• Supply Chain Planning
  • Concord, MA, USA
  • Full Time

We're Welch's.  You may know us for the great tasting juice and jelly you had as a kid, but we're so much more.  We're a co-operative, owned by farmers and this is at the heart of what we do.  We constantly strive for innovative and collaborative ways to approach our work and our customers.  We value passion:  passion for our grapes, our brand and our people.  We're honest and real with a shared purpose.  And we're building a team that's playing to win and daring to try new things. 

We're looking for a Sr. Demand Planning Manager to join our team to manage the Welch's S&OP and demand planning processes for all domestic, international, and industrial businesses.  The Sr. Demand Planning Manager will execute the S&OP process at all levels of the organization.  He/she will gain deep insight into Welch's business and have broad organizational visibility up to and including the executive level.  This role will be critical to the successful management of the Welch's business.

What You'll Do:

  • Assess current processes & systems, provide recommendations and assist leading their implementation to drive improvement in forecast accuracy and other KPI's.
  • Lead the annual and monthly development of demand plans through the demand planning and S&OP processes.
  • Acting as a working manager, develop and manage brand platform forecasts, supporting all associated segments.
  • Collaborate closely with Sales, Marketing, and Finance, to ensure that on-going tactical plans (trade and customer events), strategic initiatives (consumer events, new product launches, etc.), and market trends are effectively integrated into the forecast on a volume and financial basis. 
  • Create and maintain demand planning forecast models and built-in assumptions to efficiently and accurately plan and update forecasts each month.
  • Identify and assess potential risks and escalations to the business in a timely fashion.

Who You Are:

  • Excellent collaborative management skills.
  • Able to effectively communicate across multiple departments and through multiple levels of the organization via verbal, written, and presentational formats.
  • Exceptional analytical, modeling, and problem solving skills to convert data into meaningful information for decision making.
  • Proven influencing, negotiating and conflict management skills.
  • Ability to manage a dynamic environment with a high degree of complexity.
  • Strong attention to detail and results orientation.
  • Willing to 'Make it Happen' by proactively identifying and resolving opportunities/issues, acting with urgency, taking smart risks, and owning the outcome.

What You'll Need:

  • Bachelor's degree in related field (Supply Chain Management/Operations/Logistics, Business, Math/Statistics/Data Analytics, Marketing).
  • 5 plus years of consumer goods or related experience.
  • 7 plus years of experience in an S&OP and/or demand planning/forecasting role, with a solid understanding of financial and operational metrics.
  • 2 plus years' Experience delivering S&OP results at an executive level.
  • Exceptional computer skills; ERP, Value Chain Planning and Business Intelligence systems or equivalent, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access.
  • Certification from Institute of Business Forecasting (IBF), APICS/ASCM or similar credential preferred.

What You'll Enjoy:

  • Collaborative colleagues working together to deliver results
  • Flexible work schedules including Summer and Winter Hours
  • Robust health benefits, and paid time off programs
  • Generous 401k plan with annual company match
  • Discounts on Welch's products

Welch's is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer:  Minority/Female/Disability/Protected Veteran


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