Customer Demand Planner- Columbus Craft Meats

Hormel Foods Corp Hayward , CA 94542

Posted 2 weeks ago

Demand Planner- Columbus Craft Meats

To save time applying, Hormel Foods does not offer sponsorship of job applicants for employment-based visas for this position at this time.

Company Description:

From a small, old world Italian craft meat shop in North Beach, San Francisco to one of the most successful national producers of authentic cured craft meats and all natural deli products, Columbus has evolved and grown organically one customer at a time, staying loyal to our home base in the San Francisco Bay Area. Family owned for 90 years, we understand the value of high quality products, staying true to our core values, and loyalty to our consumers and community. Our products drive our business strategy of aggressive expansion through new product innovation leading the craft meat market with a focus on clean, high quality, all natural, experiential foods that delight our consumers and customers. Columbus Craft Meats joined the Hormel Foods family in October 2017.

Job Description:

The Demand Planning position is responsible for all forecasting activities associated with products for a specific business segment. The Demand Planner creates and maintains forecast models for our products, incorporating business intelligence and forecast information gathered from sales, marketing, finance, retailer data, and other sources (i.e. Nielsen or other syndicated consumer data). The Demand Planner is the integration point into the sales and commercial organization. This position leads the dialogue for their respective products with key counterparts in the Sales and Marketing teams.


  • Develop demand forecasts (operational forecasts) at multiple levels of aggregation for multiple time horizons as part of a demand planning function;

  • Review historical sales trends, research demand drivers, prepare forecast data, develop statistical forecast models, and evaluate forecast results;

  • Interact with sales, marketing, and customer finance to understand demand forecast drivers;

  • Utilize a collaborative and consensus approach by working with Sales, Marketing, and Customer Finance to obtain and ensure that current and accurate information is used for demand forecasts;

  • Use and maintain the Demand Planning software as the primary forecasting system tool;

  • Provide input to the Supply Planning organization in developing inventory strategies on existing items, new products, and product phase-outs; and closely coordinate and communicate customer action plans with supply planning.



  • A bachelor's degree

  • 5+ years of demand planning or equivalate experience

  • Proficient in data analytics and working with syndicated data

  • A pattern of initiative.

  • Proven problem solving and decision-making skills.

  • The ability to work in a team environment on a variety of complex projects.

  • Well-developed interpersonal, organizational skills and analytical skills.

  • Strong computer skills including Microsoft Excel.

  • Well-developed written and verbal communication skills.

  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States.

  • Applicants must not now, or in the future, require sponsorship for work authorization.


  • Food industry experience

Location and Hours:

  • Hayward, CA


Columbus Craft Meats offers an excellent benefits package. Competitive base salary plus bonus, annual merit increase performance reviews, medical, dental, vision, 401(k), retirement benefits, life insurance, flexible spending accounts, paid vacation.

Application Instructions:

Please visit to apply online.

Hormel Foods Corporation is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.

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