Company: HD Supply
Posted on: May 11, 2022
HD Supply (www.hdsupply.com) is one of the largest industrial
distributors in North America. The company provides a broad range
of products and value-add services to approximately 300,000
customers with leadership positions in maintenance, repair and
operations. Through 44 distribution centers, in the U.S. and
Canada, the company's approximately 5,500 associates provide
localized, customer-driven services including will call,
direct-ship options, diversified logistics and innovative solutions
that contribute to its customers' success. With an active
commitment to the communities in which we operate, HD Supply
associates are part of a thriving organization that supports the
virtues of wellness, diversity and inclusion - all of which are top
priorities for the company. Equally as important is empowering our
associates to grow professionally while providing competitive
benefits and compensation. If you're ready to find a rewarding
career and achieve your full potential with a growing industry
leader, HD Supply is ready for you!
Uses sales and operations processes, tools, and methodologies to
analyze, improve, and recommend demand forecasts and enhancements
for high volume and complex product categories. Provides actionable
data analyses to support business cases for demand plans using
data-driven methods. Serves as a mentor for other individual
contributors on the team.
Major Tasks, Responsibilities, and Key Accountabilities
Develops and executes forecasts to support the enterprise sales and
operations planning process for all high volume and complex
categories across all business segments and sales verticals.
Executes demand planning for specific product categories, including
creating repeatable processes and developing one-off and recurring
demand analytics. Delivers the total demand forecasts.
Participates in onboarding and mentoring new associates. Performs
check-ins and determines readiness and training needs.
Leads small teams in periodic special projects that require
analytics and strategy.
Measures, analyzes, and improves forecast accuracy with
segment-specific corrective actions, process enhancements, and JDA
system enhancements. Communicates results and actions taken to
stakeholders. Leads a workstream that maintains forecast accuracy
for one or more sales verticals.
Creates statistical forecasts. Identifies and quantifies risks
using established quantitative methods and application
Collaborates with various departments to incorporate the onboarding
of new products, retirement of old products, customer-specific
forecast requirements, regulatory changes, and promotions into the
demand planning process.
Works with inventory analytics to understand the relationship of
the forecast to the open-to-buy plan.
Nature and Scope
Identifies key barriers/core problems and applies problem solving
skills in order to deal creatively with complex situations.
Troubleshoots and resolves complex problems. Makes decisions under
conditions of uncertainty, sometimes with incomplete information,
that produce effective end results. Independently performs
assignments with instruction limited to the expected results.
Determines and develops an approach to solutions. Receives
technical guidance only on unusual or complex problems or issues.
May oversee the completion of projects and assignments, including
planning, assigning, monitoring and reviewing progress and accuracy
of work, evaluating results, etc. Contributes to employees'
professional development but does not have hiring or firing
Located in a comfortable indoor area. Any unpleasant conditions
would be infrequent and not objectionable. Most of the time is
spent sitting in a comfortable position and there is frequent
opportunity to move about. On rare occasions there may be a need to
move or lift light articles.
Education and Experience
Typically requires BS/BA in a related discipline. Generally 2-3
years of experience in a related field OR MS/MA and generally 3-5
years of experience in a related field. Certification is required
in some areas.
2+ years of experience in inventory management and/or merchandise
Knowledge in SAP modules, SAP Business Intelligence MicroStrategy,
Tableau, and/or JDA desired.
Strong Proficiency in Excel (vLookups, Pivot Tables,
Experience working with large-scale inventory demand
Demand forecasting and analyses and sales and operations processes
Keywords: HD Supply, Smyrna , Demand Planner, Other , Smyrna, Georgia
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