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Kellogg Demand Planner in Solana Beach, California

Our Natural and Insurgent (N&I) Category is one of the largest of its kind in the industry, with brands that have a shared mission to promote health, wellness, and nutrition. We create real foods from great ingredients made by incredible people. If you believe that food should do more, that it has the power to create positive change in ourselves and the world around us, and if you possess an entrepreneurial spirit, servant mindset, and like to win…we want to hear from you!

In this role as a Demand Planner located in Solana Beach, CA, you will lead with us as you manage the long-term and short-term forecasting process for major brands within the Kellogg portfolio. Reporting to the Director Integrated Business Planning for our Natural & Insurgent Category you will engage with us as you serve as a liaison between cross-functional business partners to ensure that all forecasts are accurate and necessary inputs gathered. You will ensure successful forethought in forecasting and an owner’s mindset to drive results.

HERE’S A TASTE OF WHAT YOU’LL BE DOING

  • Expert Forecasting – You’ll be the expert in forecasting by creating, developing, and producing demand forecasts through reviewing historical sales trends and marketing, sales, and financial forecasts; preparing forecast data; and evaluating forecast results. You’ll ensure that forecasts follow established forecasting principles and are maintained in the system. You’ll have an in-depth understanding of statistical forecasting models and variables.

  • Collaborate and Partner – Teamwork will be key in this role. You’ll work hand in hand with Supply Chain providing updates and analysis to provide updates to continuously improve. You’ll work with sales, marketing, finance, and purchasing to ensure accurate current and long-term forecasting. You will present and make suggestions to other cross-functional teams in terms of demand and forecasts for the categories you support. You’ll also partner with Supply Planners to help provide them with direction.

  • Analyze and Measure – You will be analyzing internal demand stream information, categorizing according to demand patterns along with imputing sales and marketing intelligence into forecast systems. You’ll prepare and present various analyses of forecasting to business leaders. You will have an in-depth understanding of consumption and shipment trends so that you can lead a monthly consensus process for the N&I category.

    YOUR RECIPE FOR SUCCESS

    Required:

  • Experience within logistics, demand planning/forecasting, supply planning, or supply chain-related areas

  • Bachelor’s degree in business or related field (IT, Finance, Supply Chain, Statistics) or equivalent training and experience

  • Understanding of the supply/demand planning business drivers, organization structures, and key metrics

  • Belief in the power of food to make a positive change in people and the world around us

  • Entrepreneurial spirit, humility, a servant mindset, and a passion for winning

  • Detailed understanding of the objectives of the advanced forecasting and planning functions

  • High proficiency working with SAP or similar database application technology required. Excellent proficiency using Microsoft Excel, Access or similar software.

  • Strong presentation and influencing skills are necessary for communication with Company leadership regarding business.

  • Very strong communication skills are essential, and expertise in Microsoft Excel and data manipulation are also critical.

    Bonus Points:

  • Strong Experience with integrating activities across departments

  • Kellogg’s experience and or trade promotions experience

  • Prior experience with BW reporting APO / SNP, CRM, or other SAP applications

  • Intrinsic enthusiasm for natural foods, natural/organic lifestyle, and nutrition

    WHAT’S NEXT

    It’s best to apply today because job postings can be taken down and we wouldn’t want you to miss this opportunity. To learn more about what’s next, click on the links below:

  • Kellogg K-Values (https://www.kelloggcareers.com/global/values.html)

  • New Hire Benefits Guide

    THE FINER PRINT

    The ability to work a full shift, come to work on time, work overtime as needed and the ability to work according to the necessary schedule to meet job requirements with or without reasonable accommodation is an essential function of this position.

    We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, disability, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, sexual orientation, age, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

    Where required by state law and/or city ordinance; this employer will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each new employee’s Form I-9 to confirm work authorization. For additional information, please follow this Link (https://e-verify.uscis.gov/web/media/resourcesContents/E-Verify_Participation_Poster_ES.pdf) .

    Kellogg’s Natural and Insurgent Category is a collection of delicious, and wholesome brands, and our belief is that business can be a positive force for good. We incubate and scale wellness trends and our dream is to make it possible for people everywhere to embrace natural healthy living Our dynamic portfolio of brands includes Kashi, Bear Naked, Pure Organic, RXBAR, joybol, and Leaf Jerky . Behind these brands, we have products in ten grocery categories. We love ingredients, taste, and the undeniable fact that good food makes you feel, well, good. And that fuels our relentless desire to make a difference in everything we do.

    If you require reasonable accommodation in completing this application, please reach out to USA.Recruitment@kellogg.com

    LET'S CREATE THE FUTURE OF FOOD

    Kellogg Recruitment

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