Demand Planning Analyst
Company: Aston Carter
Posted on: September 17, 2023
Demand Planning Specialist
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
--- 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
--- 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
--- 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
--- Stay updated on industry trends, best practices, and emerging
technologies related to demand planning and supply chain
--- Bachelor's degree in supply chain management, business
administration, or a related field. A master's degree is a
--- 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
--- 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:
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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.
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