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Demand Planner

Date: 25-Jan-2023

Location: Downers Grove, IL, US, 60515

Company: Glanbia

Glanbia Performance Nutrition is a wholly owned subsidiary of Glanbia located in Downers Grove, Illinois. GPN’s brand portfolio consists of – Optimum Nutrition, BSN, Isopure, Think!, Amazing Grass and SlimFast, each with its own brand essence. This role is open due to a promotion and is flex/hybrid from Downers Grove, IL.



Job Summary

The Demand Planners primary responsibility is to develop and maintain the 12 month rolling forecasts for key customers which will be revised and analyzed as often as needed. You will develop and track key forecasting KPI’s such as fill rate and forecast accuracy on a weekly/monthly basis for their assigned accounts.



Duties and Responsibilities

  • Maintain and Analyze Customer level forecasts and then lead monthly collaboration meetings with sales and customers
  • Create, Modify and Analyze forecasting metrics (accuracy, bias, forecast value) which will allow you, and the rest of the Demand Planning team, to develop the best forecast possible and determine where effort is best spent
  • Act as lead contact for their accounts with Sales and Supply Planning to determine the product availability or timing of new promotions or opportunities that were not previously included in the forecast.
  • Work with Supply Planning team to develop DOH targets based on current product performance.
  • Conduct current and future forecasting analysis, insuring forecasting processes and methods are followed.
  • Review historical metrics, shipments, POS in conjunction with future forecasts to be able to make all necessary adjustments
  • Assemble and analyze all data pertinent to creating the sales forecasting (historical sales, market trends, seasonality, promotions, and eventually tier 1 account POS and inventory levels).
  • Establish and utilize best practices (statistical models and software tools) in creating forecasts.



Looking for:

  • Bachelor degree in Accounting, Business, Supply Chain Management or related area
  • 1-3 years of experience in a Demand Planning Supply Planning or similar
  • SAP, JDA experience preferred. Excel - pivots, vlookups




GPN manufactures and markets the full range of performance nutrition and lifestyle products including protein, pre-workout, muscle gainers, ready-to-eat snacks and general health. We offer M/D/V, 401k, PTO, tuition reimbursement and more.




At Glanbia, we celebrate diversity, because we know that our individual strengths make us stronger together. We welcome and encourage interest from a wide variety of candidates, and we will give your application consideration, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender perception or identity, national origin, age, marital status, protected veteran status, or disability status. 


At Glanbia our culture will celebrate individuality, knowing that together we are more.

Nearest Major Market: Chicago