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Senior Manager, Demand Planning

Company: SharkNinja Operating LLC
Location: Minneapolis
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

SharkNinja, a multi-billion-dollar consumer products company, is seeking a Sr. Manager, Demand Planning for its NA business. - Based in Needham, or - Atlanta, or Minneapolis, the Sr Manager Demand Planning is responsible for delivering a highly reliable forecast and driving speed to insights in order to deliver the best service to our customers at the lowest cost. - This role is also responsible for identifying opportunities for process and tool improvement; this role may be responsible for leading continuous improvement initiatives.
Here are some of the EXCITING things you'll get to do:

  • Drive business results by managing statistical modeling to project future demand and integration of market intelligence. Identify anomalies in forecasting model and make recommendation to improve forecast quality.
  • Partner with Commercial Sales and Finance to deliver a highly reliable monthly forecast. Interpret business drivers that affect forecast/supply chain performance and communicates the impact. Serves as subject Matter expert for monthly consensus meetings.
  • Be part of the transformation by partnering with leadership to develop and lead implementation of supply chain planning process to future improve the supply chain and drive enhanced planning maturity. Develop a culture of accountability around maintaining key supply chain inputs that reflect actual performance as it exists in the current state.
  • Develop talent by building a structure and hard-working team that delivers exceptional service by short-and long-term horizon planning subject area, proactive reporting and clear systems and processes to drive accountability.

    The ideal candidate will have opportunity to lead the demand planning team in organizations known for highly reliable forecasts and best-in-class supply chains. This Senior Manager Demand Planning must be a proactive, action-oriented individual with the ability to quickly solve problems. This individual must have a burning desire to "Positively Impact People's Lives".
    Ideally, this Demand Planner will bring:

    • (5-10) years demand planning or supply chain experience.
    • Strategic leader and critical thinker who makes analytical and data-driven decisions informed by leveraging multiple sources of internal and external consumer, competitor, market, product, and financial data.
    • Successful track record of developing reliable forecasts that incorporate baseline modeling, event lift, pricing elasticity, new product launches, retailer insights, and competitive activities.
    • Experience with JDA/RedPrairie or demand planning system is required.
    • Strong analytical skills and proven experience in using data (KPIs) in a measurable way to achieve targeted results that are relevant to the organization.
    • Experience with demand modeling, demand shaping, and allocation.
    • Exhibit strong problem-solving skills, attention to accuracy & ability to reconcile various data elements.
    • Strong business and financial acumen with a proactive, solutions-oriented approach to risk management.
    • Demonstrated capability of partnering with and influencing across functions, including Commercial Sales, Category Management, and Finance.
    • Operate with a strong work ethic and an unrelenting resolve to follow through and meet commitments.
    • A demonstrated willingness to learn, roll-up their sleeves and set an example for the team as a "doer."
    • Unpretentious confidence. Communicate transparently - listen actively and speak respectfully.
    • An entrepreneurial spirit and comfort working in a dynamic, fun, fast-paced environment.
    • Experience in consumer products industry is a plus.
    • Experience with both B2B and D2C a plus.

Keywords: SharkNinja Operating LLC, Minneapolis , Senior Manager, Demand Planning, Accounting, Auditing , Minneapolis, Minnesota

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