DEMAND AND SUPPLY MANAGER

Job Description
Description

Central Garden & Pet Company (NASDAQ:CENT), is a leading innovator, marketer and producer of quality branded products for the pet and lawn and garden supplies markets. The Garden Group, providing sales support and logistics for both proprietary brands and other consumer recognized brands, is searching for an energetic and enthusiastic Demand & Supply Manager for the Garden Décor Supply Chain team located in Taunton, MA.



The Supply & Demand Manager is responsible for developing and executing the demand and supply plan that will enable the business to meet sales. Collaboration with other members of supply chain, sales, marketing and customer support teams to achieve objectives



Key Responsibilities


Generate accurate and efficient Demand plans to meet requirements of the business at customer, production sites and distribution levels.

Assemble and analyze all data pertinent to creating the sales forecast (historical sales, market trends, seasonality, promotions and account POS and inventory levels).

Establish and utilize best practices (statistical models and software tools) in creating forecasts and respective inventory targets with the ability to make adjustments to forecast based on changes in demand and market trends.

Lead the monthly Supply and Demand review meetings with the business teams reviewing recommended sales forecast, inventory goals and the impact of supply constraints.

Measure and explain the impact of monthly key performance indicators within the S&OP process to include:

Forecast accuracy & bias

Forecast consumption

Inventory levels and fill rates


Assist Inventory Planners with creating purchase plans so they may supply our vendor partners with the information needed to reserve our production time.

Review inventory levels to ensure the distribution facilities have inventory levels for their future requirements.

Manage inventory planner positions.


Experiences/Skills/Education


Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent work experience

Proficient in all Microsoft Office programs including Access

Experience with real time databases – SAP and Cognos a plus

Strong analytical, problem solving, and decision making skills

Detail oriented with a high sense of urgency

Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Ability to work well in a team setting or independently

CENTRAL GARDEN & PET IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY AND AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER

Company

Central Garden & Pet

Job Code

State or Province

Massachusetts

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