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Manager, Demand Forecasting - Columbus, Georgia

Date: May 14, 2019

Location: Columbus, GA, US

Company: W.C. Bradley Co.

Job Summary

The overall role of the Demand Planning manager is to co-ordinate and manage trade demand / forecast for the complete line of
Outdoor Cooking Products, Parts, and Accessories.
This position is vital to the success of our North-American Business operations and will work closely with Sales, Sales Rep
organizations, Marketing, Product Management, and Demand and Supply Chain Planning departments, to ensure that the
significant growth objectives of our business are matched with product availability

Duties and Responsibilities

• Drive a best-in-class Integrated Business Planning team (IBP) by collaborating cross-functionally with Sales, Finance,
Product Marketing/ Management, Customer Services and all Supply Chain functions
• Manage the monthly recurring S&OP process and transition our organization to Integrated Business Planning best
practices.
• Enter, maintain, and manage the forecast information in forecasting software (SAP/IBP,) including the understanding and
necessary management of statistical forecasting models and variables, with the ultimate goal of generating a consensus
demand forecast over a 24-month horizon.
• Create “What if” analysis
• Collaborate with regional S&OP and Sales teams to provide a global consensus demand forecast
• Track and maintain safety stock, lead-time, and other inputs to desired service levels
• Phase in/Phase out management for new product launches
• Responsible for understanding consumption/shipment trends and category dynamics to support and endorse total volume
forecast.
• Responsible for adhering to forecasting best practices and supporting Supply Chain continuous improvement.
• Provide timely updates to Supply Chain partners on significant forecast changes that will impact production and purchasing
plans.
• Prepare and present analyses of forecast performance as needed to improve Demand Planning KPI’s as well as
communicate opportunities to stakeholders in sales or business units.
• Generate monthly, sku specific forecast updates in support of our greater S&OP process.
• Participate in developing annual sales budget.

• Prepare and track close-out product documents for distribution to the field sales.

Qualification Requirements

Minimum Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration, finance, supply chain or a related field of study.

Minimum Experience:

  • Five (5+) years of experience in Demand Planning/Forecasting and S&OP processes (consumer goods industry preferred).

Licensure/Certification(s):

  • None.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

• Experience in analysing statistical data trends, retailer pos data. 

• Strong analytical and logic skills, possessing commercial acumen.

• Strong organizational skills with exceptional attention to detail.

• A high level of proficiency in PC based applications to include but not limited to Microsoft Excel, Word and Powerpoint, Database is a pre-requisite, so is knowledge and experience in SAP/APO or SAP/IBP (IBP preferred.)

• Excellent written and oral communication skills. Fluency in English essential.

• Demonstrated leadership and outstanding team skills (maintain effective communication and working relationships,) self-starter.

• Highly self-motivated, demonstrate passion, team players with a “can do” attitude and ability to work with pace and under pressure within tight deadlines in a competitive environment.

• A strong ability to be able to work cross-functionally through an engaging work style.

• Strong strategic mindset coupled with exceptional executional competence.

• Detail-oriented, strong multi-tasking and organisational skills.

• Results orientation while exhibiting great creativity, energy and resourcefulness.

• High level of initiative and assertiveness.

Physical Requirements

Represents the appropriate physical requirements of the job in the course of the work.

For employment within the United States, the W.C. Bradley Co. uses E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired team members.  To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, please visit the U.S. Citizen and Immigration Service at www.uscis.gov/e-verify.

The W.C. Bradley Co. is an Affirmative Action / Equal Employment Opportunity employer.

Discrimination and all unlawful harassment (including sexual harassment) in employment is not tolerated. We encourage success based on our individual merits and abilities without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, marital status, citizenship status, military status, or veteran status. We support and obey laws that prohibit discrimination where we do business.

Federal law requires the W.C. Bradley Co. to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities.  Please tell us if you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job or to perform your job. If you are interested in applying for employment with the W.C. Bradley Co. and require special assistance or accommodation to complete any part of the application and pre-employment process, please contact our Human Resources Office at 706.571.6080 or visit us at 1017 Front Avenue, Columbus, GA  31902.


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