KEURIG: Demand Planning Analyst, Independents
Keurig, Incorporated - Wakefield, MA

This job posting is no longer available on Green Mountain Coffee Roasters. Find similar jobs: Keurig jobs

Keurig, Incorporated, a subsidiary of Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc. (NASDAQ: GMCR), is an industry leader in coffee brewing technology in the U.S. for both home and office. Our patented single-cup brewing system lets people brew a perfect cup of gourmet coffee in less than a minute without the hassle of grinding beans, measuring coffee, handling filters or cleaning up. Keurig takes away all the guesswork from brewing a consistently great cup of coffee.

Position Summary:
Reporting to the Senior Director of Retail Sales, the Demand Planning Analyst will be responsible for the analyzing, tracking, and forecasting needs of the Keurig Business Unit (a division of Green Mountain Coffee Roasters).

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Gather data from all pertinent internal and external sources to assist in creating an accurate monthly demand forecast representing requirements for production
  • Use various system tools, including but not limited to Demantra, Excel and Access to generate SKU-level forecasts
  • Work with Sales and Marketing to collect, determine impact and incorporate market intelligence (i.e. competitive activity, retail trends and trade/consumer promotional activity) into the forecast
  • Review current POS (Point-of-Sale) trends, shipments, and inventory levels to provide in-depth analysis to adjust customer-level forecasts accordingly
  • Work closely with production planning and distribution to identify short term demand changes and make appropriate adjustments to the forecast
  • Assist in the management of the anticipated demand for new/seasonal products and/or new markets
  • Maintain weekly tracking reports to monitor POS, shipments against forecast, and product supply
  • Track variances between existing forecasts, plans and actuals to provide guidance and assistance to understanding trends and future impact
  • Measure and monitor forecast accuracy and determine the causes of forecast variances
  • Handle special projects and reporting as needed
    • Bachelor’s degree and 3 years of experience in Supply Chain, Inventory Planning, Forecasting & Demand Planning
    • An understanding of the S&OP process
    • Knowledge of the supply chain and the impact of demand planning on supply chain performance
    • Strong quantitative and analytical skills and aptitude
    • Strong computer skills with knowledge of Microsoft applications, particularly Excel and Access
    • Experience in Oracle Demantra (Demand Management) or similar demand planning tool (SAP APO, Manugistics, i2, SAS)
    • Strong communications skills, both verbal and written
    • Strong customer orientation
    • Ability to uphold Safety standards, participates in continuous process improvement on the job, and follows our business best practices
    • Ability to get along with others, be punctual, and follow instructions
    • Ability to follow Keurig policies and procedures
    Depending on the position for which you are applying, offers of employment made by the company are contingent upon satisfactory completion of one or all of the following: a background investigation, reference check, credit report and a basic pre-employment medical examination to determine whether you are able to perform the essential functions of your position, with or without reasonable accommodation. You may also be required to take a pre-employment drug and alcohol test, and your offer of employment is contingent upon the successful passage of that test. Details regarding the drug and alcohol test shall be provided to you under separate cover and you will be required to provide a signed acknowledgement of receipt of GMCR’s Drug and Alcohol Free Workplace policy. In addition, as a condition of employment, the company is required, under current federal regulations to certify the legal status of all employees. All employment at GMCR is contingent upon the employee presenting and maintaining authorization to work in the United States. Therefore, on your first day of employment, it will be important that you provide documentation proving both your identity and authorization to work in the United States. GMCR is an E-Verify and Equal Opportunity Employer.