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Demand Planner

Company: Rust-Oleum Corporation
Location: Vernon Hills
Posted on: May 12, 2022

Job Description:

Vernon Hills, IL, United StatesAs our Forecast Analyst, you're responsible for the development of annual, quarterly, and monthly forecasts for assigned business groups, brands and items. Responsible for making demand recommendations based on analysis of sales history, trends, seasonality, promotions, and other market intelligence with the goal of maximizing service levels and minimizing excess inventory. Solving challenges is the very foundation of who we are. After all, in the beginning, our founder, sea captain Robert Fergusson, didn't particularly care about paint. When he founded our company in 1921, he just wanted to keep his ship intact and stumbled upon a valuable solution. Today, that discovery is Rust-Oleum Corporation.The same passion that drove the Captain to spend his next few years creating the world's first rust-preventative paint still drives us today. When we see a problem, we work diligently until we've perfected a solution, which has led to some of the most cutting edge, durable and innovative products in the industry. Our creative and talented team of over 2000 people across every corner of the world, help us remain the global leader in protective paints and coatings for both home and industry. Here's what you can expect every day:

  • Create and maintain monthly forecasts through review of shipment history, analysis of seasonal patterns and trends, and regular monitoring of forecast consumption.
  • Actively participate in weekly / monthly cross-functional planning meetings with Marketing, Sales and Operations to discuss trends and issues.
  • Support Product to Market Teams and work with Marketing and Sales on new product launches to develop timely forecasts.
  • Work closely with Sales & Trade Marketing on promotional activities and adjust forecasts as needed.
  • Work closely with Supply Chain & Material Planning to communicate forecast adjustments especially changes made within product lead times.
  • Participate in corporate projects and various task forces as necessary.
  • Responsible for comprehensive understanding of demand management, supply chain and replenishment requirements to help ensure maximum service levels are provided to customers.
  • Research forecast issues to determine root cause and initiate long-term corrective actions.
  • Evaluate and analyze monthly forecasts to create forecast variance reports, identify key issues and trends and make adjustments to improve forecast accuracy.
  • Assist with forecast system administrative tasks such as maintaining planning hierarchy. Rust-Oleum is an equal opportunity employer. Employment selection and related decisions are made without regard to sex, race, age, disability, religion, national origin, color, or any other protected class. Required Skills:
    • Bachelor's degree.
    • 1- 3 years experience in forecasting, inventory management/planning, marketing or finance.
    • Demonstrated problem-solving and decision-making skills.
    • Strong analytical skills with the ability to manage large amounts of data.
    • Team player with a positive attitude and strong attention to detail and accuracy.
    • Proficiency in MS office and knowledge of materials requirements planning systems (MRP). SAP experience desired.
    • Customer focused and be able to work independently and as a team. LI19Job Identification: 2455Job Category: Purchasing/ProcurementPosting Date: 2022-04-07Job Schedule: Full timeJob Shift: DayPosting Date: 2022-04-07PI175571688

Keywords: Rust-Oleum Corporation, Arlington Heights , Demand Planner, Professions , Vernon Hills, Illinois

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