Demand Planner

$25 - $30 hourly

Job Category:Supply Chain

Position Type:Contract / Temporary to Hire

Work Model:In Office

Location:Chicago, Illinois  [In Office]

Job ID:130414

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Job Description

A partner of LaSalle is seeking a highly motivated and detail-oriented Demand Planner to join their dynamic team. The Demand Planner will play a critical role in ensuring optimal inventory levels, meeting customer demand, and supporting the overall success of their supply chain. This position is vital in maintaining the delicate balance between supply and demand, forecasting accurately, and proactively addressing challenges to maximize operational efficiency. 

Demand Planner Responsibilities: 

  • Develop and maintain accurate demand forecasts based on historical data, market trends, and other relevant factors 

  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including sales, marketing, and production, to gather insights and align on demand forecasts 

  • Optimize inventory levels to ensure product availability while minimizing excess stock and obsolescence 

  • Analyze inventory trends and implement strategies to address fluctuations in deman 

  • Work closely with sales and marketing teams to understand promotions, product launches, and market dynamics that impact demand 

  • Foster strong communication channels with suppliers to ensure timely and accurate information exchange 

  • Utilize advanced analytics and statistical models to analyze demand patterns and identify opportunities for improvement 

  • Monitor and report key performance indicators related to demand planning and inventory management 

  • Identify potential risks to the supply chain, such as shortages or disruptions, and develop contingency plans to mitigate these risks 

  • Stay informed about industry trends and market conditions that may impact demand 

Demand Planner Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Supply Chain Management, or a related field 

  • Proven experience as a Demand Planner or in a similar role within the CPG food industry 

  • Strong analytical and quantitative skills, with proficiency in using demand planning software and tools 

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills for effective collaboration with internal teams and external partners 

  • Detail-oriented with the ability to manage multiple tasks and priorities in a fast-paced environment 

  • Knowledge of best practices in supply chain management and a commitment to continuous improvement 

 

Thank you for your time and consideration for this Demand Planner opening. We look forward to reviewing your resume! 
 
Thank you, 
 
Jenna Bartley 
Senior Project Manager, Supply Chain Recruiting 
LaSalle Network 

 

LaSalle Network is an Equal Opportunity Employer m/f/d/v.

LaSalle Network is the leading provider of direct hire and temporary staffing services. For over two decades, LaSalle has helped organizations hire faster and connect top talent with opportunities, from entry-level positions to the C-suite. With units specializing in Accounting and Finance, Administrative, Marketing, Technology, Supply chain, Healthcare Revenue Cycle, Call Center, Human Resources and Executive Search. LaSalle offers staffing and recruiting solutions to companies of all sizes and across all industries. LaSalle Network is the premier staffing and recruiting firm, earning over 100 culture, revenue and industry-based awards from major publications and having its company experts regularly contribute insights on retention strategies, hiring trends and hiring challenges, and more to national news outlets.