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Associate Demand Planner

Company: La-Z-Boy Incorporated
Location: Hickory
Posted on: January 13, 2021

Job Description:

JOB DESCRIPTIONJOB SUMMARY: Generate demand forecasts based on statistical models, incorporating merchandising and sales data as well as personal analysis into the final forecast. Calculate safety stock values to ensure customer service levels, while also meeting inventory turn goals. Calculate and communicate planned orders to purchasing for execution. KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:* Generate and review new forecasts monthly. Calculate statistical baseline forecasts at the SKU level, identify trends, make adjustments and analyze outliers.* Generate planned orders weekly for purchasing execution. Review total inventory commitment and provide inventory team guidance on inter-plant transfers. Manage overall inventory targets.* Identify gaps in the current plans and develop solutions for utilizing inventory positioning and sourcing opportunities. Execute solutions with purchasing and production planning. * Coordinate with merchandising on forecasts and with purchasing for product availability and adjust accordingly. Work with purchasing to decide how items will be sourced and calculate and apply launch curves to initial forecasts and understand how the product fits into the existing portfolio. * Maintain forecasts for promotions and customer specific items manually. Confirm customer forecasts with sales on a regular basis.* Maintain master data for planning parameters within the system and understand how the various control flags for each item effect forecasting and replenishment planning.* Run inventory classifications programs and validate results. Calculate safety stock levels based on code/service level, lead times and forecasted volume.* Review monthly forecast accuracy KPIs and perform root cause analysis and execute corrective actions.* Operations/Management Project Work* Assist with development and implementation of IT applications* Provide staffing backup for Logistics SCOPE & IMPACT: Position is responsible for managing: $25M inventoryInventory Turns > 2Finished goods in stock service level at 95%MINIMIUM REQUIREMENTS: * Bachelor's degree in Business, Math, Statistics or Supply Chain with 0-2 years of relevant experience or equivalent.PREFERED REQUIREMENTS: * CPIM or CPF (IBF)* Background in Statistics* Computer skills: Excel, Access, Business Objects, ERP* Strong analytical, quantitative and data management skills with ability to look at information creatively and develop solutions for problems based on finding from data. Highly proficient in Microsoft Excel, Word, Access and Visual Basic.SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: None.PHYSICAL DEMANDS/WORK ENVIRONMENT: Office environment / no specific or unusual physical or environmental demands.CORE ATTRIBUTES:Communicate TransparentlyLead the Team Impact and Influence Deliver ResultsCoach and Develop OTHER DUTIES: Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the incumbent for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.Page 1 of 1

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