Manager Demand Planning

Hasbro Inc   •  

Providence, RI

Industry: Retail & Consumer Goods


5 - 7 years

Posted 47 days ago

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At Hasbro, we embrace the unique skills, experiences, talents and perspectives of our global workforce which, combined with our culture of curiosity and innovation, generates the best ideas. We live our values of Community, Passion, Integrity and Creativity, and we're committed to giving our 5,000+ employees opportunities to build their individual capabilities, balance work and life, deliver excellence through team work and thrive personally. This enables us to deliver results in all aspects of our business.

Job Description:

Provide subject matter expertise and develop a Demand Planning center of excellence that is continually monitoring the state-of-the-art and keeping demand planning strategic vision current

Lead the creation of cross-functional connections between product, demand plan, inventory plan, allocation plan, finance budget, marketing goal, and sales goal

Own and maintain demand plan on a 12-month rolling basis for self and on behalf of team for given customer/brand combination, where demand plan is defined as customer demand net of projected retail sales, customer projected inventory, corporate projected inventory, and dynamic safety stock.

Position is within a 5 to 8 member organization of demand planning, reporting to Sr. Director of Demand Planning

Collaborate with Manager at the beginning of every year to set KPI goals, process/reports improvement goals, and take end-to-end responsibilities on projects to collaborate with I.T. & other relevant teams.

Lead supply chain reconciliation process, challenge assumptions/status-quo where and as needed, negotiate and influence cross-functional peers in inventory planning, allocation planning, marketing, sales, and finance, to then continuously escalate unresolved supply chain risks to senior management

A Day in the Life of Demand Planning Manager:

Lead a team of demand planners to deliver demand plan for assigned set of customer/brands

Collaborate with manager to advance demand planning best practices, set strategic and tactical goals for the demand planning organization, and drive follow through of major milestones

Act as the voice of demand planning team in all cross-functional discussions within and outside of North America regional responsibility

Drive culture of exception management by proactively identifying major issues and opportunities around demand and supply

Drive culture of analysis and execution taking ownership of identified issues in demand planning to drive quantifiable solutions and positive business results

Lead monthly demand-supply reconciliation in collaboration with Sales, Marketing, Finance, Inventory Planning, Global Planning, and Allocation Planning

Participate in forecast accuracy goal-setting and be the active leader in forecast accuracy improvement

What You'll Bring

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 5-10 years' experience in supply chain, specifically in demand, supply, and allocation planning for toy industry, retail or comparable seasonal high SKU-count CPG industry such as fashion
  • Ability to thrive in a global, multi-cultural or multi-country environment
  • Ability to build cross functional trusted partnerships and facilitate consensus within and across work teams
  • Your strong working knowledge of effective supply chain performance, including customer service, supplier and asset management
  • Passion for creating process and systems improvement
  • Skills in analysis, influencing, negotiation, communication and navigating a complex global organization
  • Your energy for working in a dynamic, collaborative, fast-paced environment, and handling several projects at a time