Demand Planner

Demand Planner

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This role involves providing assistance in the development of the planning and fulfillment processes, skills and tools, working to assist in performance improvement projects.

Reporting to the Supplier Management, you will be generate demand plan and finished goods rationalization in close coordination with relevant functions. Measure, report and drive improvement of demand planning and forecasting accuracy.

Your responsibilities

  • Demand planning: Creates and maintains rolling 18-24 months demand forecasts for assigned products; a key input into the S&OP process. Assembles and analyses all data pertinent to creating a demand plan. Facilitates running the demand review meetings. Works with key stakeholders to determine monthly forecast and develop consumption models to improve accuracy. Reviews and improves forecast accuracy both at the aggregate and the individual product level by identifying key root causes for forecast errors and implements initiatives to improve future forecast accuracy.
  • Inventory management: Monitors finished goods levels, recommends rationalization initiatives and feeds them into the inventory check book (ICBK). Segments the portfolio of materials through an ABC/XYZ analysis, product lifecycle management and commercial policy. Defines inventory policies according to this segmentation.
  • Product Lifecycle Management: Works with Product Management (PM) team to coordinate new product launches, phase outs and platform changes and incorporate them into the demand plan. Monitors and manages inventory of key last time buy (LTB) components and finished goods in coordination with R&D and PMs.
  • Analysis and Reporting: Compiles and sends weekly/monthly reports to business leaders on demand planning and inventory performance. Prepares demand and supply scenarios, analyses the risks associated, and propose mitigation plans. In systems business analysis of resource requirements to support different scenarios. Explain the interdependencies among the metrics of the S&OP process.
  • Leadership and development: Motivates, organizes and encourages teamwork within the workforce to ensure productivity and Key Performance Indication (KPI) targets are met.
  • Continuous improvement: Leads/contributes to cross-functional initiatives for optimizing customer on-time delivery, lead-time, inventory, resource utilization, and forecast accuracy. Uses lean 6 sigma tools whenever applicable.

Your background

  • Bachelor's Degree in business or related field plus 8 years of experience, or alternatively, a special combination of education and experience and/or demonstrated accomplishments.
  • Demonstrates working knowledge of supply chain and experience in ERP (SAP).
  • 5% or less Travel require. Visit third party warehouse in Columbus, Ohio once per month.
  • Candidates must already have a work authorization that would permit them to work for ABB in the US.


  • Retirement plan
  • Life insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Medical insurance
  • Wellbeing program

More about us

Our Process Automation business offers a range of solutions for process and hybrid industries, including our industry-specific integrated automation, electrification and digital solutions, control technologies, software and advanced services, as well as measurement & analytics, marine and turbocharging offerings. Process Automation is #2 in the market globally. Based on its deep domain knowledge, experience and expertise in delivering world-class automation products, systems and solutions, a wide area of complimenting digital and collaborative solutions across applications and sectors, the Process Automation business helps customers remain competitive, improving their ROI and running safe and productive operations.

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ABB Group
Full time
Salary Range
$46,000.00 - 67,000.00
per Year
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Cleveland, OH 44101, US
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