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Demand Planner

Cargill provides food, agriculture, financial and industrial products and services to the world. Together with farmers, customers, governments and communities, we help people thrive by applying our insights and over 150 years of experience. We have 155,000 employees in 70 countries who are committed to feeding the world in a responsible way, reducing environmental impact and improving the communities where we live and work.


Position Purpose:

The Demand Planner is part of the Protein Group Supply Chain with accountability within the Demand Planning process. This role is for somebody with a passion for Supply Chain Management (SCM) and Continuous Improvement (CI) of processes and tools. The ideal candidate has experience in IT, Operations, Finance or Supply Chain. This role will offer exposure and accountability to a wide range of supply chain activities with a focus on Demand Planning utilizing tools such as SAP IBP (Integrated Business Planning), Logility, Tableau and PowerBI. Other areas of interaction are: * Sales and Account Management * Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP)/Integrated Business Planning (IBP) * Optimization and Analytics * Production Planning and Scheduling * Statistics and Analysis.

Principle Accountabilities:

60% FORECASTING * Maintains data relative to demand forecasting including hierarchy, historical data cleansing, demand sensing data and forecast model parameters * Performs Product Lifecycle Management inputs with some direction from manager * Performs statistical forecasting activities with some input, including running the statistical forecast, managing exceptions and adjusting as necessary * Gathers and incorporates commercial and marketing intelligence into the demand forecast * Keeps process documentation maintained and current * Evaluates and incorporates Demand Sensing information into forecasting activities in accordance with set strategy 30% INTEGRATED BUSINESS PLANNING/Sales and Operations Planning * Provide Demand Planning inputs for the S&OP/IBP cycle. * Uses thorough knowledge to execute follow up action items from S&OP/IBP meetings as assigned 10% BUSINESS PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT/METRICS * Provide Input in setting Demand Planning metrics targets * Input in analyzing actual measure vs. target measures in medium size and planning complexity network * Provides input in developing action plans to close gaps between target and actual measures * Input to continual Demand Planning process improvement input * Provides assistance in root cause analysis to identify and correct forecast deviations


Minimum Required Qualifications:

* Bachelors Degree with focus in IT, Finance, Operations, Business, Supply Chain Management or similar with 1 years experience

Preferred Qualifications:

* Masters Degree ( No need to have work exp) * Experience with data visualization and reporting tools (Business Intelligence, Tableau, Power BI, etc) * Advanced proficiency in standard business applications (e.g. MS Office Suite) * Demonstrated organizational and analytical skills with high attention to detail * Ability to multitask, prioritize and act with a sense of urgency * Ability to identify and communicate information required to make sound business decisions across many functions Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.


Supply Chain Management

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