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Posted November 11th

Analyst, Demand Planning

White Plains, New York

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Posted November 11th

Analyst, Demand Planning

White Plains, New York






Full Time

Position Title: Analyst, Demand Planning

Location: New York, NY

Who are we?

Pernod Ricard USA is the premium spirits and wine company in the U.S. The company's leading spirits and wines include such prestigious brands as ABSOLUT® Vodka, Chivas Regal® Scotch Whisky, The Glenlivet® Single Malt Scotch Whisky, Jameson® Irish Whiskey, Malibu®, Kahlúa® Liqueur, Beefeater® Gin, and Avión™ Tequila such superior wines as Jacob's Creek® and Brancott Estate®; and such exquisite champagnes and sparkling wines as Perrier-Jouët® Champagne, G.H. Mumm™ Champagne and Mumm Napa® sparkling wines. Learn more about our history, values, strategies and organization by visiting us at

Working at Pernod Ricard
Working for Pernod Ricard USA means working for the co-leader in the global wines and spirits industry - and having the opportunity to work with great people and great brands in diverse and challenging roles. Our success is the result of the passion and creativity of our people, our exceptional portfolio of leading premium brands, and a shared commitment to our values of entrepreneurship, mutual trust, and a strong sense of ethics. Pernod Ricard USA rewards both individual initiative and a spirit of collaboration, and encourages ongoing professional development. Pernod Ricard USA recognizes the importance of continuously building upon our diverse workforce and inclusive culture. We believe in championing an inclusive culture that embraces differences and encourages employees to challenge themselves and their colleagues.

Note: All candidates must be fully vaccinated for Covid-19 (at least two weeks after last vaccine dose) and present proof of upon hiring unless you qualify for a reasonable accommodation based on a disability or sincerely held religious belief (effective December 8, 2021).

Position Summary

The Demand Planning Analyst will use SKU level sales forecast, distributor inventory insights and PRUSA product availability reports to develop actionable forecasting analysis data packs to support our Commercial Planning & Operations (CPO) team. The forecasting analysis data pack will consist of multiple KPIs and insights such as forecasting accuracy trends, bias trends (over or under forecasting), system vs. person forecasting performance, SKUs prioritization and clear actions that should be taken by a CPO manager to improve forecasting effectiveness and accuracy. This role will also be responsible for sales forecast data validation, ad-hoc requests and preparing forecasting KPI PowerPoint decks that will be presented to the executive team.

In addition to the above responsibilities, the demand planning analyst will also grow to undertake inventory deployment review (IDR) meetings with CPO team and distributors. Due to the current logistical challenges within the supply chain, the IDR meetings have been put on hold to prioritize our focus on demand planning support. The IDR meetings are projected to resume sometime in Jan/Feb 2022. This role will also expand to become a subject matter expert in forecasting KPIs, working with internal S&OP and commercial analytics team to improve existing PowerBI dashboards related to forecasting accuracy and inventory management.

This role will interact and coordinate with operations, CPO team, sales, distributors, finance, and marketing. This position is a key contributor within the Sales & Operations Planning processes and will entail identifying efficient ways to improve forecasting practices. The candidate is required to be technically strong, digitally savvy, and able to learn new technologies fast.

Key objectives will be to host collaborative monthly forecasting guidance meetings with the respective CPO managers, provide clear and actionable information to improve forecast accuracy, support the preparation of monthly executive Operations meeting, and play a vital role in the expansion of S&OP processes.

Major Responsibilities / Accountabilities

  • Analyze and prepare monthly forecasting analysis data packs using PowerBI, out of stock reports and other insights to drive actionable improvements in forecasting
  • Coordinate and lead monthly forecasting guidance meetings with CPO managers through presenting key outputs from the forecasting analysis data packs
  • Become a subject matter expert in forecasting trends and KPIs
  • Support new platforms initiatives through user-acceptance testing and gathering user feedback
  • Demonstrate initiative to drive and support continuous improvement opportunities.
  • Maintain strong working relationships with CPO team, sales, distributors, operations, finance, marketing, and other cross-functional teams.

  • Nature & Scope

  • Position typically works with all levels of employees within the organization and is knowledgeable on many aspects of supply chain operations and procedures. Communication will include contacts within and potentially outside the company. Although direct contact with customers (wholesalers/distributors) is not likely, providing accurate, timely information to the proper communication channels is important.
  • As new tools and reports are deployed, this position will create and facilitate user acceptance testing and drive adoption across the Operations team. You will own processes and the operational execution of performance monitoring routines. Job duties may change at any time due to business needs.

  • Key Competencies and Qualifications

    Education : Undergraduate degree in Business, Logistics or Supply Chain, Finance, Business analytics or related field required.

    Experience/Background :

  • Requires 2 years of previous analytical, forecasting, S&OP, supply chain and/or distribution experience
  • 2 years' experience developing plans and reports using planning and/or decision support applications.
  • Digitally savvy and with strong business acumen, critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • Experience working cross-functionally in a fast paced, entrepreneurial environment.

  • Required Skills/Competencies :

  • Must have great communication, collaboration, and presentation skills
  • Advanced use of Excel and PowerPoint are a must
  • Proficient with business analytics and demand planning platforms (PowerBI, Anaplan, OBI, SAP) .
  • Ability to to enhance current processes with minimum guidance is desired
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
  • Entrepreneurial personality and project management skills desired
  • Flexible, organized, team player

  • Working Conditions : Work is usually performed in an office setting, with limited demands for movement and lifting.

    Travel : Minimal, estimate:


    Pernod Ricard USA offers competitive compensation, performance bonuses and domestic & international career development opportunities.

    * Pernod Ricard USA is anEqual Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.

    * Offers will be subject to United States local terms.

    * Offers will be subject to United States local terms.

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    White Plains, New York