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Demand Planner - Smoke/Meat

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Date: 11-Jun-2022

Location: Beloit, WI, US

Company: Kerry

About Kerry

A career with Kerry Taste & Nutrition offers you an opportunity to shape how people across the globe view food and beverage while providing you opportunities to explore and grow as your interests do. With our commitment to a sustainable future, a career with Kerry is something you can feel good about.

About the role

The Demand Planner will be responsible for updating and managing the monthly forecast plan submitted/constructed with sales vis consensus meetings . In addition to analyzing historical shipment/demand  patterns, point of sale data, promotional plans, as well as other market trends to develop the most accurate forecast plan as possible.\

The Demand Planner is responsible for delivering Supply chain to supply chain connections with customers ,   For maintaining criteria and cleansing data that facilitates generating stastical modelling from APO,
the demand planner drives demand planning and analytics capabilities needed to support the business and US operations team.
This key position will work closely with the Demand Planning Manager / commercial finance partner / Sales account manager  to ensure that the demand plan is compiled , understood and executed with accuracy. This position requires a proactive attitude and effective analytical, collaborative communication, and negotiation skills to propose solutions and achieve results across the supply-planning team

What would you do?

  • Gather, analyze and validate all data that will be used in updating international /US forecast, which areas of focus will be assigned by Demand Planning Manager.
  • Sense-check sales forecast and highlight any unexpected trends or forecast to US Sales team or country managers via consensus meetings monthly .
  • Follow up with all participants to ensure that actions agreed in the forecast reviews are completed in a timely manner.
  • Develop routine and ad-hoc demand related reports for management
  • Identify and lead the implementation of opportunities to improve forecast accuracy within the planning software system., such as SC to SC connections with customers
  • Communicate & assist with material master data issues to make sure data is in sync with system planning software
  • Other duties as assigned by Demand Planning Manager or Director of Supply Planning

What will you need to be successful?

  • A minimum of 3 years of experience in a demand planning/forecasting  or business analyst role is preferred
  • Manufacturing / supply chain with 2 to 5 years of experience is preferred.
  • Systems Applications and products software (SAP) with 2 to 5 years of experience
  • Strong analytical abilities and attention to detail
  • Excellent written and communication skills.
  • Strong presentation skills
  • Positive attitude, self-motivated, and able to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Excellent multi-tasking, problem solving and organizational skills.
  • Microsoft – excel, word, powerpoint & outlook

Kerry is an equal opportunity employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law. Kerry will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditional upon the successful completion of a background investigation and drug screen. EEO is the Law poster can be found here. Additional information can also be here .