19 days old

Sr Demand Planner

Wilton Industries, Inc.
Naperville, IL 60540
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Were passionate about bringing the love of baking and decorating to everyone, everywhere, every day.

Our message is simple we know you love baking (because we do, too) and were constantly evolving to bring you quality products that make baking and decorating fun and easy. Were not just for the decorators of wow-worthy cakes, were for cupcake makers and cookie bakers who love to say, I made that!

Wilton Brands LLC (Wilton) is owned by Dr. August Oetker KG, a privately held company based in Germany. Dr. Oetker is a global leader in the food and beverage industries.Learn more about Wilton at http://www.wilton.com.

Develop customer/channel forecasts on an item level to maximize sales and optimize inventory investment. This position champions the Customers needs throughout the company across various departments/divisions.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Manage the implementation, communication and coordination of forecasts of specific categories (such as Bakeware, Party, and Candy) as it relates to marketing/sales, promotions, new product, discontinued product and availability concerns.

  • Attend and lead weekly Inventory Initiative Meetings with the division.

  • Present sales analysis/forecast information to Senior Management.

  • Collaborate directly with the customer at the replenishment level to develop and verify forecasts and our expectations of the business with the customer at a unit item level.

  • Assist the Team Lead with the hiring of Demand Planners.

  • Assists the Team Lead with the training and mentoring of Demand Planners.

  • Develops accurate SKU/Item demand forecasts using current & historical shipment information, market trends and POS (where applicable).

  • Interacts and communicates with sales, marketing, purchasing, supply planning and other departments as appropriate to obtain current and accurate information.

  • Identify key trends in forecasts, order history, POS data, promotional events and seasonality of key items.

  • Update forecasts on a monthly basis, propose and present recommended forecast changes, understanding the revenue and inventory impact.

  • Meet monthly at a minimum to review forecasts with seller(s) and reach a consensus regarding expectations of the customer in regards to dollars shipped when.

  • Identifies and communicates inventory and service risks relating to forecast changes or promotional timing.

  • Monitor actual shipment vs forecast and communicate significant variances and associated risks to Seller(s) and Team Lead.

  • Maintain the integrity of the forecasting database.

  • Assists the Team Lead as needed in preparation and presentation of materials needed for monthly meetings.

  • Assists the Team Lead as needed, such as ad hoc reports as requested.

  • Communicate with Inventory Analyst regarding promotion events, inventory levels, forecast accuracy and new products to ensure inventory availability for customers and achieve a 96% service fill level.

Education and Experience:

  • 5-7 years of related experience in forecasting, buying or planning experience preferably in a consumer product, retail manufacturing, or retail environment

  • Bachelor degree in Business, Logistics, Finance, Marketing or related field

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Prior experience and/or knowledge of major forecasting systems/software. JDEdwards experience is highly preferred

  • Strong analysis skills

  • Effective communication skills

  • Ability to interact with upper management and different groups such as marketing, finance and transportation in a fast paced environment and make independent decisions based on all of the inputs

  • Business acumen and the ability to visualize the big picture with attention to detail. Strong team player as well as a self-starter

Physical Demands/Work Requirements:

The physical requirements are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position

Wilton Brands LLC is an equal employment opportunity employer. We attract and retain the best qualified people without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, individuals with disability or veteran status as provided by law. Wilton Brands LLC is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran.

If you need accommodation to access the information provided on our website, please contact us at630-810-2416or send an e-mail to:careers@wilton.com We will be happy to help you!

Response to COVID-19: "On behalf of all of us at Wilton Brands, we hope this update finds you well during these unprecedented times. As an iconic brand, our top priorities remain keeping our associates healthy and ensuring our ability to serve our retailers and customers. Our recruitment efforts will continue and be conducted in ways that safeguard both the health of our associates and candidates. We hope that you, your family and your friends stay safe and healthy."

Posted: 2021-01-05 Expires: 2021-02-03
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