BUNZL Demand Planner in St. Louis, Missouri

Your career path has many avenues available for you to succeed. Are you looking to advance at a rate that matches your ambition and skill set? At Bunzl, we understand and want to invest in you. With our multi-career options, you’ll not only be able to find the adventure you are looking for today, but can be confident that new opportunities will be there for advancement in your future.

At Bunzl, we know that our employees are our number one asset. We seek to recruit and retain the right people who are passionate about our business and we provide opportunities for our employees so that they may progress within our company based on their talents, experiences, and their aptitude.

KEY FUNCTIONS:

  • Review historical sales 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 customer to understand demand forecast drivers;

  • Use and maintain the Demand Planning software as the primary forecasting system tool;

  • Provide input to the Supply Planning organization in developing inventory strategies on existing items, new products, and product phase-outs; and

  • Closely coordinate and communicate customer action plans with Supply Planning

Responsibilities:

Systems Expert

  • Use the JDA demand-planning processes & systems to create the best statistical forecast possible

Communicator/Reporter

  • Determine and communicate forecast confidence, including risks and opportunities, to the supply planners.

  • Develop, monitor and communicate reports on forecast accuracy to business unit and Inventory Planner and Supply Planner, while driving continuous improvement

  • Measure, analyze, and report key process metrics and monitor adherence to key performance indicators (KPIs).

Process Improver

  • Make recommendations to enhance business processes and identify opportunities to improve operational efficiencies.

  • Cross-functional Process Development

Requirements:

  • 2 years of experience with JDA Demand Planning strongly preferred

  • Minimum 2 years of experience with an advanced planning, system demand planning solution required, e.g. SAP APO, Oracle , Logility, Demand Solutions, SAS, Kinaxis

  • Analytical thinking

  • Communication

  • Problem solving

  • Critical thinking

  • Information seeking/data gathering

  • Collaboration

  • Preferably located in St. Louis market area.

So, what are you waiting for? A new career awaits you with endless opportunities.

Bunzl is a global leader in the Cleaning & Hygiene, Food Processing, Grocery, Health Care, Non-Food Retail, and Safety industries. We have grown both organically and through acquisitions to sales in excess of $10 billion. Bunzl North America is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri. Bunzl North America owns and operates more than 100 warehouses and serves all 50 states, Puerto Rico, Canada and parts of the Caribbean and Mexico. With more than 5,000 employees and 400,000 plus supplies, Bunzl is regarded as a leading supplier in North America.

Bunzl Distribution offers competitive salaries, a comfortable work environment, and a full range of benefits including a 401k with a company match.

Bunzl Distribution has a tradition of commitment to equal employment opportunity. It is the established policy to attract and retain the best qualified people without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex/gender (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, age, disability or veteran status as provided by law.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.