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Demand Planner

Los Angeles, CA, US, 90058

Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope
CR Laurence


Job ID:  [[439943]]

C.R. Laurence Co., Inc. (CRL) is the leading supplier to the glazing, architectural, railing, construction, industrial, and automotive industries. Offering more than 60,000 products, we serve the industry from locations throughout North America, Europe, and Australia.



Worldwide Architectural Supplier Seeks Demand Planner!


We are on the look-out for individuals who don’t view their weekdays spent at ‘a job’ but rather look to develop valuable skills that ignite their passion and lead to a CAREER. If you’re attracted to a work hard, play hard environment and are seeking to build a lucrative career, then welcome to CRL!



About the Position:


Responsible for creating detailed forecast and demand replenishment parameters to be used as a master plan for manufacturing and distribution departments to follow. The main targets of this role are to improve service levels; by optimizing Inventory levels, reducing lead times, and improving on-time performance in order to enhance the customer experience.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities


The Demand Planning position is responsible for assisting with all forecasting activities associated with customers and products. The Demand Planner creates and maintains forecast models, incorporating business intelligence and forecast information gathered from sales, marketing, finance, and operations. Coordinates and collaborates with Demand Planning Manager to construct companywide demand plans and assist in facilitating the Sales and Operations planning process.


Basic Functions:


  • Assist in development of demand forecasts (operational forecasts) at multiple levels of aggregation for multiple time horizons as part of a demand planning function.
  • Review historical sales trends, research demand drivers, prepare forecast data, develop statistical forecast models, and evaluate forecast results.
  • Coordinate cross-functional research activities to reconcile significant variances and refine the forecast model to reflect updated sales and marketing assumptions.
  • Interact with sales, marketing, and customer finance to understand demand forecast drivers.
  • Utilize a collaborative and consensus approach by working with Sales, Marketing and Customer Finance to obtain and ensure that current and accurate information is used for demand forecasts.
  • Use and maintain the Demand Planning software as the primary forecasting system tool.
  • Provide input to Supply and Service center Planning in developing inventory strategies on existing items, safety stock levels, min max, new products, and product phase-outs.
  • Closely coordinate and communicate customer action plans with supply planning.


Periodic reporting & interpretation of KPIs:

  • Forecast accuracy & bias
  • Inventory turns and value
  • On-Time Performance
  • Safety stock and replenishment values
  • Track New product and E&O inventory value


Skills, Knowledge and Ability Requirements


  • Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain, Business Management, Finance, Data Analytics or other relevant fields.
  • Basic understanding of the sales and operations planning process.
  • Basic understanding of inventory replenishment strategies.
  • 2-4 years of experience in planning and SAP
  • CPIM/CSCP or equivalent is preferred
  • Must have great:
  • Analytical & Organizational Skills
  • Communication Skills
  • Problem Solving
  • Influencing & Persuasion
  • Data Interpretation



What CRL Offers You


  • Highly competitive base pay
  • Comprehensive medical, dental and disability benefits programs
  • Group retirement savings program
  • Health and wellness programs
  • A culture that values opportunity for growth, development, and internal promotion



About CRL


CRL has a long and proud heritage. We are a collection of hundreds of family businesses, regional companies and large enterprises that together form the CRL family. CRL operates in a decentralized, diversified structure that allows you to work in a small company environment while having the career opportunities of large international organization.


If you’re up for a rewarding challenge, we invite you to take the first step and apply today! Once you click apply now, you will be brought to our official employment application. Please complete your online profile and it will be sent to the hiring manager. Our system allows you to view and track your status 24 hours a day. Thank you for your interest!


C.R. Laurence Co., Inc. is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.


EOE/Vet/Disability--If you want to know more, please click on this link




Date Posted:  Aug 3, 2022

Nearest Major Market: Los Angeles

Job Segment: Demand Planner, Supply Chain, Business Intelligence, Supply Planner, Supply, Operations, Technology