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  • Post Date

    November 16, 2020

  • Reference Number

  • Division

    Kenda USA

  • Department

    Automotive

  • Country

    USA

  • Location

    Reynoldsburg, Ohio

Demand & Supply Plan Manager

We are looking for an experienced Demand & Supply Plan Manager to work at our Reynoldsburg, OH location. This Demand & Supply Planning position is responsible for forecasting activities associated with customers and products. The Demand & Supply Plan Manager creates and maintains forecast models for their customers, incorporating business intelligence and forecast information gathered from sales, marketing, finance, retailer replenishment analysts, and other sources.

Responsibilities:

  • 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.
  • 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 purchasing, operations, management
  • Assessing the financial structure and inventory storage capabilities of the business.
  • Counting and tracking inventory across multiple locations.
  • Anticipating stock demands based on current and future business functions.
  • Analyzing and anticipating market trends for the best time to purchase inventory.
  • Ensuring the business has a steady flow of stock without overcapitalizing on materials.
  • Suggesting changes to inventory warehousing to meet increased or reduced demand.

 

Job Functions:

  • Create statistical forecasts:
    - Gather, analyze and validate data
    - Execute statistical modeling software
    - Review resulting statistical forecast model
    - Apply error analysis techniques to improve forecasting
    - Summarize/aggregate statistical forecasts
  • Review sales plans, customer finance Budget Updates, or Latest Estimates and demand drivers:
    - Present, solicit and assess feedback on the various forecasts from sales, and finance
    - Recommend adjustments for operational forecasts
    - Review promotional plans with sales
  • Achieve consensus for operational demand forecasts by facilitating a collaborative planning process with sales, marketing, and finance personnel:
    - Prepare relevant material to facilitate research and discussion
  • Provide input to volume planning ( Latest Estimates / annual process)
    - Facilitate and manage demand planning/customer meetings
    - Achieve consensus with the business side and the demand chain
  • Maintain demand planning system and software
    - Enter and modify data and ensure the correctness of product hierarchy
    - Monitor trends in forecast error
    - Identify relevant market-related data and competitive intelligence
  • Prepare and maintain relevant reports pertaining to the demand planning process
  • Experience with MRP, purchasing, and inventory.

 

Previous Experience:

A minimum of five years of experience in inventory, logistics, supply chain management, or a manufacturing environment.

 

Education/Training:

Bachelor's degree in Operations Management, Logistics, or related field.

 

Benefits:

  • Generous benefits package including medical, dental, life, accident, critical care, and short-term & long term disability insurances
  • 401K retirement program with employer match
  • Paid holidays, sick and vacation time
  • Employee purchase pricing on auto, power sport, and bicycle tires

Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE)