The Demand Analyst plays a critical role within the organization. This position coordinates the forecasting and demand planning activity within the organization. The demand analyst combines historical trends in demand, product, and the market with forward looking intelligence to produce an accurate forecast for direct material.
Effectively own and drive activities associated with the monthly cycle for Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) at L+G. Establish a working group of stakeholders from appropriate organizations and institute a regular cadence for alignment of supply and demand.
Ensures data integrity and quality by analyzing data, identifying unusual occurrences, seeking explanations and assisting in developing corrections to prevent reoccurrences. Perform root cause analysis of demand issues and provide permanent solutions.
Initially reviews and analyzes forecast results in relation to business direction …Identifies product or market trends …Provides Business Managers with observations of forecast directions …Reports on Division or Product Family comparisons with Budget …Assists Sales & Marketing team with development of consolidated business plans.
Establishes and maintains forecast performance measurement and evaluation.
Coordinates with Business Managers to ensure the forecasting process is finalized to meet the information timetable for Pre S&OP.
Assists in developing strategies, policies, objectives in areas of S&OP, MPS (Master Production Scheduling), Customer Service, Inventory and Lead times.
Assist Supply Chain Analysts and Buyers in maintaining appropriate planning parameters and developing inventory strategies for existing products, new products, and product phase-outs.
Maintain strong working knowledge of SAP and other planning tools in order to implement continuous improvement measures in the area of forecasting, Materials Resource Planning (MRP), material master data, and purchasing.
Support and adhere to the company’s code of conduct and ethics policy.
Perform other duties as assigned or required.
Advanced understanding of forecasting and planning modules within SAP preferred
Good analytical and numeracy skills to recognize and interpret both historical trends and future forecasts.
Demonstrated ability to problem solve, drive change, and enact policy as it relates to the demand management arena.
Strong indirect leadership characteristics to influence peers within multiple departments.
Effective communication skills to present & discuss forecasting information with product and business managers and for senior management review.
Strong team player.
4 year degree required – Supply chain management, engineering, statistics or related field preferred.
3-5 year experience in functional area or equivalent recommended.
APICS, ISM, PMP, or other professional certifications a plus.
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