• Manager, Demand Planning

    Job Locations US-WI-Beloit
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  • 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


    • Manage and develop staff within Demand Planning function:
      • Oversee and manage Individual Training and Development Plans
      • Ensure cross-training exists across all roles
      • Work with appropriate Supply Chain Managers and Corporate Supply Chain Team to provide broader BU / North America exposure and development


    • Oversee Demand Planning Processes
      • Demand Planning
      • Consensus Reporting
      • Customer Problem Resolution/Escalation
      • Customer Contingency Planning
      • Customer Floor-Stock Agreements oversight
      • New Product Launches
      • Single point of contact for Supply Chain with Account


    • Oversee and manage BU Demand Planning Cycle:
      • Oversee forecasting process
      • Provide Demand input to Monthly S&OP Meetings
      • Ensure Operations Supply Chain Team has clear visibility to customer demand
      • Host monthly meeting with Operations Supply Chain Team and Commercial to ensure alignment on completion of Monthly Demand Process
      • Provide Demand input to Monthly BU S&OP Meetings
      • Work with Corporate Supply Chain/Other BUs to continually improve and modify processes to drive accuracy and customer service levels
      • Ultimate responsibility for customer service and forecast accuracy metrics


    • BA/BS degree from an accredited institution required in relevant area such as Supply Chain, Manufacturing Operations, Business, Economics, Engineering, etc. preferred 
    • 4+ years proven experience working in supply chain; food and beverage industry experience, preferred. Prior experience with demand forecast planning required
    • Strong analytical capabilities; able to proactively identify market trends, seasonality and promotional impact
    • Strong verbal and written communication skills
      • Ability to work collaboratively across all levels of the organization
      • Ability to communicate collaboratively with customer contacts
    • Experience supervising direct reports in addition to coaching and developing
    • Team player who can bring prior continuous improvement ideas and creative thinking to a highly complex, always evolving, fast growing organization
    • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, ERP Systems and related software and/or systems
    • Experience working in a high volume, (multiple sku’s) or highly complex supply chain matrix environment
    • Entrepreneurial in spirit, proactive, able to work autonomously, but excels in a collaborative environment


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