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SUPPLY CHAIN PLANNER I - DEMAND

HUNT VALLEY, MD, US, 21031

McCormick Canada continues its long track record of growth and is a respected leader in the spice, seasoning, flavouring and specialty food industry.  Our consumer products division serves retail grocery customers and emerging channels with Club House, Billy Bee and McCormick products, while our Custom Flavour Solutions division serves food service distributors and other respected food manufacturers across Canada.  McCormick Canada is part of the world leader in spice and seasonings, McCormick & Company Inc.

 

The Power of People is one of our five pillars.  It has been the foundation for McCormick's success for decades.  There is something inspiring about working at McCormick.  We have created an unusually dedicated workforce by fostering a culture of respect, recognition, inclusion and collaboration based on the highest ethical values.  Without our employees, our success is not possible.  Our commitment to our customers, our consumers and our employees is unsurpassed. 

 

Position Overview

This position will facilitate the demand review (assigned portfolio) of the Integrated Business Planning (IBP) process by working cross functionally to develop and communicate the most accurate, unbiased demand plan for the supply chain.  Facilitate dialogue regarding opportunities and risks to cross-functional teams including senior leadership.  Drive and leverage continuous improvement solutions to streamline processes, improve forecast accuracy and create supply chain efficiencies.

Scale:  Medium portfolio

 

Key Responsibilities

• Lead and participate in the demand review process to develop monthly volume forecasts for rolling 24 months, driving alignment to the best operational demand plan highlighting opportunities and risks. 

• Collaborate with Marketing, Sales and Finance to understand and leverage all impacts to the forecast, including promotions, seasonality and customer behavior. 

• Responsible for maintenance of statistical algorithms within SAP, adjusting historical patterns and future projections.

• Interprets complex data to provide analysis, forecast perspective and conclusions in a meaningful format to influence future assumptions.

• Maintain scorecard data to monitor and optimize forecast performance on an on-going basis.

• Drive continuous improvement by analyzing current processes and implementing refined and new methodologies, tools and techniques to reduce effort and improve results.

• Works closely with supply planning and customer supply chain planning to understand constraints/issues, escalating forecast changes 

 

Required Qualification

  • BSc in Supply Chain, Logistics, Business or related field required
  • 3+ years experience in Supply Chain Planning, Logistics, Sales, Marketing, Operations, Finance, Customer Service or a related field required
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze, trouble-shoot, problem solve and resolve complex issues required.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage projects and/or process improvement initiatives with cross functional teams using honed influencing & leadership skills required  Strong communication and organization skills required 
  • Proficiency with MS Excel, Power Point, Tableau, Word, and ERP (ex. SAP/APO/SNP/PPDS Optimizer or similar system).
  • Good-to-advanced level of understanding of concepts and principles in Supply Planning and working knowledge of these elements in other areas including other Supply Chain sub-functions, Operations, Sourcing & Sales.

 

Preferred Qualification

  • APICS CPIM preferred
  • MBA

 

 

WHY WORK AT MCCORMICK?

United by flavor. Driven by results.

As a McCormick employee you’ll be empowered to focus on more than your individual responsibilities. You’ll have the opportunity to be part of something bigger than yourself—to have a say in where the company is going and how it’s growing.

Between our passion for flavor, our 130-year history of leadership and integrity, the competitive and comprehensive benefits we offer, and our culture, which is built on respect and opportunities for growth, there are many reasons to join us at McCormick.


Nearest Major Market: Baltimore