Demand Planner

Date:  Nov 23, 2021
Posting End Date:  Dec 7, 2021

St. Louis, MO, US, 63141

Company:  ICL Americas LLC

Job Description


In this role you will be responsible for Demand and New product planning with the goal of leading Marketing, Sales and Finance to consensus forecast, ensuring product is forecasted accurately while considering all demand signals. The Demand Planner position is responsible for all forecasting activities associated with customer and products. The individual will be required to perform analytical reporting and statistical modeling utilizing Advance Planning Optimization (APO). 

The Demand Planner is the integration point into the sales and commercial organization. Basic forecast modeling is the responsibility of this position. This position leads the dialogue each month for their respective customers and products with key counterparts in Sales and Marketing. Occasional travel (~5%) including international travel may be necessary.


Basic Functions:


  • Facilitate consensus and demand meeting with Sales and Marketing including facilitating any pre-meeting activity.
  • Analyze account specific trends to determine risk and opportunities by account.  
  • Conduct statistical modeling within APO.
  • Participate in cross functional project teams; assist in developing best in class forecasting modules. 
  • Identify, prioritize, and aggregate all sources of demand for the integrated supply chain of a product/service to support business planning, sales and operations planning, and master production scheduling.
  • Provide overall business perspective to the demand management process and lead S&OP Demand Cycle.
  • Track KPI’s within Demand S&OP Meetings and relevant metrics to drive improvement (Forecast Accuracy, BIAS, etc) including developing and maintaining KPI's for the demand forecasting process.
  • Develop demand forecasts (operational forecasts) at multiple levels of aggregation for multiple time horizons as part of a demand planning function.
  • Review historical sales trends, research demand drivers, prepare forecast data, develop statistical forecast models, and evaluate forecast results.
  • Coordinate cross-functional research activities to reconcile significant variances and refine the forecast model to reflect updated sales and marketing assumptions.
  • Interact with sales, marketing, and customer finance to understand demand forecast drivers.
  • Utilize a collaborative and consensus approach by working with Sales, Marketing and Customer Finance to obtain and ensure that current and accurate information is used for demand forecasts.
  • Use and maintain the Demand Planning software (SAP-APO) as the primary forecasting system tool.
  • 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 action plans with supply planning

Required Skills and Experience:


  • Bachelor's degree in Supply Chain, Engineering, or a related field or in lieu of a degree, 5 years of planning experience.
  • At least 2 years of relevant business experience including forecasting and supply chain experience strongly preferred.
  • Experience with SAP APO preferred.


Job Level: 13


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