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Supply Chain - Corporate

Demand Planner

Ann Arbor, Michigan, Domino's Pizza LLC

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Job Description

Overall responsibilities include working within the demand planning system to deliver robust and complete forecasts to supply planning, procurement, finance, and operations.  The Analyst will improve and create new processes which will improve efficiency, responsiveness to change, and ultimately forecast accuracy.  Other responsibilities include development of skills in the operation and maintenance of supply chain software.  The Analyst will support and fulfill the company’s current supply chain system needs from daily execution including all item attributes, designing and determining planning parameters, and synchronizing with shipment constraints.  This role will assist in solving operational challenges to improve performance and create a sustainable competitive advantage for Domino’s.

RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES

Planning Processes (50%)

  • Create and maintain weekly-SKU-location level forecasts for US and Canada, and adjust day-level data as required
  • Generate forecasts for new products and promotions, facilitating cross-functional input as applicable
  • Analyze and troubleshoot demand-related issues in a timely and accurate manner
  • Continuously improve demand planning processes to optimize forecast accuracy and minimize bias
  • Assist in synchronizing forecasting and planning with annual budget planning processes ensuring business units are aligned and interdepartmental needs are met
  • Participate in the development of effective documentation and materials for training, education, communication, and providing an authoritative reference on processes and solutions
  • Assist in creating and communicating key supply chain reporting (routine and ad hoc) to identify categories that need additional analysis or adjusted strategy based on changing business conditions
  • Continuously develop knowledge of supply chain processes and master data
  • Effectively communicate goals, status, changes and other information regularly to audiences at all levels
  • Assist in driving change management at multiple levels within the Supply Chain team as well as other functional areas
  • Manage time across multiple competing projects and priorities

Planning Tools (25%)

  • Ensure the best algorithm is being utilized to optimize forecast accuracy, which will ultimately ensure product availability, optimize inventory, and minimize operational cost
  • Assist in maintaining the integrity of supply chain master data and other planning parameters in the forecasting software
  • Actively participate in software testing for upgrades and enhancements
  • Continuously develop knowledge of planning software to help increase its effectiveness
  • Report all roadblocks and limitations with software to provider and, in addition, report issues with functionality to leadership as needed

Cross-Functional Collaboration (25%)

  • Collaborate with various functional areas within Supply Chain, Marketing, Analytics & Insights, and Finance to optimize the forecast, identify risks, and develop effective mitigation plans
  • Track and provide regular reports to Sales & Operations Planning/Central Inventory Management team and leadership on forecast accuracy and trending
  • Communicate forecast updates with relevant teams (Replenishment, Procurement, Operations) on a regular basis
  • Participate in the establishment of a Sales & Operations Planning process (S&OP), including the development of content for presentations and dashboards
  • Collaborate with other functional groups to capture and resolve opportunities and issues where customers, both internal and external, are affected – including intercompany and international customers
  • Participate in continual training of all users on software, including new processes and new functionality as needed

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Engineering, Supply Chain, Mathematics, or related and relevant field
  • 3-5+ years of inventory planning, forecasting, freight scheduling and/or purchasing experience
  • Requires detail orientation, strong analytical skills, problem-solving, and Intermediate-Advanced Microsoft Excel capability
  • Excellent customer service and training skills
  • Exceptional communication and presentation skills (both verbal and written), to all levels, including Senior Leadership
  • Knowledge of Advanced Supply Planning, Demand Planning and Supply Chain Systems
  • Knowledge of databases, SQL, query writing, SAP, PowerBI, Business Objects, and Peoplesoft preferred
  • APICS or IBF certification preferred 
  • Occasional travel possible

 

Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

 

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