Global Demand Planning Manager

Emerson Electric Co. Houston , TX 77020

Posted 3 weeks ago

If you are a Global Demand Planning management professional looking for an opportunity to grow, Emerson has an exciting opportunity for you! Based in our Houston, TX location, you will be a key driver of the development and delivery of Demand and Supply forecasting to support the Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) process in Emerson's Actuation Technologies business.


This individual is responsible for performing critical analysis and preparing advanced reporting for business planning and management reviews. The person must have a strong analytical background and be capable of providing meaningful and actionable information utilizing several different types of data. Information needs to be accurate and detailed enough to facilitate effective decision-making. Information will balance product demand, component supply, and factory capacity; integrates financial and operational plans, and links high-level strategic plans with the operational plans and capabilities.

The Global Demand Planning Manager will report directly to the Director S&OP. Ongoing focus will be to work with the Sales and operations teams to assist with the following actions:

  • Ownership of Strategic Business Units (SBU) based Demand deliverables in Actuation Technologies Global Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) process.

  • Works with the Actuation Technologies Sales Organization, Projects Managers and Demand Managers throughout different world areas to identify and define short, medium and long-term product demand by market segment, geographical segmentation and kind of business.

  • Works with various functions to establish a secure and reliable process for gathering and analyzing this data, which meets the business need for not only speed, reliability and accuracy, but also, market, kind of business and geographical segmentation.

  • Prepares S&OP forecast to support the monthly management business reviews.

  • Creates, monitors, and maintains S&OP metrics and key performance indicators, identifying potential risks and opportunities.

  • Maintains a constant review of data gathering, processing systems and processes.

  • Continually develops and improves models, systems and processes to meet business needs and requirements.

  • Works with operations and supply chain management to ensure that information being gathered and processed is coherent with their needs and requirements.

  • Presents and provides demand forecasts as well as background and detail regarding demand forecasts in order to contribute as required to S&OP decision-making.

  • Develops and maintains appropriate models/history to interpret dollar forecasts into product unit forecasts and disseminate them to world area manufacturing facilities.

  • Develops and maintains a history / database of demand information and statistics that will facilitate a better understanding of this information and more sophisticated / accurate demand forecasting and planning.

  • Assists the SBU leaders in breaking down Bookings data and interpreting Sales trends.

  • Guide and mentor Demand analysts.


You possess the ability to analyze a complex situation and establish a strategic change plan, then optimize a progression path. You can organize people and activities, understand how to separate and combine tasks into efficient workflow, and can simplify complex processes. You are able to act or make decisions without having the total picture. You pursue tasks with energy and drive, seldom giving up before finishing.


  • Bachelor's Degree in Statistics, Economics, Engineering, Business, Marketing or a similar technical field.

  • APICS or equivalent certification

  • Minimum 5 years experience in Forecasting or Demand Planning

  • Minimum 5 years of Operations experience.

  • Strong computer skills working with Microsoft Suites

  • Working knowledge of an ERP system

  • Working knowledge of Data Analytical tools

  • Strong analytical problem resolution skills

  • Demonstrated project management experience with the ability to manage multiple projects at a time.

  • Strong communication and presentation skills

  • Be self-directed & organized

  • Legal authorization to work in the United States


  • Valve/Actuator expereince would be a plus


Our Commitment to Our People

We invest in our employees to ensure they have the marketplace knowledge, skills and competencies to compete and lead in a global economy. Our training programs focus on end-to-end development from onboarding through senior leadership.

Flexible and competitive benefits plans offer you the right options to meet your individual/family needs: medical insurance plans, dental and vision coverage, 401(k), tuition reimbursement, and more. We provide employees flexible time off plans including paid parental leave (maternal and paternal), vacation and holiday leave.

Our success is measured by the positive impact we make on people, our communities and the world in which we live. Learn more about us!.

Our Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion

At Emerson, we are committed to fostering a culture where every employee is valued and respected for their experiences and perspectives. We believe a diverse and inclusive work environment contributes to the rich exchange of ideas that inspires innovation and brings the best solutions to our customers. This philosophy is fundamental to living our company's values and our responsibility to leave the world in a better place.

Diversity and Inclusion at Emerson is about welcoming, respecting, and valuing the differences each employee possesses. Inclusion is creating a real sense of engagement, belonging and connection for all employees. Learn more about our

Culture & Values and about Diversity & Inclusion at Emerson.

Work Authorization

Emerson will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States. This is not a position for which sponsorship will be provided. Individuals with temporary visas such as E, F-1, H-1, H-2, L, B, J, or TN or who need sponsorship for work authorization now or in the future, are not eligible for hire.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Emerson is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, color, religion, national origin, age, marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability or protected veteran status. We are committed to providing a workplace free of any discrimination or harassment.

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