• Demand Planner

    Job Locations US-WI-Beloit
    Requisition ID
    2018-12911
    Division
    Kerry
    Position Type
    Full Time
    Recruiter
    AD1
    Posting Type
    LI
    Posting Type
    CB
  • Company Overview

    Want a job you can feel good about? Leading to better encompasses everything we do at Kerry, it's how we've become the world's leading taste and nutrition company. Whether it's building sustainable solutions for consumers or building benefits and opportunities for employees, the main thread of the Kerry fabric is #LeadingToBetter. With focus on a sustainable future, a career with Kerry is something you can feel good about.

    Leading to better.

    Through sensory science and technology, Kerry develops and manufactures food and beverage solutions for popular brands throughout the world. In fact, you've most likely experienced Kerry in the food or beverages you've consumed in the past few days!

    Leading to better, together. 

    Together, we shape how the world views food and beverage. Leading to better, together means we do this in a culture that nurtures agility, speed, quality and safety and we do this through:

    • Celebrating curiosity that leads to action
    • Empowering our people
    • Promoting diverse thinking
    • Investing in innovation
    • Acting on sustainability
    • Embracing our differences

    Kerry is an equal opportunity employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law. Kerry will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditional upon the successful completion of a background investigation and drug screen.

    Description and Responsibilities

    The Demand Planner drives the monthly demand planning cycle for their assigned product categories. This individual works closely with several key groups including Sales, Marketing, Supply Chain and Operations to drive results through the demand planning process. The individual must be highly analytical, detail oriented, technically proficient and exhibit strong communication and interpersonal skills. They must be able to prioritize several key initiatives while continuing to maintain a high level of quality on their work and drive results. This position will report into the Meat Systems supply chain team.

     

    Duties:

    • Analyze the results in the forecasting software and determine areas of concern that require further support through the consensus review process
    • Lead the monthly consensus review process
    • Work closely with several key groups to gather marketing intelligence and customer feedback
    • Support the S&OP process from the demand perspective to include updating S&OP capacity/demand forecast models
    • Ensure the updated forecast is loaded into the ERP system and various off line tools
    • Ensure master data management of discontinued SKUs for the business units/technology is up to date and complete
    • Drive periodic review of finished goods SKUs to determine rationalization and sustainability
    • Provide recommendations for floor stock needs and revisions and work with the various teams to implement
    • Document and continuously maintain the SOP for the demand planning process for each technology
    • Support key department and supply chain initiatives
    • Assist in the development and standardization of demand planning processes across all business units

     

    Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited instituition in supply chain, economics, industrial engineering or business required
    • Able to review large amounts of data and determine patterns or anomalies
    • Detail oriented and enjoy working with numbers
    • Strong analytical skills
    • Strong and effective communication, documentation and indirect influencing skills
    • Proficient in Microsoft Excel
    • Previous experience in SNP/APO – SAP, AS400, Demand Solutions or other forecasting software is a plus
    • Computer programming experience in Visual Basic and / or SQL is a plus
    • APICS certification desired (CSCP/CPIM)

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