineering or related field1-3 years of forecasting/planning experience in a high SKU, slow movement environment Utilizing advanced planning systems such as BlueYonder, SAP/APO, Logility, Oracle Demantra, Manhattan DFIO, etc.Solid understanding of applicable statistical concepts needed to appropriately "tune" forecasts.Outstanding analytical skills with demonstrated success organizing, analyzing and accurately interpreting large amounts of data. Requisition ID2024-23355 Equal Employer Opportunity StatementKeHE Distributors provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits all forms of discrimination and harassment on the basis of race, color, religion or faith, sex, gender, age, ancestry, national origin, mental or physical disability or medical condition, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, military or veteran status, genetic information, or any other category protected under federal, state, or local law. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training as well as the administration of all Human Resources and Talent Acquisition processes.

Keywords: KeHE Distributors, Naperville , Demand Planner, Other , Naperville, Illinois

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