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Director of Demand Planning

Company: Kimberly-Clark
Location: Neenah
Posted on: March 19, 2023

Job Description:

You're not the person who will settle for just any role. Neither are we. Because we're out to create Better Care for a Better World, and that takes a certain kind of person and teams who care about making a difference. Here, you'll bring your professional expertise, talent, and drive to building and managing our portfolio of iconic, ground-breaking brands. In this role, you'll help us deliver better care for billions of people around the world. It starts with YOU.The Director of Demand Planning will lead continuous improvement of KC North America's (KCNA) accuracy on a variety of key demand forecasts. You will partner with key business leaders to ensure the consistent translation of these accuracy improvements into business results, including higher customer service levels, faster inventory turns, lower shipping costs, and higher capacity utilization, all contributing to sales and profit growth.To this end, as the Director of Demand Planning, you will be responsible for the management and evolution of:

  • The process for generating individual forecasts and assuring their quality and improvement. This includes both technical processes and collecting input from people with specific data not otherwise captured in data pipelines.
  • The process for interacting with business users of these forecasts to translate accuracy into value.
  • The data sets used to drive the forecasting and planning process.
  • The technologies on which forecast pipelines are built; specifically, providing requirements and feedback to IT managers and executives who select / engage / manage platform and vendor selections.You will bring voice, experience and leadership in demand planning and S&OP/S&OE and must influence a variety of stakeholders across these disciplines. This includes leveraging internal and external contacts/networks to bring perspective and direction on process, tools, and technology. The role will work in solid collaboration with supply chain/supply planning, marketing, and sales teams to ultimately drive improved processes that enable growth and profitability. The expected impact is improved Forecast Accuracy and Bias results to enable performance delivery.The ideal candidate will have demonstrated improvement in forecast and business outcomes in similar situations, with commensurate management and technical responsibilities.Geographic Location: Neenah, WI or Chicago, ILIn this role you will:
    • Partner with KCNA S&OP functional areas (Supply Chain, Marketing, Sales, Finance) to lead the Demand Planning forecast that enables successful supply and financial delivery of the annual operating plan.
    • Develop, publish, and communicate demand summary documents to all stakeholders inclusive of the KCNA Executive Leadership team.
    • Implement process improvement initiatives that advances the performance results across key areas such as Quarterly and Monthly forecast accuracy/bias, SKU/week forecasting and customer level forecast.
    • Partner with the Data Science, IT and K-C Global teams to integrate statistical forecasting models using machine learning to deliver a highly interpretable forecast.
    • Define requirements for necessary technologies, identify/screen options, guide implementations and provide feedback for ongoing development and machine learning pipelines.
    • Execute Demand Planning corporate financial controls by supporting the implementation and maintenance of financial policies, instructions, and internal control procedures.
    • Talent Management: (1) Serve as an exceptional talent developer by hiring, retaining, and promoting team members through work prioritization, performance evaluation and performance metric delivery. (2) Act as steward of our top talent, build sound succession plans and be a champion of promoting diversity and inclusion throughout Kimberly-Clark. (3) Influence cross-functional and cross-divisional teams and help build capabilities.About Us:At Kimberly-Clark, you'll be part of the best teams committed to driving innovation and growth. We're founded on 150 years of market leadership, and we're always looking for new and better ways to perform-so what can you do with that? There's no time like the present to make an impact at Kimberly-Clark. It's all here for you at Kimberly-Clark. Led by Purpose. Driven by You.About You: You're driven to perform at the highest level possible, and you appreciate a performance culture fueled by authentic caring. You want to be part of a company actively dedicated to sustainability, inclusion, wellbeing, and career development.To succeed in this role, you will need the following qualifications:
      • Minimum of bachelor's degree in Business, Supply Chain, Economics, or related field
      • 10+ years of CPG experience with successful demand forecasting experience leveraging statistical models
      • Solid technical knowledge of demand planning, including statistical forecasting and demand sensing with the ability to drive system discipline and performance analytics
      • Experience partnering with data science teams to build statistical forecasting models and leveraging models within a robust forecasting and overall S&OP process
      • Cross-functional knowledge through the operation network including Sales, Customer Service, Manufacturing, Distribution, Planning, Sourcing and Supply and Logistics including demonstrated knowledge of financial metrics and drivers
      • Experience implementing and operating S&OP Planning tools like SAP IBP, Kinaxis
      • Experience implementing and operating SAP S/4 HANA, Power BI highly preferred
      • Demonstrated ability to establish vision and strategy and lead implementation
      • Ability to conduct business analyses with data-driven recommendations that advance supply and demand accuracy
      • Excellent problem solving, analytical, written, and verbal communication skills across many levels of the organization including senior leadership
      • Ability to lead organizational change, manage multiple projects and prioritize competing requirements
      • Demonstrated contagious positive energy to promote team engagement and drive results
      • Willing to challenge the status quo and facilitate different perspectives to drive solution
      • Travel to Neenah, WI and Chicago, IL each month to support key stakeholder and Demand Planning collaborationTotal Benefits: For a complete overview, see Hybrid Work Arrangements: You're looking to make a difference. When and where it works best for you. And at Kimberly Clark, we're constantly exploring new ideas on how, when, and where we can best achieve results. When you join our team, you'll experience Flex That Works, flexible work (hybrid) arrangements that empower you to have purposeful time in the office and partner with your leader to make flexibility work for both you and the business. For Kimberly-Clark to grow and prosper, we must be an inclusive organization that applies the diverse experiences and passions of its team members to brands that make life better for people all around the world. We actively seek to build a workforce that reflects the experiences of our consumers. When you bring your original thinking to Kimberly-Clark, you fuel the continued success of our enterprise. We are a committed equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender, identity, age, pregnancy, genetic information, citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected by law. The statements above are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by employees assigned to this classification. Statements are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities and skills required for this position. Additional information about the compensation and benefits for this role are available upon request. You may contact or for assistance. You must include the six-digit Job # with your request. This role is available for local candidates already authorized to work in the role's country only. K-C will support in-country relocation for the chosen candidate for the role.

Keywords: Kimberly-Clark, Green Bay , Director of Demand Planning, Professions , Neenah, Wisconsin

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