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

Date Posted: 6/24/2019

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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’re looking for a Sr. Demand Planner who will join our Planning team in Marysville, OH.

This position will be based at The Scotts Miracle-Gro world headquarters in Marysville, a suburb of Columbus, OH.  Not familiar with Columbus? Visit

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.

What you’ll do in this role:

  • 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.

What you’ll need to be successful:

  • 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.
  • Onsite wellness center which includes: 2,400 sq. ft. fitness center, Walgreens pharmacy and Doctor’s office.

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

  • Unbelievable 401K match (up to 7.5%) and discounted stock purchasing program (15% discount).

  • 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 holiday and vacation days.

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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.