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Location Demand Planner
East Hanover, NJ
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Post Date: 07/10/19 Company: Mondelez International
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Education: High School / GED Fax:
Experience: 6 months - 2 years Mailing Address:
Travel: Negligible
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Mondelēz International, Inc. empowers people to snack right in over 160 countries around the world. We're leading the future of snacking with iconic brands such as Oreo, belVita and LU biscuits; Cadbury Dairy Milk, Milka and Toblerone chocolate; Sour Patch Kids candy and Trident gum. Our 90,000 colleagues around the world are key to the success of our business. Great people and great brands. That's who we are.

Join us on our mission to continue leading the future of snacking around the world by offering the right snack, for the right moment, made the right way.

Customer Service & Logistics (CS&L) is where you'll integrate our end-to-end demand-driven supply chain. Working "from farm to shelf," you'll connect plants with customers to deliver best-in-class service in the most efficient way. Your goal will be to have the right products, at the right time, and with the right quantity and quality on the shelf.
Job Scope
Responsible for the analysis and maintenance of the Item/Location/Week statistical forecast that drives product deployment to assigned branch or warehouse locations. Creates and maintains forecast models at the shipping location level, leveraging the APO Demand statistical forecasting engine to build an effective "starting point" forecast. Incorporates business intelligence and forecast information gathered from BU (Business Unit), from Sales, and from independent analytics to add further refinement to the statistical forecast. Assists the Field Demand Planning Manager in resolving discrepancies between the Consensus forecast and the short term deployment forecast in a process called "Gap Management". Analyze forecast accuracy results and future forecasts to identify opportunities for forecast accuracy improvement including root causing of impacts to Volume, Pacing, Basecode Mix, and Location Mix via Statistical Reviews, Business Trends, etc.
Primary Responsabilities
  • Ensure the best statistical forecast starting point (Basecode/location/week)
    • Link with the Global Modeler to ensure that Demand Classification is generating effective statistical models
    • Perform user maintenance on Base Forecast
      • Perform regular cleansing of user exceptions
      • Adjust history to reflect non-repeatable events, new items, cuts, allocations
      • Adjust for discontinuations
    2. Add value to the forecast beyond the starting point.
    • Perform Data Driven Analysis
      • Derive business intel through data analysis
    • Incorporate Business Intel
      • Incorporate customer promotional information from CPW or other sources into the location forecasts
      • Incorporate "causal factors" (forecast drivers) achieved via collaborative efforts
      • Dissect and incorporate causes of Gap where appropriate
    • Forecast Accuracy Analysis (step 6 of forecasting process)
      • Utilize "backward looking" analytics to evaluate forecast performance
    • Forward Looking Reasonableness
      • Utilize "forward looking" analytics (confidence intervals/Standard deviations) to identify opportunities in future forecast

    3. Ensure appropriate forecasts through collaboration and assist branch locations with waste reduction efforts through bi-weekly review of high DOS/at risk skus.

    • Supply Chain or Sales function
    • Excel Proficient- Advanced Preferred
    • Working knowledge of key Customers' planning processes and tools; Customer demand planning experience.
    • APO / SAP BI Experience

    Competencies and Abilities
  • Customer Focus: Great communication and interpersonal skills, must build trust and collaborative relationships with sales
  • Collaborative Team Player: Must be willing to work closely with your teammates in both HQ and sales to create consensus based forecasts and foster an environment that shares best practices.
  • Drive for Results: Must be able to work independently. Must be driven to understand your weekly results, what drove gaps and to make necessary process changes to positively impact the future.
  • Action Oriented: Must be able to prioritize, organize and multi-task. You may have to make very time sensitive changes in your forecast with very little notice to support short term demand changes.
  • Technical Learning: Must be able to learn new technologies and operate with minimal guidance.

  • Mondelēz Global LLC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. Applicants who require accommodation to participate in the job application process may contact 847-943-5460 for assistance.

    Applicants must complete all required steps in the application process, including providing a Resume/CV, in order to be considered for this position.

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