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Manager, Manufacturing Demand Planning - North America

Tulsa, OK 74110

Category: Other Area(s) Job Number: 40272 Location Requirements: Hybrid

Job Description

Manufacturing Demand Planning Manager
Tulsa, OK - Hybrid

Our manufacturing client is looking for a Manager of Demand Planning for their North America operation.  The primary responsibility of this position is to manage demand planning on a NA basis in an effort to improve the accuracy of production forecasts, align inventory levels through peaks and troughs in demand, and enhance profitability. A key purpose for this position is to allow our client to become more adaptable to demand volatility.
Job Responsibilities
  • Define and develop best practices for the demand planning process for all NA business units.
  • Effectively build collaboration teams to support the demand planning function with marketing, sales, and operations groups.
  • Establish a collaborative workflow to use market signals such as channel sales, customer orders, customer shipments, or market indicators to predict future demand patterns.
  • Manage the demand plans for all NA business units, using SAP S/4 HANA.
  • Work in a neutral, cross-functional analytical role to forecast future demand.
  • Oversee review of statistical forecast each month for changing trends, and provide recommended changes if necessary.
  • Oversee the responsibility for governance of demand data, and the validity and integrity of the forecast database.
  • Consensus planning with focus on group accountability.
  • Oversee the training/leading others in the organization to drive demand signals for the success of demand planning.
  • Participate with Marketing Management in setting priorities, due dates and any actions required in forecasting programs, etc.
  • Participate in the Production plan review meetings as required.
  • Create procedures and programs for demand planning system.
Job Requirements
  • Bachelor’s with an emphasis in Marketing/Business/Statistics required. Marketing business degree preferred.  Will consider associates degree with strong work experience.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ product forecast experience.
  • Experience working with SAP.
  • Strong working knowledge of statistical principles.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft products, with strong functional use of Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Good analytical skills required.
  • Crosby product knowledge is preferred.
  • Crosby experience preferred, with proven ability to work with cross-functional teams.
  • Attention to detail and accuracy required.
  • Excellent collaboration skills and resiliency required, as substantial efforts required to obtain consensus in planning efforts.


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