Posted On: Tue Jun 13, 2017

Location: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Careers at Champion Petfoods

Demand Planner/ Forecasting Analyst


The Demand Planner/ Forecasting Analyst, under the Director, Operations, Planning & Performance, will primarily be responsible for providing forecasts and accurate targets using sales orders, distributor inventories, customer and sales contacts along with historical information. This individual will maintain rolling demand plans while monitoring sales to ensure availability. In addition, he/she will be responsible for communicating results to key stakeholders.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assemble distributor inventory information
  • Generate statistical forecast reports
  • Conduct demand planning meetings with sales and marketing staff
  • Participate in supply planning meetings with revised forecasts
  • Review wholesale velocity against forecasts and highlight variances
  • Review distributor inventory levels with sales team
  • Maintain documentation and operating procedures for demand processes
  • Routinely seek the advice of peers and actively participate in projects that will advance the company
  • Coordinate necessary action plans with affected departments
  • Collaborate with functional experts in order to facilitate and improve inventory best practices
  • Generate volumetric budget plans using sales history, as well as inputs from Marketing and Sales
  • Ensure that plans are followed as expected and develop corrective actions in conjunction with other related departments when variances are discovered
  • Maintain a positive relationship with external clients
  • Make recommendations for improving the role
  • Other duties, as assigned

Education and Requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree in related field
  • 1-3 years’ experience in in demand planning and forecasting
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Excellent analytical skills, attention detail & investigative skills
  • Able to multi-task, prioritize, manage time and problem solve
  • Able to work in a fast paced environment
  • Highly proficient in Microsoft applications
  • Proficient in demand problem software an asset
  • Familiarity with SQL
  • Effectively communicate on a timely basis with internal departments
  • Ability to attend and conduct presentations

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