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Demand Planner

Location: 

Shelton, CT, US

Req ID:  811
Job Type: 

Edgewell Personal Care is a leading manufacturer and worldwide distributor of over 25 well-known brands of consumer personal care products.  We are 6000 colleagues strong with a presence in over 50 countries.

 Edgewell's brands include shaving products including Schick and Wilkinson Sword razors and blades, shaving gels including Edge and Skintimate, Banana Boat and Hawaiian Tropic sun screens, Playtex Infant Care products, including spill-proof cups, baby bottle liners, pacifiers, and Diaper Genie; Feminine Care products, including Playtex and o.b. tampons, and Stay free and Care free pads and liners, and Wet Ones wipes.

Our latest additions to the Edgewell family of personal care brands include two full product lines of skin care and grooming products for men: Bull Dog and Jack Black.

 

 

The Demand Management Planner is responsible for developing a 36 - 48 month rolling unconstrained shipment forecast for the assigned brands and/or channels/customers. This involves maintaining and managing the forecast processes, systems and data to incorporate customer forecasts from Sales and Channel/Customer teams; and brand/SKU forecasts from Marketing. The position is ultimately responsible for managing demand coordination with the supply chain to achieve Edgewell Personal Care objectives with regard to profit, volume, revenue, and share.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

 

  1. Forecast Development:  Generate & provide the unconstrained shipment forecast to Supply Planning/Operations for a rolling 36 - 48 month period in units and gross sales dollars for the assigned segment/brand/channel/customer. The forecast becomes the basis of LE’s (Latest Estimates), Operating Plans and Financial projections. Ensure the timely hand-off of these forecasts to supply planning through the forecasting tool.
  2. Manage & Maintain Forecast Models and Tools: Develop and manage the sales forecasting tools and models.
  3. Participate in Consensus Forecasting: Lead the consensus forecast meeting for assigned segment with Sales, Marketing, and Channel/Customer teams to ensure timely development of the forecast for the supply chain.
  4. Manage the Development of the Monthly Forecasts: Manage/review forecast inputs and projections to develop the monthly forecast. Employ methods to collect and enter inputs and allocations for promotion packs and displays. Measure and track forecast accuracy and bias. Communicate findings and recommended actions to the consensus team.
  5. Develop and Manage Input Data: Develop and manage key data that impact the forecast. This input data may include: historical data, new product projections, promotion lifts, specific customer/channel trends, etc.
  6. Serve as the primary liaison between the Commercial team (Sales/Marketing) and Operations.
  7. Participate in all appropriate brand team meetings and serve as the key liaison for assigned brands between the Commercial team (Sales/Marketing) and Operations (Supply Planning).

 

PRINCIPAL WORKING RELATIONSHIPS:

  • Sr. Demand Manager or Demand Manager
  • Marketing
  • Sales Planning
  • Sales
  • Finance
  • Supply Planning and Operations
  • Supply Chain (St. Louis based customer service)

 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • 1-2 years of experience in Demand Planning or Forecasting
  • BA/BS required
  • Forecasting software experience required (i.e. JDA/Manugistics, Demand Solutions, etc.)
  • Experience in baseline statistical forecast planning
  • Technical aptitude and working knowledge of business software
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • CPG experience a plus

Edgewell is an equal opportunity employer, and we prohibit discrimination based on age, color, disability, marital or parental status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status or any other legally protected status in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.

 

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