Demand Planner (Remote) in Vancouver, WA at ScottsMiracle-Gro

Date Posted: 1/16/2022

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Job Description

Here at Scotts Miracle-Gro there is no such thing as a typical day.  Our culture is constantly energized by new and exciting growth opportunities and at a rapid pace.  Every Associate plays an important role in providing innovative solutions for today’s gardeners and growers and contributing new ideas to improve operations. In our company you need grit, it is what we were founded on over 150 years ago and is what keeps us growing. Regardless of your level in the organization there is a platform for your voice to be heard and the ability to influence change. Family, community and hard working values are weaved into all that we do. Come grow with us, where we develop and nurture the next generation of leaders. ​

We are looking for a Demand Planner to join our Hawthorne Planning Team

The primary focus of this role is maintaining optimal forecast accuracy to ensure a high level of customer satisfaction. The Demand Planner will regularly interact with procurement, sales, category management and portfolio teams to meet strategic company goals. This role will also work with category management and sales to reach consensus on a demand plan, resolve demand-related questions by troubleshooting and working with other functions; drive improvement in forecast error by analyzing processes and making recommendations for improvement; drive tracking of performance of new items

In this role you will:

• Create and monitor forecasts in planning system for a designated set of products. This includes but is not limited to: ensuring accurate set-up and data integrity within system, reviewing exceptions, executing demand planning calendar tasks on time, lead and provide input on forecast related meetings, understand statistical modeling and how user input impacts the forecast, and review consumption trends and take corrective action/research.

• Provide one point of contact for all forecasting-related questions from other functions, and utilize troubleshooting skills to work with other functions to correct any issues.

• Gather market intelligence from sales, category and distributor network to incorporate into and adjust the baseline statistical forecast.

• Proactively communicate known significant forecast changes on items to supply planners.

• Work to close operational vs. financial forecast gaps.

• Be the subject matter expert on your item-level data and forecasts.

• Work on trend analysis, category analysis, volatility and forecast error history on items.

• Track performance of new items. Drive improvement in new item processes and forecast error.

• Drive continuous improvement by examining existing demand planning processes and making recommendations for improvement.

The perfect person will have:

• Bachelor’s degree required • 2-5 years experience in a retail or CPG planning environment with a focus on item or category planning

• Be a self-starter and be comfortable operating when the path has not been clearly defined

• Have a bias for action while being comfortable challenging the status quo

• Confidence presenting data and ideas to Sr. Management • Experience in a fast-paced environment, managing multiple priorities

• Planning systems experience using SAP, JDA or similar

• Advanced proficiency with Microsoft Excel

• Proven ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment

• Strong analytical and organizational skills

This is what we will bring to the table:

• Extremely competitive benefits including: Health, Dental and Vision coverage

• A highly energetic and fast-paced environment at a rapidly growing company

• Unbelievable 401K match and discounted stock purchasing program

• Generous vacation day policy

Our commitment to LiveTotal Health puts the wellness and safety of our associates and their families as the top priority.  Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, ensuring associate safety has been a primary focus for all of us at Scotts. With the continuing pandemic, we remain committed to doing everything we can to keep our associates healthy and safe.   As such, we are requiring certain associates to get a COVID vaccine*. This safety measure will help protect our associates, our families and our communities.  We recognize a medical or personal circumstance may prevent you from meeting this requirement and we have a process to address those concerns.

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Scotts is an EEO Employer, dedicated to a culturally diverse, drug free workplace.

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Notification to Agencies:

Please note that the Scotts Miracle-Gro company does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Master Service Agreement, and specific approval to submit resumes to an approved requisition, the Scotts Miracle-Gro company will not consider or approve payment regarding recruiter fees or referral compensations.

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