Smithfield Foods

  • Senior Demand Planning Manager

    ID
    2018-9770
    Job Locations
    US-VA-Suffolk
    Category
    Logistics/Transportation/Supply Chain/Whse
    Type
    Full-Time
    FLSA Status
    Exempt
    Shift
    Corporate - Day Shift
  • Overview

    Are you an ambitious, multi-tasker who can solve problems in a fast-paced environment that loves BACON?” Then you should join us in growing one of America’s top 25 consumer packaged goods companies, Smithfield Foods!

    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 Senior Demand Planning Manager leads a team of Demand Planning Managers for all packaged channels, with direct accountability for ensuring that forecasting execution processes are in place to allow our company to provide consistent, reliable service throughout the supply chain. The Sr Demand Planning Manager is accountable for meeting/exceeding the highest level of forecasting activities through coaching and mentoring their Demand Planning staff. The Sr Demand Planning Manager is accountable for collaborating with Sales and Business Management to exceed forecast performance.

     

    This role requires strong leadership and management skills, advanced understanding of demand planning best practices and models.

    Responsibilities

    • Provide weekly and monthly sku performance and analysis to key stake holders in the business and supply chain.  
    • Serve as an objective voice of Supply Chain by partnering with Sales, Business Management and Trade Management to drive monthly volume consensus.
    • Lead and coach team of Demand Planning Managers and Planners to generate forecast(s) within assigned Business Unit(s) – promoting the importance of statistical forecasting
    • Consolidate monthly divisional forecasts into total and Business Unit level view for communication with executive leadership.
    • Create ad-hoc reporting as needed to enhance Demand Planning and cross-functional stakeholder understanding of volume drivers and forecast variances.
    • Closely monitor forecast accuracy, Demand Planning and Supply Chain KPI’s to identify gaps and initiate corrections.
    • Lead/Provide oversight for new item forecasting process and ensure continually monitoring and stopping a sku not performing.
    • Document and communicate (monthly) risks and opportunities to plan/forecast.
    • Provide leadership in the annual volume planning process and quarterly updates through monthly 12-month rolling volume forecast.
    • Identify and report on root cause for error at the item and location level
    • While working with the Demand Planning Training Manager create a Demand Planner training program, with continual, on-going training.
    • Work closely with Supply Planning groups to ensure alignment on forecast updates and potential operational impacts.
    • Coordinate with Sales, Customer Service and Supply Planning on constrained platform product allocations as needed.
    • Create a balanced team focused on customer demand planners and category demand planners.

    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 a regionally accredited four-year college or university and 8+years relevant professional experience, or equivalent combination of education and/or experience, required.
    • Bachelor’s Degree, preferred.
    • Minimum of 5+ years’ experience in a position of leadership to include team development and management, required.
    • Strong working experience in Logility.
    • Proficiency in MS Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)
    • Proficiency in Business Intelligence and an understanding of SAP R/3.
    • Solid interpersonal, organizational and management skills.
    • Ability to influence and work well with others to build relationships is required.
    • Strong analytical skills and statistical knowledge is required.
    • Ability to analyze and assimilate relevant data for key business recommendations.
    • Ability to build strong cross-functional relationships with the sales team.
    • Requires competency in customer focus, change & innovation, strategic thinking, relationship building & influencing, talent management (coaching, development, and work design), results focus and inspirational leadership.
    • Ability to develop and present compelling business cases to stakeholders
    • Possess the ability to quickly synthesize data requirements and provide exceptional results with minimal guidance.
    • Proven ability to communicate complex concepts and analyses in a clear and concise manner to all levels of an organization.
    • Must have a “can do” attitude and willing to go above and beyond to make a difference.
    • Be driven by curiosity and passionate about data.

    Supervisory Responsibilities

    • Provides leadership and guidance to employees in the Demand Planning department.
    • 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 Information

    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.

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