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Demand Planning Manager

Operations - Viola, Wisconsin

Position: Demand Planning Manager

Reports To: CFO/COO

 

GoMacro, the leading wellness bar brand in the Natural Channel, is seeking a Demand Planning Manager based out of Southern California or Southwestern Wisconsin.  In this newly created role, the Demand Planning Manager will be responsible for building and maintaining item and customer level forecasts across multiple product and customer groups. The Demand Planning Manager will report to the company’s CFO/COO and will collaborate with Sales, Marketing, Accounting, Production, Procurement and Logistics to manage demand changes, new product launches, promotional activity, and incorporate market level trends. The candidate must be highly motivated, detail oriented, very organized and enjoy working at a fast paced company.

 

ROLES + RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Manage and lead our demand planning processes and forecasting needs for production and supply chain
  • Examine historical trends, understand demand drivers, gather and prepare data, and create statistical forecast models
  • Develop demand forecasts by item, flavor, and customer with weekly, monthly, and annual roll-ups
  • Participate in the entire planning process by preparing materials, gathering inputs on the various forecasts from key stakeholders, and entering forecasts in SAP B1
  • Monitor and review forecast vs. actual results with key team members
  • Identify and refine methodologies to continuously improve the Demand Planning process and forecast accuracy
  • Develop and own Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) related to the Demand Planning Department
  • Manage and assist in the recruitment, hiring, development, and build-out of a Demand Planning team with the appropriate business analytics, business intelligence, sales, and production forecasting skillsets
  • Build relationships with customer replenishment managers
  • Develop replenishment forecasts for contract manufacturers
  • Collaborate and support planning efforts across key team members as needed

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Working knowledge of CPG demand forecasting
  • Minimum of 5+ years Production Planning, Demand Planning, Supply Chain, or Operations experience
  • Knowledge of forecasting tools, analytics tools. Experience with a computer-based planning or MRP system a plus (i.e. SAP B1 or other similar ERP systems)
  • Excellent analytical ability
  • Advanced Excel skills
  • Organized and detail-oriented
  • Team-player with ability to collaborate across departments

 

BENEFITS

  • Salary commensurate with experience
  • Health and dental insurance
  • High growth brand with a great culture

 

GoMacro, LLC is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.