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Demand Planning Manager

Company: Graphic Packaging
Location: Atlanta
Posted on: February 10, 2024

Job Description:

If you are a GPI employee, please click here or on the Employee Login button at the top right before applying.At Graphic Packaging International, we produce the paper cup that held your coffee this morning, the basket that transported those bottles of craft beer you enjoyed last weekend, and the microwave tray that heated your gourmet meal last night. We're one of the largest manufacturers of paperboard and paper-based packaging for some of the world's most recognized brands of food, beverage, foodservice, household, personal care and pet products. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, we are collaborative, diverse, innovative individuals who create inspired packaging while giving back to our communities.With over 25,000 employees working in more than 130 locations worldwide, we strive to be environmentally responsible in our industry and in the communities where we operate. We are committed to workplace diversity and offer compensation and benefits programs that are among the industry's best to reward the talented people who make our company successful.If this sounds like something you would like to be a part of, we'd love to hear from you.A World of Difference. Made Possible.MISSION / SUMMARY:The primary role of the Demand Planning Manager is to develop demand forecasts, analyze sales and trends, and interface with supply chain planning partners (e.g., finance, sales & marketing, product management, etc.) on decisions that impact the business including identifying and resolving variances. This position is a key driver in creating and managing the true customer/consumer demand signals by which the organization aligns supply chain and company resources.JOB FUNCTIONS: Job functions include but are not limited to the following.* Manage the LRP sales planning, annual sales planning and monthly consensus planning process. Shared responsibility on final product with other relevant parties (i.e. sr. leadership, sales, marketing, finance). Outputs in revenue dollars, cartons and net tons.* Manage and lead team of 8 people in all facets of demand planning, sales reporting and sales analysis. Drive MAPE and bias improvements by measuring demand planner results and leading monthly performance discussions.* Influence and collaborate with key partners in marketing, sales (field sales, sales managers, directors and vice presidents) and finance, and address input gaps as identified by forecast error, bias and volatility review.* Collaborate with division leaders (VP/GM's) to drive company performance on revenue objectives by analyzing and communicating forecast range and potential upside opportunity and downside risk to the business. Work with sales to identify and develop countermeasures as necessary.* Provide insights based upon detailed analysis of sales trends and market/customer category performance.* Develop, monitor and communicate reports on forecast accuracy and sales trends to business unit and supply chain. Drive continuous improvement.* Make recommendations to enhance business processes and identify opportunities to improve operational efficiencies.SKILLS:* Strong communication and collaboration skills* Proficiency using technology tools that enable demand planning and reporting* Ability to use technology tools that facilitate collaboration with external stakeholders* Strong analytical skills with the ability to translate data into high-level analysis and demand planning communication and meeting facilitation skillsBACKGROUND / EXPERIENCE:* 5-10 years of experience in supply chain management* Deep knowledge in planning processes: demand planning, supply planning, material planning and S&OP process* Broad knowledge and relationships across different parts of the organization: commercial, sales, marketing, product development, finance and manufacturing* An in-depth understanding of sales, demand planning and supply planning (APICS certification preferred)* SAP knowledge and experience with S&OP/IBP software solutions required - Proficiency using technology tools that enable demand planning and reporting.* Advanced planning system experience preferred (Kinaxis)EDUCATION / KNOWLEDGE:* Bachelor's degree in supply chain, engineering, or related field* MBA desirable* Proficiency in Excel* CPIM certification preferredThe above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this job. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required for this job. The employee will also perform other reasonably related business duties, as assigned by immediate manager and other management personnel.Salary Min: $102 270,00Salary Mid: $136 395,00Salary Max: $170 520,00Graphic Packaging is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All candidates will be evaluated on the basis of their qualifications for the job in question. We do not base our employment decision on an employee's or applicant's race, color, religion, age, gender or sex (including pregnancy), national origin, ancestry, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic identity, genetic information, disability, veteran/military status or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law. Click here to view the Poster, EEO is the Law.Nearest Major Market: Atlanta

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