Demand Planner 2

Garmin - Olathe, KS3.9

As a leading worldwide provider of navigation devices and wearable technology, our focus is on developing, designing and supporting superior products. Our advanced technology promotes performance, safety and ease of use in every market we serve. That makes us an engineering and technology company with a keen focus on recruiting talent in those fields. But the same vertical integration business model that keeps all design and manufacturing processes in-house also gives us the incentive to hire top performers from different backgrounds, including operations, finance and accounting, information technology, sales, marketing and communications.

In operations and facilities, we literally do it all…in-house. We are looking for skilled, energetic individuals who want to join our quality, international shipping, manufacturing, office services, planning, purchasing, receiving, returns and warehouse teams. These associates do everything from delivering packages and purchasing supplies to assembling aviation panel mounts and ensuring our large shipments of goods are exported according to applicable international laws. Together, they proactively support associates and customers alike. If you’re ready to work – and have fun, too – come, help us put the pieces together!

We are looking for a full-time Demand Planner 2 for our headquarters in the greater Kansas City area. In this role, you will be responsible for gathering data on product demand to support the marketplace, including recognizing and communicating variances and trends occurring in the marketplace and works to resolve with Sales & Marketing. Other essential functions include:

Interacts and proficiently understand and works with the following departments in the performance of essential functions: Sales & Marketing, Order Administration, Forecasting, Supply Planning & New Product Introduction

May lead semi-complex demand planning projects with some manager supervision

Uses analytical and qualitative methods to understand, predict and enhance demand signals

Provides sound solutions to a variety of problems using sound problem solving techniques including identification and resolution of root cause analysis and corrective action

Gains understanding of Garmin’s business model including Operations, Production, Sales, Marketing & Engineering

Demonstrates solid business judgment in setting schedules, risk taking and daily duties

Serve as a resource to less experienced Planners and shares information and ideas willingly

Demonstrates Garmin’s Mission Statement & Quality Policy and proactively works to improve Garmin’s image and culture


Qualified candidates possess a Bachelors’ Degree AND 3 years’ experience performing a role substantially similar to the essential functions of this job description OR Associates Degree from a two year college or university AND 5 years’ experience performing a role substantially similar to the essential functions of this job description OR, High School Diploma or Equivalent AND 10 years’ experience performing a role substantially similar to the essential functions of this job description OR High School Diploma or Equivalent AND 5 years’ experience performing a role substantially similar to the essential functions of this job description AND management approved supply chain certificate. Other requirements include:

Demonstrated strong and effective verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills

Facilitates Lean Practices

Demonstrates intermediate proficiency and knowledge of current Microsoft Office software

Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of supply chain processes relevant for performing planning function

Demonstrates intermediate knowledge and use of demand tools

Our benefits are designed to lead an evolving marketplace, support innovation and encourage a healthy balance between work and life. They allow our associates to make their own decisions about their wellbeing and future and consistently rank Garmin as a top tier benefits provider when compared to other high-tech employers. We offer a choice of high value medical, dental and vision plans with low or no premiums, to fit your and your family’s preferences. In addition, Garmin’s financial benefits include a generous 401K retirement plan that provides 5% of pay base contribution plus a match of 75 cents for every dollar you contribute to a maximum of 10% of your compensation. The employee stock purchase plan allows for shares to be bought at a 15% discount. Garmin offers many other benefits and perks ranging from wellbeing initiatives, educational assistance and career development, community charity support, and employee discounts just to name a few.