Partner with the COO on integrated operational reporting and highlighting insights / opportunities, link with budgeting and financial planning decisions by producing business performance reports and conducting what if scenario analysis (cash flow, inventory and logistics optimization, other).

More Uses of the Demand Planning Toolkit:

  • Develop or refine existing inventory forecast and Demand Planning models based on future growth plans, financial considerations, and other internal goals.
  • Reconcile statistical calculations, historic trends, sales feedback, new business information, and market updates to generate the best possible estimation on each round of the Strategic Forecast.
  • Direct: ownership of your end to end planning processes and workflows to direct your build and manufacturing investment decisions to your consumers, customer replenishment, and long term product development.
  • Establish: direct customer service teams to ensure Demand Planning/forecasting and customer service support meet customers requirements and achieve business targets in accordance with departments strategy.
  • Confirm your organization leads a broad range of complex supply chain processes, as inventory analysis and planning, Demand Planning, import/export operations, and sales and operations planning (SOP).
  • Standardize: interface with supporting departments (procurement, supply/Demand Planning, engineering change, customer fulfillment) to create executable plans and resolve issues.
  • Warrant that your organization results focused, bring sense of urgency to getting things done and making tough decisions, avoid over analyzing or debating, drive for simplification by keeping end goal in sight.
  • Ensure your organization interfaces with marketing, sales, production and engineering teams to resolve (in case of design changes) labor and material shortages, backlogs and other potential schedule interruptions.
  • Manage work with the Demand management, Sales and Marketing partners to develop the forward looking Demand Plan, which becomes the basis for production planning and financial projections.
  • Collaborate with merchants, buyers, and supply chain management on seasonal channel buy strategies to support product initiatives, maximize in stock, and inventory productivity.
  • Drive planning process and tools with suppliers and contract manufacturers to manage capacity availability, supply visibility, lead time and exceptions.
  • Be accountable for analyzing effectiveness of policies and establishes future direction for functional policies and programs or products that affect organization as a whole; Aligns policies/products and development efforts with organization strategies.
  • Establish staging, cto and production schedules based on resource and material availability, support staging, cto and production teams in order to meet daily schedules.
  • Optimize capacity and order flow, reduce inventory exposure, increase full price sales and minimize missed opportunities through speed, responsiveness, and cost optimization.
  • Audit: conduct scenario analysis, recovery plans, and coordinate new product introductions and end of life make planning balancing inventory and demand requirements.
  • Create and implement shipping and delivery best practices as systems integration and optimization, fleet and routes optimization, inventory control and Demand Planning.
  • Drive critical business operations as annual Demand Planning, strategy development and review cycles, workforce planning and management and executive briefs.
  • Ensure proper inventory levels are maintained through the rigor of the forecast process by managing product lines, building and utilizing reports, trends, forecasts and judgment.
  • Devise: review forecast and monitor trends that impact demand forecast accuracy, develop and implement corrective action plans in response to significant variances to plan.
  • Execute product line and style level forecast by loading data into current systems to ensure correct product mix for purchasing using forecast software.
  • Be accountable for collaborating with a team of Planning and Supply Chain Solution Architects to build an End to End Planning strategy and Architecture in partnership with Line Planning and Merchandising, Demand Planning, Supply, Material and Inventory Planning business and technical specialists.
  • Capture operating constraints and business requirements to analyze, develop and implement inventory planning solutions that optimize inventory across the network.
  • Confirm you understand overall supply chain constraints and coordinate activities to ensure all resources are exercised and escalated for solution if any supply gaps exist.
  • Drive excellence in analysis and execution while taking ownership of identified issues in Demand Planning to drive quantifiable solutions and positive business results.
  • Be accountable for managing the inventory throughout the network is a critical expectation in support of installation schedules across all facilities throughout your organization.


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