Kraft Heinz
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Sr Planner, S&OP - Demand

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Job Description
This Sr Demand Planner role is responsible for facilitating and driving the consensus process with cross functional groups to determine an accurate forecast of expected shipments by brand.
Primary Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with marketing, sales, and finance to understand marketing programs, new product introductions, pricing changes, promotions, and events to meet customer demand
  • Lead monthly consensus process based on information gained to develop a forecast to meet Supply Chain service, inventory goals, and create the monthly financial forecast.
  • Track weekly and monthly forecast error to identify contributing factors and adjust the necessary item and/or DC levels
  • Perform total brand and item mix analysis and provide insights to lead volume discussions
  • Become brand volume expert through understanding consumption and shipment trends in addition to category and industry dynamics
  • Partner with supply planning to understand supply chain implications of forecast changes
  • 2-year forecast by demand forecasting unit in forecasting system used for manufacturing and deployment planning Timely updates to Manager regarding sales forecast details
  • Continuous improvement to forecasting process to minimize forecast error
  • Share best practices amongst planners


  • Bachelor's degree in Supply chain, Engineering, Business, Logistics, or related field
  • 2-4 years work or education in logistics, demand planning/forecasting, supply planning, or supply chain related areas
  • Efficiency in Excel and general knowledge of other MS Office applications required
  • Forecasting or manufacturing systems experience preferred
  • MBA preferred

Chicago/Aon Center
Kraft Heinz is an Equal Opportunity Employer that prohibits discrimination or harassment of any type. All qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Applicants who require an accommodation to participate in the job application or hiring process should contact [email protected] .

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Kraft Heinz allows all North America employees to work from anywhere for up to 6 weeks a year.
Dedicated diversity and inclusion staff
Mandated unconscious bias training
Diversity employee resource groups
Hiring practices that promote diversity
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Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability insurance
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Transgender health care benefits
Abortion travel benefits
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401(K) matching
Employee stock purchase plan
Performance bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave
Generous parental leave
Adoption Assistance
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Generous PTO
Paid volunteer time
Paid holidays
Paid sick days
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Company-sponsored outings
Relocation assistance
Mother's room
Onsite gym
Professional Development
Tuition reimbursement
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Mentorship program
Continuing education available during work hours
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
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