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Demand Planning Manager

Company: Conagra Brands
Location: Elmhurst
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:

Reporting to the Demand Planning Director, you will lead a team in the development of the forecast used for operational & financial planning. You will lead the review of historical sales trends, statistical forecast models, and evaluates forecast results. You will coordinate communication with sales, marketing, finance, supply planning and other departments to deliver on forecast accuracy metrics. What You'll Do: Manage team of Demand Planners supporting multiple brands and/or business units. Hire, train, and mentor new planners, creating an environment of personal and professional development. Manage team to drive process execution, action follow up for delivery of KPI's, continuous improvement, and cross-functional collaboration. Own and facilitate the monthly S&OP forecast consensus process resulting in a rolling 24-month demand plan. Supports S&OP Demand Reviews with VPs and GMs. Play a lead role in the annual planning process across the S&OP planning team. Ensure linkage to monthly volume forecast as part of financial forecasting process. Collaborate with key partners in, Sales, Brand, and Finance to obtain consistent forecast inputs. Work cross-functionally and across peer group to identify process gaps and improvement opportunities. Ensure successful customer promotion execution through effective planning and leverage of key customer event inputs. Track weekly/monthly forecast error results versus established targets and identify and report on root cause for forecast error below targets. What You'll Bring: B.S. degree in Statistics, Mathematics, Supply Chain, Finance, or related field. MBA/advanced degree a plus. 5 years consumer products forecasting and/or supply chain experience. Direct experience in managing people. Experience in and/or exposure to S&OP processes and procedures, customer planning and/or supply planning. Experience with any forecasting application or supply planning software Experience with IRI/Nielsen, Retail Link, and other external customer data sources. Our Modern Workplace: Conagra's culture of collaboration enhances our ability to meet critical business goals, deliver value to customers and consumers and provide you with the flexibility you need to achieve a better work-life balance. We carefully consider each role and how often each team member needs to collaborate in-person. This position requires you work from our Chicago office 3 days a week. At this time, we require applicants for this role to be legally authorized to work in the United States without requiring employer sponsorship either now or in the future. #LI-CL1 Our Benefits: We care about your total well-being and will support you with the following, subject to your location and role: Health: Medical, dental and vision insurance, company-paid life, accident and disability insurance Wealth: great pay, incentive opportunity, matching 401(k) and stock purchase plan Growth: online courses, virtual and classroom development experiences Balance: paid-time off, parental leave, flexible work-schedules (subject to your location and role) Our Company: Conagra Brands is one of -North America's -leading branded food companies. We have a rich heritage of making great food, and a team that's passionate about innovation and growth. Conagra offers choices for every occasion through iconic brands, such as Birds Eye -, -Marie Callender's -, Banquet -, Healthy Choice -, Slim Jim -, Reddi-wip -, and Vlasic -, and emerging brands, including Angie's - BOOMCHICKAPOP -, Duke's -, Earth Balance -, Gardein -, and Frontera -. We pride ourselves on having the most impactful, energized and inclusive culture in the food industry. For more information, visit - . Conagra Brands -is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to sex, race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, pregnancy, leave status, disability, veteran status, genetic information and/or any other characteristic or status protected by national, federal, state or local law. "---

Keywords: Conagra Brands, Elmhurst , Demand Planning Manager, Executive , Elmhurst, Illinois

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