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Senior Demand Planner

Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, Minnesota

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Description
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Who we are!

Schwan’s Company, a U.S. affiliate of the global lifestyle company CJ CheilJedang Corporation, is a leading U.S. manufacturer and marketer of quality foods offered through retail-grocery and food-service channels. Its many popular brands include Red Baron®, Tony’s®, Big Daddy’s®, Villa Prima™ and Freschetta® pizza; Mrs. Smith’s® and Edwards® desserts; and Pagoda® Asian-style snacks. To learn more about Schwan’s, visit www.schwanscompany.com.

What we are looking for:

We are hiring a Senior Demand Planner to support our Shared Services Team in Bloomington, MN. In this role, you will be responsible for producing an operational forecast for the 0 – 12 week horizon. You will also work with the Global Supply Chain and Business Unit Sales teams to execute sales plans and assist in mitigating gaps within supply/demand in the short term.

What we need from you:

  • Supports the monthly consensus process for assigned business unit(s) for 4 -18-month outlook.
  • Prepares and presents various analyses of forecast performance of business unit to management upon request.
  • Creates, develops and produces demand forecasts. Reviews historical sales trends and marketing, sales and financial forecasts; prepare forecast data; and evaluate forecast results.
  • Categorizes internal demand stream information according to demand patterns.  On occasion input sales/marketing intelligence for each operating unit for use in forecast systems, working with sales organization(s), national sales accounts, marketing, and related forecasting and planning groups.
  • Interacts and communicates with sales, marketing, finance, purchasing, supply planning and other departments as appropriate to obtain current and accurate information.
  • Provides timely updates and analysis to Supply Chain partners to identify scenario planning opportunities.
  • Completes all required education and training and participates in implementation and development of new forecasting software.

Qualifications:

Education: Bachelor’s Degree Required

Years of Related Experience: 4-6+ years related experience

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities

  • Must have an understanding of project management processes and supply chain principles.
  • Have Knowledge/skills in Windows, Excel and Word.
  • Basic understanding JDA/Blue Yonder, IRI/Nielsen, functionality, business, processes as well as related interfaces and data exchanges as they correlate to supply chain.
  • Must possess strong written and oral communication skills as well as strong presentation skills.
  • Must be analytical with problem-solving skills and demonstrate attention to detail.
  • Must have the ability to understand and create budgets, position requires intermediate financial analysis skills.
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Job Type: Exempt Business Unit: Req #: 21005139

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  • Big Daddy's
  • Edwards
  • Mrs. Smith's
  • MINH
  • Red Baron
  • Freschetta
  • Pagoda
  • Tony's