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Demand Planner


Buffalo, NY, US, 14201

Req ID:  24320

Rich’s has been able to pull off something rare in the business world: a culture that successfully blends the latest business practices with family values.  That means our associates are able to work for a great company while also benefiting from a work environment that fosters world class professionalism combined with family intimacy.  Our benefit offerings are reflective of this unique blend of Life, Work and Family .


You are a Supply Chain professional, you have been in your current role for 3-years and you're bored!  You dream of a position where you play a central role in generating the most accurate demand plans based on statistical models, large data set analyses, past performance, divisional inputs and market insights…. But where do I find that, you ask??

Rich Products Corporation is looking for your skills as a Demand Planner at our World Headquarter's in Buffalo, NY.  Rich's is one of the world’s largest family-owned food companies and a leading global supplier to the foodservice, in-store bakery, retail and industrial marketplaces


As Demand Planner, your responsibilities will include:

Looking ahead: Develop and own 24-month category demand plan and present data at a high level to leadership

Knowing your business: Maintain, understand and speak to assumptions regarding new products, promotional data and how it impacts overall demand plan

  • Proactively identify trends and adjust demand plan at weekly DC level to drive results
  • Understand demand plan and impact it has on supply chain

Crunching the numbers: Analyze large amounts of data and draw reasonable conclusions that support business decision making and find value added solutions.

  • Manage large amounts of data and inputs by using exception base analyses
  • Interpret Forecast Value Add (FVA) to drive improvements in demand plan development
  • Apply metrics and past performance to drive results

Knowing your audience: Understand overall category business, interpret and implement into specific demand plan and Proactively communicate demand trends and changes to Marketing, Sales and Supply Chain



Now, for you, your career profile should include:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Statistics, Mathematics, Supply Chain Management or related field, with 3+ years of statistical forecasting and supply chain experience.  MBA-Supply Chain Concentration preferred.
  • Experience in Statistical Forecasting and Model development
  • Hands on experience in SAP APO as a planning tool { SAP ERP, a plus}
  • Strong proficiency in Microsoft Office and Advanced proficiency in Excel
  • Experience in Integrated Business Planning

As a future Associate, we appreciate you

  • Getting the job done: Multi task, prioritize, process and manage large amounts of input and requests from various sources in a timely fashion
  • Being a team player: Strong Interpersonal skills and ability to work with others to enhance team performance
  • Getting to know others: Demonstrated ability to collaborate, influence and build strong relationships within all levels of the organization

Rich Products Corporation, its subsidiaries and affiliates (“Rich’s”), are committed to a policy of Equal Employment Opportunity and will not discriminate against an applicant or employee on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, national origin or ancestry, sex, age, physical or mental disability, veteran or military status, genetic information, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status or any other legally recognized protected basis under federal, state, or local law. The information collected by this application is solely to determine suitability for employment, verify identity, and maintain employment statistics on applicants.


Applicants with disabilities may be entitled to reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act and certain state or local laws. A reasonable accommodation is a change in the way things are normally done which will ensure an equal employment opportunity without imposing undue hardship on Rich’s. Please contact Rich’s Human Resources department if you need assistance completing this application or to otherwise participate in the application process.

Nearest Major Market: Buffalo

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