Newell Brands Demand Planner - CCS in Huntersville, North Carolina

Position Title: Demand Planner

Reports to: Director of Supply Chain

Location: Huntersville, NC

Job Summary:

The primary role of the Demand Planner is to establish and refine an item level demand plan using statistical and analytical tools, intelligence gathering, and internal and external collaboration. The Demand Planner will be responsible for aligning the system forecast with the business sales plan to drive improved serviced and inventory performance. The improvement of forecast accuracy and bias metrics are the key business measures used to determine effectiveness and process control.

Job Duties:

  • Execute the weekly and monthly demand planning activities outlined by the Catapult Process Definition Document for Demand Planning

  • Manage all aspects related to the 18 month, demand plan for assigned accounts or customer channel groups

  • Work with Sales, Category Managers, and Channel Marketing contacts to reflect promotional volumes as well as phase-in/phase-out plans supporting New Product Introductions and Discontinuations to provide demand visibility in the system for Supply Chain execution

  • Monitor and adjust accordingly the sku-level demand plan using analytical and statistical tools, intelligence gathering and collaboration

  • Execute all existing analytical tools and business processes to drive sku-level forecast accuracy and bias metric improvements and maintain overall plan alignment with the sales plan

  • Lead the monthly collaborative planning cycle outlined by the S&OP process to achieve a consensus demand plan by working with Sales, Channel Marketing, customer contacts, and Category Management

  • Acquire, understand, and incorporate customer data, insight and replenishment triggers in the development of the sku-level demand plan

  • Prepare and present the strategic account demand changes, performance results, and future plans at the S&OP Demand Agreement Meeting

  • Support the continuous improvement initiatives to refine existing process and tools and to develop the next generation of activities

  • Collaborate with the Strategic Account Planning and Services team to communicate the impact of demand changes and promotional or placement events on the strategic account relationship and order management activities

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelors/University degree Business, Finance or Marketing required

  • 1-2 years of Demand Planning or Supply Chain related experience

  • Analytical and/or ERP systems experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications (Excel, Access, etc.)

  • Demonstrated ability to utilize quantitative and analytical skills to assess business situations and solve problems

  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple tasks and assignments simultaneously

  • Strong interpersonal communication and presentation skills

  • Working experience in cross-functional teams

  • Experience in SAP R/3, APO, BW preferred

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, Oster, Sunbeam, FoodSaver, Mr. Coffee, Rubbermaid Commercial Products, Graco, Baby Jogger, NUK, Calphalon, Rubbermaid, Contigo, First Alert 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.