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Associate Demand Planning Manager

Company: Smithfield Foods
Location: Smithfield
Posted on: June 6, 2024

Job Description:

If you are currently employed at Smithfield, please log into Workday and submit your application through the Jobs Hub. A great job-and a great future-awaits you at Smithfield Foods. We're an $18 billion U.S. food company with nearly 60,000 employees worldwide. We're looking for motivated people who want to join our team and grow lasting and meaningful careers with us. Join our family today. Apply Now!Your Opportunity The position summary states the general nature and purpose of the job.
Overall accountabilities are defined in this section. The Supply Chain team is looking for motivated professionals to facilitate the distribution of our great products to customers and consumers. These personnel can analyze production metrics against market needs in Supply & Demand Planning, focus on product transportation through Logistics, or ensure the shelves of your local grocery store are stocked by Direct Store Delivery.The Associate Demand Planning Manager is accountable for leading all Demand Planning aspects for a particular Channel (Retail, Foodservice or Deli). This includes ensuring that forecasting execution processes are in place to allow our company to provide consistent, reliable service throughout the supply chain. The Associate Demand Planning Manager is accountable for meeting/exceeding the highest level of forecasting activities through coaching and mentoring their Demand Planning staff.Core ResponsibilitiesRecognized as internal expert to business customers in the area of demand planning.Track and report performance metrics (sku/DC error, etc.), analyze forecast performanceDrive year over year improvements in accuracy through process improvements (customer level forecasting, demand shaping techniques, etc.).Identify and report on root cause and corrective actions.Solve problems and manage multiple projects and meet deadlines.Differentiate areas of responsibility and when to elevate to appropriate level of organization for effective/efficient decision making.Ensure discrepancies are identified and reconciled prior to sharing with stakeholders.Validate SKU forecast rollup by sales planning and production planning categories to reconcile gaps to plan (annual/historical).Provide 52 week forecasts to supply planners for production capacity reviews.Provide annual forecast to FP&A for budgeting purposes.Manage the SO&P process through oversight of the Demand Planning team in a complex matrix organization.Effectively and proactively communicate any business critical concerns to senior leadership for prompt mitigation and reconciliation.Proactively alert key stakeholders to negative or positive demand trends/by customer.Ensure participation in all consensus meeting's and decks are submitted 24 hours in advance.Accountable for forecasts and forecast performance for the channel they own.Work with direct report in establishing new and inventive ways to forecast.Provide training opportunities to increase forecasting functions, processes and accountability.Continually review team members workload, determining what can be stopped or streamlined.Ensure team members have sufficient reporting tools to perform their jobs and to meet goals and deadlines. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. May perform other duties as assigned. Qualifications To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.
The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions . Bachelor's Degree from an accredited four-year college or university and 3+years' relevant experience to include Demand Planning, Supply Planning, Business Development or Sales experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience, required.Experience acting as a lead by providing training, guidance or mentoring to less experienced staff or managing processes and projects.Experience with formal sales and operations planning (S&OP) processes, a plus.Strong skills in spreadsheet, database management and forecasting/inventory management, required.Experience with forecasting software, preferred.Knowledge of SAP, business intelligence (BI) and Logility, a plus.Experience with Microsoft Suite - strong Excel skills, required.Excellent problem-solving, mathematical, and analytical skills, required.Strong decision making and presentation skills, required.Strong written and verbal communication skills, required.Highly organized, detail-oriented, and excellent customer service skills, required.Ability to multi-task and work independently.Aptitude to collaborate with cross functional teams in a complex matrix organization to promote productivity and enhance supply chain overall functions, required.Ability to work well with internal and external customers with job levels ranging from entry level up to executive leadership.Ability to work well with others in fast paced, dynamic environment.Ability to be respectful, approachable and team oriented while building strong working relationships and a positive work environment.Ability to work extended hours.Supervisory ResponsibilitiesResponsible for the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation for a team of Demand Planners.Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws.Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.EEO/AA InformationSmithfield is an equal opportunity employer committed to workplace diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, gender identity, protected veterans status, status as a disabled individual or any other protected group status or non-job characteristic as directed by law.If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment selection process, please call us at 757-357-1595.Salary Range$73,500.00 - $110,625.00

Keywords: Smithfield Foods, Suffolk , Associate Demand Planning Manager, Executive , Smithfield, Virginia

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