Demand Planning Manager

Reckitt Benckiser Parsippany , NJ 07054

Posted 6 months ago


As the Demand Planning Manager, you are responsible for developing demand forecasts, establishing and managing enterprise consensus forecasts, ensuring proper inventory builds to support customer fill rate targets, and collaborate as a liaison for Supply with cross-functional teams.

Key Responsibilities

  • Responsible for developing demand forecasts as basis for supply chain activities for entire organization.

  • Establish and manage enterprise consensus forecasts for assigned brands and business units at stock-keeping-unit (SKU) level.

  • Analyze and evaluate consumer and trade promotions, run rates, and trends in seasonality, using demand planning software and independent judgment to achieve business alignment.

  • Using demand planning software and trend / variance root cause analysis, make demand planning corrective actions and improvements, as well as obsolescence management recommendations.

  • Own network balancing across multiple Logistic Centers to ensure target order fill rate to all customers.

  • Keep total inventory within target days of supply to effectively manage net working capital commitments.

  • Lead decision-making process for demand planning with all cross-functional teams.

  • Lead monthly demand planning meetings with Trade Marketing and Brand Teams.

  • Collaborate as senior liaison on all supply-related matters with Sales, Marketing, Production Planning and Customer Service departments.

  • Report on supply and demand-related issues and recommendations to senior management. Tools used include Demantra, LMS, JDE and Proclarity.

  • Lead a team of Demand and Inventory Planners with continuous succession and development objectives.

  • Involves domestic travel for 2-5 days per trip, 8-10 times a year.

Is this You?

  • Self-Starter: You take initiative, practice good judgment and can work independently.

  • Organized: You manage multiple priorities within a fast-paced environment to deliver on time and in full.

  • Influencer: You can work with different stakeholders and gain their buy in on newly created processes through leveraging your leadership and motivational skills.

  • Strong communicator: You are clear and concise in communicating statuses / required actions and are comfortable presenting across multiple levels of the business.

  • Analytical: You can sift through data, extract insights and leverage those insights to solve the root cause of a problem.

  • Fast paced: You thrive in a quick moving environment and are comfortable working within the gray space where steps aren't clearly defined. You see the gray space as an opportunity for you to make an impact. Working with incomplete information doesn't intimidate you and are you are confident in making recommendations leveraging the information paired with your business knowledge.

  • Supply Chain Professional: You have a minimum of 5 years' post-baccalaureate, progressively responsible experience in supply chain/planning/operations /logistics management role within a Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) or related industry. You have experience with SKU rationalization process/models and demand planning system(s) such as MFG/PRO, Proclarity, LMS, JDE, APO, or Demantra.

  • College graduate: You have a Bachelor's degree in industrial engineering, logistics, operations, supply chain management or a related field.


  • Fast paced. Tired of having to jump through endless hoops to get things done? Not here. We move fast and deliver.

  • Growth. Frustrated by the lack of growth opportunities in your current company? Not here! RB takes pride in the development and continued growth of our employees through steady rotations and promotions.

  • Autonomy. RB empowers you to OWN what you do.

  • Iconic Global Brands.

  • Feel good about the company you work for! RB is committed to making the world a better place.

  • Passport Stamps. Does working internationally interest you? Perform well and Global doors can open for you at RB.

  • Work with smart people. We have a talented workforce that believes in sharing ideas to help each other, and the company succeed.

  • Vacation. We offer 4 weeks' vacation, 9 core Holidays and 4 floating days.

  • 16 weeks paid Maternity leave.

  • Competitive base salaries and bonuses.

  • Tuition reimbursement.

In Return RB offer very competitive salaries with excellent benefits and the chance to progress your career within a truly Global organisation.

Apply Now for a chance to really change the game!

RB is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Demand Planning Manager

Reckitt Benckiser