Demand Planner

Northbrook, Illinois |$30-40 | Job ID: 105131

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Job Description

Our client, a chemical company headquartered in the northern suburbs of Chicago, IL, is looking for a Demand Planner to join their team.


Demand Planner Responsibilities:

  • Develop demand forecasts (operational forecasts) at multiple levels of aggregation for multiple time horizons as part of a demand planning function
  • Use and maintain current demand planning systems to create the best statistical baseline possible using established processes
  • Collect past/future demand inputs (distribution gains/losses, price changes, new/discontinued products, promotion plans, etc.) from Sales and Marketing and forecast/model impacts on demand
  • Work closely with Sales to ensure that key Customer Plans are incorporated into the Demand Plan
  • Attend the Category Demand reviews and understand drivers, challenge assumptions and lead the team to agreement on the total Demand Plan
  • Coordinate cross-functional research activities to reconcile significant variances and refine the forecast model to reflect updated Sales and Marketing assumptions
  • Provide input to the Supply Planning organization in developing inventory strategies on existing items, new products and product phase-outs
  • Closely coordinate and communicate customer plans with Supply Planning
  • Adhere to a weekly Demand Control process, collaborating on abnormal and unconsumed demand ensuring short term changes to the Demand Plan are agreed to and executed
  • Perform both product and customer segmentation analysis to determine appropriate focus areas
  • Utilize continuous improvement tools to focus on root cause along with analytical reporting and tools to identify areas of opportunity and process improvement


Demand Planner Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in supply chain, operations, engineering or related discipline
  • 3+ years of experience in Demand or related field required
  • SAP, BI, JDA experience a plus
  • Strong analytical experience in MS office, Business Intelligence, Access, etc.
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively
  • Certification; APICS, IBP, LEAN 6 SIGMA a significant plus

If you are interested in this Demand Planner opportunity and qualify per above requirements, please apply today.

Thank you,


Grace Collins
Project Manager, Supply Chain
LaSalle Network


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