Company Name: CSI Compressco LP
Location: The Woodlands, TX, United States
Education Experience: Bachelor's Required
Employment Experience: Mid Career (4-10 Years)
Required Travel: Up to 25%
Classification Type: Permanent
Classification Time: Full-time
The Sr. Demand Planner is responsible for all forecasting activities associated with material usage and availability. The Sr. Demand Planner creates and maintains forecast models for Fleet demands, customer purchases, and aftermarket sales; incorporating business intelligence and forecast information gathered from operations, sales, supply chain and other sources.
The Demand Planner is the integration point for supply chain into the sales and commercial organization. Basic forecast modeling is the responsibility of this position. This position routinely leads the dialogue for their respective customers and materials with key counterparts in Operations and Sales.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Actively participates in CCLP Safety Program.
Develop demand forecasts (operational forecasts) at multiple levels of aggregation for multiple time horizons as part of a demand planning function.
Review historical usage trends, research demand drivers, prepare forecast data, develop statistical forecast models, and evaluate forecast results.
Coordinate cross-functional research activities to reconcile significant variances and refine the forecast model to reflect updated sales and marketing assumptions.
Interact with sales, marketing, and operations to understand demand forecast drivers.
Utilize a collaborative and consensus approach by working with Sales, Marketing and Operations to obtain and ensure that current and accurate information is used for demand forecasts.
Provide input to the Supply Planning organization in developing inventory strategies on existing items, new materials, and product phase-outs.
Closely coordinate and communicate customer action plans with supply planning
Create statistical forecasts:
Gather, analyze and validate data
Review resulting statistical forecast model
Apply error analysis techniques to improve forecasting
Summarize/aggregate statistical forecasts
Review sales plans , Budget Updates or Latest Estimates and demand drivers:
Present, solicit, and assess feedback on the various forecasts from sales, and operations
Recommend adjustments for operational forecasts
Review promotional plans with sales
Achieve consensus for operational demand forecasts by facilitating a collaborative planning process with sales, marketing and operations personnel:
Prepare relevant material to facilitate research and discussion
Provide input to volume planning (latest estimates / annual process)
Facilitate and manage demand planning/customer meetings
Achieve consensus with the business and the demand chain
Prepare and maintain relevant reports pertaining to demand planning process
Other duties may be assigned.
A materials demand forecast which incorporates current and accurate market information that allows the company to correctly predict customer demand and provide its supply chain with the appropriate information to plan how to meet that customer demand.
Improved relationships among operations, sales, marketing and finance, which will lead to effective knowledge sharing and an optimal consensus forecast to better guide the company.
Refined systems and methods to continually improve forecasts so that the company can better anticipate customer needs.
Execute with excellence in the area of customer replenishment and feedback to the Supply Chain group the opportunities and risks regarding customer replenishment performance metrics.
To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:
Analytical Able to apply basic cost analysis in recommendation of purchase and distribution of materials.
Effective Communication Skills High degree of effective interpersonal communication required both verbally and in written form. Maintains confidentiality and system accuracy in processing of order related data.
Education and/or Experience:
BA/BS in Supply Chain, Business, Engineering, or Logistics required. MBA Preferred. 4+ years of Supply Chain and/or Logistics experience required.
Ability to write reports and business correspondence. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public. Good facilitation skills are required.
Demonstrated proficiency in statistics, forecasting and forecasting methods with an understanding of their financial and operational impacts. Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent.
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form. This position requires strong analytical, organizational, decision making, and presentation skills. Strong interpersonal skills are also essential to effectively interact with all teams, areas and levels of business affecting the forecast process.
Knowledge of Oracle Demand Planning or other software related to demand planning is preferred. Experienced with other software packages including Windows, and Microsoft Office. Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and general computer literacy required.
Experience in an ERP system environment.
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:
APICS or other forecasting Certification preferred.
About CSI Compressco LP:
An industry leader in compression services for natural gas gathering, transportation, processing and storage, and oil production enhancement. For over 40 years, we have provided solution to handle the energy industry's infrastructure challenges and ensuring smooth operations from discovery to market.
We offer compression services using our extensive line of pre-engineered packages ready for deployment plus a network of make-ready shops located in every significant U.S. producing region and around the world.
With packaging capabilities that range from 20 to 8,000 Hp, we have experience with a full-range of compression applications, detailed custom specifications, and all operating conditions. You can count on CSI Compressco to deliver unmatched compression expertise, experience and services.
CSI Compressco is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer. CSI Compressco is committed to helping transitioning Service Members and other Veterans lead successful lives after their military service. All Service Members and Veterans are encouraged to apply.
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