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Sr Analyst, Demand Planning in Marysville, OH at ScottsMiracle-Gro

Date Posted: 3/7/2019

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Job Description

At Scotts Miracle-Gro we think people are like the right place you will grow and flourish. Are you an advocate of making the world a more beautiful place by inspiring others, championing new ideas and being intellectually curious? Are you not afraid to roll up your sleeves and get your hands dirty? If so, then we want you as part of our Scotts family!

We’re looking for a Sr. Demand Planner who will grow at our Marysville, OH corporate headquarters.

The Sr. Analyst, Demand Planning will lead and execute the demand planning process for the designated products and drive improvement in forecast error; work with Marketing and lead Brand Consensus; resolve demand-related questions by troubleshooting and working with other functions; drive improvement in forecast error by analyzing existing processes and making recommendation for improvement; drive tracking of performance of new items.

In this role you will:

  • Create and monitor forecasts in JDA for all customers. This includes but is not limited to: correct set-up and data integrity within JDA, reviewing and correcting JDA exceptions and consumption issues, executing demand planning calendar tasks on time, attend and provide input on calls, understand statistical modeling and how user input impacts the forecast, and review daily consumption 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.

  • Collaborate with business development teams to incorporate customer specific information into the forecast.

  • Drive cross functional Consensus Meetings to review rolled up forecasts across each customer.

  • Proactively communicate known forecast changes on items and work to close operational vs. financial forecast gaps.

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

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

  • Track performance of new items across all customers. 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 in Supply Chain, Business or related field

  • Minimum 2-3 years experience in Demand Planning in retail or consumer products

  • Experience and working knowledge of SAP, JDA or similar demand planning systems

  • Advance skills in Microsoft Office Suite, including Access and Excel

  • Effectively partner cross-functionally within the organization

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

  • Strong analytical and statistical skills

Some other nice to have’s:

  • Working knowledge of JDA Demand Planning

  • Experience working within a manufacturing CPG company

What we do for our associates (just to list a few cool ones):

  • Offer extremely competitive benefits including: Health, Dental and Vision coverage with discounted generic prescriptions and wellness incentive program.

  • Onsite wellness center which includes: state of the art fitness facility, Walgreen’s pharmacy and Doctor’s office. Colleagues and their family can receive complimentary care from this facility.

  • Beautiful campus and corporate offices designed like a log cabin offering free coffee, chef run cafe and the best crushed ice!

  • Unbelievable 401K match and discounted stock purchasing program.

  • Our commitment to diversity and inclusion includes four employee resource groups: Scotts Women’s Network, Scotts Black Employee Network, Scotts Veterans Network and Scotts Young Professionals.

  • Generous vacation day policy.

  • Various associate engagement activities throughout the year including intramural sports leagues.


Not interested in this role? Check out our other career opportunities and learn more about what it’s like to work at Scotts MiracleGro by accessing our Talent Network: SMG Talent Network

The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company (NYSE: SMG) is the world's largest marketer of branded consumer lawn and garden products, with a full range of products for professional horticulture as well. Scotts Miracle-Gro has helped to grow the nearly $7 billion global consumer lawn and garden market through product innovation, industry-leading advertising efforts and its trusted brands.

The brands and products within our portfolio include: Scotts, Miracle-Gro, TomCat, Ortho, RoundUp, Bonnie Plants, Osmocote, Earthgro and Fafard.

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.