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Manager, Demand Planning in Oak Brook, IL at TreeHouse Foods

Date Posted: 2/7/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Employee Type:

Full time


IL Oak Brook

Job Type:

Supply Chain Planning

Job Posting Title:

Manager, Demand Planning

Job Description:

Position Summary:

Manages a team of planners for an assigned division with TreeHouse Foods.  Manages the development of forecast and inventory planning in anticipation of customer needs and in accordance with the organizations sales and service objectives. Key interface with Division President and associated leadership team.  Directs the review of historical sales trends and forecasts. Reviews statistical forecast models and evaluates forecast results. Coordinates communication with sales, general managers, finance, supply planning and other departments to ensure that current, accurate information and data are available for forecasts.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Manage team of several planners supporting multiple brands and/or business segments.
  • Owns and facilitates monthly S&OP forecast consensus process resulting in a 12 month demand plan for their respective division
  • Strong project management skills with proven success in delivering complex projects
  • Strong collaboration and influence management skills as evident by cross functional alignment and delivery of initiatives
  • Collaborate with key partners in, sales, general management and finance to obtain consistent forecast inputs.
  • Systematically identify and work to reconcile discrepancies and close gaps among inputs on an ongoing basis.
  • Work with production planning and deployment to transfer/translate consensus forecasts for operational purposes.
  • Ensure successful customer promotion execution through effective planning and leverage of key customer event inputs.
  • Track weekly/monthly forecast error results versus established targets and identify and report on root cause for forecast error below targets.
  • Play a lead role in the annual planning process across the S&OP planning team. Ensure linkage to monthly volume forecast as part of financial forecasting process.
  • Establish annual forecast accuracy targets for their respective divisions/categories
  • Assume a lead role in the use of APO Demand Planning application across multiple divisions
  • Hire, train and mentor new planners. Work across peer group to lead and participate in major process improvement activities.
  • Support ongoing improvements in APO DP other systems
  • Drive S&OP process improvements to improve forecast error
  • Lifecycle Planning Management leader

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • B.S degree in Supply Chain, Finance or related field.
  • MBA/advanced degree a plus.
  • Strong analytical skills and statistical knowledge. Understanding of multiple regression models.
  • Demonstrated communication, collaboration and leadership skills.
  • 6-8+ years consumer products forecasting and/or supply chain operations experience.
  • Experience in and/or exposure to S&OP processes and procedures, customer planning and/or supply planning.
  • Experience with leading forecasting applications and/or supply planning software, SAP preferred
  • Experience with IRI, Retail Link, and other external customer data sources.
  • Experience in leading a transformational projects
  • Strong project management skills
  • APICS certified (American Production Inventory Certification Society) a plus.
  • Strong working knowledge of Excel, Access, and Word.


Bachelor’s Degree Required – Type: Supply Chain, Finance or related field.

Disability Assistance
TreeHouse Foods is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and offers opportunities to all job seekers, including those with disabilities.  If you need a reasonable accommodation to assist with your job search or application for employment, please contact us by sending an email to In your email please include a description of the specific accommodation you are requesting and a description of the position for which you are applying.

EEO Considerations

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status.