Full Job Description
The Kraft Heinz Company is one of the largest food and beverage companies in the world, with eight $1 billion+ brands and global sales of approximately $25 billion. We’re a globally trusted producer of high-quality, great-tasting, and nutritious foods for over 150 years. While Kraft Heinz is co-headquartered in Chicago and Pittsburgh, our brands are truly global, with products produced and marketed in over 40 countries. These beloved products include condiments and sauces, cheese and dairy, meals, meats, refreshment beverages, coffee, infant and nutrition products, and numerous other grocery products in a portfolio of more than 200 legacy and emerging brands.
We spark joy around mealtime with our iconic brands, including Kraft, Oscar Mayer, Heinz, Philadelphia, Lunchables, Velveeta, Planters, Maxwell House, Capri Sun, Ore-Ida, Kool-Aid, Jell-O, Primal Kitchen, and Classico, among others.
No matter the brand, we’re united under one vision: To sustainably grow by delighting more consumers globally . Bringing this vision to life is our team of 39,000+ food lovers, creative thinkers, and high performers worldwide. Together, we help provide meals to those in need through our global partnership with Rise Against Hunger. We also stand committed to responsible, sustainable practices that extend to every facet of our business, our consumers, and our communities. Every day, we’re transforming the food industry with bold thinking and unprecedented results. If you share our passion – and are ready to create the future, build a legacy, and lead as a global citizen – there’s only one thing to do: join our table and let’s make life delicious!
Our Culture of Ownership, Meritocracy & Collaboration
We're not afraid to think differently. Embrace new ideas. Dream big. We empower our people at every level – from entry-level intern to senior leader – to own their work. We share a responsibility to think like Owners – to be mindful of the collective and sustained success of Kraft Heinz – which we apply to every situation, every day. As part of Kraft Heinz, you're supported to grow and achieve. You’re expected to bring your authentic self to work every day, to lead with humility, and drive outstanding performance at every level – and you’ll be rewarded. You’re given opportunities to leave a mark and build a legacy. But you won’t do it alone. You’re supported by passionate teammates along the way, and our collective, collaborative spirit fuels our incredible progress.
This Demand Planner role is responsible for facilitating and driving the consensus process with cross functional groups to determine an accurate forecast of expected shipments by brand.
Collaborate with marketing, sales, and finance to understand marketing programs, new product introductions, pricing changes, promotions, and events to meet customer demand
Lead monthly consensus process based on information gained to develop a forecast to meet Supply Chain service, inventory goals, and create the monthly financial forecast.
Track weekly and monthly forecast error to identify contributing factors and adjust the necessary item and/or DC levels
Perform total brand and item mix analysis and provide insights to lead volume discussions
Become brand volume expert through understanding consumption and shipment trends in addition to category and industry dynamics
Partner with supply planning to understand supply chain implications of forecast changes
Perform SAP APO maintenance to eliminate exception errors and increase forecast accuracy
2-year forecast by demand forecasting unit in forecasting system used for manufacturing and deployment planning Timely updates to Manager regarding sales forecast details
Continuous improvement to forecasting process to minimize forecast error
Share best practices amongst planners
Bachelor’s degree in Supply chain, Engineering, Business, Logistics, or related field
2-4 years work or education in logistics, demand planning/forecasting, supply planning, or supply chain related areas
Efficiency in Excel and general knowledge of other MS Office applications required
Forecasting or manufacturing systems experience preferred
Preferred SAP experience
Equal Opportunity Employer–minorities/females/veterans/individuals with disabilities/sexual orientation/gender identity