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Brown-Forman Senior Demand Planning Analyst in Louisville, Kentucky

Meaningful Work From Day One

Senior Demand Planning Analyst is responsible for maintaining item forecasts through statistical modeling, as well as enhancing the demand plan with market, promotion and distribution intelligence gathered from cross functional partners in Sales, Marketing, Finance and Supply Chain. The Senior Demand Planning Analyst will facilitate and actively participate in the monthly IBP consensus forecasting, and Step 2 meetings, gather, and document assumptions, signal demand for production planning, communicate key changes and plan drivers across the org., and assist in executing the demand plan. This analyst is equally comfortable in systems and data, forecast modeling, and steering and influencing the consensus building process.

What You Can Expect

  • Facilitates and actively participates within the monthly Integrated Business Planning (IBP) demand consensus meetings, incorporating input from Sales and Marketing. Highlight plan changes, document assumptions and risks/opportunities to plan.

  • Prepares and presents Demand Planning key performance indicators during IBP Consensus meetings with commercial regional, Brand and Senior Leadership.

  • Participates in cross functional IBP alignment meetings with key business partners and effectively communicates information to help influence the consensus forecast by telling a story with data, trends, and analysis.

  • Maintains brand - bottle size projections within the forecasting system, ensures quality of the data loaded in SAP - APO.

  • Analyze business processes and work with IT partners developing new tools using existing data visualization technology (Tableau) to enhance forecasting discussions.

  • Will measure the forecast reasonableness, monitor the demand history, and analyze forecast accuracy. Communicate with supply managers to translate forecasts into supply network plans for Brown-Forman Beverages Worldwide brands.

  • Interpret business drivers that affect forecast / supply chain performance and communicate the impact / risks across the organization.

  • Generates ad hoc reports and databases as required by relevant stakeholders in the commercial and supply chain areas.

What You Bring to the Table

  • Bachelor’s Degree with minimum 3+ years Demand Planning or related business or supply chain experience; or minimum 7+ years of combined education and experience.

  • Demonstrated leadership and interpersonal skills with the ability to develop effective working relationships with a broad range of business associates.

  • Experience with influencing a diverse group of professionals, with different priorities to a consensus. Quantitative and Analytical Skills with the ability to apply common sense.

  • Demonstrated success utilizing Sales and Operations Planning/Integrated Business Planning (S&OP/IBP).

  • Experience with demand planning, data visualization and spreadsheet software (i.e. ERP and advanced Excel).

  • Familiarity with the inventory planning concepts and supply chain process improvement. Experience with forecasting algorithms.

  • Demonstrated verbal and written communication skills.

  • Passion to drive continuous improvement.

  • Ability to develop and adapt to new processes.

  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects with heavy or uneven workloads, shifting priorities, and deadlines.

  • Ability and willingness to travel 5% of the time

What Makes You Unique

  • Education: Masters Degree (M.A., MBA or Equivalent); Business or Supply ChainCertifications: APICS

Who We Are

We believe great people build great brands. And we know there is Nothing Better in the Market than a career at Brown-Forman. Being a part of Brown-Forman means you will grow both personally and professionally. You will have the opportunity to solve problems, seize opportunities, and generate bold ideas. You will belong to a place where teamwork matters and where you are encouraged to bring your best self to work.

  • Many Spirits, One Brown‑Forman- We believe that an inclusive culture, one that values the diversity and unique perspective of each individual, allows us each to bring our best self to work and leads to greater teamwork, creativity, and trust.

  • Cultivating a Caring Culture- We know that our strong culture is one of the many reasons people love working at Brown‑Forman.

  • Enriching Life. Enriching Careers- At Brown‑Forman, we craft products known for bringing people together. Our employees have made us what we are today and are the reason for our success. Do not just take our word for it. Brown‑Forman is consistently recognized as a Great Place to Work® in countries around the world.

What We Offer

Total Rewards at Brown-Forman is designed to engage our people to ensure sustainable and profitable growth for generations to come. As a premium spirits company, we offer equitable pay structures for individual and company performance alongside a premium employee experience. We offer a range of premium benefits that reflect our company values and meet the needs of our diverse workforce.

Brown-Forman Corporation is committed to equality of opportunity in all aspects of employment. It is the policy of Brown-Forman Corporation to provide full and equal employment opportunities to all employees and potential employees without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, veteran status, age, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, physical or mental disability or any other legally protected status.

Business Area: Global Supply Chain

Function: Supply Chain

City: Louisville

State: Kentucky

Country: USA

Req ID: JR-00007423