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Demand Planner

Company: HD Supply
Location: Smyrna
Posted on: June 20, 2022

Job Description:

HD Supply ( 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!Job SummaryUses 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 AccountabilitiesDevelops 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 software.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 ScopeIdentifies 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 authority.Work EnvironmentLocated 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 ExperienceTypically 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.Preferred Qualifications

  • 1+ years of experience in inventory management and/or merchandise forecasting.
  • Knowledge in SAP modules, SAP Business Intelligence MicroStrategy, Tableau, and/or JDA desired.
  • Strong Proficiency in Excel (vLookups, Pivot Tables, Formulas,etc)
  • Experience working with large-scale inventory demand initiatives.
  • Demand forecasting and analyses and sales and operations processes experience.

Keywords: HD Supply, Smyrna , Demand Planner, Other , Smyrna, Georgia

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