Americas Demand Planning Manager

Help The LEGO? Group deliver accurate demand plans.Location: Enfield, CT
Job Category: Consumer Services
Support and grow the Regional Demand Planning team.The Americas Demand Planning Manager will utilize statistical modelling to develop a seasonalized item and theme demand plan for the Americas region anchored in marketing priorities. Planning scope is 300 to 500 SKUs accounting for 5-15 billion DKK per annum revenue in the Americas. This individual is empowered to make decisions related to the demand plan development based anchored in empirical data.
The Americas Demand Planning Manager leverages the Sales and Operation Planning (S&OP) process to gather inputs for the demand plan and participates in executive meetings to communicate the final results.
Develop long term demand plan by theme by month for Americas region with high degree of accuracy.
Develop annual plans, then identify and communicate gaps to target for business teams to action.
Influence and drive collaboration across various departments (e.g. Americas marketing, Business Unit (BU) sales and Regional Finance) and address input gaps as identified by forecast error review.
Participate in S&OP meetings to proactively challenge forecast assumptions and articulate regionally created statistical inputs to the demand plan.
Ensure that the demand forecast is shared/received in the format, level of detail and timing required by all customers and supply chain partners, with documented assumptions.
Identify gaps to key performance metrics, determine methods and drive actions to address.
Play your part in our global success.The Demand Planning department is comprised of specialists responsible for development of a statistically generated regional demand plan, analysis that support the demand planning, global S&OP process, the development of DP systems/tools/processes and management of the Operations Network.
Responsibilities extend to the longer term horizon with focus on regional and business unite alignment of planning direction plus process design and governance. This includes centralized project implementation support, resolving system issues, training and education of tools and processes and demand planning communication. The scope of business for the Americas forecast is roughly 14B DKK.
What you'll need:? Bachelor's degree in business or related field or commensurate experience
5-7 years of forecasting, demand management and/or analytics
3+ years of hands-on experience with modelling, analysis and simulation tools
Strong collaborative and communication skills, able to adapt style to fit audience and strong stakeholder management.
History of delivering strong results in current and previous roles.
Consistently demonstrates individual and team leadership behaviors.
Self-motivated and highly organized. High degree of curiosity and demonstrated ability to cope with ambiguity.
Strong analytical skills, ability to interpret data and trends into actions.
Experience working with predictive analytic tools, Tableau, R and SQL
Join the global family of The LEGO? GroupThe LEGO? Group recruits and develops people entirely on merit. If you are confident you have what it takes to succeed in this role ? and you share our commitment to creativity, collaboration and quality ? use the APPLY NOW button above or below. Please remember to attach your application and a current CV.
"The LEGO? Group is a growing, diverse, global organization with a long and proud history of serving the children and families of the world. In this role, the successful candidate is offered the opportunity to constantly learn and develop both professionally and personally. The charter to both support and drive change within the business in an engaging, dynamic and flexible work environment offers a unique challenge that I have found to be both inspirational and highly motivational." ? Henry Goh, Director, Business Enabling Finance
Additional Details
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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