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Demand Planning Manager

8th Avenue Food & Provisions

This is a Contract position in Philadelphia, PA posted October 24, 2021.

Position Summary: The Demand Planning Manager is responsible for developing and maintaining a 12-month demand forecast for one of 8th Avenues business units.This position will have significant interactions with Sales team members to understand current and future demand patterns as well as any planned promotional activities by the customer.There will be significant reliance on statistical analysis and other forecasting techniques which will be utilized to understand and interpret historical data and trends.This role will be responsible for developing appropriate forecasting strategies to support the business and will require an understanding of and hands-on experience using common forecasting tools and systems.This position will be expected to work cross functionally and collaboratively with other key functional teams to understand business strategies and relevant long and short-term demand implications.

About 8thAvenue 8thAvenue is a leading, private brand-centric consumer products holding company, manufacturing and selling private brand food products primarily to retail, foodservice, and ingredient customers.

8thAvenue Food & Provisions was formed in October 2018 through a combination of Post Holdings private brands businesses.

The company is owned by Post Holdings and funds affiliated with Thomas H.

Lee Partners, L.P.

(THL), a private equity firm.

Are you looking for us?

The feeling of pride you get when you see something you made being used to nurture the community around you is something you cant replace.

Thats what 8thAvenue Food & Provisions can do for you We are not only passionate about the products we make, but we also take pride in what we do We believe its whats inside that counts.

Whether its inside our packaging or inside our facilities, youll find carefully chosen ingredients and people working together to make the best products possible.

We are a growing organization made up of businesses that produce quality products like Pasta, Peanut Butter, Fruit and Nut trail mixes, Granola, and a variety of other food products.

Were looking for you This is an exciting time to join our growing organization Duties and Responsibilities: Develop and maintain the annual 12-month forecast for the specified 8th Avenue business unit Develop and manage the detailed weekly forecasting processes covering a 12-week horizon at the SKU and customer level Identify opportunities to minimize demand gaps and continuously improve forecast accuracy Work closely with Sales leaders to identify forecast assumptions that impact demand requirements Utilize historical data and statistical analysis to identify variability, patterns and trends Lead demand review discussion for relevant business unit during monthly S&OP meeting Report weekly and monthly forecast KPIs and issues to senior leadership Perform root cause analysis when results dont meet target levels and recommend demand planning process changes that improve forecast inputs Maintain critical demand information, statistical models, promotional and causal related data Lead, facilitate, and/or participate in all demand planning improvement initiatives Support a collaborative work environment to ensure optimal results Other duties, as assigned Education and Experience Required: Bachelors degree or equivalent work experience 8 years of experience in demand management and forecasting roles Hands-on experience operating planning and forecasting processes and systems is required Must be able to travel up to 20% Preferred Education, Experience, and Skills: Familiarity with JD Edwards ERP system and John Galt planning and forecasting software is desired.

A track record of success improving forecast accuracy results is a plus.

Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Word, Access, and Power Point Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, including the ability to make presentations, facilitate meetings, and provide training Ability to lead and influence others without direct authority.

Must be able to read, write and communicate in the English language.

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