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Demand COE

Company: Rich Products Corporation
Location: Buffalo
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:

Rich's, also known as Rich Products Corporation, is a family-owned food company dedicated to inspiring possibilities. From cakes and icings to pizza, appetizers and specialty toppings, our products are used in homes, restaurants and bakeries around the world. Beyond great food, our customers also gain insights to help them stay competitive, no matter their size. Our portfolio includes creative solutions geared at helping food industry professionals compete in foodservice, retail, in-store bakery, deli, and prepared foods, among others. Working in 100 locations globally, with annual sales exceeding $4 billion, Rich's is a global leader with a focus on everything that family makes possible. Rich's --Infinite Possibilities. One Family.
PURPOSE STATEMENT
The Demand Planning Center of Excellence SME is a planning expert with excellent knowledge of forecasting best practices. As part of the CoE, this role will leverage in-depth understanding of demand planning proficiencies such as statistical modeling, event and promotional modeling, business driver correlation, portfolio optimization, and product life cycle management. This will include activating new AI/ML statistical modeling and driving the integration of this capability within the planning system.
KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES/OUTCOMES
The Demand Planning SME is responsible for the following activities:
Establish best practice and maintain process documentation/taskflows
Lead continuous learning sessions with existing Planners

Work with software support on tool development and activation of new functionality

Demand Planning process execution and fine-tuning
KPI generation and reporting
TPM- Drive process improvements
Connecting to IBP- Identify and drive improvements
KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/EXPERIENCE
MBA is preferred but not required
BUSINESS ACUMEN
Understanding of demand influencers for categories and customers - Proficient
Understanding of demand planning performance KPIs - Proficient

Ability to thrive in ambiguous situations and drive solutions - Expert

SOFT SKILLS
Communications - Proficient
Presentation - Proficient

Detail Oriented - Expert

TECHNICAL / ANALYTICAL SKILLS
Knowledge of BY LDE, BY Demand and D360 capabilities - Expert
Knowledge of forecasting algorithms and parameters - Expert
Data analytics - Expert
Problem solving - Expert
SAP master data knowledge - Expert

Scenario planning - Expert

Data driven Insight generation - Proficient
AI/ML fundamentals - Proficient
Rich Products Corporation, its subsidiaries and affiliates ("Rich's"), are committed to a policy of Equal Employment Opportunity and will not discriminate against an applicant or employee on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, national origin or ancestry, sex, age, physical or mental disability, veteran or military status, genetic information, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status or any other legally recognized protected basis under federal, state, or local law. The information collected by this application is solely to determine suitability for employment, verify identity, and maintain employment statistics on applicants.
Applicants with disabilities may be entitled to reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act and certain state or local laws. A reasonable accommodation is a change in the way things are normally done which will ensure an equal employment opportunity without imposing undue hardship on Rich's. Please contact Rich's Human Resources department at asc@rich.com if you need assistance completing this application or to otherwise participate in the application process.

Keywords: Rich Products Corporation, Buffalo , Demand COE, Other , Buffalo, New York

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