Analyst, Demand Planning

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The Demand Planning Analyst is responsible for the accurate forecasting of retail promotional, seasonal and emergency product needs and delivering “Best in World Class Store Dependability” to customers by ensuring stores have the right product, at the right place, at the right time.  This position will work closely with company merchants, store operations and third-party suppliers to develop implement and measure performance metrics.  In addition, this role will be a key linkage to third-party supplier replenishment team for turn and promotional service levels.  


  • Forecast and book promotional products to be procured by third-party supplier, C&S Wholesale grocers; ensure targeted service levels for promotional items which are critical to maintaining service level to the stores are achieved;
  • Review category team promotional projections for accuracy and identify the cause of incorrect forecasts;
  • Work with the Senior Manager, supply chain to develop, implement and coordinate supply chain initiatives for the company and to identify process improvements to assist category management with strategies that impact the category business planning process;
  • Maintain a thorough understanding of industry practices in the area of procurement and supply chain systems and processes in order to enhance the competitive position of the company;
  • Develop and monitor procedures needed to support the purchasing system and develop methods to improve the system in order to achieve the objective of balancing inventory control, service level, and warehouse/distribution costs;
  • Develop techniques to improve forecasting, replenishment buying and forward buying;
  • Monitor, track and follow-up on action plans to eliminate excess inventory;
  • Analyze and report on the results of supply chain initiative implementations;
  • Supervise the elimination of excess inventory through product returns, promotional activity or other activities as outlined in third-party supply chain contract requirements;
  • Review daily promotional out-of-stocks, identify the root cause and take steps to correct the situation and minimize the disruption at retail;
  • Manage the collaboration between the category teams and third-party supplier to ensure all cost changes and deals are correct and in the system for invoice matching;
  • Provide exceptional customer service to the category teams, stores and field team members and assist with resolution and follow-up of issues involving third-party supplier;
  • Evaluate and recommend solutions for manufacturer driven out of stocks due to late POs and manufacturer cuts on POs to our third-party supplier;
  • Complete special projects for management as requested;
  • Provide updates on crop/product pricing as well as volume impacts to the category teams to assist in forecasting and planning;
  • Review all product dating in distribution center to ensure compliance with agreed to specifications, minimize the level of short coded product and determine disposal plans for out of code or short coded product with the category team; and
  • Perform other duties assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree in logistics, supply chain or related field;
  • 2 years of experience in retail, procurement or supply chain Or equivalent combination or education and experience
  • Demonstrated strong PC skills including proficiency and working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications;
  • Compliance with all company policies and procedures;
  • Ability to read, write and speak English proficiently;
  • Ability to understand and follow English instructions;
  • Authorization to work in the United States or the ability to obtain the same;
  • Successful completion of pre-employment drug testing and background check;
  • Excellent analytical, problem-solving and organizational skills and ability to craft unique reporting solutions for management;
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to effectively convey complex and detailed information to a diverse population; and
  • High standard of integrity and reliability

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