What You Will Do :
1, Improve forecast accuracy by driving the monthly product demand forecast cycle, utilizing the existing statistical forecasting application.
Validate data inputs to the forecast and review and fine tune the statistical forecasts, where applicable.
2, Collaborate with Sales and Marketing to incorporate current and long term market intelligence into the demand plan at product, customer and market levels and to develop, document and update the assumptions supporting the demand plan.
3, Collaborate with Marketing to incorporate new product introductions, product conversions and product deactivations in to the plan.
4, Drive improvement of forecast assumptions, exception management and root cause analysis to identify forecast deviations and issues for correction by collaborators.
5, Identify and implement best practices to improve forecast accuracy. Work with IT, Marketing and Sales to improve inputs to the process.
6, Monitor the demand plan performance (forecast error, accuracy, bias) by measuring actual versus planned performance at multiple planning levels.
Prepare performance metrics and distribute to collaborators as feedback for continuous improvement.
7, Develop a demand-based revenue plan by business unit for comparison against annual business plans and financial forecast updates.
Challenge the sales and marketing assumptions when significant deviations occur between the demand-based revenue plan and the business plans.
8, Deliver the unconstrained demand plan to Supply Planning in the required format.
9, Represent and possibly lead Demand Planning meeting in the S&OP process
10, Train and coach level 1 demand planners
1, Bachelor's degree.
2, At least 5 years' experience in supply chain or marketing
Preferred Qualificatio ns
1, Experience with existing statistical forecast application.
2, Advanced technical or business degree, MBA preferred.
3, Lean Six Sigma project experience and / or Green Belt.
4, Prior experience with the applicable planning systems.
5, Strong leadership, communication, analytical, and problem solving skills to drive decisions and build consensus among stakeholders.
Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion
At Ecolab, we believe the best teams are diverse and inclusive, and we are on a journey to create a workplace where every associate can grow and achieve their best.
We are committed to fair and equal treatment of associates and applicants. We recruit, hire, promote, transfer and provide opportunities for advancement on the basis of individual qualifications and job performance.
In all matters affecting employment, compensation, benefits, working conditions, and opportunities for advancement, we will not discriminate against any associate or applicant for employment because of race, religion, color, creed, national origin, citizenship status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expressions, genetic information, marital status, age, disability, or status as a covered veteran.
In addition, we are committed to furthering the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) through Affirmative Action (AA).
Our goal is to fully utilize minority, female, disabled and covered veteran individuals at all levels of the workforce. Ecolab is a place where you can grow your career, own your future and impact what matters.