Demand Planning Analyst

C&S Wholesale Grocers Hatfield , MA 01038

Posted 2 weeks ago

Company Overview

C&S Wholesale Grocers, Inc., based in Keene, NH, is the largest wholesale grocery supply company in the U.S. and the industry leader in supply chain innovation. Founded in 1918 as a supplier to independent grocery stores, C&S now services customers of all sizes, supplying more than 6,000 independent supermarkets, chain stores, military bases, and institutions with over 150,000 different products. At C&S, We Select the Best those with the motivation, pride, and drive to succeed in our fast-paced world.

Working Safely is a Condition of Employment at C&S Wholesale Grocers, Inc. C&S Wholesale Grocers is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer, and considers qualified applicants without regard to race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, veteran status or any other protected factor under federal, state or local law.

Position Overview

As a Demand Planning Analyst, you will be responsible for a section of the business for a large customer, as well as possible stand-alone accounts for smaller customers. In this role, you will be accountable for managing the customer relationship from all aspects of ad and turn demand planning, as well as working with senior and other internal partners, such as Procurement, to ensure that service and inventory targets are met. This position rests above entry level and will allow you the ability to learn about the industry and grow in the process. There is a clear career progression path with this position both within the department and procurement as a whole. The main elements of this job focuses on analysis of all promotional and turn activities with assigned customer groups including, but not limited to, sales forecasting, maintenance of sales history dataset, and communication among teams. This position will at times require independent decision-making around proper handling on allocations and bookings.


  • Responsible for proactive end-to-end promotional ad management, including forecasting at the SKU level for assigned customer groups for promotional and turn activities on a weekly basis.

  • Manage a process of distributions, ad changes, and additions from the time that C&S receives the information to the time of booking expiration.

  • Maintain, analyze, and make adjustments to the turn forecast.

  • Perform real time promotional analysis of ad items to ensure the highest service levels utilizing the least amount of inventory.

  • Run and review reports analyzing the quantity of product allocated to promotional activity as it relates to turn forecasts regarding C&S as a whole.

  • Maintain all communications between internal C&S procurement teams as needed.

  • Prepare for and participate in weekly ad conference calls with assigned customer grouping(s) to review future promotional activities.

  • Participate in the daily customer service level review.

  • Optimize C&S Demand Planning tools to help achieve a proactive and adaptable approach to forecasting assigned customer groups as each organization evolves.

  • Weekend coverage 4-5 weekends per year; support holiday actions or troubleshooting activities.

  • Other tasks as needed.


  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience; wholesale experience in a retail environment a plus

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office with intermediate Excel skills

  • Analytical/math-based skills; working knowledge of statistics

  • Potential for minimal travel to other offices for cross-training purposes

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