Careers At Borden Dairy
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Founded in 1857, Borden is a dairy processor operating 13 facilities in the Midwest, Southern and Southeastern regions of the United States. Borden is headquartered in Dallas, Texas and employs approximately 3,000 people.  The Company provides milk products to customers in the grocery, mass market, club, food service, hospitality, school and convenience store channels.

Demand Planning Manager

Department: Supply Chain - Distribution
Location: Dallas, TX

Position: Demand Planning Manager
Location: Dallas, TX HQ
Reports to: Sr Director, Logistics & Distribution          

Position Summary:
The role will be responsible for leading the organizations tactical forecasting efforts. In addition, the role is responsible for the cross-functional consensus forecasting process, preparing information for S&OP milestone meetings, maintaining the company’s forecasting tool and providing operational volume projections.

Role Responsibilities:

  •  Work with management, inventory, supply chain and sales teams in demand planning operations.
  •  Identify demand forecast risks and develop effective mitigation plans.
  •  Develop demand plan based on business trends and demand patterns for new and existing products.
  •  Analyze and troubleshoot demand related issues in a timely and accurate manner.
  •  Work with customers, sales team and supply chain management to improve forecast accuracy.
  •  Maintain demand planning processes to improve forecast accuracy.
  •  Assist in developing annual budgets and cost-effectiveness initiatives.
  •  Develop routine and ad-hoc demand related reports for management.
  •  Schedule forecast review meetings with management on regular basis.
  •  Work with team to plan, coordinate and execute demand planning activities.
  •  Update forecasts for new products, seasonal products, discounts, promotions.
  •  Coordinate with inventory team to monitor and maintain optimal inventory levels.
  •  Provide support in developing seasonal demand forecasts and anticipate customers reactions to the promotions and discounts
  •  Address demand related queries and issues in a timely manner.
  •  Schedule monthly forecast meetings with customers as required
  •  Identify opportunities to meet customer demands during constrained supply.
  •  Adhere to company rules and regulations.

Qualifications and Experience:

  •  Requires a bachelor's degree.
  •  Requires 3-5 years’ experience in production planning.
  •  Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with cross functional teams.
  •  Managerial experience preferred.
  •  Ability to organize and prioritize work, meet deadlines and work well under pressure.
  •  Ability to train, supervise, direct and teach other employees.
  •  A positive can-do attitude and team player
  •  Customer service focus and good communication skills required.
  •  Proficient personal computer skills including MS Office, electronic mail, record keeping, routine database activity, word processing, spreadsheet, etc.

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