Demand Forecasting Lead

Company Name:
Tree of Life
Demand Forecasting Lead
Location: Naperville, IL
Job Id: - if the job id isn't null, display the job id ->4640
# of Openings: - if the # of openings isn't null, display the # of openings ->3
About the Job:
The Demand Forecasting Lead will create and manage the item forecasts at multiple levels within the hierarchy. This role will create and evaluate item-level statistical forecasts and support event based movement related to promotional activity, new product placement, and increased points of distribution to drive efficient purchasing execution and productive inventory. Additionally, the Demand Forecasting Lead will represent the KeHE supply chain organization to the independent and regional account teams and facilitate seamless integration between customer and KeHE order management processes & systems. As with all positions at KeHE Distributors we expect that all actions will be consistent with KeHE s Mission, Vision and Values
Position Accountabilities:
Deliver targeted results for all category and DC performance metrics: forecast accuracy, outbound fill rate, promotional execution, inventory turnover, and spoils.
Partner with the appropriate Customer Fulfillment Specialists to integrate key account/channel demand into the overall DC/item forecasted need
Collaborate with the supply planning organization to insure alignment between forecast and execution.
Utilize internal data to quickly recognize changes in item-level sales trends to drive a proactive response across the supply chain.
Lead regularly scheduled meeting with category and DC leadership to review performance to KPI s, growth opportunities and trends, plans for at-risk inventory, new business/sku offering inventory status.
Provide data driven insight and actionable feedback to all internal partners regarding quality/accuracy of event based sales projections.
Experience Required:
Outstanding analytical skills with demonstrated success organizing, analyzing and accurately interpreting large amounts of data.
Solid understanding of applicable statistical concepts needed to appropriately tune forecasts.
Forecasting/planning experience in a high sku, slow movement environment utilizing advanced planning systems such as JDA Demand, SAP/APO, Logility, Oracle Demantra, Manhattan, etc.
Outstanding communication (both verbal and written) and relationship management skills.
Capable of influencing & educating organization on supply chain and forecasting success factors
Ability to prioritize workload to have the most significant impact on customer satisfaction and performance to KPI s.
Prior experience in food industry and/or code sensitive product environment preferred.
Bachelor s degree in Supply Chain Management, Finance, Engineering or related field.

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