Dole Packaged Foods

Demand Planning Analyst

Job Location US-CA-Westlake Village
ID
2022-2435
Category
Sales
Type
Regular Full-Time

Overview

Purpose:

Dole Packaged Foods is a purpose led nutrition and wellness organization that “champions a more equitable world.” A world where everyone has the right to nutrition from the goodness of the earth and we reduce these gaps, one action at a time.

 

The Demand Planning Analyst is accountable for demand forecasting activities for Dole channels, customers, and products. Incorporating internal and external demand drivers – creating and maintaining forecast models, incorporating, but not limited to: Sales, Marketing, Business, Category, Route to Market, Competitor and forecast information gathered from internal and external resources.

 

This role provides flexibility to work in a hybrid environment of home and our Westlake Village, CA office.

Responsibilities

Primary Accountabilities:

  • Develop demand forecasts across the planning horizon.
  • Develop and operate appropriate forecasting models for each of the customers/channels.
  • Use of historical sales trends, research demand drivers.
  • Apply appropriate and agreed cannibalization in the forecast between, for example, baseline and activities.
  • Challenge the data and organizational thinking appropriately.
  • Develop appropriate heuristics/ rules of thumb that aid demand planning.
  • Other duties, as assigned.

Qualifications

Experience, Knowledge, & Skills You Bring:                                                        

  • High-Intermediate to Advanced Excel and PowerPoint skills. Strong spreadsheet abilities are important.
  • Statistics and data management.
  • Demonstrated business and analytical skills.

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

  • Passionate about a purpose driven career
  • Highly proactive problem solver
  • Strong problem-solving skills using both quantitative and qualitative techniques
  • Must enjoy working independently in a fast-paced analytic environment
  • Good at motivating and persuading many types of people
  • Strong organizational skills, able to manage multiple priorities

Education & Certification:

  • High school diploma or equivalent required.
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • Prior Demand Planning experience is preferred.

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to sit and use the computer for extended periods of time; ability to answer phones and use a variety of office equipment; ability to lift 15 pounds and reach overhead.

Travel Requirements:

  • Occasional travel may be required.

 

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or on the basis of disability.

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