Avery Dennison Demand Planner in Mentor, Ohio
Avery Dennison Corporation (NYSE: AVY) is a global materials science company specializing in the design and manufacture of a wide variety of labeling and functional materials. The company’s products and solutions, which are used in nearly every major industry, include pressure-sensitive materials for labels and graphic applications; tapes and other bonding solutions for industrial, medical, and retail applications; tags, labels and embellishments for apparel; and radio frequency identification (RFID) solutions serving retail apparel and other markets. The company employs approximately 36,000 employees in more than 50 countries. Reported sales in 2021 were $8.4 billion. Learn more at www.averydennison.com.
The Demand Planner role is responsible for all forecasting activities associated with customers and products. In this role, you will create and maintain forecast models for different product lines, incorporating business intelligence and forecast information gathered from sales, marketing, finance, and other sources. This role leads the dialogue each month with key counterparts in Sales and Marketing to gain insights and works closely with the Operations Planning team to contribute in the monthly S&OP process.
Develop demand forecasts (operational forecasts) at multiple levels of aggregation for multiple time horizons as part of the demand planning function.
Review historical sales trends, research demand drivers, prepare forecast data, develop statistical forecast models, and evaluate forecast accuracy.
Coordinate cross-functional research activities to reconcile significant variances and refine the forecast model to reflect updated sales and marketing assumptions.
Utilize a collaborative and consensus approach by working with Sales, Marketing and Customer Finance to obtain and ensure that current and accurate information is used for demand forecasts.
Use and maintain the Demand Planning software (Demantra) as the primary forecasting system tool.
Provide input to the Supply Planning team to develop inventory strategies on existing items, new products, and product phase-outs.
Closely coordinate and communicate customer action plans with supply planning
Collaborate with operations and inventory planning to develop a plan that maximizes asset utilization and supports excellent customer service.
Facilitate regular Demand Reviews with sales, marketing, and site representatives.
Active involvement on definition of annual operating plan sales forecast and asset loading.
Bachelor’s degree in business, supply chain or related discipline. APICS certified preferred.
2 plus years of operations planning experience in a manufacturing environment.
Proficiency with forecasting and MRP tools.
High level of computer proficiency required. (Microsoft Office, Google Suite, Oracle ERP systems, etc)
Preferred experience with Demantra demand planning software.
High degree of commitment, initiative, flexibility, and attention to detail.
Ability to work well in a team environment, facilitate meetings and influence others.
Ability to work well under pressure, while recognizing and addressing systemic issues.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Strong problem-solving and decision-making skills.
Experience in forecasting and mathematical trend analysis.
Self motivated, results driven individual with a proven track record of process implementation.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or other protected status. EEOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled. All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.
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All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or other protected status. EEOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled