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Demand Planner/ Demand Manager

Company: Zoetis, Inc
Location: Exton
Posted on: August 5, 2022

Job Description:

POSITION LOCATION: ANYWHERE IN THE UNITED STATES WITH PREFERENCE NEAR A ZOETIS US SITE LOCATION POSITION SUMMARYThe Demand Planner supports the business by ensuring that we have the best forecast possible, and works with the Principal positions, Global Manufacturing and Supply to achieve optimal customer service levels, inventory levels and profitability.KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:Manage the introduction and discontinuation process through the designated supply chain systems

  • Ensure the item is set up through the supply chain agreement process, and the parameters are approved by the principal, where applicable
  • Ensure the Safety stock levels, dating attributes, maximum inventory levels, forecast consumption logic and other attributes are accurate
  • Negotiate SCA supply chain parameters in accordance with agreed corporate inventory targets, working capital objectives and customer service levels In conjunction with Plants and the Principal,
  • Manage the objective inventory levels to ensure we are optimizing the inventory carrying costs. Monitor the item set up / discontinuation process through the global supply chain systems
  • Support the Demand, Sales and Inventory (DSI) processes:
    • Forecasting
      • Analyze demand histories
      • Provide initial system forecasts including the review of assumptions regarding forecast parameters and identification of improvement opportunities
      • Utilize all features of the system features to improve the statistical forecast.
      • Assist Product Managers in the development of their management forecasts, to ensure a two-way dialog.
      • Understanding the following concepts: how we go to market, species, products, pricing, promotions and competition.
      • Document any significant forecast changes and or rationale
      • Report on both the Product managers / Demand Planners forecast accuracy for both bias and error over time.
      • Review the metrics of the forecast attainment by SKU each day
      • Review with customer service any extreme orders, follow up with Marketing / Sales where appropriate
      • Reconcile forecast to financial budget / forecast, and highlighting differences to management
      • Inventory Plan
        • Review inventory plans based on agreed service levels and stock out parameters, capacity constraints and identify opportunities to improve product supply for the short- and long-term views in dialog with the Principal
        • Communicate to Marketing any potential backorders or supply concerns in order to potentially adjust other impacted SKU'S and to aid in the communication to the organization
        • Monitor the inventory on Q (lot status) of all products in the market to ensure timely release
        • Monitor the product transfers to ensure product supply
        • Review potential scrap concerns with Marketing and implement any plan of action in order to reduce any financial write off exposure
        • Support the Short Supply Support the Distribution Resource Planning process, the replenishment of multiple warehouses in country:
          • Ensure that inventory is allocated optimally among the DC's to minimize spot outages
          • Review inventory levels based on customer and product dating requirements
            • Support Sales and Marketing activities during periods of significant order activity (during fiscal close, or start or end of a promotion, or price increase)
              • Review orders of significant volume with Marketing to minimize stock outs and to allow for substitutions or other changes.
                • Support the Local / Regional and Global SOP process
                  • Conduct the local Market SOP / DSI process with the Marketing and manufacturing sites
                  • Assist with the regional and Global SOP processParticipate in Cross Functional teams as required
                    • Product Launches, product transfers, packaging / label changes or other Regulatory changesEDUCATION:
                      • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Finance, Business, Mathematics, Animal Science or a related field.
                      • Other preferred Qualifications:
                      • Master's degree in any of the disciplines listed above.
                      • APICS/ASCM certification.EXPERIENCE:
                        • 5 or 10 years of Supply Chain /Forecast experience for Demand Manager
                        • Knowledge of manufacturing processes, including MRP II theory.
                        • Knowledge of the animal health industry.TECHNICAL SKILLS and COMPETENCIES REQUIRED
                          • Strong knowledge and practical experience of Forecasting, production, inventory and planning concept
                          • Strong knowledge and practical experience in utilizing analytical tools, spreadsheets and databases
                          • Ability to conceptualize, analyze and data in support of improving customer service, inventory management, and business alignment.
                          • Demonstrated ability to function and influence in a team matrix environment and have excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
                          • Advanced PC and systems skills.
                          • Strong oral and written presentation skills including effective persuasion abilities.
                          • Demonstrated initiative and creativity in problem solvingFull timeRegularColleagueAny unsolicited resumes sent to Zoetis from a third party, such as an Agency recruiter, including unsolicited resumes sent to a Zoetis mailing address, fax machine or email address, directly to Zoetis employees, or to Zoetis resume database will be considered Zoetis property. Zoetis will NOT pay a fee for any placement resulting from the receipt of an unsolicited resume.Zoetis will consider any candidate for whom an Agency has submitted an unsolicited resume to have been referred by the Agency free of any charges or fees. This includes any Agency that is an approved/engaged vendor but does not have the appropriate approvals to be engaged on a search.Zoetis is committed to equal opportunity in the terms and conditions of employment for all employees and job applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity or gender expression, national origin, disability or veteran status or any other protected classification. Disabled individuals are given an equal opportunity to use our online application system. We offer reasonable accommodations as an alternative if requested by an individual with a disability. Please contact Zoetis Colleague Services at zoetiscolleagueservices@zoetis.com to request an accommodation. Zoetis also complies with all applicable national, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment as well as employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration and Nationality Act. All applicants must possess or obtain authorization to work in the US for Zoetis. Zoetis retains sole and exclusive discretion to pursue sponsorship for the acquisition or maintenance of nonimmigrant status and employment eligibility, considering factors such as availability of qualified US workers. Individuals requiring sponsorship must disclose this fact. Please note that Zoetis seeks information related to job applications from candidates for jobs in the U.S. solely via the following: (1) our company website at www.Zoetis.com/careers site, or (2) via email to/from addresses using only the Zoetis domain of "@zoetis.com". In addition, Zoetis does not use Google Hangout for any recruitment related activities. Any solicitation or request for information related to job applications with Zoetis via any other means and/or utilizing email addresses with any other domain should be disregarded. In addition, Zoetis will never ask candidates to make any type of personal financial investment related to gaining employment with Zoetis.

Keywords: Zoetis, Inc, Wilmington , Demand Planner/ Demand Manager, Executive , Exton, Delaware

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