Demand Planner

Rockville, Maryland, United States | Contract


Our client is a global multi-billion dollar Consumer Packaged Goods company, based in Westchester County, NY. They are seeking a contract Demand Planner to work in their Rockville, MD office. This is approximately a 22 week contract.


Job Description:

Demand Planning:

  • Create and maintain a rolling 18 month forecast in SAP APO
  • Analyze and clean historical data such as non-repeating events and stock outs
  • Optimize system forecast output by maintaining statistical model parameters
  • Track and report in APO additional customer-based intelligence, competitive impact marketing or sales intelligence to enhance baseline forecast
  • Maintain both commercial and sample forecasts
  • Calculate, analyze, and report key performance indicators
  • Maintain APO related master data in the system based on agreed set parameters and business rules
  • Work with sales analyst to provide specialized analytical support for Sales, Marketing and Supply Chain on an ad hoc basis
  • Provide reporting for the Integrated Business Plan (IBP) process


Sales and Operations Planning Process:

  • Participate in demand planning and activity management monthly meetings to update and validate the rolling 18 month forecast for quantifies expected to be sold
  • Prepare and attend meetings with key business stakeholders by providing reviews of past planning performance and gap vs. forecast, participate in the forecast consensus
  • Analyze and outline deviations from targets in both volumes, help identify root cause and implement corrective action plan with the S&OP team
  • Develop and animate NPI/Renovation scorecard


Activity Management - Innovation and Renovation Process:

  • Support supply chain project tasks
  • Ensure that demand information for Innovation and Renovation is accounted for within the rolling 18 month forecast in a timely manner. project between global and local key stakeholders according to project timeline so the demand information is reported in a timely manner



  • Participate in Category Team meetings to gather intelligence for inclusion into the demand forecast
  • Other projects as assigned