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Chobani Demand Planner in New York, New York

**Location:** New York, NY

**Summary**

At Chobani, our Demand Planner is an expert on the platforms they oversee and the owner of the Demand Planning requirements process for those platforms. It is a very hands-on position responsible for developing and executing Demand Plans that will enable the Master Scheduler to meet sales and service objectives. Cross-functional collaboration with supply chain, sales, logistics and customer service is necessary in order to achieve the sales and service goals.

**Responsibilities**

- Designing and generating weekly and monthly statistical forecasts
- Continuously improving forecasting techniques, method, and approach
- Relating and measuring the impact of forecast accuracy
- Evolving and maintaining documentation and standard operating procedures for demand planning processes and systems
- Conduct current and future forecasting analysis, insuring forecasting processes and methods are followed
- Assemble and analyze all data pertinent to creating the sales forecast (historical sales, market trends, seasonality, promotions, POS and eventually customer inventory levels)
- Establish and utilize best methods (statistical models and software/tools) in creating forecasts
- Make recommended adjustments to forecast based on changes in demand and market trends
- Lead weekly forecast meetings with Sales Planning and Sales Managers to discuss and review recommended sales forecasts (emphasis on changing distribution, new product introduction, and promotions)
- Prepare & provide updates and recommendations for monthly Consensus Forecasting meetings (Forecast accuracy, BIAS, trending actuals, demand plan)
- Prepare, report, and communicate forecast and inventory measurements to management (forecast accuracy)
- Monitor forecast levels and recommend SKU rationalization initiatives in the future



**Requirements**

- B.A. or B.S. in Supply Chain Management or related degree
- 3 - 5 years of experience in Demand Planning in CPG company
- 3 - 5 years of experience with statistical forecasting techniques
- Excellent analytical, written and verbal communication
- Must be detail oriented, self-starter and comfortable taking initiative, as well as capable of producing high quality results on a sustainable basis
- Demonstrates ability to effectively influence both internal and external customers/relationships
- Strong analytical and problem solving skills
- Ability to organize work and manage multiple projects and priorities while meeting deadlines
- Excellent customer service / support skills, ability to work well under pressure, professional demeanor and strong written and oral communication skills
- Advanced skillset with MS Excel



**About Us**

Chobani is a food maker with a mission of making high-quality and nutritious food accessible to more people, while elevating our communities and making the world a healthier place. In short: making good food for all. In support of this mission, we are a values-driven, people-first, food-and-wellness-focused company, and have been since Hamdi Ulukaya, an immigrant to the U.S., founded the company in 2005. We produce yogurt, oatmilk, dairy- and plant-based creamers, ready-to-drink coffee and plant-based probiotic drinks. Chobani yogurt is America's No.1 yogurt brand, and it's made with only natural ingredients without artificial preservatives.

Chobani uses food as a force for good in the world - putting humanity first in everything we do. Our philanthropic efforts prioritize giving back to our communities and beyond: working to eradicate child hunger, supporting immigrants, refugees and underrepresented people, honoring veterans, and protecting the planet. We manufacture our products in New York, Idaho, and Australia. Chobani products are available throughout North America and distributed in Australia and other select markets. For more information, please visit www.chobani.com and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn.

*Chobani is an equal opportunity employer. Chobani will not discriminate against any applicant for employment on any basis including, but not limited to: race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, military and/or veteran status, marital status, predisposing genetic characteristics and genetic information, or any other classification protected by federal, state and local laws.*
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