Demand Planning Manager

Supply Chain Glenview, Illinois




Demand Planning Manager

Glenview, IL-United States


About Optimas:


Optimas is a global distributor of integrated supply chain solutions, and engineering support focused on delivering fasteners, components, industrial and safety supplies to our diverse customers around the world. Our local, on-the-ground teams understand the nuances of every community we serve. This allows us to adapt with our customers and partners as needs evolve, leveraging our footprint to remain at your side while providing a highly personalized level of service and support no matter where you find yourself around the globe.


Position overview:


The Demand Planning Manager is responsible for all demand planning activities across North AmericaThe Demand Planning Manager is also responsible for the monthly Demand SIOP process.


Main responsibilities:


The Demand Planning Manager will be responsible of the following:

  • Lead team of four demand planners responsible for improving forecast accuracy at the account level
  • Responsible for North American Demand SIOP Program, including hosting monthly meetings with Executive Leadership, and ensuring team members are adhering to the monthly process
  • Develop demand segmentation process and recommend forecasting and fulfillment strategies based on findings
  • Develop and maintain close relationship with sales teams to drive improved engagement and communication between groups to improve long-term forecast accuracy
  • Develop advanced KPIs and Dashboards to monitor, analyze, and improve forecast accuracy
  • Develop associates through hiring, coaching, mentoring, performance management, and succession planning
  • Continuous improvement of forecasting processes and systems

Key Competencies:


The ideal candidate must have the following competencies:


  • Strategic Vision
  • Leadership and Team Development
  • Results driven
  • Embrace change
  • Collaboration and Influence
  • Entrepreneurial spirit




Skills and Qualifications:

  • 5-7 years’ experience in Supply Chain and/or Demand Planning
  • Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics, Statistics, Supply Chain or related field
  • Prior experience leading monthly SIOP process a must
  • Experience working with advanced forecasting tools and techniques required
  • Experience working with large datasets preferred
  • Proficient in Tableau, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Access
  • Knowledge of ToolsGroup Demand Planning software a plus
  • Customer oriented with a strong sense of urgency
  • Ability to collaborate at all levels of the organization and across all functional areas
  • Comfortable communicating and presenting to Executive Leadership
  • Decision maker, ability to lead and communicate cross functionally throughout all levels of the organization

To Staffing and Recruiting Agencies: Optimas does not accept unsolicited CVs or applications from agencies. Optimas is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited CVs or applications and explicitly reserve its right to contact candidates presented in such unsolicited CV or application.


Optimas OE Solutions provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Optimas OE Solutions complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

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