Sr. Demand Planner

| Chicago

Purpose of this Role:

The SR. Demand Planner is responsible for developing and maintaining the forecasts for new and current products, as well as promotions for all Pampered Chef markets. The position is highly visible, collaborative, and highly impactful to the business. The individual will partner with Field, Product Management, Marketing, Analytics, and Finance to meet sales, inventory, and service level objectives. Decision making is data driven, analytical so technical skills are a must for continuous improvement initiatives. The value created will be improved forecast accuracy, improved inventory turns and improved fill rate. 

Responsibilities:

  • Maintains, analyzes and updates monthly item forecasts, including new products for all markets.
  • Perform promotional analysis and develop promotional forecasts for all markets.
  • Create analytical/statistical reports to support demand planning, such as forecasting exceptions and forecasting error.
  • Provide analytical support with COGS planning.
  • Subject matter expert in demand planning and forecasting meetings.
  • Maintain product maintenance systems and provide technical support with process improvements and demand planning initiatives.
  • Review Demantra parameters and tune forecasting engine to improve forecasting accuracy and eliminate forecasting bias.
  • Participate in policy and process improvement projects to ensure synchronization of product demand and supply, and improve demand planning.

Competencies for Success:

  • Manages Complexity
  • Optimizes Work
  • Manages Ambiguity 

Measures of Success:

  • Improved Forecast Accuracy
  • Improved Inventory Turns
  • Improved Fill Rate

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's Degree (Mathematics a plus) or equivalent work experience
  • 3-6 years of professional experience in a similar role
  • Demantra experience required
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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • AngularJSFrameworks
    • ExpressFrameworks
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • MongoDBDatabases
    • OracleDatabases

Location

We get to mix it up! PC has offices in Addison and in downtown Chicago.

What are Pampered Chef Perks + Benefits

Culture
Partners with Nonprofits
Pampered Chef hosts Help Whip Cancer fundraisers with the American Cancer Society and is a proud partner with Feeding America's Round-Up from the Heart Program raising more than $26 million since 1991
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Our FUN Committee plans monthly events from game nights, happy hours, Halloween contests, and summer BBQs.
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
We provide up to 12 weeks of parental leave for the primary caretaker, and 4 weeks of leave for the secondary caretaker.
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Game Room
Our game room includes Ping Pong, Darts.
Happy Hours
Parking
Professional Development Benefits
Lunch and learns
Pampered Chef hosts occasional Lunch and Learns for employees.
Promote from within

Additional Perks + Benefits

Each and every coworker makes a difference every day by asking tough questions, finding the answers, and then making it happen—our entrepreneurial employees are the key to our success! Pampered Chef is big enough to implement cutting-edge technology, and small enough for all ideas to be heard and challenged.
We are a learning focused environment—we want you to learn from us, and we expect to learn from you and what you’re passionate about! We even provide training and development for added brainpower.

We collaborate every day in a high-tech space with writable walls, open collaboration zones, quiet “I need to contemplate” zones, and fun zones with ping pong, basketball, and bags, of course. No boring cubicle farms here!

We are concerned about your physical and financial well-being and offer BC/BS PPO or HMO health plans, dental, disability, matched 401K, life insurance, on-site fitness center, comfy chairs, on-site cafeteria, and dry cleaning valet service.

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