Sr. Category Demand Planner

Location: 

Allegan, MI, US, 49010 Grand Rapids, MI, US, 49503

Perrigo Company is dedicated to making lives better by bringing Quality, Affordable Self-care products that consumers trust everywhere they are sold.  Help us do it.


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Description Overview

Perrigo is looking for an individual that excels in demand planning and analytics and has a track record of improving forecast accuracy and bias. The Senior Demand Planner will drive improvements to our demand planning processes, develop analytical insights, drive consensus on demand assumptions, and enrich the demand signal.

Scope of the Role

  • Responsible for improving SKU-level forecast accuracy and eliminating bias across products/categories over a 36-month planning  horizon.

  • This role will analyze several distribution and velocity demand factors, including market POS data, new/lost business, and  service impacts to develop reasons to believe in the demand signal (units & dollars) and drive consensus with cross-functional teams.

  • Provides robust investigation to develop insights and validate assumptions, while highlighting gaps & exceptions.

  • Completes root cause analysis on forecast error and collaborates with business partners on corrective actions.

  • Responsible for leading monthly Category Demand Review meetings with Marketing and Commercial partners.

  • Strong technical skills with ability to mine large  amounts of data, develop new tools, and drive process improvements.

Experience Required

  • Minimum of 7 years of forecast/demand related  analytical experience required.
  • Ability to develop and apply forecasting methods with  complex inputs from a variety of sources.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, self-motivated, and  results oriented.
  • Critical thinker with strong problem solving, and able to navigate ambiguity.
  • Excellent ability to obtain and analyze data,  take initiative, develop strong relationships with business partners, and meet deadlines within a fast-paced environment.
  • Excellent skills in investigative reasoning and has a high degree of skill working with calculations and numbers with attention to detail and accuracy.
  • High proficiency in Excel and experience with forecasting software required.

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We are an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran, or other characteristics protected by law.  Our full Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Policy Statement is available on our main career site in English and Spanish and will be provided in other accessible forms for persons with disabilities. #DIV


Nearest Major Market: Grand Rapids