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NESTLE PURINA PETCARE COMPANY Demand Planning Analyst - 21000787 in Saint Louis, Missouri

Demand Planning AnalystJob DescriptionAt Merrick, we don't just make pet food. We make the Best Food Ever. Founded in 1988, Texas-based Merrick PetCare is a leader in natural and organic pet food. We believe that our people are the source of our competitive advantage, and as we invest in our people, we invest in our shared future. When you join Merrick PetCare at Purina, you are not only joining a leader in natural and organic pet food, you are joining a tight knit community focused on creating the most nutritious and wholesome food for pets.We have an outstanding partnership with our customers' merchandisers and inventory managers as we work hand-in-hand every step of the way, so orders are placed, filled, and shipped on time and within budget. Best of all is that we're equally as coordinated with our internal partners - the Sales, Finance, and Operations groups - so the process from source to bowl continues to be better than ever!The Demand Planning Analyst will work closely with the sales and marketing team to gather data, analyze and interpret as well as recommend improvements to forecasting. You will be responsible for forecasting product demand for purchasing and manufacturing within Merrick at Purina.Primary responsibilities:Continuously improve Demand Planning forecast accuracy and biasInterface and collaborate with sales team, customer facing team and marketing to compile and gather data for accurate forecastingRegularly review forecasts and recalibrate forecast models as required, monitor forecast quality measures and initiate corrective actions as necessaryEvaluate input data quality (i.e. sales estimates, promotion plans, product data) and respond to Demand Planning forecast inquiries in a timely mannerInvestigate significant forecast deviations from actual shipments and communicate to Supply ChainProvide baselines to account teams and gain alignment; provide training and education on planning processes and analyze forecasts for patterns, trends, and improvement areas, collaborate with account teams on forecast estimates, and present and interpret forecast information to leadership teamProduce and improve upon key performance indicatorsBasic Qualifications:Bachelor's Degree1 years' experience in a demand planning, supply chain, business analytics or related roleIt is our business imperative to remain a very inclusive workplace.To our veterans and separated service members, you're at the forefront of our minds as we recruit top talent to join Nestl Purina. The skills you've gained while serving our country, such as flexibility, agility, and leadership, are much like the skills that will make you successful in this role. We hope you'll consider sharing in our mission--you'll join a cohort of others who have chosen to call Nestl Purina home.The Nestl Companies are equal employment and affirmative action employers and look for diversity in qualified candidates for employment.Prior to the next step in the recruiting process, we welcome you to inform us confidentially if you may require any special accommodations in order to participate fully in our recruitment experience. Contact us at accommodations@purina.nestle.com to notify of us of any needs related to completing the job application.Job: Demand Planning AnalystPrimary Location: Saint Louis, MO USOther Location:Career Area: ProfessionalNestle Purina PetCare Companyhttps://nestleusa.taleo.net/careersection/9/jobdetail.ftl?lang=enandjob=21000787Equal Opportunity Employerminorities/females/veterans/individuals with disabilities/sexual orientation/gender identity