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Senior Demand Planner
Job Posting Category: Experienced Professionals (1+ years)
Career Level: Experienced (Non-Manager)
Industry: Packaged Goods
Job Category: Supply Chain
Years Experience: 4-6 Years
Job Type: Full-time
Posting Date: June 23, 2022
Job Location:

Mississauga, ON
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Job Description

Conagra Brands is one of North America's leading branded food companies. We have a rich heritage of making great food, and a team that’s passionate about innovation and growth. Conagra offers choices for every occasion through iconic brands, such as Hunts, Aylmer, Marie Callender's, Healthy Choice, Slim Jim, VH Sauces, Pogo and Vlasic, and emerging brands, including Angie's BOOMCHICKAPOP, Duke's, Earth Balance, Gardein, and Frontera.

We pride ourselves on having the most impactful, energized and inclusive culture in the food industry. For more information, visit

Conagra Brands est une des principales entreprises d’aliments de marque en Amérique du Nord. Son histoire est jalonnée de grands succès alimentaires qui sont le fruit du travail d’une équipe passionnée par l’innovation et la croissance. Conagra offre des choix pour toute occasion grâce a des marques réputées comme Hunt’s, Aylmer, Marie Callender's, Healthy Choice, Slim Jim, les sauces VH, Pogo, Vlasic et des marques émergentes, dont Angie's BOOMCHICKAPOP, Duke's, Earth Balance, Gardein et Frontera.

Nous sommes très fiers d’avoir la culture la plus influente, la plus dynamique et la plus inclusive du secteur alimentaire. Pour en savoir plus, visitez

Job Summary:

Responsible for developing a demand plan for assigned product segments and implementing all forecasting processes associated with creating an accurate demand signal for supply chain. The Senior Demand Planner is the integration point into the sales and commercial organization. They should also act as a mentor / teacher of more junior demand planners in addition to being the “back-up” of the Senior Manager of S&OP. Responsible for creating and presenting all materials for senior management with a goal of obtaining decisions as it relates to the S&OP cycle.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Provide leadership and manage all interdepartmental relationships designed to facilitate a demand plan which is supported by all
  • Provide insight and become a system expert for demand planning. Interface with IT to consistently develop better capabilities within the forecasting system and reporting out of the forecasting system.
  • Develop demand forecasts (operational forecasts) at multiple levels of aggregation for multiple time horizons
  • Review historical sales trends and seasonal trends, research demand drivers, prepare forecast data, develop statistical forecast models, and evaluate forecast results
  • Lead and Business partner with sales, marketing, and customer finance to understand demand forecast drivers and gain alignment to the inclusion of those drivers.
  • Coordinate cross-functional research activities to reconcile forecast variances and refine the forecast model to reflect updated sales and marketing assumptions.
  • Participation and lead the development of a consensus forecast for new item launches from ideation to commercialization in-market, and post launch stabilization to ensure success
  • Utilize a collaborative and consensus approach by working with Sales, Marketing and Customer Finance to drive forecast accuracy and provide recommendations to the demand plan.
  • Evaluate promotional activities to establish meaningful projections for future promotional volumes.
  • Collect and filter market intelligence from business partners to determine the impact to the forecast build assumptions, document and incorporate into creation for forecasts at item level
  • Works with production planning and deployment to translate consensus/financial forecasts into an sku level operational forecast for entire network
  • Provide input to the Supply Planning organization in developing inventory strategies on existing items, new products, and product phase-outs.
  • Closely coordinate and communicate customer action plans with supply planning
  • Drives the monthly forecast consensus process for assigned categories/brands with cross-functional partners to evaluate and align on 90 day detailed and full year consensus demand plan
  • Maintain and publish performance metrics, analyze cause and effect, and implement corrective action to prevent future occurrence.
  • Lead the refinement and improvement of forecasting process and systems to improve results, customer service and operational KPI’s
  • Create and maintain reporting tools, within corporate system, to help manage the demand planning responsibilities. Track and reconcile weekly/monthly metrics versus established targets
  • Understanding IT systems that support supply and demand planning to recommend and support changes to enhance the demand planning and S&OP process
  • Provides leadership and direction for business team on matters regarding supply chain, forecasting, and demand planning

Position Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in logistics, statistics, business or other mathematically related fields.
  • At least 5-10 yrs. experience in Demand planning, forecasting, supply planning Experience. Experience with a CPG company a plus
  • Excellent analytical, statistical, and organizational skills. Must be detailed oriented and highly organized
  • Ability to lead and influence other in reaching a consensus forecast.
  • Previous Experience with statistical forecasting and related forecasting software, with understanding to cross-function supply chain concepts.
  • Strong Microsoft Excel skillset, ability to mentor others in Excel.
  • Previous experience with working with detail and strong skills in analyzing data is essential, with attention to details and big picture trends.
  • Experience with facilitation of Forecasting and Consensus meetings/discussions.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications
  • Experience with using Reporting software tools a plus

Our Modern Workplace:

Conagra’s culture of collaboration enhances our ability to meet critical business goals, deliver value to customers and consumers and provide you with the flexibility you need to achieve a better work-life balance. We carefully consider each role and how often each team member needs to collaborate in-person. This position requires you work from our Mississauga office [3] days a week.

Notre lieu de travail moderne:

La culture de collaboration de Conagra améliore notre capacité a atteindre les objectifs d’affaires critiques, a offrir de la valeur aux clients et aux consommateurs et a vous offrir la flexibilité dont vous avez besoin pour parvenir a un meilleur équilibre entre vie professionnelle et vie privée. Nous examinons attentivement chaque posts et la fréquence a laquelle chaque membre de l'équipe doit collaborer en présentiel. Ce poste exige que vous travailliez de notre bureau de Mississauga [3] jours par semaine.

Conagra Brands is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, disability, or any other protected factor.

A titre d'employeur souscrivant au principe de l'égalité d'accès a l'emploi, Conagra Brand considère les candidats qui sont qualifiés pour les offres d'emplois sans égard a la race, la couleur, les croyances religieuses, l'origine, le sexe, l'orientation sexuelle, l'identité de genre, la langue parlée, l'âge, le handicap ou tout autre facteur discriminatoire.


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