Pinnacle Foods

Director of Demand Planning

US-CO-Boulder
Job ID
2017-5701
Category
Supply Chain

Overview

ABOUT BOULDER BRANDS:

Boulder Brands is the health and wellness business unit of Pinnacle Foods. Located in downtown Boulder, Colorado, Boulder Brands is committed to providing superior tasting, solution-driven products. The company’s health and wellness platform consists of brands that target specific consumer needs: the Gardein brand delivers frozen plant based protein for consumers looking for a healthy meat protein alternative; the Glutino® and Udi’s Gluten Free® brands for gluten-free diets; the Earth Balance® brand for plant-based diets; and EVOL foods for consumers seeking simple and pure ingredients.

 

ABOUT PINNACLE FOODS:

At Pinnacle Foods we are at the top of our game and the key to our success is clear. Everything we do is driven by our purpose: Unleashing Brand Potential, dynamically evolving and improving our already beloved products to bring more convenience, taste, nutrition, and joy to today's consumers.

The results? Our well-recognized products are found in 85% of American households and are leaders in their respective categories, holding the #1 or #2 market share position in 10 of the 14 categories in which we compete — and we're just getting started. We are committed to adding value through strategic growth that synergizes our portfolio of "Leadership" and "Foundation" brands and plays to our strengths in R&D, consumer insights, and senior management experience.


SCOPE OF POSITION:

This role serves as the overall business leader of the demand planning process within the Boulder Brands Business Unit. This includes the development of the overall demand plan, the alignment of that plan between the different functions within the organization, and the translation of that demand plan to the supply organization. This role is the primary link between the commercial (demand) side of the organization and the operations (supply) side of the organization.

 

Responsibilities

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Lead the development and execution of the monthly demand planning process as the process leader for our Step 2 (Demand Review) process.
  • Serve as the facilitator of the Executive Demand Review (EDR), leading the cross-functional team to align on the final operational and financial forecasts.
  • Partner with senior business leaders to develop brand and category strategies, then translate those strategies into action.
  • Partner with the supply chain organization on the successful handoff of the demand plan to supply, and provide perspective on future demand scenarios.
  • Serve as one of the key members of the Marketing Leadership Team, providing insight into enterprise wide business decisions. 
  • Address contingency planning alternatives with Operations to address sudden changes in demand. 
  • Tailor inventory strategy according to BU portfolio needs and escalate major inventory/customer service/capacity issues and decisions to VP of Supply Chain. 
  • Manage the flow of the demand plan into supply planning to ensure consistent and formal information flows and process participation. 
  • Lead Business Unit key monthly S&OP meetings. 
  • Develop reports and monitor critical KPIs (inventory trends, forecast performance and supply issues).
  • Coordinate with sales, customer service & supply planning on key customer service issues. 
  • Set up and manage cross-functional teams to plan for “big events”. 
  • Develop the associates within the demand planning organization into high performing leaders. 
  • Understand BU marketing assumptions and their implications for supply chain.

Qualifications

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE:

  • Production and Inventory Control certification – APICS - desired.
  • Provide personnel leadership in solving complex planning issues.
  • Solid project planning, communication and analytical skills.

 

EDUCATION:

Bachelor’s Degree required.

 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Will have responsibility over a team of Demand Planning Managers and Planners.

 

TRAVEL:

Up to 25%

 

Pinnacle Foods is an Affirmative Action/EEO Employer – qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to protected veteran or disability status, race/color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity or any other legally protected basis.

 

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