Demand Planning Manager - Greenville, SC

Date: Feb 27, 2024

Location: Greenville, SC, US, 29607

Company: Hubbell Incorporated

Corporate Overview

Hubbell Incorporated was founded in 1888 and has grown into an international manufacturer of quality electrical, lighting and power solutions with more than 75 brands used and recognized around the world. Our founder, Harvey Hubbell, developed tooling and equipment to serve the growing demand for new assembly and manufacturing machinery during the industrial revolution. An early, and one of many patents awarded, came for the creation of the first practical method to control electricity through the pull chain socket that remains unchanged today. As a market leader in reliable, electrical solutions, we provide more than half a million products delivered through our various business groups. Hubbell is committed to continually innovating solutions that work, transforming old products with new ideas, and ensuring that we Energize, Enlighten and Empower the communities that support us.

Posting Address

Greenville, South Carolina 

Position Overview

The Demand Planning Manager will lead a team of Demand Planners responsible for maintaining accurate customer and supply forecasts for all Progress finished goods to provide best-in-class service to customers while maximizing internal operational efficiencies. 

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Support individual team members to review historical sales trends, research demand drivers, develop statistical forecast models, and evaluate forecast results.
  • Provide recommendations, and gain buy-in, from cross-functional business teams for demand forecast using historical data and knowledge of market trends. 
  • Lead monthly SIOP process to align Sales, Finance, and Operations on upcoming demand forecast and associated inventory investments across all sales channels. 
  • Complete recurring daily and monthly reporting to monitor operational metrics such as forecast accuracy, inventory health, and service levels.
  • Monitor service metrics such as Past Due Backlog and Out-of-Stock.
  • Identify root-cause and support appropriate Demand Planner to prevent future outages. 
  • Escalate expedite requests to Procurement team. 
  • Continuously evaluate system parameters to ensure correct demand signals transmitted to procurement. 
  • Collaborate with Product Management to recommend inventory investments for NPD launches.  
  • Monitor timing and risk of product obsolescence during product transitions from legacy items to NPD.
  • Lead cross-functional team to identify, develop solutions, and track sales progress of Excess & Obsolete Inventory. 
  • Analyze sales data to determine optimal stocking levels between Distribution Centers to balance cost vs service.   

Skills and Experience

  • BA/BS degree in Business or equivalent required.
  • 5+ years of Demand Planning or related Supply Chain experience in industrial environment required.
  • 3+ years of Demand Planning leadership or similar Supply Chain leadership experience required. 
  • Self-starter with strong problem-solving and communication skills.
  • Background and understanding of supply chain management principles such as Production Planning, Purchasing, Forecasting, Inventory Management, and Logistics.
  • Experience and knowledge of lighting industry and corresponding sales channels strongly preferred. 
  • Strong interpersonal skills for effective relationship management with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Intermediate experience with Microsoft Office Suite, particularly Microsoft Excel, required.
  • Experience building Excel Macros strongly preferred. 

 

Hubbell Incorporated, its subsidiaries and affiliates, is an EO Employer AA: M/F/Veteran/Disability. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other protected class.


Nearest Major Market: Greenville
Nearest Secondary Market: South Carolina