Demand Planner - Military veterans preferred

2020-06-18
Conagra Brands (www.conagra.com)
Other

/yr

  full-time   employee


Chicago
Illinois
United States

Conagra Brands has the most energized, highest-impact culture in food. Our people persistently challenge and disrupt marketplace/business conventions and we are respected for our great brands, great food, great margins and consistent results. Conagra Brands, be part of building something BIG.
Job Summary
Responsible for forecast, translating the consensus forecast to other areas to finalize volume mix. Takes and understands the inputs and translates into models to provide statistical forecast. Focuses on understanding volume drivers to improve forecast accuracy and highlight risk to support proactive action plans to ensure plan delivery.

Position Responsibilities
Drives the monthly forecast consensus process for brands assigned by engaging the entire cross functional team resulting in short- and long-term demand plans.
Collaborates with key partners across the organization to obtain consistent forecast inputs and address input gaps.
Works with production planning and deployment to translate consensus forecasts into an operational forecast for the entire network.
Ensures successful customer promotion execution through effective planning and leveraging of key customer event inputs.
Engagement in forecasting of new item launches form ideation to production to ensure success.
Has a basic understanding of all supply chain processes and the downstream effects demand planning has on the process.
Aids in the communication flow of changes to forecast and disseminates information to all stakeholders accordingly.
Reports on forecast accuracy and leads the refinement and improvement of forecasting process, tools, and systems to improve results.
Tracks and reconciles metrics versus established targets.
Supports annual planning process for designated brands.
Presents findings that drive understanding, alignment, and informed decision making.
Minimum Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain, Finance, Statistics, Mathematics or related field
3 years related experience
Experience in production/inventory/demand planning environment
Experience with any forecasting application software - SAP, APO, SAS preferred
Strong analytical skills and statistical knowledge with thorough attention to detail
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Experience in an/or exposure to Sales and Operations Planning processes and procedures, customer planning, and/or supply planning
Experience in leading and or facilitating projects
Strong knowledge of all Microsoft applications
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Conagra Brands is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to sex, race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, pregnancy, leave status, disability, veteran status, genetic information and/or any other characteristic or status protected by national, federal, state or local law.