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Demand Planner in Chicago, IL at Morton Salt

Date Posted: 1/22/2022

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    Chicago, IL
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Job Description

As a Demand Planner for the Supply Chain Planning team at Morton Salt in Chicago this position will be responsible for:

•   Developing, coordinating and rationalizing the statistical forecast with sales, marketing, and customer forecast data across the Salt Group.
•    Extracting, validating, and controlling system parameters and demand data used for statistical modeling.
•    Prepare performance metrics analysis and implement corrective actions as needed.
•    Collaboration with Supply Chain team, Manufacturing, Logistics and Procurement to effectively align global supply with the demand plan.
•    Drive continuous improvement within the Salt Group’s supply chain
•    Prepare detailed data-driven reports and accompanying insights to functional partners, focused on identification of changes, risks and opportunities.
•    Extract insights from data and be able to clearly communicate appropriate actions
•    Ensuring product strategy, contract changes, market dynamics, and product substitutions are accurately reflected in the demand forecast
•    Analyzing new business opportunities .

•    Being a key leader in the Integrated Business Planning process, developing and distributing monthly reports and analytics to stakeholders to communicate trending for strategic decision-making
•    Working cross-functionally with marketing, consumer insights, sales, finance to ensure alignment on consensus forecast.
•    Ensuring consistency of forecast assumptions across the business unit, including base business trends, promotional plans, new launch volumes, planogram changes and seasonal volume
•    Tracking and reporting Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) on significant forecast-to-actual unit variances, perform root cause analysis and make the appropriate revisions within the demand plan.
•    Leading the creation of new product forecasts and their contribution to the product categories
•    Assembling and communicating customer level plans with assistance from the account managers

Through a sustainable perspective, our unique team spirit and meaningful tasks, we offer you the opportunity for personal and professional development. You can look forward to: Company Health & Wellness Program: We believe in enhancing the lives of employees, which is why we offer DASH – a holistic well-being program. DASH has 5 important dimensions: health, finance, work/life matters, social, and community. Attractive Benefits: You will receive an attractive benefits package, including: Medical, Dental, Vision, 401k Match, Paid Time Off, Paid Parental Leave, Hybrid Work Week and Company Paid Holidays. Excellent Commuting: The location is perfectly situated near expressways and train stations for an easy commute! We are still working remotely and expect to be back in the office in early 2022.

Job Requirements

Our company values and recognizes the diversity of the workforce, and is looking for talented individuals with:

  • Bachelor's degree preferably in Supply Chain, Business, Statistics or Finance.
  •  Prefer 3-5 years of progressive experience in demand planning or equivalent experience in Supply Chain, Logistics or Operations will be considered.
  • Strong understanding of SAP, APO or other forecasting tools.
  • Knowledge of demand management and demand planning processes and statistical forecasting.
  • Working knowledge of sales forecasting, marketing operations, financial planning, manufacturing and supply chain issues.
  • Superior planning, problem solving and analytical skills with an emphasis on data detail and accuracy.
  •  Ability to collect, organize, analyze and report data, highlighting results and the assumptions behind the numbers.
  •  Advanced Excel spreadsheet skills and strong mathematical ability.
  •  Ability to manage multiple priorities, projects and deadlines.
  •  Solid presentation and communication skills.
  •  Ability to maintain complete confidentiality and discretion in business relationships, and exercise sound business judgment.
  •  Intermediate Microsoft Word & PowerPoint Skills.
  •  Experience in Microsoft Access or Tableau a plus.
  •  Strong collaboration skills, and the ability work in a team environment and drive results with internal process partners.
  • A desire to learn about the industry and company.
  •  APICS, IBF or other Supply Chain Certification a plusx


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