Dec 04, 2020

Demand Planner

  • Professional Diversity Network
  • Buffalo, NY, USA

Job Description

Rich Products Corporation

Rich's, also known as Rich Products Corporation, is a family-owned food company dedicated to inspiring possibilities. From cakes and icings to pizza, appetizers and specialty toppings, our products are used in homes, restaurants and bakeries around the world. Beyond great food, our customers also gain insights to help them stay competitive, no matter their size. Our portfolio includes creative solutions geared at helping food industry professionals compete in foodservice, retail, in-store bakery, deli, and prepared foods, among others. Working in 100 locations globally, with annual sales exceeding $4 billion, Rich's is a global leader with a focus on everything that family makes possible. Rich's-Infinite Possibilities. One Family.
PURPOSE STATEMENTThe Demand Planner's responisbility is to develop strong statistical models and processes that support development of divisional demand plans while executing an Integrated Business Planning process with finance, purchasing, production and deployment of product.
KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES/OUTCOMESProvide optimization of costs and service in support of company profitability plans.
Understand variability of product categories and develops robust set of corresponding statistical models
Develops statistical processes to support development of long range plans
Develop demand plans at the division, product, and location level
Conducts trend analyses and facilitates discussions with marketing and sales to drive consensus
Facilitates demand review and consensus meetings and supports development of Sales and Operations Planning decks
Utilizes accuracy and bias results to improve site level forecasts
Analyzes and reviews the divisional demand plans with Finance, Marketing and Sales
Ensures demand alignment with long term strategic plans

KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/EXPERIENCEBachelor's degree in Statistics, Mathematics, Supply Chain Management or related field, with 3+ years of statistical forecasting and supply chain experience
MBA preferred
Professional certification preferred. (e.g.; APICS)
Statistical Forecasting and Model development
Knowledge of manufacturing, distribution and customer service
Strong written, interpersonal and presentation skills
Knowledge of Sales and Marketing functions preferred
Experience in Integrated Business Planning
Strong PC proficiency to include Microsoft Office Word, PowerPoint (Access preferred) and advanced proficiency in Excel required
Strong Administrative skills and attention to detail
Experience with advanced ERP planning systems preferred


Rich Products Corporation, its subsidiaries and affiliates ("Rich's"), are committed to a policy of Equal Employment Opportunity and will not discriminate against an applicant or employee on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, national origin or ancestry, sex, age, physical or mental disability, veteran or military status, genetic information, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status or any other legally recognized protected basis under federal, state, or local law. The information collected by this application is solely to determine suitability for employment, verify identity, and maintain employment statistics on applicants.

Applicants with disabilities may be entitled to reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act and certain state or local laws. A reasonable accommodation is a change in the way things are normally done which will ensure an equal employment opportunity without imposing undue hardship on Rich's. Please contact Rich's Human Resources department at [email protected] you need assistance completing this application or to otherwise participate in the application process.



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