Unilever Associate Demand Planning Manager in Amityville, New York

Associate Demand Planning Manager - Sundial

Location: Amityville, NY

Background & Purpose of the Job

The Associate Demand Planning Manager is key to achieving not only the Customer Service and Working Capital targets for the Category Business Team, but plays a key role in the company’s overall business results. The responsibilities of this position are two-fold:

The execution of the Demand Planning process focuses on collaborative “bottom-up” planning with Customer Development, Brand Development/Building, and Customer Supply Chain. Continuously improve customer service (CS) and simultaneously reduce finished goods inventory’s to achieve working capital (WC) targets, by improving forecast accuracy while supporting category growth. Drive implementation of new SO&P process in the business. Frequent and effective interaction with Supply Planning colleagues, Deployment Analysts, and Category Business Teams are essential.

In this role, you’ll work closely with Hair category to delivery key business KPI’s as well as drive projects for harmonized ways of working and continuous improvement.

Who You Are & What You’ll Do

  • Manage and monitor the sales demand planning impacts through the planning horizon via continuous review and assessment of the demand management forecast

  • Lead the monthly Demand Planning Meetings

  • Develop, modify and communicate the short and long range demand plan to PG Supply Planning

  • This role functions as the pivotal communication point for supply and service constraints between Product Group supply and the business team

  • Key interface between numerous parties as well as the other members of their own team to proactively take actions that deliver business results

  • Prepare Master Plan and Forecasting Updates using SAP APO, and any other planning tools

  • Manages and supports projects that are within the brand, i.e. innovations, renovations, transitions, capacity planning, and VIP

You are a born leader: You are comfortable leading monthly discussions with the cross functional team.

You’re a dot connector: You are able to embrace collaboration but drive the team to align on a monthly volume call.

You’re a strategy guru: You review all options and vet out all areas before deciding on correct signal for demand.

You’re a changemaker: You will be the voice of reason and ensure the team is doing what is right for the business and the customer.

What You’ll Need To Succeed

  • Bachelor Degree in Business, Logistics, Operations Planning, Engineering or related fields

  • At least 2 years of relevant Planning or Supply Chain experience

  • SAP APO (preferred)

  • APICS Certification is a plus

What We Can Offer You

Culture for Growth at https://www.unilever.com/about/who-we-are/our-vision/ | Top Notch Employee Health & Well Being Benefits | Every Voice Matters at https://www.unilever.com/sustainable-living/the-sustainable-living-plan/enhancing-livelihoods/opportunities-for-women/upholding-diversity/ | Global Reach at https://www.unilever.com/brands/ | Life at Unilever at https://www.linkedin.com/company-beta/1248/life/ | Careers with Purpose at https://www.unilever.com/sustainable-living/transformational-change/ | World Class Career Development Programs at https://www.unilever.com/careers/graduates/uflp/ | Check Out Our Space at https://www.themuse.com/companies/unilever/office | Focus On Sustainability at https://www.unilever.com/sustainable-living/transformational-change/

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Unilever is an organization committed to diversity and inclusion to drive our business results and create a better future every day for our diverse employees, global consumers, partners, and communities. We believe a diverse workforce allows us to match our growth ambitions and drive inclusion across the business. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. For more information, please see Equal Employment Opportunity Posters

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