Demand Planning Analyst III in Burlington, MA at Keurig Dr Pepper

Date Posted: 10/16/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description



The Demand Planning Analyst III leads the coordination, compilation and evaluation of a highly accurate volume forecast at a Customer, Sales Channel, Customer-level and Category/SKU level using historical trends, secondary data sources and sales field information.  The analyst will be responsible for tracking performance, evaluating risks and opportunities and driving continual improvements in performance.  This position serves as a primary resource for key stakeholders in sales, commercial/marketing, operations, and finance to arrive at the most accurate demand requirements. This role should provide insight and recommendations predicated on analytics, customer and consumer driven data, and recognized best practices in the Consumer Packaged Goods industry.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Compile and evaluate a market-based and event-driven forecast for in-line products, new products, business development and market assessment
  • Partner with internal customers such as product commercial/marketing, finance, brand management, sale, and customer marketing to collaborate on a forecast recommendation
  • Utilize available sources of customer data available for forecasting and supply chain management to effectively mine and summarize data for interpretation.
  • Understand how sales trends, promotional activity and shipment patterns will affect demand and make appropriate adjustments to forecasts
  • Work with finance to provide supporting data to translate rolling forecast into financial models
  • Calculate and track forecast accuracy with emphasis on new item.
  • Track and improve forecast accuracy metrics
  • Serve as effective backup to other demand planning analysts
  • Support model creation for annual volume budget process as needed
  • Act as a subject matter expert for demand planning among team and cross-functionally.
  • Provides system and process training to other key members in organization
  • Acquire new skills and knowledge to stay at the forefront of demand planning and demand planning systems

OTHER NECESSARY FUNCTIONS:

  • Models the Keurig Dr Pepper values
  • Follows all policies, procedures, ergonomic standards and safety requirements directed by Keurig Dr Pepper and the department
  • Performs other job related duties as requested by management


Requirements

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Business Administration, Statistics, Accounting, Mathematics or similar analytical degree; MBA or MPA degree preferred
  • 7+ years of experience performing sales, forecasting or marketing analysis in the consumer products industry
  • IBF and/ or APICS certification is desirable
  • High level of attention to detail
  • Proven experiences with successfully implementing best in class demand planning processes and systems
  • Strong deductive reasoning, statistical analysis, mathematical and communication skills
  • Advanced MS Office skills (Excel, PowerPoint, Access) including ability to utilize pivot tables, V-lookups, filters, and summarize data graphically
  • Demantra or similar demand-planning soft experience required
  • Ability to work effectively with minimal supervision under tight deadlines.
  • Ability to interact comfortably at all levels of the organization
  • Strong communication skills with the ability to communicate effectively with senior leaders
  • Comfortable learning and working with a variety of technology tools (ERP systems, Trade and Demand management systems, Reporting and ad-hoc data retrieval tools)
  • Ability to uphold safety standards, participate in continuous process improvement on the job, and follow our manufacturing best practices.
  • Ability to get along with others, be punctual, and follow instructions.
  • Ability to follow Keurig Dr Pepper policies and procedures as well as our operating principles.

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS/WORKING CONDITIONS/TRAVEL:

  • Predominately sedentary light office position with high frequency of keyboarding/computer work required (67% - 100% of the workday).
  • Expected domestic travel of 10%-25% for customer visits and satellite offices.


Company Overview & EEO Statement

Keurig Dr Pepper (KDP) is a leading coffee and beverage company in North America with dual headquarters in Burlington, MA and Plano, TX, with annual revenue in excess of $11 billion. KDP holds leadership positions in soft drinks, specialty coffee and tea, water, juice and juice drinks and mixers, and markets the #1 single serve coffee brewing system in the U.S. The Company maintains an unrivaled distribution system that enables its portfolio of more than 125 owned, licensed and partner brands to be available nearly everywhere people shop and consume beverages. With a wide range of hot and cold beverages that meet virtually any consumer need, KDP key brands include Keurig®, Dr Pepper®, Green Mountain Coffee Roasters®, Canada Dry®, Snapple®, Bai®, Mott’s® and The Original Donut Shop®. The Company employs more than 25,000 employees and operates more than 120 offices, manufacturing plants, warehouses and distribution centers across North America.

Benefits built for you: Our people are the heart of our business, which is why we offer robust benefits to support your health and wellness as well as your personal and financial well-being. We also provide employee programs designed to enhance your professional growth and development while ensuring you feel valued, inspired and appreciated at work.

Keurig Dr Pepper Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and affirmatively seeks diversity in its workforce. Keurig Dr Pepper Inc. recruits qualified applicants and advances in employment its employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, genetic information, ethnic or national origin, marital status, veteran status, or any other status protected by law. EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled

Candidates must be able to pass a background check and drug test, as applicable for the role.

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