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Demand Planner

Company: Evermark LLC
Location: Suwanee
Posted on: November 24, 2022

Job Description:

Evermark's mission is to optimize the creativity and passion of our people to drive innovation and instill superior design into our products, ensuring we deliver the highest levels of value and quality to our customers. From earliest beginnings in 1990, to the substantial specialty millwork, home improvement, and building products powerhouse Evermark stands as today, the company provides innovative offerings that enhance the value and beauty of a home. OWNERS WANTED!!! Evermark, LLC is an employee owned company and a Drug Free Work Place, offering a competitive compensation and benefits package including 401K and Employer Match, Medical, Dental, Vision and Employer Paid Life Insurance. Employee-focused cultureWhether it's our Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP), or our FUN, FAMILY ATMOSPHERE, we put the satisfaction of our employees at the forefront of everything we do and where culture matters. We believe that by investing in our people we are investing in our company's future! We are a leader in the manufacturing of stair components and other building materials. Community-driven workforceCorporate and personal involvement in the communities is important to all of us. We have a volunteer program that gets us in front of the community several times throughout the year and allows our employees to participate in things near and dear to their heart. Evermark is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, status as a veteran or any other status prohibited by applicable national, federal, state or local law. Evermark does not accept unsolicited resumes from vendors, including recruitment agencies, and/or search firms unless pre-approved by Human Resources.

Summary/Objective:This Demand Planner's responsibilities will include using historical data to estimate future demand, developing statistical forecast models and analyzing inventory flow, applying the technical and quantitative knowledge such as mathematics and/or statistics. Additionally, this role is responsible for analyzing and implementing solutions and visualizations to improve forecast accuracy and to feed management decision. Essential Functions:

  • Develop effective statistical forecast models based on historical sales trends, identify patterns and demand drivers
  • Utilize planning systems and historical data to accurately forecast key items which helps improve business performance by maximizing sales, margins, service level and turns every month
  • Analyze key item trends and seasonality, adjusting forecasts, receipts and inventory levels as needed to support plans
  • Use statistical software to create analytical models and make recommendations to inventory control process and analyze data to feed management decisions on inventory control policies, strategies, and procedures
  • Streamline business processes and implement solutions to improve demand forecast accuracy and system utilization.
  • Utilize a collaborative and consensus approach by working with sales, marketing, and finance to obtain and ensure that current and accurate information is used for demand forecasts.
  • Work with various stakeholders including business sales, marketing, and finance to understand critical business objectives, drivers, and desired outcomes of statistical analysis
  • Support product manager in assortment planning process, compiling, and analyzing assortment data utilizing the planning tools available, culminating in the yearly line review to upper management
  • Manage inactive inventory, working with product manager on dispositions to ensure product is either returned, or proper markdowns are in place to help turn the goods
  • Maintain inventory levels in plants and regional warehouses at SKU level based on future customer demands while identifying opportunities to meet customer demands during constrained supply.
  • Address demand-related issues in a timely and effective manner
  • Partner with merchandising and supply chain to assist in minimizing supplier lead times to warehouses and fulfillment centers with improved reliability.
  • Drive collaborate planning process with vendors, ensuring plans are aligned and can be supported
  • Working with supply planning team, monitor vendor performance and notify any service issues to product manager
  • Work with vendors and supply chain team to improve vendor reliability in meeting metrics
  • Provide input to the supply planning in developing inventory strategies on existing items, new products, and product phase-outs
  • Propose and implement solutions to improve demand forecast accuracy
  • Maintain demand planning processes and systems to improve forecasting accuracy
  • Successfully communicate forecast and inventory estimations to management
  • Support management with risk assessments and mitigation activitiesTravel:
    • Travel is not required for this positionQualifications Required:
      • Bachelor's degree with a focus or concentration in a quantitative discipline such as mathematics or statistics
      • A minimum of 3 years' experience in a demand planning/forecasting role
      • Solid understanding of inventory management practices and procedures
      • Capability to multitask in a fast-paced environment
      • Flexible, detail oriented, with strong planning and organizational skills
      • Demonstrated analytical and problem-solving skills
      • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
      • Experience with an ERP or other inventory management system
      • Proficient to advanced computer literacyPI195744852

Keywords: Evermark LLC, Roswell , Demand Planner, Other , Suwanee, Georgia

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