Demand Planner

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Monroe, Michigan

La-Z-Boy Corporate

<p><strong>Not many companies can say that they are both a household brand and one of the most innovative organizations in their industry. La-Z-Boy can. Ninety years after our first recliner, we&rsquo;re still re-inventing the industry.</strong></p> <p><strong>We want more movers and shakers, dreamers and doers, thinkers and tinker-ers. We want more people who are excited by their work and passionate about their communities. Our people are what drives us forward. We want people who are ready to Build Something Amazing.</strong></p>

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Overview: Generate demand forecasts based on statistical models, incorporating merchandising and sales data as well as personal analysis into the final forecast. Calculate safety stock values to ensure customer service levels, while also meeting inventory turn goals. Calculate and communicate planned orders to purchasing for execution.
Responsibilities: &bull; Generate and review new forecasts monthly. Calculate statistical baseline forecasts at the SKU level, identify trends, make adjustments, and analyze outliers.<br />&bull; Generate planned orders weekly for purchasing execution. Review total inventory commitment and provide inventory team guidance on inter-plant transfers. Manage overall inventory targets.<br />&bull; Identify gaps in the current plans and develop solutions for utilizing inventory positioning and sourcing opportunities. Execute solutions with purchasing and production planning.<br />&bull; Coordinate with merchandising on forecasts and with purchasing for product availability and adjust accordingly. Work with purchasing to decide how items will be sourced and calculate and apply launch curves to initial forecasts and understand how the product fits into the existing portfolio.<br />&bull; Maintain forecasts for promotions and customer specific items manually. Confirm customer forecasts with sales on a regular basis.<br />&bull; Maintain master data for planning parameters within the system and understand how the various control flags for each item effect forecasting and replenishment planning.<br />&bull; Run inventory classifications programs and validate results. Calculate safety stock levels based on code/service level, lead times and forecasted volume.<br />&bull; Communicate and manage dropped items to minimize obsolescence.<br />&bull; Review monthly forecast accuracy KPIs and perform root cause analysis and execute corrective actions.<br /><br /><strong>SCOPE &amp; IMPACT:</strong><br /><br />This position is responsible for managing approximately $25M in annual inventory on hand with an inventory turn of greater than 7 days. In addition, responsibility will include, maintaining a SKU level forecast of 75%, a covers service level at 95% all while maintaining a customer orders shipped within 4 weeks and greater than 90%.
Requirements: <strong>MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:</strong><br />&bull; Bachelor&rsquo;s degree in Supply Chain, Economics, Business or related field with 4-6 years of relevant experience including 1-3 years of supervisory/leadership experience or equivalent.<br />&bull; 2+ years Forecasting Experience<br />&bull; Computer skills: Excel, Access, Business Objects, E1<br /><br />PREFERRED REQUIREMENTS:<br />&bull; MBA<br />&bull; Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPMI)<br />&bull; Certified Professional Forecaster (CPF) - (Institute of Business Forecasting &amp; Planning (IBF))<br />&bull; Background in Statistics<br /><br />SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: None<br /><br />PHYSICAL DEMANDS/WORK ENVIRONMENT:<br />Office environment / no specific or unusual physical or environmental demands.<br /><br />CORE ATTRIBUTES:<br />Communicate Transparently<br />Lead the Team<br />Impact and Influence<br />Deliver Results<br />Coach and Develop<br /><br />At La-Z-Boy, we are committed to fostering an environment in which all employees feel valued, included, and empowered to do their best work and bring great ideas to the table. We understand that our employees&rsquo; diverse backgrounds, experiences, perspectives, and viewpoints add value to our ability to create and deliver the best possible service, quality products, and is of upmost importance as we work together to Build Something Amazing.<br /><br />OTHER DUTIES: Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the incumbent for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.