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Manager of Demand Planning

Position Overview:

The Manager of Demand Planning is responsible for planning activities related to new product launches and sustaining current product customer requirements. This position will lead the planning process to deliver an operational demand forecast which will guide the manufacturing and procurement activities for Speck. This position is responsible for tracking progress toward monthly volume commitments, providing visibility to executive management on short-term and long-term sales outlook. The Manager of Demand Planning will take an active role and lead in the Global PSI process for Speck Products.


Position Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for operational planning for new product introductions
  • Own all Demand planning functions to assure customer fulfillment of demand for bulk and finished goods inventories to achieve both customer service and business objectives
  • Recommend changes to improve process efficiency and/or reduce cost using continuous improvement principles
  • Partner with Sales team members to incorporate the needs of the customer into the planning process with an emphasis on customer satisfaction and business growth
  • Implement/improve Collaborative Planning, Forecasting and Replenishment with key retailers like Best Buy, Target, Verizon, ATT, Wal-Mart, Sams and others
  • Organize a team review of all planning activities on a weekly basis
  • Lead the Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP) process to involve all Sales team members and merge them into active participants to assure forecast accuracy, customer satisfaction and business revenue
  • Provide ad-hoc decision support and business analysis
  • Support customer demand changes by working with internal and external sources in the change management process
  • Manage small to medium-size projects leading to process, system and product availability improvements
  • Issue project timelines and call/attend meetings as required to support on-time completion
  • Hire, train and develop employees on the Demand Planning team
  • Travel required < 25% of the time


Position Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering, Operations, Business Administration, Manufacturing or related
  • 7 years of experience as Business Planner, Demand Planner or similar position
  • Will accept MS + 5 in lieu of BS + 7 years of experience
  • Experience managing project deadlines
  • Experience using analytical and business processes for forecasting and supply chain
  • Experience managing product planning for a mix of existing and new product launches in the consumer goods, electronics, and/or accessory business
  • 5 years of ERP software experience
  • 3 years of experience working with SAP systems
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