Nutrien Demand Planner in Loveland, Colorado

Job Description

Demand Planner, Loveland CO, US

Why work at Nutrien Ag Solutions? Great question!

Safety is a core value at Nutrien Ag Solutions. Keeping every employee safe, healthy and secure is our top priority. Nothing is more important than seeing our people go home safe at the end of every single day.

While working here you will have the opportunity to grow your career while helping us feed the future. We pride ourselves in hiring from a variety of backgrounds and truly believe that it is our differences that make us stronger so we hope you will join us.

In addition to exciting and challenging opportunities, Nutrien Ag Solutions offers competitive salaries, great benefits and performance based incentives.

Outside of the skills and necessary qualifications, you will be committed to sustaining our safe and positive work environment while welcoming working side by side others in a diverse culture. Culture at Nutrien Ag Solutions is the core of everything we do and all employees are respectful of diverse opinions and views.

Position Summary:

The Demand Planner will be part of a newly implemented Integrated Business Planning (IBP) team. The Demand Planner will be responsible for developing and finalizing unconstrained demand plan for assigned market area. This role will identify and resolve potential demand-supply imbalances, collaborating with the stakeholders within the organization. The Demand Planner role utilizes the SAP IBP technologies and other tools available to ensure the accuracy of the plan. This position will be located at our corporate headquarters in Loveland, CO.

Key Tasks:

  • Own interaction with cross-functional stakeholders required to develop a consolidated demand forecast

  • Participate in Demand Review meeting at divisional, regional and national levels to ensure alignment with marketing

  • Gather, analyze and incorporate external inputs to further improve accuracy and completeness of unconstrained demand plan

  • Own review of disaggregated short-term plan which includes SKU/location mix as well as weekly pacing

  • Provide finalized detailed demand plan by SKU to Supply Planner and make necessary adjustments

  • Perform root cause analysis for key service issues, forecast error and bias as well as sharing output with appropriate leadership

  • Own demand-supply imbalance issue resolution activities by collaborating with Supply Planning Analyst to resolve, as required

  • Share reports, KPIs and dashboards with Senior Manager of Demand Planning

  • SKU master data owner for addition or removal of SKUs

  • Serve as a single contact for all demand and supply imbalance issues within assigned area

  • Support Demand Senior Manager in all activities associated with and leading up to the Demand review, including pre-market, market and category demand consolidation

  • Act as a coach in the integrated planning tower, provide coaching and provide mentorship for the other Demand Planners to resolve complex issues

  • Other duties as necessary

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required, with 2-3 years of relevant experience

  • Strong background in SAP/IBP preferred

  • APICS CPIM certified or similar accreditation a plus

  • Prior experience should include business forecasting

  • Ability to collaborate and communicate effectively with key-stakeholders

  • Demonstrated ability to support and interact effectively with other core business functions

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

  • Ability to understand, predict and enhance supply chain processes

Nutrien Ag Solutions, a Nutrien Company, is committed to creating an inclusive workplace. We encourage applications from all well qualified candidates who reflect the diversity of the regions where we operate. This includes recognizing the voluntary identification of status such as gender, sexual orientation, visible minority, Indigenous status, persons with disabilities, and veterans, where applicable.

If this sounds like a good match, apply now. You may be required to undergo a background check and substance test in accordance with Nutrien Ag Solution policies.

While we appreciate all applications we receive, we advise that only candidates under consideration will be contacted.

**EOE race/color/sex/sexual orientation/gender identity/disability/veteran

System ID 2019-8456

Job Category Supply Chain, Distribution & Logistics

Business Unit Retail - Nutrien Ag Solutions

Number of Positions (Vacancies) 1