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Demand Planning Analyst

Company: Aston Carter
Location: Ontario
Posted on: September 17, 2023

Job Description:

Demand Planning Specialist
Job Summary:
The Demand Planning Specialist is a key member of the supply chain team who is responsible for analyzing and forecasting customer demand for products or services. They collaborate with various departments, such as sales, marketing, and operations, to develop accurate demand forecasts that drive efficient production, inventory management, and overall supply chain optimization. The Demand Planning Specialist plays a critical role in ensuring that the company meets customer demands while minimizing inventory holding costs and maximizing customer satisfaction.
Demand Forecasting and Analysis:
--- Utilize historical sales data, market trends, and other relevant factors to develop accurate demand forecasts.
--- Collaborate with sales, marketing, and operations teams to gather input and insights for demand planning.
--- Monitor and analyze demand patterns, market trends, and customer behavior to identify potential demand fluctuations or changes.
--- Continuously improve forecast accuracy through the use of statistical modeling, forecasting software, and other tools.
Inventory Planning and Management:
--- Determine optimal inventory levels based on demand forecasts, lead times, production capacity, and service level targets.
--- Collaborate with procurement and production teams to ensure timely availability of materials and finished goods to meet demand requirements.
--- Monitor and analyze inventory levels, stock-outs, and excess inventory, taking appropriate actions to optimize inventory performance and minimize costs.
Collaboration and Communication:

  • Foster effective collaboration and communication with sales, marketing, operations, and other stakeholders to ensure alignment on demand planning and forecasting.

  • Provide regular updates and reports on demand forecasts, inventory performance, and key supply chain metrics.

  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to resolve any demand-supply imbalances, production constraints, or other supply chain issues

    Continuous Improvement:
    --- Identify opportunities for process improvements and efficiency enhancements in demand planning and inventory management.
    --- Implement and leverage advanced forecasting techniques, tools, and technologies to enhance demand planning accuracy and efficiency.
    --- Stay updated on industry trends, best practices, and emerging technologies related to demand planning and supply chain management.
    --- Bachelor's degree in supply chain management, business administration, or a related field. A master's degree is a plus.
    --- Proven experience (2-5 years) in demand planning, forecasting, or related supply chain roles.
    --- Strong analytical and quantitative skills, with proficiency in statistical analysis and forecasting techniques.
    --- Proficiency in demand planning software, ERP systems, and advanced Excel skills.
    --- Excellent communication and collaboration skills to work effectively with cross-functional teams.
    --- Detail-oriented mindset with the ability to manage multiple priorities and meet deadlines.
    --- Knowledge of supply chain principles, inventory management, and logistics.
    --- Familiarity with industry-specific demand patterns and trends (e.g., seasonal demand, market dynamics).
    --- Continuous improvement mindset with a focus on driving process optimization and efficiency.
    About Aston Carter:
    Please Note: Scammers are posing as Aston Carter. We'll never contact you via Gmail, Telegram, or WhatsApp and we'll never solicit money from you.
    At Aston Carter, we're dedicated to expanding career opportunities for the skilled professionals who power our business. Our success is driven by the talented, motivated people who join our team across a range of positions - from recruiting, sales and delivery to corporate roles. As part of our team, employees have the opportunity for long-term career success, where hard work is rewarded and the potential for growth is limitless.
    Established in 1997, Aston Carter is a leading staffing and consulting firm, providing high-caliber talent and premium services to more than 7,000 companies across North America. Spanning four continents and more than 200 offices, we extend our clients' capabilities by seeking solvers and delivering solutions to address today's workforce challenges. For organizations looking for innovative solutions shaped by critical-thinking professionals, visit AstonCarter.com. Aston Carter is a company within Allegis Group, a global leader in talent solutions.
    The company is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all applications without regards to race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any characteristic protected by law.
    If you would like to request a reasonable accommodation, such as the modification or adjustment of the job application process or interviewing process due to a disability, please call 888-237-6835 or email astoncarteraccommodation@astoncarter.com (%20astoncarteraccommodation@astoncarter.com) for other accommodation options. However, if you have questions about this position, please contact the Recruiter located at the bottom of the job posting. The Recruiter is the sole point of contact for questions about this position.

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