Newell Brands Demand Planner - Outdoor and Recreation in Chicago, Illinois

Position Title: Demand Planner

Location: Chicago, IL

Reports To: Manager, Demand Planning

The Demand Planner is a highly visible, cross functional role working with many of the customer facing teams within the organization. The ideal candidate this role will have exceptional organizational and multi-tasking abilities, an understanding of forecasting impacts on supply chain, and an impassioned accountability to meet all customer requests on time and in full. This role is focused on SKU-level forecasting for several strategic customers and leading the improvement of relationships on those accounts.


  • Create, manage and improve SKU-level forecastsfor a variety of e-commerce and retail channels

  • Independently meet with trade and sales partnerson a weekly, monthly or quarterly basis to revise and develop customerforecasts and challenge numbers when necessary

  • Track demand plan to company budget and resolveand/or justify discrepancies

  • Drive toward and beyond the company’s forecastaccuracy goal for given customer assignments

  • Work cross functionally in high-visibilityweekly meetings to ensure ad hoc customer-exclusive forecast timelines are metwithin the limitations of supplier lead times

  • Utilize SAP reporting & alerts system tomonitor customers’ forecast accuracy and recognize newly defined trends

  • Analyze market research point of sale data andits trends’ potential impacts to any forecasts

  • Gain understanding of market growth andcompetitive market share and use knowledge to project high, medium and lowpotential forecasts for key customer accounts

  • Organize separate customer forecasts bycategory, brand and department and recognize products’ differing performance ineach customer or channel

  • Study statistical forecasts and help resolveissues in adjusting sales history

  • Liaise with marketing, purchasing and trademarketing to drive completion of any customer-specific material requests priorto need for supply order

  • Motivate and assist other demand planners tohelp solve forecasting challenges outside of own customer portfolio

  • 2-3 years of supply chain planning experiencein a consumer packaged goods environment

  • Bachelor’s degree in supply chain, logisticsand/or operations management or related field from an accredited university

  • Advanced knowledge of Excel (Ex. Conditionalformatting, vlookups, data visualization, pivot tables, formulas, understanddata structure) and Microsoft Office

  • Working knowledge of ERP systems (SAP & APOpreferred)

  • Ability to independently identify and solvecomplex problems

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

Newell Brands (NYSE: NWL) is a leading global consumer goods company with a strong portfolio of well-known brands, including Paper Mate, Sharpie, Dymo, EXPO, Parker, Elmers, Coleman, Jostens, Marmot, Rawlings, Oster, Sunbeam, FoodSaver, Mr. Coffee, Rubbermaid Commercial Products, Graco, Baby Jogger, NUK, Calphalon, Rubbermaid, Contigo, First Alert, Waddington and Yankee Candle. For hundreds of millions of consumers, Newell Brands makes life better every day, where they live, learn, work and play. Newell Brands and its subsidiaries are Equal Opportunity Employers and comply with applicable employment laws. EOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled are encouraged to apply.