The position summary states the general nature and purpose of the job. Overall accountabilities are defined in this section.
The Demand Planner is accountable for all forecasting activities associated with finished goods products, customers, plants and distribution locations. The Demand Planner creates and maintains forecast models for the product categories they own at a sku level, incorporating business intelligence and forecast information gathered from Sales, Business Development, Finance, and other sources (i.e.: Nielsen or other syndicated consumer data). The Demand Planner leads the monthly consensus meetings with Sales and Business Development and is a key team member in S&OP meetings.
Smithfield is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action (EEO/AA) Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with disability, or any other protected group status or non-job related characteristic as directed by law.
Responsibilities and tasks are written as follows:
Creates statistical forecasts:
Reviews sales plans, business development updates and demand drivers:
Achieves consensus for operational demand forecasts by facilitating a collaborative planning process with sales and business development personnel:
Provides input to volume planning (Latest Estimates / annual process)
Maintains demand planning system and software
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.
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.
This position has no direct supervisory responsibilities but may act as a lead by providing training and guidance to less tenured employees within Demand Planning.
The physical demands described here are representative of those an employee should possess to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.