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Posted December 1st

Sales & Operations Planner, Lead

Saint Charles, Missouri


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Southern Glazer's Wine & Spirits

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Posted December 1st

Sales & Operations Planner, Lead

Saint Charles, Missouri

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Overview

The Lead S&OP Planner is responsible for creating, updating, and improving the statistical sales forecast as well as engaging with local commercial team counterparts to incorporate commercial intelligence & providing visibility to local Leadership.  As a Lead Planner this role will require elevated analysis, leadership support, and S&OP Planner training support across multiple demand planning sites.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Work with the regional S&OP Director to support the on-boarding and development of local S&OP Planners as an expert statistical forecaster and communicator with local Commercial teams
  • Utilize the JDA Demand Planning software to model and create unconstrained statistical demand forecast based on historical depletions, market trends, seasonality, product mix, bias and other factors
  • Evaluate demand planning data integrity to ensure that analysis is conducted with accurate information
  • Identify and correct exceptions and anomalies in the statistical forecast that may impact accuracy; choose and apply the appropriate forecasting algorithms and parameters in accordance with regional/national policies; proactively collaborate with Commercial counterparts on forecasting demand for new items and addressing exceptions
  • Serve as a primary point of contact between the Supply Chain and local Commercial functions at multiple levels of leadership up to a regional level. 
  • Lead monthly meetings with Commercial counterpart(s) to understand proposed changes to demand based on upcoming commercial activity (i.e. pricing, promotional plans, launches, events, etc.). Also includes updating forecast for any last minute unplanned demand
  • Provide rolled-up visibility of proposed Consensus Forecast locally as part of monthly cycle, drive completion of GM Sign Off
  • Identify and communicate concerns regarding aged inventory, slow moving & obsolete items (SLOBs), high DOH items, and other excess inventory concerns
  • Deliver against core business targets including inventory and customer fill rate
  • Monitor Site-level S&OP Planning metrics (inventory turns, forecast accuracy, forecast bias); review them with Commercial to discuss improvement opportunities; joint responsibility with Commercial for Total accuracy​​

  • Perform other related duties as assigned

Location
Saint Charles, Missouri