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Sr Demand Planning Specialist

Sr Demand Planning Specialist

Foods people love. Brands people trust. And a career that nourishes your future like no other.

 

If you're driven by the passion to do something meaningful that changes lives, Nestlé is the place for you. Nestlé USA is one of seven operating companies that make up Nestlé’s presence in the United States. We're in 97% of American homes, and as the leading food and beverage company, our goals are to continue to deliver quality food and beverage products, strengthen our local communities, and reduce our environmental and climate impact.

 

We’re determined to challenge the status quo and be better tomorrow than we are today. As individuals and teams, we embrace our entrepreneurial culture and have created a workplace where collaboration is essential, courage is rewarded, speed is expected, and agility is the norm to delight our consumers every single day. Here, you will find limitless opportunities to learn and advance your career and feel empowered to succeed in the workplace and beyond. Because our focus is not only on nourishing our customers, but also about enriching you.

 

Nestlé Coffee Partners (NCP) brings together the world's most iconic coffee brands, with a robust product portfolio spanning Starbucks, Nescafe and Seattle’s Best celebrating coffee with rich tradition – where customer experience is paramount. Coupling the power of these brands with Nestlé's mission to enhance the quality of consumers' lives and contributing to a healthier future, NCP will create career opportunities that will drive innovation and go-to-market strategies, bringing the best coffee to customers around the world. 

 

This position is not eligible for Visa Sponsorship.

 

 

Position Summary

Responsible for building item level demand forecasts across assigned portion of the product portfolio in support of the NCP Solutions Lab business.  This position contributes directly to the success of NCP by providing tactical and strategic analytical support to determine the most accurate forecast, driving effective monthly Demand Reviews to a cross-functional leadership audience to enable business unit decision-making.  Main point of contact for NCP commercial functional teams collaborating on demand scenarios, root cause analysis and explanation of performance, identification of risks and opportunities and reconciliation of variance to organization’s financial commitments to deliver targeted service for NCP Customers while minimizing inventory write-off exposure.

 

Primary responsibilities:
Build a rolling 24-month demand forecast by item by shipping DC for assigned portion of the NCP product portfolio.
Analyze product and customer performance to inform item specific forecast assumptions. 
Utilize available syndicated data to analyze trends related to consumption, distribution, incremental mix in development of demand plan. 
Work cross-functionally with Brand/Category, Finance, Sales, and broader Supply Chain teams to influence and align on key demand forecast assumptions focused on driving forecast accuracy improvements.
Work with customer sales teams to ensure customer events are accurately captured in forecasted plans 
Develop conclusions and make recommendations about forecast opportunities and risks to maximize business unit performance. 
Serves as key participant in S&OP, leading discussions about key business drivers impacting the forecast including monthly Demand Reviews to an audience including key members of the business leadership team. 
Provide visibility to sales forecast in the format, level and detail required by all customers. Communicate changes timely including underlying documented assumptions.
Develops processes to drive consistency in demand plan generation, with expectations of continuous improvement.
Own system setup accuracy for responsible items, DC's to ensure system operates accurately.
Understand customer specific inventory strategies in collaboration with customer facing supply chain to deliver accurate order/shipment forecast.
Face of the supply planning function to the business relative to service and fill rate
Support NCP Supply Chain establishing of standard methodologies and foundational processes

 

Requirements and minimum education level: 
Undergraduate degree required

 

Experience:
5+ years of meaningful operational experience at market / business level is useful, in at least one of the following areas:
Performing market, category, product or competitive analysis 
Sales Forecasting / Demand Planning
Factory Scheduling; Supply Network Planning; Procurement
Experience in the following processes would be highly beneficial - Product lifecycle; Manufacturing; Distribution Planning / Logistics

 

Skills:
Experience utilizing syndicated data sources including IRI/Neilson and other POS systems
Ability to analyze, interpret and manipulate data from complex sources to draw conclusions 
Strong analytical, quantitative and problem-solving skills resulting in action-oriented recommendations 
 

Requisition ID

176399 

 

It is our business imperative to remain a very inclusive workplace.

 

To our veterans and separated service members, you're at the forefront of our minds as we recruit top talent to join Nestlé. The skills you've gained while serving our country, such as flexibility, agility, and leadership, are much like the skills that will make you successful in this role.  In addition, with our commitment to an inclusive work environment, we recognize the exceptional engagement and innovation displayed by individuals with disabilities.  Nestlé seeks such skilled and qualified individuals to share our mission where you’ll join a cohort of others who have chosen to call Nestlé home.

 

The Nestlé Companies are an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer seeking diversity in qualified applicants for employment.  All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, gender, gender identity, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, disability, perceived disability, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other protected status, as defined by applicable law. Prior to the next step in the recruiting process, we welcome you to inform us confidentially if you may require any special accommodations in order to participate fully in our recruitment experience. Contact us at accommodations@nestle.com or please dial 711 and provide this number to the operator: 1-800-321-6467.

 

This position is not eligible for Visa Sponsorship.

 

 

Foods people love. Brands people trust. And a career that nourishes your future like no other.

 

If you're driven by the passion to do something meaningful that changes lives, Nestlé is the place for you. Nestlé USA is one of seven operating companies that make up Nestlé’s presence in the United States. We're in 97% of American homes, and as the leading food and beverage company, our goals are to continue to deliver quality food and beverage products, strengthen our local communities, and reduce our environmental and climate impact.

 

We’re determined to challenge the status quo and be better tomorrow than we are today. As individuals and teams, we embrace our entrepreneurial culture and have created a workplace where collaboration is essential, courage is rewarded, speed is expected, and agility is the norm to delight our consumers every single day. Here, you will find limitless opportunities to learn and advance your career and feel empowered to succeed in the workplace and beyond. Because our focus is not only on nourishing our customers, but also about enriching you.

 

Nestlé Coffee Partners (NCP) brings together the world's most iconic coffee brands, with a robust product portfolio spanning Starbucks, Nescafe and Seattle’s Best celebrating coffee with rich tradition – where customer experience is paramount. Coupling the power of these brands with Nestlé's mission to enhance the quality of consumers' lives and contributing to a healthier future, NCP will create career opportunities that will drive innovation and go-to-market strategies, bringing the best coffee to customers around the world. 

 

This position is not eligible for Visa Sponsorship.

 

 

Position Summary

Responsible for building item level demand forecasts across assigned portion of the product portfolio in support of the NCP Solutions Lab business.  This position contributes directly to the success of NCP by providing tactical and strategic analytical support to determine the most accurate forecast, driving effective monthly Demand Reviews to a cross-functional leadership audience to enable business unit decision-making.  Main point of contact for NCP commercial functional teams collaborating on demand scenarios, root cause analysis and explanation of performance, identification of risks and opportunities and reconciliation of variance to organization’s financial commitments to deliver targeted service for NCP Customers while minimizing inventory write-off exposure.

 

Primary responsibilities:
Build a rolling 24-month demand forecast by item by shipping DC for assigned portion of the NCP product portfolio.
Analyze product and customer performance to inform item specific forecast assumptions. 
Utilize available syndicated data to analyze trends related to consumption, distribution, incremental mix in development of demand plan. 
Work cross-functionally with Brand/Category, Finance, Sales, and broader Supply Chain teams to influence and align on key demand forecast assumptions focused on driving forecast accuracy improvements.
Work with customer sales teams to ensure customer events are accurately captured in forecasted plans 
Develop conclusions and make recommendations about forecast opportunities and risks to maximize business unit performance. 
Serves as key participant in S&OP, leading discussions about key business drivers impacting the forecast including monthly Demand Reviews to an audience including key members of the business leadership team. 
Provide visibility to sales forecast in the format, level and detail required by all customers. Communicate changes timely including underlying documented assumptions.
Develops processes to drive consistency in demand plan generation, with expectations of continuous improvement.
Own system setup accuracy for responsible items, DC's to ensure system operates accurately.
Understand customer specific inventory strategies in collaboration with customer facing supply chain to deliver accurate order/shipment forecast.
Face of the supply planning function to the business relative to service and fill rate
Support NCP Supply Chain establishing of standard methodologies and foundational processes

 

Requirements and minimum education level: 
Undergraduate degree required

 

Experience:
5+ years of meaningful operational experience at market / business level is useful, in at least one of the following areas:
Performing market, category, product or competitive analysis 
Sales Forecasting / Demand Planning
Factory Scheduling; Supply Network Planning; Procurement
Experience in the following processes would be highly beneficial - Product lifecycle; Manufacturing; Distribution Planning / Logistics

 

Skills:
Experience utilizing syndicated data sources including IRI/Neilson and other POS systems
Ability to analyze, interpret and manipulate data from complex sources to draw conclusions 
Strong analytical, quantitative and problem-solving skills resulting in action-oriented recommendations 
 

Requisition ID

176399 

 

It is our business imperative to remain a very inclusive workplace.

 

To our veterans and separated service members, you're at the forefront of our minds as we recruit top talent to join Nestlé. The skills you've gained while serving our country, such as flexibility, agility, and leadership, are much like the skills that will make you successful in this role.  In addition, with our commitment to an inclusive work environment, we recognize the exceptional engagement and innovation displayed by individuals with disabilities.  Nestlé seeks such skilled and qualified individuals to share our mission where you’ll join a cohort of others who have chosen to call Nestlé home.

 

The Nestlé Companies are an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer seeking diversity in qualified applicants for employment.  All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, gender, gender identity, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, disability, perceived disability, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other protected status, as defined by applicable law. Prior to the next step in the recruiting process, we welcome you to inform us confidentially if you may require any special accommodations in order to participate fully in our recruitment experience. Contact us at accommodations@nestle.com or please dial 711 and provide this number to the operator: 1-800-321-6467.

 

This position is not eligible for Visa Sponsorship.

 

 

Seattle, WA, US, 98104

Seattle, WA, US, 98104


Nearest Major Market: Seattle

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