Job title: Senior Director - Demand Planning
Job type: Permanent
Emp type: Full-time
Industry: Packaging, Printing and Containers
Expertise: Supply Chain Management
Salary type: Annual
Salary: negotiable
Location: Atlanta, Georgia
Job published: 2023-01-20
Job ID: 32421
Contact name: Rushit Shah
Contact email: rushit@alcottglobal.co

Job Description

Level: Senior Director

Location: Atlanta, GA 

Reports to: Global Planning Leader (VP)

Direct Reports: Demand planning leads for each of our client’s businesses 

Travel Requirements: Up to 10% 

Reporting to the Global Planning Leader, the Senior Director, Demand Planning, will develop and lead world-class demand planning capabilities across businesses and facilitate the demand planning process with our commercial teams as part of our integrated business planning process. As a member of the Global Planning leadership team, the successful candidate will establish a vision and strategy for demand planning, build out processes and tools to standardize across the enterprise, leverage the use of statistical modelling, and increase the use of market and competitive intelligence in our demand planning processes.

This position is responsible for building strong relationships with our commercial and finance leadership and is a crucial interface with our business leadership facilitating demand reviews. 

Specific responsibilities will include: 

  • As a key thought leader on the Global Planning leadership team, develop key business insights and link to tradeoffs and actions aligned with commercial strategy 
  • Develop and align monthly demand for the 2 – 24 month horizon with Consumer Packaging, Corrugated Packaging, and Global Paper commercial teams 
  • Facilitate a quarterly process with commercial teams to provide forecasts beyond 24 months (3-5 years) as input into the Long-Term Capacity Planning and Network Design processes 
  • Work with commercial teams to ensure a quality SKU level forecast at the right level of granularity to maximize efficiency; implement forecasting methodologies which leverage customer and product growth and segmentation strategies 
  • Align demand plans with business leadership through monthly demand reviews as part of the integrated business planning processes 
  • Develop unified tools, systems, and processes aligned with IT roadmap and Path to One company strategy to unify planning processes across the organization 
  • Provide thought leadership on growth opportunities and channel strategy across businesses 
  • Drive consensus with Commercial, Marketing, and Finance teams, as well as other key stakeholders to ensure shared goals are achieved 
  • Identify and implement continuous improvement opportunities to enable forecast accuracy metric improvements and other related KPI’s 
  • Understand and incorporate industry trends and best practices 
  • Develop the Demand Planning team and contribute to the growth of talent across the broader Global Planning organization 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCES AND QUALITIES 

The ideal candidate should possess, at minimum, the following qualifications and attributes: 

  • Ten-plus years of experience in supply chain planning with a heavy focus on demand planning and management 
  • Experience with SAP demand planning tools; ideally through the implementation of new tools 
  • Detailed knowledge of demand planning statistical modelling methods 
  • Track record of supporting commercial teams and developing strong working relationships in a large complex global organization 
  • Strong coaching and influencing skills 
  • Experience in designing and maintaining demand planning organizations to achieve business and operational alignment 
  • Continuous improvement knowledge to drive KPI improvement and business results 
  • Demonstrated ability to form and maintain relationships with key stakeholders by leveraging strong communication, influence and conflict-resolution skills