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Demand Planner - Anchorage

Company: Food Services of America
Location: Anchorage
Posted on: October 18, 2020

Job Description:

Food Services of America

Demand Planner - AnchorageUS-AK-AnchorageJob ID: 2Type: F T REG# of Openings: 1Category: PurchasingFood Services of AmericaOverview The Demand Planner (DP) will be responsible for maintaining accurate forecasts in DPR to meet customer service level expectations, while meeting individual performance goals The DP will be in direct contact with our sales force and category managers to ensure accurate forecasts in DPR and to plan for seasonal demand, event demand, and lost and new customer demand on vendors that are purchased by CPOM. US Foods is looking for qualified candidates to join our expanding team. As a fast-growing foodservice distributor, US Foods treats our customers as the boss and our Associates as our most important resource. Our growth provides Associates opportunities to drive their career. Apply Now and Join Our Team! COMMITTED TO PROTECTING OUR CANDIDATES, ASSOCIATES AND CUSTOMERS We're continually updating our safety procedures and taking every measure to ensure the protection of our candidates, associates and customers. From using sanitized interview rooms and social distancing to providing masks and gloves and sanitizing truck cab interiors. Our safe workplace efforts include COVID-19 Wellness Checks for anyone entering our facilities and safety barriers in select locations in our production facilities. We're also providing robust support to our customers, from webinars and one-on-one consults with our experts to detailed reopening materials. US Foods is proud to have donated $10 million in food to help with COVID-19 relief efforts to help our local communities make it. Learn more here . Responsibilities

  • Daily review of the following reports: Buyer Sales Analysis, Buyer Out of Stock, Out of Stock Query, Special orders returned/not shipped and Potential Revalue.
  • Daily review of Orders to Expedite to include communication to CPOM coordinator or sourcing product.
  • Review items with order checks (Service checks, Plan checks, Forward Buy checks, etc).
  • Processing stocking requests - New item set up in ERP and DPR.
  • Allocation - at least 3 times per day following the Allocation Standard.
  • Entering Plans and Promotions for unusual future demand that will not reoccur
  • Maintain accurate item forecasts in DPR. Use various reports, DPR functions, and allocation to identify items with unusual demand. Communicate with Sales and Category Management to obtain revised forecasts from customers. Communicate with CPOM Coordinators as needed to update vendor setup or adjust order quantities.
  • Special orders - review/maintenance items and move to Approved/Pending for CPOM Coordinator to purchase on the next order for that vendor.
  • Place purchase orders and process invoices for drop shipment orders - (orders direct from vendor to our end customer).
  • Discontinue items in ERP/DPR by working with Category Management and Sales, using the close out/replacement standard that is in place.
  • Activate new vendors in ERP including contact information, warehouse address and correct vendor lead time.
  • Item reserve changes on special orders requested from sales (this may be handled by sales at some locations).
  • Review and maintenance items with forecasting exceptions (Mondays) by communicating with sales as needed.
  • Review Price change report (Thursdays) to determine if any future price change dates need to be deleted or changed based on inventory levels or other future price change dates for that item.
  • Manage aged inventory by working with sales, category management, vendors and brokers to eliminate excess or dead inventory, including processing vendor returns.
  • Manage items with shelf life. Enter shelf life on items in ERP and run expiring pallets report to identify potential issues. Work with Sales, Category Management, Vendors and Brokers to move product out of the warehouse. Work with Operations to dump product, if needed.
  • Maintain Seasonal Profiles by reviewing SKU Alerts, updating item history, and soliciting sales input, as needed.
  • Run Forecasting Accuracy and Layered Inventory reports to review forecasting performance. Identify underperforming items and communicate with Sales and Category Management to obtain more accurate forecasts.
  • Review hold outs, frozen forecasts, Watch items and maintenance as needed
  • Other duties as assigned Qualifications
    • Bachelor's Degree in related discipline is preferred
    • High school diploma or GED required
    • Able to manage the forecasting and demand functions for multiple product categories
    • Has strong communication skills and possesses a high degree of professionalism to build relationships with our sales associates
    • Must be detail-oriented, organized and self-motivated with the ability to function with very little direction and input in high volume, fast paced environment
    • Proven ability to identify issues, problem solve, and follow through
    • Purchasing experience in food service is preferred
    • Experience working with Microsoft Office applications, preferably Excel, Word and Outlook.
    • Exercise sound judgment and display initiative and innovation on the job
    • Ability to pass a background investigation and drug test EOE Race/Color/Religion/Sex/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/National Origin/Protected Veteran/Disability Status

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