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Demand Planning Manager

Company: Breakthru Beverage Group
Location: Cicero
Posted on: June 7, 2021

Job Description:


The role of the Demand Planning Manager reports to the VP of Supply Chain and will lead the design and management of the process of planning sales depletions within BBG. The Demand Planning Manager's tasks place an emphasis on standardizing BBG's planning processes and collaboration activities with internal and external business partners. The manager should have deep knowledge of supply chain planning processes: demand planning, supply planning, new products introduction and S&OP processes to drive improvements in forecast accuracy, service levels and inventory.


  • Lead the S&OP process in each market and identify and resolve critical business planning issues.
  • Manage critical projects relating to demand planning and integration of BBG forecasts with suppliers and/or customers.
  • Successful implementation and maintenance of demand planning processes and initiatives across BBG markets and key suppliers.
  • Improve forecast accuracy, service and inventory, and determining methods to address and correct planning behaviors that adversely affect these measures.
  • Work with stakeholders to standardize business processes
  • Assist in development of KPIs that support the Consensus Planning process
  • Work with supply chain functional groups and collaborate with all stakeholders to identify gaps and action plans for improvements.


  • Experience working within a supply chain team to design or redesign planning methods.
  • Experience creating new ways of working, and thinking creatively beyond traditional constraints.
  • Ability to identify modifications to business practices to take full advantage of technology and process innovation.
  • Experience as a Demand Planner in a CPG company with demonstrated success using statistical planning models.
  • Supply Chain experience and knowledge of business planning processes, especially S&OP.
  • Analytical experience and knowledge of modeling.
  • Understanding of technology tools that enable demand planning and reporting (Blue Ridge, SAP).
  • Ability to train, coach and lead a team in common processes and drive standardized planning methods.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely in both verbal and in written form.
  • Data gathering skills, and quantitative and qualitative data analysis, including the ability to link business process improvements to KPIs.
  • Ability to lead team to meet all process steps and goals.
  • Bachelor's Degree in Supply Chain Management, Business or related field.

EEO Statement

Breakthru Beverage Group is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, genetic information and other legally protected characteristics. The EEO is the Law poster is available Here, if you need a reasonable accommodation because of a disability for any part of the employment process, please call (708) 298-3536 and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.



Keywords: Breakthru Beverage Group, Cicero , Demand Planning Manager, Other , Cicero, Illinois

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