Demand Planner

Manufacturing, Maintenance, Distribution and Transportation Temple, Texas


Description

Position at Wilsonart

Company Overview

Headquartered in Austin, Texas, Wilsonart is a world-leading manufacturer and distributor of engineered surfaces with approximately $1.4b in annual revenue and a global workforce of more than 4,500. Wilsonart surfaces are used in the office, education, healthcare, residential, hospitality and retail markets. Wilsonart, operating under the Wilsonart®, Resopal®, Polyrey®, Arborite®, Laminart®, Bushboard™, Mermaid™, Shore®, Ralph Wilson®, KML®, NewLeaf®, Wetwall®, Durcon® and Technistone® brands, manufactures and distributes High Pressure Laminate, Quartz, Solid Surface, Coordinated TFL and Edgebanding and other engineered surface options. Wilsonart does business in more than 100 countries with manufacturing operations in North America, United Kingdom, France, Germany and Czech Republic.

Positioned for Future Growth

An extensive global manufacturing footprint, state-of-the-art process technologies, and scalable Global distribution capabilities provide a meaningful competitive advantage with excellent brand recognition and a reputation for product innovation and superior service which allow for strong and stable margin performance and robust cash flow conversion. We have a strong company culture and extremely talented employee base as well as a dedicated and invested core Executive Leadership Team.

Our History

For more than 60 years, Wilsonart has honored our founders' promise to provide our customers with industry-leading products and service.

In November 2012, Wilsonart became a new, independent company when Clayton, Dubilier & Rice ("CD&R") and Illinois Tool Works Inc. (NYSE:ITW) completed a transaction for the sale of ITW's Decorative Surfaces business unit. CD&R acquired a majority stake in the new freestanding business and ITW retained an ongoing ownership stake.

Founded in 1978, Clayton, Dubilier & Rice is a private equity firm with an investment strategy predicated on producing financial returns through building stronger, more profitable businesses. The Firm’s partners and advisors include a combination of skilled investment decision-makers and seasoned corporate leaders from major global enterprises. Since inception, CD&R has managed the investment of more than $18 billion in 56 businesses with an aggregate transaction value of approximately $90 billion. The Firm has offices in New York and London. For more information, please visit http://www.cdr-inc.com/.

Illinois Tool Works or ITW (NYSE: ITW) is a Fortune 200 company that produces engineered fasteners and components, equipment and consumable systems, and specialty products. It employs more than 50,000 people, and is based in Glenview, Illinois, with operations in 57 countries.

Our Mission and Values

Wilsonart is driven by a mission to create surfaces people love, with service you can count on, delivered by people who care. Wilsonart is driven by providing beautiful, hard-working, on-trend and high performing engineered surfaces for whatever you need to cover. For decades, our companies worldwide have given designers and builders the right tools for the job, no matter how specialized. Today, we bring you a portfolio of solutions, both decorative and functional, that spans retail, hospitality, healthcare, education, office and institutional applications.

Service You Can Count On.

Wilsonart is dedicated to getting our customers what they want, when and how they want it. From a North American fleet of trucks, to strategically located distribution centers around the world, we can service the globe with our expanding range of products and services.

People Who Care.

Over 4,500 people strong, Wilsonart is made up of dedicated people who care about doing the right thing, every day. Whether it’s making a flawless sheet of high pressure laminate, volunteering at a community house raising or sourcing sustainable materials, Wilsonart people care deeply about what they do, who they do it for, and how they do it.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Attend routine meetings with key customers; represent the demand planning function within each meeting
  • Measure and report fill rate data for key customers, lead root cause analysis for low-performance areas
  • Analyze historic data by SKU to develop and maintain appropriate safety stocks for targeted service levels.
  • Establish appropriate min/max levels with DC managers and update IT systems to achieve desired performance across the multi-facility distribution network.
  • Increase forecast accuracy, identify sources of error, and develop forecast models to manage high mix, low volume products. Develop logic around make-to-stock and make-to-order decisions to improve business performance.
  • Integrate Sales/Commercial Team feedback into the supply chain plans

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Proven track record in statistical analysis, data analytics, or related.
  • Strong understanding of supply chain fundamentals, including MRP, inventory optimization, and physical distribution.
  • Demonstrated experience forecasting demand at various levels of aggregation.
  • Knowledge of the demand planning process and its impact on supply chain performance.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities with a high level of accuracy
  • Strong communication, interpersonal, and teamwork skills. Ability to communicate effectively at all levels of management within and outside the company.
  • Knowledge of MS Office, Excel, and Forecasting tools

Minimum Requirements:

EDUCATION: 
Bachelor Degree Required in supply chain, engineering or similar field, or equivalent combination of education and experience
EXPERIENCE:
• 3+ years experience in a demand planning role
• 3+ years experience in forecasting and statistics
• Professional certification a plus (i.e. CSCP, CPIM).

Wilsonart is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, national origin or ancestry, sex, age, physical or mental disability, veteran or military status, genetic information, sexual orientation, marital status, or any other legally recognized protected basis under federal, state or local laws, regulations or ordinances.