Senior Demand Planner (TEMP)

| Seattle, WA, USA | Hybrid
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tms unites technology, marketing, and sourcing to drive transformational change for the world's leading brands. With 1,200+ employees across 26 countries, we offer an impressive range of solutions - from inspiration and innovation to category management and delivery.
Operating as a creative agency, a strategic consultancy, a sourcing business, and a technology provider, we engage with over 110 million customers every single day for our clients, including Starbucks, T-Mobile, O2, McDonald's, and adidas.
Most importantly, we're a place where you can achieve great things, and be recognized as the best.
Breakthrough, business-driving ideas come from extraordinary people with the freedom to be their most authentic selves at work. Authenticity and diversity are critical elements of our business. They can only be realized when we create access and equity for all. We foster a culture of inclusion and belonging and aspire to be ever-evolving.
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tms is looking for a Sr. Demand Planner who is passionate about Creating a Better World and, is ready to Go Big in this opportunity. Along with these two core values we also look for culture adds vs. culture fits. So please continue to read and learn more about the role below and we look forward to hearing from you soon!
The Senior Demand Planner leverages analytical tools and strong product knowledge, customer relationships and business judgment to conduct retail Point of Sale (POS) analysis and create, refine demand forecasts to ensure that demand plans marry up with company and customer financial and service level objectives.
The Senior Demand Planner validates demand signals through data analytics, using historical data, statistical models and sales and marketing plans as key inputs. He or she develops, implements, and improves a daily, weekly, and monthly repeatable work cadence that is integrated with the customer's planning cadence and company manufacturing capacity planning. The demand planner is directly responsible for ensuring processes are in place to improve forecast accuracy and other key performance indicators. He or she models communication clarity, collaboration, continuous improvement, and a bias toward action and results
Specifically, the Senior Demand Planner has the following responsibilities:

  • Produce accurate and timely demand forecasts by business unit, SKU and distribution center, informed by shipment history, POS analytics, assortment plans and market trends that support financial and service level targets
  • Produce high-quality bottom-up financial forecasts for the category of 600+ skus for 2 business units on a quarterly basis, which include documenting assumptions, presenting to internal and external partners and explaining the puts and takes of the forecast.
  • Work cross functionally across ,multiple departments to collect information on promotions, sales/marketing initiatives, category growth, penetration initiatives, market data, and price fluctuations to improve model and make better educated assumptions.
  • Communicate the recommended demand plan, underlying assumptions and basis for forecast modeling, upside and downside risk factors, and ultimate recommendation on build communications and investments
  • Work with big data, including preparing cleaning data for statistical modeling
  • Perform both category and product segmentation analysis to determine appropriate focus areas
  • Build new statistical predictive demand forecasting models to accurately predict trends and volume, and update and validate models with the latest internal and external data to continually improve accuracy.
  • Develop, report, manage and improve planning-related key performance indicators, including WMAPE, forecast bias, sell-thru, SKU productivity, and inventory turns and obsolescence
  • Monitor SKU level purchases and sales to be able to recommend inventory optimization and product rationalization initiatives in the future.
  • Liaise with sales and supply planners to ensure demand and supply from factories through distribution centers to retail stores and customers are synchronized
  • Share and solicit best practices with/ from other company divisions
  • Responsible for leading the monthly demand review process as part of the S&OP monthly cycle

The right person will bring and add:

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills; communicating effectively and projecting a professional image when giving and receiving information in writing and orally
  • Intermediate skills with Demantra, Logility , or other demand planning applications and advanced skills with Microsoft Excel and Word
  • Good interpersonal skills with the ability to effectively work with individuals and groups at all organization levels
  • Deals well with ambiguity, maintaining composure, discretion and high first-time quality under timeline pressure or when faced of sensitive inquiries or complaints
  • Takes initiative and prioritizes tasks, demonstrating excellent time-management, organizational, problem-prevention and problem-solving skills
  • Adeptly melds data and intuition when developing and presenting solutions and plans; possesses strong analytical ability with active listening skills
  • Biases toward processes, metrics, and continuous improvement; inquisitive, with a passion for learning and growing
  • Embraces diversity of cultures in organizations and functions well as a highly matrixed organizational structure
  • High attention to detail


  • Bachelor's degree in math, business, statistics, supply chain management or other related quantitative disciplines
  • 5+ years sales and demand forecasting and POS analytics experience for consumer products companies, leveraging world class demand planning applications and Microsoft Excel
  • Experience managing, building, and validating predictive data models from scratch and mining data for trends and insights
  • Hands-on-experience, moving fluidly from long-term strategy to day-to-day tactical implementation

Salary Range: $44-60 hourly
tms is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. tms is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, or other legally protected status. For individuals with disabilities who would like to request an accommodation, please contact [email protected].
The base pay range for this position is for a successful candidate within the state listed. The successful candidate's actual pay will be based on multiple factors, such as job-related knowledge, skills, qualifications, and experience. tms is a total rewards company, which includes rewards beyond base salary. At tms, full-time employees are eligible for an annual bonus, based on company and individual results. In addition, we offer a variety of employee benefits, personalized time off, holiday pay, dental, vision, 401(k), and much more.
Nearest Major Market: Seattle

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