Our Demand Planner will lead the development and execution of the demand planning forecast process within the business’s JDA system. The Demand Planner creates and maintains forecast statistical models for their customers, incorporating business intelligence and forecast information gathered from Sales, Product Marketing, Merchandising and other groups within the organization. The position will prepare all data and metrics for review to support the S&OP Process.
Create and review statistical forecasts by gathering, analyzing, and validating data. Review historical sales trends, research demand drivers, prepare forecast data, develop statistical forecast models, and evaluate forecast results.
Collaborate with Sales, Product Marketing, Merchandising and other business partners to gather market intelligence and promotions
Work closely with Buyers, Planners, and Analysts on item flows, seasonal plans and advertising schedule
Report on variations in demand and provide insights to change
Manage data exceptions generated by system to ensure data integrity in Forecasting system
Prepare information relative to Demand Planning performance indicators including demand plan accuracy and variability, demand exceptions and information on new product activity.
Assists in developing materials and presenting at TBC Supply Planning meetings infusing analytics that influences sound business decisions yielding positive business results
Supports the demand-supply balancing process and S&OP process/cadence
Other duties as requested or needed
Undergraduate degree in Business, management, mathematics, statistics, supply chain or operations management
2-3 years of experience developing forecast using supply chain planning systems
Knowledge of statistical and mathematical computer programs and modeling techniques. Ability to analyze large amounts of data for developing projections and estimates.
Knowledge of demand forecasting techniques and inputs (e.g., business trends, seasonality, consumption patterns).
Strong collaboration skill sets and the ability to execute change programs with minimal supervision
Good understanding of Sales, Marketing and Merchandising activities and their relationship with the Demand Planning function.
Strong working knowledge of integrated Supply Chain Planning systems and tools. Knowledge and experience in the following systems is most preferred: JDA and SAP.
PC proficient with an emphasis on CRM tools, Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint
Customer service orientation and a high level of professional integrity
Ability to work well under pressure and handle multiple tasks
Strong telephone, verbal and written communication skills
Criminal Background Check and Pre-Employment Drug Screen
JDA Forecasting & Replenishment
Master’s Degree in Supply Chain / Operations
Experience in Lean Techniques (Root cause, Process Mapping, PDCA etc.)
Experience in an S&OP environment; especially the demand consensus process
Experience using an integrated business planning tool
Quantitative products: Mathematical and strong statistical knowledge
Analytical and problem-solving skills
Business/financial acumen and CSCMP/APICS knowledge
Communication and influencing skills
Good judgment and decision-making
Internal Number: 1353
About TBC Corporation
TBC Corporation is a leader in the tire and auto-services aftermarket with a corporate portfolio of more than a dozen brands.
Our company-owned Retail brands include NTB®, Tire Kingdom®, and Merchant’s Tire®. Our Franchise division includes Midas® and Big O Tires®. And, we are home to NTWSM, TBC Brands, TBC de Mexico, TBC International and R.O. Writer.
For more than 60 years, we have offered our customers the highest-quality tires and expert automotive services. Our Associates have equally exceptional opportunities through training programs and career pathing.
With more than 400 Associates with military service, TBC Corporation values veteran experience in the workplace and is a proud supporter of the United States Armed Forces.
As a nationally-recognized industry leader, TBC™ Associates are active in each of the communities we serve. These efforts stem from our company philosophy to leave everything better—in everything we do.
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