Demand Planning Analyst

ConAgra Foods (
Defense Contracting


  Full Time   Employee

United States

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Job Summary

This role will be based in Naperville, IL and will move to downtown Chicago, IL in early/mid 2016. Generates forecasts at a number of levels for assigned product categories using inputs from all available sources. Drives the monthly forecasting process through interaction and communication with supply chain, sales, marketing, and finance. Develops and communicates future demand plans that support supply chain planning processes and financial forecasts. Scope: Small, less complex portfolio or equivalent number of brands.


Position Responsibilities

  • Drives the monthly forecast consensus process for brands assigned by engaging the entire cross functional team resulting in a short and long term consensus demand plan
  • Collaborates with key partners in supply chain, brand, sales, and finance to obtain consistent forecast inputs and address input gaps that may arise
  • Works with production planning and deployment to translate consensus forecasts into an operational forecast
  • Ensures successful customer promotion execution through effective planning and leveraging of key customer event inputs
  • Engagement in forecasting of new item launches from ideation to production to ensure success
  • Has a basic understanding of all supply chain processes and the downstream effects demand planning has on them
  • Aids in the communication flow of changes to forecast and disseminates information to all stakeholders accordingly
  • Reports on forecast accuracy and does necessary analysis to determine root cause of error in an effort to continuously improve numbers
  • Identifies ways to improve demand planning processes and tools
  • Tracks and reconciles weekly/monthly metrics versus established targets
  • Supports annual planning process for designated brands
  • Presents findings that drive understanding, alignment, and informed decision making


Position Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain, Finance, Business, Statistics, Mathematics or related field
  • Experience in production/inventory/demand planning environment
  • Experience with any forecasting application software – SAP, APO, &/or SAS preferred
  • Strong analytical skills and statistical knowledge with thorough attention to detail
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience in and/or exposure to S&OP processes and procedures, customer planning, and/or supply planning
  • Experience in leading and/or facilitating projects
  • Strong knowledge of all Microsoft applications





ConAgra Foods, Inc., is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, disability, veteran status or any other protected factor under federal, state or local law.

Supply Chain Management

To apply for this job, contact:
Phil Ziolkowski

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