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Demand Planning Manager

Company: Elkay Manufacturing
Location: Downers Grove
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

DEMAND PLANNING MANAGER - Hybrid/between home office and Downers Grove, IL office
Elkay Interior Systems (EIS) is a global interior design and manufacturing company, offering an array of design, build, and installation services to the restaurant, retail, education, and hospitality markets. EIS simplifies the complicated. By leveraging insights gained from working with global brands, we cultivate environments that are dynamic and profitable, designing experiences customers will remember. We are thinkers, designers, and builders, crafting extraordinary environments.
Join EIS, an Elkay Manufacturing company, and discover your next opportunity!
The Demand Planning Manager for Elkay Interior Systems (EIS) is responsible for leading the demand planning/forecasting team of our robust Supply Chain group in building, deploying and supporting predictive models using a wide variety of modeling techniques deployed across multiple aspects of the business. Deliver insight using your strong grounding in analytical research and drive profitable growth by using both your strong strategic and tactical skills.
Specific duties include:

  • Create and maintain the global forecasting models and demand plans. One of the key objectives is to get alignment and buy-in from various stakeholders across the globe for the demand plan created across all sectors across the globe.
  • Identify how demand plans can be created using external factors and data that may not be used or available today within Elkay Interior Systems (EIS).
  • Interact cross functionally with operations, regional teams, sales, and finance to coordinate and oversee the collaborative development of product forecasts and sales analysis for all products.
  • Drive continuous improvement in sales analysis, forecast accuracy and forecasting processes to positively impact inventory positions, sales and margin.
  • Lead and provide direction to the forecasting team and demand planners by setting team goals, analytics agenda and organizing tasks/projects based on the company and division priorities. Teach, coach, mentor and grow the team and leverage 3rd party sourcing to meet growing demand.
  • Work cross functionally to generate forecasts through predictive analytics and develop into a sustainable and scalable strategic framework.
  • Create a strategic framework that supports the development of algorithms that help develop, analyze, and validate predictive models; define and build systems and evaluate the effectiveness of these systems.
  • Evaluate forecast models and explore new methodologies using state-of-the-art research in demand planning. Lead the analysis and understanding of customers using advanced analytics.
  • Effectively communicate and translate results to leadership teams to enable management to make informed, data-based decisions by providing business analyses and analytical support, particularly in areas where data is difficult to access and where a high level of analytical skill is required
    Initially this is an individual contributor role. Will grow a team over time as we build our function!
    • Bachelor's Degree in Mathematics, Economics or Statistics (or other quantitative field) required. Graduate degree preferred. With either degree, specialized studies in forecasting, modeling, data mining and/or statistics is highly preferred.
    • 5+ years of demand planning experience required which includes proven understanding of forecast methodologies including traditional statistical and new machine learning algorithms.
    • Previous management experience required.
    • Must be very organized and have excellent time management skills.
    • Must be proficient in utilizing Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint for data analysis and presentations.
    • Expertise with analytic tools like Python and R preferred.
    • Ability to listen well, seek input from others and lead in an inclusive and collaborative fashion. Strong influence management skills essential.
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills essential.
    • Bi-lingual in Spanish is a plus.

Keywords: Elkay Manufacturing, Downers Grove , Demand Planning Manager, Executive , Downers Grove, Illinois

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